Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website with Dreamweaver 8 is writtenfor any user of Dreamweaver who wants to create standards compliant, usableand fully accessible websites.
By applying Web Standards and best-practices, readers will learn to createfast-loading, easy-to-maintain and cross-browser compatible Websites.
This book focuses on using XHTML & semantic markup, CSS Layouts,and accessibility guidelines to show users how to make the most ofDreamweaver 8.
|Publisher:||SitePoint Pty, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)|
About the Author
Rachel Andrew is the Director of edgeofmyseat.com, a Web solutions company based in the UK. She is a member of the Web Standards project, serving on the Dreamweaver Task Force.
Rachel's writing credits include: Dreamweaver MX Design Projects (Apress), Fundamental Web Design and Development Skills (glasshaus) and HTML Utopia: Designing Without Tables Using CSS, 2nd Edition (SitePoint).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Are you a Dreamweaver novice or a more experienced user? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Rachel Andrew, has written an outstanding book that will help you expand your knowledge and learn how to use Dreamweaver 8 to create sites that are accessible, standards compliant, and use CSS for layout. Andrew, begins by taking a look at Web standards: what they are, why they're important, and who they're designed to help. Then, she shows you how to develop your site--thinking specifically about the layout and the structure of the site, and setting up your tools so you're ready to get started. The author continues by discussing XHTML, clarifying how it differs from HTML, and how you can work with it in Dreamweaver 8. In addition, she walks you through the process of using Dreamweaver 8 to create a document that validates as XHTML. The author also explores Dreamweaver 8's Cascading Style Sheets tools. Then, the author shows you how to use Dreamweaver 8's powerful CSS tools to create a style sheet for your document. Next, she provides some more information on the use of tools to help you create accessible Websites, discusses the process of validating documents for accessibility, and considers the ways in which users' differing needs can be met through good design. Next, the author shows you how to create a page design that you can use as a template for any internal pages that are developed for the project. Then, she briefly describes how to create a form using a variety of the accessibility features that Dreamweaver 8 offers. Finally, she looks at the ways in which you can utilize the power of CSS to provide visitors a variety of alternate style sheets with which to use the site. After reading this excellent book, you'll learn how to use Dreamweaver 8 the right way. In other words, this book will help you do all of this without compromising accessibility or standards compliance.