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Savvy--n. Practical know-how.
Dreamweaver MX / Fireworks MX Savvy is a thorough, in-depth resource for every user of Macromedia's powerful web publishing tools. Heading up a team of experienced Web professionals, best-selling author Christian Crumlish teaches you everything from best-practices methodology to the nitty gritty of such common tasks as: migrating sites to Dreamweaver, optimizing images for Web use, creating dynamic content, building web applications, administering your site, and more.
Work your way through from Chapter 1 to Chapter 32, or jump right to the information you need most to improve your productivity and get professional results. Whether you're a Web designer or developer, a graphic designer or a project manager, this book will make you a Dreamweaver and Fireworks expert.
Planning Your Web Project: using the Site Definition Wizard; using templates, assets, and libraries; setting up a remote server; and customizing and extending Dreamweaver.
Creating and Optimizing Graphics: roundtrip graphics editing, working with bitmaps and vectors, creating navigation objects, batch-processing images, and optimizing images for faster page loading.
Designing Web Pages: using tables, layers, and style sheets; using image placeholders; taking advantage of Dreamweaver's new CSS 2.0 support; building a navigation interface; and adding interactive behaviors.
Building Database-Backed Web Apps: assembling forms from front to back; choosing from the ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, and PHP/MySQL server models; working with dynamic data; and creating Web applications.
Handing Over a Finished Project: validating and testing your site, going live, and setting up backend administration functionality to manage a site over the long term.
Hands On tutorials let you apply your new knowledge to complex real-world projects, mastering the skills your own Web sites demand. A full-color section illustrates color-specific techniques.
See the author's website at www.dreamweaversavvy.com.
PART I: PLANNING YOUR PROJECT AND SETTING UP DREAMWEAVER .
Chapter 1: Planning and Preparing for a Web Project .
Chapter 2: Web Pages Deconstructed .
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Workspace and Your Site .
Chapter 4: Saving Labor with Templates and Libraries .
PART II: USING FIREWORKS .
Chapter 5: Getting into Fireworks .
Chapter 6: Adding Strokes, Fills, and Live Effects .
Chapter 7: Working With Vectors .
Chapter 8: Working with Bitmaps .
Chapter 9: Designing Navigation Objects .
Chapter 10: Slicing, Optimizing, and Exporting Images .
PART III: BUILDING A WEB PAGE .
Chapter 11: Page Layout with Tables and Layers .
Chapter 12: Inserting and Formatting Text Content .
Chapter 13: Working with Graphics .
Chapter 14: Interactivity with Framesets and Frames .
Chapter 15: Cascading Style Sheets .
Chapter 16: Making and Maintaining Hyperlinks .
PART IV: INSERTING DYNAMIC CONTENT .
Chapter 17: Adding Multimedia .
Chapter 18: Rollovers, Navigation Bars, and Jump Menus.
Chapter 19: Behavioral Science.
Chapter 20: Going Interactive with Forms.
Chapter 21: Building an E-Commerce Site.
PART V: DEVELOPING WEB APPLICATIONS.
Chapter 22: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 23: Handcrafting Your Code.
Chapter 24: Database Connectivity.
Chapter 25: Working with ColdFusion.
Chapter 26: Working with XML and XHTML.
Chapter 27: Working with Emerging Technologies—Web Services and .NET.
PART VI: SITE ADMINISTRATION FROM START TO FINISH.
Chapter 28: Setting Up Administration Behind a Site.
Chapter 29: Checking Browser Compatibility.
Chapter 30: Going Live or Delivering the Site.
Chapter 31: Administering the Site.
Chapter 32: Customizing and Extending Dreamweaver.
PART VII: APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Online Resources.
Appendix B: Dreamweaver MX Keyboard Shortcuts.
Posted November 30, 2002
This book takes you on a journey from basic information to advanced concepts. Regardless of your experience with Dreamweaver and Fireworks, you¿re sure to learn something new. The chronological organization covers both programs in a logical manner for beginners that are starting with an idea and working their way to a final website. For the more advanced readers there are numerous indexes so that the desired information is easily found. Something all readers will find especially useful is the seven-page appendix of Windows and Mac Keyboard Shortcuts. This book is great for anyone interested in mastering Dreamweaver and seamlessly integrating Fireworks for more efficient web design.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 25, 2002
DREAMWEAVER MX/FIREWORKS MX AUTHOR: Christian Crumlish PUBLISHER: Sybex REVIEWED BY: Barbara Rhoades BOOK REVIEW: Have you been designing web sites with Dreamweaver, Ultra Dev, and Home Site? If so, you need to update your program to Dreamweaver MX. It is ALL these programs in one! The CD that comes with the book, Dreamweaver MX-Fireworks MX, has a 30-day trial of the program plus the Photoshop Learning Studio. The book contains so much information it is hard to provide a short review of it. There are two appendices, one that contain locations for tutorials and the other that is full of keyboard shortcuts. The chapters themselves provide information on such subjects as XML, 508 accessibility, custom menus, and, of course, the basic information on how to get around in Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Dreamweaver MX gives you a choice of using the ¿old¿ version layout of Dreamweaver 4.0 or the new layout of MX. While it might be a bit harder to work with a new format, it is definitely worth the time to give it a try. Everything is right there at your fingertips. Dreamweaver MX-Fireworks MX walks you through all of it. There are files on the CD to go with the tutorials in the book. Come on and get on-board with the newest web designing programs and use Dreamweaver MS-Fireworks MX as your guide through it all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.