Dreamweaver CS6 in Easy Steps

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Overview

Dreamweaver remains the most powerful and versatile web authoring tool on the market. The new Creative Suite 6 release offers even more functionality to create dynamic, state-of-the-art websites for more platforms.

Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps will get you up to speed with the main aspects of this software - including Fluid Grid Layouts, Multiscreen Preview, creating hyperlinks, working with CSS and HTML – in no time. Use it to design your ...

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Overview

Dreamweaver remains the most powerful and versatile web authoring tool on the market. The new Creative Suite 6 release offers even more functionality to create dynamic, state-of-the-art websites for more platforms.

Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps will get you up to speed with the main aspects of this software - including Fluid Grid Layouts, Multiscreen Preview, creating hyperlinks, working with CSS and HTML – in no time. Use it to design your first website or to quickly grasp the key features.

Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps simplifies each stage of website creation, from planning to loading and managing your site, helping you to unleash your creative potential effectively!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840785586
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: In Easy Steps Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 677,210
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.

Nick is an established In Easy Steps author with several successful guides to his credit.

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Table of Contents

1 About Dreamweaver 7

Introducing Dreamweaver 8

Start Screen 9

Workspaces 10

Workspaces (Mac) 13

Preferences 14

Working with Panels 15

Insert Panel 16

Properties Inspector 17

External Editors 18

Page Properties 19

Page Tabs 20

Toolbars 21

Accessibility 22

Getting Help 24

2 Setting up a Site 25

Planning a Site 26

Creating a New Site 27

Creating Pages 32

Layout Views 34

Live View 36

Related Files 38

Moving Around Pages 40

3 Creating a Sample Site 41

Preparing your Site 42

Creating your First Page 43

Adding Text 46

Adding Images 53

Creating Pages 56

Adding Links 58

Updating a Template 60

Editing Pages 61

4 Editing HTML 63

HTML Overview 64

Page Views 66

HTML Preferences 67

Coding Toolbar 70

Collapsing Code 71

Tag Chooser 72

Tag Libraries 73

Tag Inspector 74

Code Snippets 76

Invalid Code 80

Quick Tag Editor 81

Selecting and Removing Tags 83

5 Using CSS 85

CSS Overview 86

CSS in Dreamweaver 87

CSS and HTML 88

Elements of CSS 90

CSS Layouts 92

CSS Inspector 94

CSS Disable/Enable 97

Code Navigator 98

Including Style Sheets 100

CSS Styles Panel 102

CSS Management 104

Browser Compatibility Check 105

Adobe BrowserLab 106

6 Formatting with CSS 107

Formatting Text with CSS 108

Attaching a Style Sheet 110

Creating a Style Sheet 112

Editing Style Sheets 114

Adding New CSS Rules 116

Creating Class Styles 118

Applying Styles 119

Including Div Tags 120

Positioning with CSS 122

Floating Items 124

Other CSS Properties 126

7 Using Hyperlinks 127

About Hyperlinks 128

Linking to Documents 129

Linking to Anchors 130

Creating an Email Link 132

Point-to-File Links 133

Image Maps 134

8 Using Tables 135

Designing with Tables 136

Inserting a Table 137

Editing a Table 140

Rows and Columns 142

Selecting Cells 143

9 Assets 145

Managing Assets 146

Using Templates 148

Creating Templates 149

Creating Template Pages 153

Editing Templates 154

About the Library 157

Creating Library Items 158

Adding Library Items 159

Editing Library Items 160

Editable Navigation Bars 162

10 Advanced Features 163

Forms 164

Videos 166

Spry Elements 168

Spry Widgets 169

Behaviors 170

CSS Transitions 171

Designing for Mobile Devices 172

Using Fluid Grid Layouts 173

Multiscreen Preview 178

11 Publishing 179

Site Management 180

Uploading a Site 181

Checking Files in and out 184

Getting and Putting Files 185

Synchronizing Files 186

Index 187

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