Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source

by Jeffrey Bardzell
     
 
Learn by doing! Follow along, step-by-step, as you upgrade a static HTML site that uses obsolete code to an XML standard-compliant, CSS-formatted dynamic site using Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), Macromedia ColdFusion, or the open source PHP. Create several integrated applications for a fictional travel tour operator, including a searchable listing for tour

Overview

Learn by doing! Follow along, step-by-step, as you upgrade a static HTML site that uses obsolete code to an XML standard-compliant, CSS-formatted dynamic site using Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), Macromedia ColdFusion, or the open source PHP. Create several integrated applications for a fictional travel tour operator, including a searchable listing for tour descriptions, country profiles, and a tour price calendar. In this official Macromedia guide, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use a relational database—Microsoft Access or MySQL—as the driving force behind a site
  • Use Dreamweaver’s built-in server behaviors and application objects to assist in the rapid development of dynamic Web applications
  • Read and hand-code ASP VBScript, ColdFusion Markup Language, and PHP scripts well enough to understand how dynamic Web pages work, troubleshoot errors, and customize scripts
  • Collect and manipulate user-entered data, performing calculations on the fly
  • Use SQL to pass information between your pages and the database
  • Validate forms using client-side and server-side scripts

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The Barnes & Noble Review
It’s not enough to be a web designer anymore: You must be comfortable around technologies like ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP. Fortunately, Dreamweaver isn’t just a web design tool anymore: nowadays, it’s a complete dynamic site development environment. Learn to use it that way. Read Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source.

Straight from Macromedia Press, this well-crafted course will serve even beginners who’ve never programmed, built sites that access databases, or worked with dynamic sites. Here’s how it works: You’re handed a traditional static web site for a fictional travel tour operator. It’s your job to transform it into an interactive, easy-to-maintain, fully standards-compliant site that gives your visitors quicker access to the content they’re looking for. You’ll do everything from identifying your client’s needs through implementing an ongoing content management system.

You’ll start by importing and reviewing the existing site, gaining insight into the challenges static sites present, and the business/workflow issues a site redesign can resolve. You’ll prepare your existing HTML; create and apply CSS; build a reusable template for new pages; enhance accessibility with a hidden navigation layer; and define a dynamic site in Dreamweaver.

Then, step by step, you’ll learn the core skills of dynamic site development: passing data between pages; retrieving data from URLs; setting and retrieving cookies; sending email from web forms; and more. You’ll build a simple tour price calculator; then install, run, and use MySQL to provide secure database data. From filtering data to building search interfaces, authenticating users to building update pages, this book gives you the skills you need -- and the confidence to use them. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321336255
Publisher:
Macromedia Press
Publication date:
11/11/2005
Series:
Training from the Source Series
Edition description:
Book and CD
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Bardzell is an IT Trainer and multimedia instructional developer at Indiana University. He has developed many courses and authored numerous books on Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and ColdFusion, including the previous edition, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 with ASP, ColdFusion, and PHP: Training from the Source from Macromedia Press. He co-founded Allecto Media, an eLearning development and consulting company, with his wife.

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