Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery Mobile

Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery Mobile

by David Karlins
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Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery Mobile

Dreamweaver is the most powerful and industry-leading web design software that utilizes cutting edge web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery for web and mobile development. These technologies have radically reconfigured the process of designing web content and function in the widest possible range of browsing environments, ranging from desktops to mobile devices.

"Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery" is essentially three books in one: an introduction to building websites; Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design; and an in-depth explanation of how to build inviting, accessible mobile sites with Dreamweaver CS6, responsive design, and jQuery Mobile.

This book serves both as the essential reference for Dreamweaver CS6, and a valuable addition to even the most extensive set of resources for modern web design, with or without Dreamweaver..

The book starts off by teaching you to create sites and pages with Dreamweaver CS6 and how to use HTML5 for page structure. Then we will learn some cutting-edge design and animation with CSS3.

The book also shows how to create and enhance mobile sites with jQuery Mobile. You will also learn to customize themes with ThemeRoller.

"Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery Mobile" covers the entire spectrum of web design with Dreamweaver, with an emphasis on multi-media (full screen and mobile) design and jQuery Mobile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849694742
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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Dreamweaver CS6: HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, and jQuery Mobile 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Introduction This is the review of the book &quot;Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile&quot;, written by the author David Karlins, who has authored  many books.  The book practically covers the rudiments of Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile, it goes the extra mile to even break things to the basics; readers who are both new to Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML5  will find this quick enough to grasp, and for those already familiar with the HTML5 but new to Adobe Dreamweaver, will find this very useful as it increases productivity and better workflow, a major benefit is the integration of tools within Adobe Dreamweaver to make building a mobile app a breeze. I had the opportunity of getting the book for reviewing, enjoy Chapter Reviews This section contains the reviews  of the chapter and explains what each chapter entails for the user to get a good perspective of the book. <div> <em>Chapter 1: Creating Sites and Pages with Dreamweaver CS6</em> </div> <b>            </b> This chapter covers using Adobe Dreamweaver to set up the workflow for creating your projects, it sheds light on various terms such FTP (File Transfer Protocol) working with remote servers, and the basic structures that make up HTML. <div> <em>Chapter 2: Using HTML5 for Page Structure</em> </div> <b>            </b> HTML5 Markups, this dives into new HTML5 tags and sheds details about HTML5 compatibility and browsers <em>Chapter 3: Collecting Data with Forms</em> <b>            </b> This chapter breaks down the complexity of form validations and styling, it further introduces the user to the &quot;Adobe Spry Framework&quot;; and using Dreamweaver to create validations and gives real world examples of form validations. <div> <em>Chapter 4: CSS3 Effects and Transform</em> </div> <b>            </b> CSS3 Transforms and Transitions are first introduced to the users, this also dives into browser compatibility and CSS3 vendor specific rules. You will gain in-depth knowledge on creating complex CSS3 animations easily using the Adobe Dreamweaver. <div> <em>Chapter 5: HTML5 Native Audio and Video</em> </div> <b>            </b> This explains handling multimedia on the web with the new &lt;audio&gt; and &lt;video&gt; tags, it gives the reader a good and detailed information about Video/Audio formats and compression, the chapter further talks about using open source tools and Dreamweaver for managing both video and audio. The chapter also tackles Non-HTML5 browser and using Flash as fallback options using Dreamweaver. <div> <em>Chapter 6: Responsive Design with Media Queries</em> </div> <b>            </b> This covers creating responsive websites using the CSS Media queries; it discusses how Adobe Dreamweaver can aid in assisting responsive designs for multiple screens using the Adobe Multi-Screen Preview tool. It shows examples how you can easily generate media queries for tablets, mobile phones and desktop. <div> <em>Chapter 7: Creating Mobile Pages with jQuery Mobile</em> </div> <b>            </b> jQuery Mobile is introduced in this chapter, it explains various topic such as JavaScript, and getting to speed with jQuery Mobile using the Adobe Dreamweaver, it elaborately covers the framework and customization of jQuery Mobile themes (Themeroller). <em>Chapter 8: Enhancing Mobile Sites</em> <b>            </b> Further explains additional aesthetics and layouts that can be adopted in jQuery Mobile to achieve complex layouts and improving the interface of your application. <div> <em>Chapter 9: Customizing Themes with ThemeRoller</em> </div> <b>            </b> Shows themes options and available themes that can be used with jQuery Mobile and using Dreamweaver to manage themes. <div> <em>Chapter 10: Building Apps with PhoneGap</em> </div> <b>            </b> This chapter is highly detailed, and focuses on how you can take your mobile web app and transform them into native applications. The chapter brilliantly touches on PhoneGap , Android and IOS Platforms. it furthers shows the use of the Adobe Dreamweaver and how you can build a web app into a cross platform application. You will get to see the author test an application built with PhoneGap on the Android SDK.   Summary The book &quot;<b><i>Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile</i></b> &quot; is carefully written to cater to both new users to HTML5 &amp; Dreamweaver and those new to Dreamweaver, it's doesn't just cover the rudiments of HTML5 and Adobe Dreamweaver, it further goes to explain various topics relating to them.  This book can be finished within a day, as most examples are easy to follow with detailed steps. I strongly recommend this books to readers looking to get started with creating web applications using HTML5/CSS3 and also for users already familiar with web application but not to Dreamweaver, it shows how Adobe Dreamweaver can improve your workflow from creating to testing and deploying them on the respected platforms. I practically had fun reading this, and kicking myself in the leg especially when i discovered Adobe Dreamweaver simplified so many processes that i normally have headaches with. However my recommendation to new users is to get familiar with the basic HTML markups and some basic JavaScript.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book blasts its way through the Dreamweaver basics of setting up a test website environment and get right into creating and formatting and adding tags to an HTML5 document. Another plus is that the author tries to have some middle ground between the code and design view, showing both the peculiarities of HTML5 syntax (or structure or page code, or whichever phrase best represents HTML5's recommended element structure) and where to find the controls and options in the Dreamweaver interface. He takes his time and goes through the innovations provided by HTML5 and gives short snippets on how to implements them. Other things he outlines include how to use Spry (Built in Javascript features), how to apply styling for both general and unique situations. He goes through the cool stuff the CSS3 can be used to do and outlines some of the compatibility issues one may have, while providing possible solutions. All this goes through how a website can be implemented on a desktop sized screen. He then makes mention of Media Queries and creating style sheet for the different screen sizes boasted by the different devices bound to access your page. In a nutshell...Dreamweaver makes this process way easier than it sounds.