Dreamweaver MX/Fireworks MX Savvy with CD / Edition 1

Dreamweaver MX/Fireworks MX Savvy with CD / Edition 1

by Christian Crumlish
     
 

"This [Dreamweaver MX/Fireworks MX Savvy] is the second book in the new Savvy series from Sybex that I have reviewed, and I must say that the Savvy series has impressed me mightily so far."
--Computer Arts Magazine UK, October 2002, http://www.computerarts.co.uk

Savvy--n. Practical know-how.

Dreamweaver MX / Fireworks

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"This [Dreamweaver MX/Fireworks MX Savvy] is the second book in the new Savvy series from Sybex that I have reviewed, and I must say that the Savvy series has impressed me mightily so far."
--Computer Arts Magazine UK, October 2002, http://www.computerarts.co.uk

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.

Coverage includes:
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782141115
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Book & CD
Pages:
665
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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