This book's well organized, cleanly written, and offers lots of useful background information. For example, you'll find a two-page sidebar on preparing freelance web development contracts; and a handy checklist for what to review before your site goes live.
We found the tips especially useful: how to streamline creating metatags for many pages at once; how to use Find/Replace to tighten up your copy; how to change element properties that Netscape and IE support with different property names; how to tweak Dreamweaver to write XHTML 1.0 compliant code.
Fully half of Dreamweaver 4: The Complete Reference focuses on advanced topics. You'll learn how to save time with symbols, instances, and libraries; how to automate processes by recording them; and how to make the most of CSS. You'll even find quick overviews of database integration and e-commerce. Bottom line: this is a very useful book. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.