Dreamweaver CS5: The Missing Manual

Dreamweaver CS5: The Missing Manual

by David Sawyer McFarland


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Adobe's website-development program lets you revamp an existing site, or design, build, and manage a new one without writing a single line of code. But learning Dreamweaver is tricky. This step-by-step guide helps you master this versatile program with jargon-free language, hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from a Dreamweaver pro.

  • Get complete guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, database-driven sites
  • Build skills as you learn. Apply your knowledge using 12 tutorials and downloadable practice files
  • Create a thoroughly modern website. Build fast-loading pages based on powerful, easy-to-use CSS tools
  • Add instant interactivity. Use pre-packaged JavaScript programs to add forms, drop-down menus, and more
  • Tap into databases. Connect your site to a database and build pages that display the information
  • Discover hidden tips and tricks. Learn undocumented workarounds and shortcuts
  • Have it your way. Customize the way Dreamweaver looks and works to suit your needs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449381813
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/24/2010
Series: Missing Manual Series
Pages: 1104
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a Web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He's been building websites since 1995, when he designed an online magazine for communication professionals. He's served as webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center, and oversaw a complete CSS-driven redesign of Macworld.com. David is also a writer and trainer, and teaches in the Portland State University multimedia program. He wrote the bestselling Missing Manual titles on Adobe Dreamweaver, CSS, and JavaScript.

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Building a Web Page
    • Chapter 1: Dreamweaver CS5 Guided Tour
    • Chapter 2: Adding Text to Your Web Pages
    • Chapter 3: Text Formatting
    • Chapter 4: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
    • Chapter 5: Links
    • Chapter 6: Images
    • Chapter 7: Tables

  • Part Two: Building a Better Web Page
    • Chapter 8: Advanced CSS
    • Chapter 9: Page Layout
    • Chapter 10: Troubleshooting CSS
    • Chapter 11: Under the Hood: HTML

  • Part Three: Bringing Your Pages to Life
    • Chapter 12: Forms
    • Chapter 13: Spry: Creating Interactive Web Pages
    • Chapter 14: Dreamweaver Behaviors
    • Chapter 15: Add Flash and Other Multimedia

  • Part Four: Building a Website
    • Chapter 16: Introducing Site Management
    • Chapter 17: Testing Your Site
    • Chapter 18: Moving Your Site to the Internet

  • Part Five: Dreamweaver CS5 Power
    • Chapter 19: Snippets and Libraries
    • Chapter 20: Templates
    • Chapter 21: Automating Dreamweaver
    • Chapter 22: Customizing Dreamweaver

  • Part Six: Dynamic Dreamweaver
    • Chapter 23: Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sites
    • Chapter 24: Adding Dynamic Data to Your Pages
    • Chapter 25: Web Pages that Manipulate Database Records
    • Chapter 26: Advanced Dynamic Site Features
    • Chapter 27: Server-Side XML and XSLT

  • Part Seven: Appendixes
    • Getting Help

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This was a required text for a basic Web design class. It contained everything you need to know (and a lot more) to produce a professional website.
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