Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips [NOOK Book]


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Get the hottest collection of cool tips and hidden secrets for the best results FAST! When it comes to Dreamweaver, time is money. This book is all about speed; showing you how to get more work done faster, while actually increasing quality. The whole concept is to help make you faster and more productive than ever with Dreamweaver. This book is nothing but sidebars, giving you the information you need in its easiest form.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132932448
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/24/2003
  • Series: Killer Tips
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 36 MB
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Meet the Author

Joseph Lowery is the author of Joseph Lowery's Beyond Dreamweaver and the co-author of a forthcoming book tentatively titled Macromedia Dreamweaver Web Application Recipies (New Riders)as well as the Dreamweaver MX Bible and the Fireworks MX Bible series (both Wiley). His books are international best-sellers, having sold over 300,000 copies world-wide in nine different languages. As a programmer, Joseph contributed two extensions to the latest release of Fireworks MX. He is also a consultant and trainer and has presented at Seybold in both Boston and San Francisco, Macromedia UCON in the U.S. and Europe, ThunderLizard's Web World, and other locations around the globe¿ranging from New Zealand to Las Vegas. As a partner in Deva Associates, Ltd., Joseph developed the Deva Tools for Dreamweaver set of navigational extensions.

Angela C. Buraglia is the founder of, but she came to the web development profession in a round-about manner. Angela realized she wanted a career that would allow her to start a family and stay home with her husband and child. In an effort to give back to the Macromedia Dreamweaver newsgroup community that helped and encouraged her in her new career, she founded Although she only intended to be a web developer, life's path has led her to become that and more. In addition to her contribution to this book, Angela was a contributing author to Dreamweaver MX Magic (New Riders), a contributing author to The ColdFusion MX Web Application Construction Kit (Macromedia Press), the lead technical editor for the Dreamweaver MX Bible (Wiley Publishing, formerly Hungry Minds), and involved in one way or another with several other Dreamweaver-related books. Currently, she is also a Team Macromedia volunteer for Dreamweaver.

Angela's future plans are to continue developing, to build and sell Dreamweaver extensions, to give presentations at conferences, and perhaps to become involved in new book projects. Long gone are the days of applying makeup; now Angela applies behaviors and CSS to web sites¿ and most importantly¿is home with her little boy.

Angela lives in Brea, California, with her husband, Ambrogio, and 2-year-old son, Gaetano.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Built For Speed: Dreamweaver Interface Tips 3
Ch. 2 Speed, Grace, and Style: Power CSS Tips 27
Ch. 3 Racin 'Down the Rows: The Best Table Tips 47
Ch. 4 Speed Daemons: Browser Compatibility Tips 75
Ch. 5 Speed of Light Layouts: Advanced Layout Tips 97
Ch. 6 Rev Your Engines: Templates, Library, and Production Tips 113
Ch. 7 Maximum Acceleration: Dreamweaver Tip Variety Pack 133
Ch. 8 Greased Lighting: Application Building Tips 151
Ch. 9 Pedal to the Metal: Cool Coding Tricks 175
Ch. 10 Customizing Your Hot Rod: Customization and Extensibility Tips 195
Index 222
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    A collection of Gems

    New Riders has done it again. They have assembled a reference book that is written with a sense of wryness, but more importantly, the tips gets straight to point. There is at least one tip on every page and every page has a graphic that compliments the text in such a way, you can see precisely the effect at hand. Tips range from the basic simple tasks to some in-depth codes. Every level of Macromedia user would benefit from this book. With a whole spectrum of hints, secrets and tips, they have organized, what could have been a potential mess, into a smart collection of subjects. They also take into consideration of the Mac and Window user, by supplying graphics from each arena, to leave no one out. One aspect I appreciate, is when a tip will not work for a specific browser, they state it in the very beginning, letting you determine if you want to continue with that tip. Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips will make an excellent addition next to your work area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2003

    Killer Tips is a Killer Resource!

    It's refreshing to read an information-packed book that doesn't act like a text book. Killer Tips has a lot of time-saving advice (in fact, I'm *already* using some of it). It is written in a friendly style that is not intimidating, but still very appealing to the professional web designer. As I would say to my students, "this is a great, informative book, and you don't need a big glass of water to get through it!" I like the "instant-access" of the book; you don't have to read cover to cover to get the benefits of it. The concept of the book is great - compiling all those little "tip boxes" into one easy to read tome. This method is very helpful to those of us who are already comfortable with the basics, or those of us who just want to know more - and fast!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2003

    Tips to die for

    I've tech edited several books on Dreamweaver MX and I pretty much thought I knew it all, well I found out you never know it all! This book of about 300 Dreamweaver MX tips didn't wow me at first...I flipped around and saw a bunch of things that I already knew about. But when I sat down and read through the book one tip at a time I began marking useful tips with post-it notes. When I was 2/3rds of the way through, I had run out of post-its and had to go back and tear previous post-its in half so I could mark the new tips I had found! My wife's father works in organizational development, and has studied many learning techniques and he says that if you learn one thing from a book that saves you time or makes you more effective, then the experience has been a rousing success. By the end of this book, I had over 20 of these "killer tips" marked, and also had a quick refresher about a few things I knew, but didn't use much. This book experience was quite an outstanding success. I'll be keeping the book near my keyboard until I've drummed all of the tips into my brain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2003

    Front to back power tips!

    An awesome 'Killer Tips' compilation from Joseph Lowery and Angela Buraglia (the authors). The authors have done well, presenting the materials in a friendly & mildly humorous way which will tickle the fancy of some for sure. This completely unique Dreamweaver MX book is aptly named and contains over 289 (plus or minus a few) productivity tips and secrets organized into suitable categories and contain just the meat with none of the 'Where's the beef?'.. it's all meat, hold the potatoes! The 'Killer Tips' categories include Interface Tips; Power CSS Tips; The Best Table Tips; Browser Compatibility Tips, Advanced Layout Tips; Templates, Library and Production Tips; Dreamweaver Tip Variety Pack; Application Building Tips; Cool Coding Tips & Customization and Extensibility Tips. Each Category containing at least 25 power packed tips. What will these 'Killer Tips' do for you? They won't teach you Dreamweaver MX for certain, but they will teach you how to become more productive using it, from keyboard shortcuts to extending, it's all here. Who's this book for? This book is for anyone making any use of Dreamweaver MX at all, from complete newbie to the experienced power user.. we can all learn something from this book (even if you're not interested in extension developing or a power user)! You should have this one near your desk for sure when you're finding yourself repeating the same mouse clicks over and over again, 3 or 4 menu's deep or can't remember how to access the Easter Egg in the Property inspector and so much more... a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2003

    Designer Life Saving Tips

    Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips should be renamed! Lowery and Buraglia put together all the tips that save time, sanity and make life easier for designers and developers. These life saving tips are wrapped up in MX Killer Tips with a refreshing touch of humor. True, these aren't just ordinary tips on how to use Dreamweaver MX. Other books cover those. These are those little known tips about work arounds, hidden features (did you know DW includes a game?)and the various different methods available to accomplish tasks. Oh and for Mac users - the tips cover Mac methods too. Leave it to this team of writers to not only cover the more complexed DWMX interface, but also cover cascading style sheets, browser compatibility, layouts, templates, library and other production items, application and coding tips and last but not least customizing and extensibility tips. Best of all Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips is one of those great "take along" books because each tip is short and concise without requiring you read in any specific order. Next time you are waiting in line somewhere, whip out your copy of Killer Tips and make the wait productive!

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