Dreamweaver in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference

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A quick desktop reference for both new and experienced Dreamweaver developers, Dreamweaver in a Nutshell distills all of the software's features, commands, and shortcuts into one indispensable book. This is the most succinct and useful Dreamweaver reference available, and the only one in the compact In a Nutshell style.

With this book, you will learn everything from document management to site management and all the details in between. You'll also benefit from the author's years...

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Overview

A quick desktop reference for both new and experienced Dreamweaver developers, Dreamweaver in a Nutshell distills all of the software's features, commands, and shortcuts into one indispensable book. This is the most succinct and useful Dreamweaver reference available, and the only one in the compact In a Nutshell style.

With this book, you will learn everything from document management to site management and all the details in between. You'll also benefit from the author's years of hands-on experience through the power user tips and tricks. All the information you need is here, from basics to advanced topics, including navigation bars, frames, layers, tables, image maps, modifications with XML, style sheets, positioning elements, HTML cleanup tools, and ways to extend Dreamweaver functions and functionality. Provided throughout the book are useful examples to clarify difficult techniques or solve common problems.

Dreamweaver in a Nutshell focuses exclusively on Dreamweaver, rather than distracting readers with explanations of HTML and web design. That said, the book is equally useful to Dreamweaver UltraDev, which is based on the Dreamweaver platform. Dreamweaver in a Nutshell is the perfect companion to our best-selling Web Design in a Nutshell, and it complements the O'Reilly HTML, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheet books available in electronic format within the Dreamweaver Reference panel.

This book's quick style and compact format make it the perfect reference for web site professionals who rely on Dreamweaver daily.

A quick desktop reference for both new and experienced Dreamweaver developers, "Dreamweaver in a Nutshell" distills all of the software's features, commands, and shortcuts into one indispensable book. This is the most succinct and useful Dreamweaver reference available, and the only one in the compact "In a Nutshell" style.

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Want a Dreamweaver reference that cuts to the chase, and doesn't sidetrack you with beginner's stuff? Here you are: Dreamweaver in a Nutshell. This book is the Dreamweaver productivity guide.

Part I focuses on Dreamweaver's content objects: the core elements you use to create pages, insert objects, and navigate Dreamweaver. Part II focuses on managing Dreamweaver sites and documents: file tracking, synchronization, and manipulation; Design Notes, link updates, templates, the Library, and the efficient use of both HTML styles and CSS.

Next, it's on to Dreamweaver's powerful behaviors, which give you the power of JavaScript without the pain. (Tip: make sure you're running 4.01, not 4.00: it fixes some misbehaviors that've been showing up in Netscape Navigator 6.) The book concludes with thorough coverage of customizing and extending Dreamweaver -- including third-party tags, free Dreamweaver Exchange goodies, and a full chapter on Dreamweaver's niftiest freebie, CourseBuilder.

Dreamweaver in a Nutshell is chock-full of charts and tables. Mail link attributes. Image options. Flash button properties. Form validation options. Timeline commands. Regular expressions built into Dreamweaver's powerful find and replace tools. If there's a faster, better way to get the job done with Dreamweaver, odds are you'll find it here. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey–based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Library Journal
Macromedia's Dreamweaver is the professional web designer's editor of choice, producing cleaner code and integrating site management tools and advanced options that others lack. This guide minimally covers the product's related software tools, Fireworks and UltraDev, focusing instead on succinctly mapping out Dreamweaver 4's every feature and shortcut. Beginning users or those seeking a tutorial would be better served by Lon Coley's How To Use Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 Visually in Full Color (Computer Media, LJ 6/1/01). This comprehensive reference is recommended for larger public libraries where web design titles are in demand. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596002398
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Williamson simply loves to write and play with graphics. What better profession for an individual with an eclectic background in marketing, graphic design, and computer information systems than to write and develop for the constantly changing Internet. Heather began developing Intranet-based training and testing systems in 1994 and has since began developing those systems directly for the Internet using Dreamweaver and ColdFusion. In the few spare minutes she has between her writing and Web development projects, she is building a house and managing the family horse ranch.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

The Content Objects

Chapter 1: Dreamweaver UI

Chapter 2: Core Objects

Chapter 3: Tables and Form Objects

Chapter 4: Frames and Layers

Chapter 5: Using External Resources

Managing Dreamweaver

Chapter 6: Managing a Web Site

Chapter 7: Managing HTML Documents

Chapter 8: Templates

Chapter 9: The Library

Chapter 10: Cascading Style Sheets

Chapter 11: HTML Styles

Behaviors and Interactive Elements

Chapter 12: Behaviors and JavaScript

Chapter 13: Image Behaviors and Fireworks

Chapter 14: Layer Behaviors

Chapter 15: Text Behaviors

Chapter 16: Miscellaneous Behaviors

Chapter 17: Timelines

Configuring and Extending Dreamweaver

Chapter 18: Dreamweaver Preferences

Chapter 19: Customizing the Interface

Chapter 20: Customizing the Document Template and Dialog Boxes

Chapter 21: Displaying Third-Party Tags

Chapter 22: Extending Dreamweaver

Chapter 23: CourseBuilder

Appendixes

Keyboard Shortcuts

HTML Character Entities

Site Construction Checklist

Colophon

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