Macromedia Dreamweaver MX: Creating Web Pages / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Prentice Hall
Written by educators, for educators, the Against the Clockseries is the complete solution for courses in Graphic Multimedia or Web Design Software. The hands-on, project-based books are packaged with resource CD-ROMs that contain all the files needed to create the step-by-step projects in the book. Instructor CD-ROMs include assessments, overhead presentation materials, and additional projects. Coverage includes the basics of software programs, HTML, the foundations of web design and site management, linking to sites and site navigation, as well as animation and plug-in technologies. This title is ideal for professionals who teach Dreamweaver MX or for educators of any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software, or for anyone interested in learning Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.
Table of ContentsGetting Started.
Platform. Prerequisites. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Key Commands. System Requirements for Dreamweaver.
1. Foundations of Web Design.
The Internet. Web-Design Software.
2. An Introduction to HTML.
HTML Document Structure. HTML Elements and Attributes. HTML Versions. Viewing Web-Page Source Code. HTML Resources.
3. The Dreamweaver Environment.
Workspace Layouts. Components of the Authoring Environment. Preferences.
4. Introduction to Site Design.
Web Design 101. File and Folder Management. Building a Site.
5. Applying Structure to Text.
Headings. Large Blocks of Text. Lists.
6. Linking the Site.
Web-Site Management. Types of Links. Creating Links Using Dreamweaver.
7. Images and Colors.
Image Formats. Inline Images. Image Properties. Background Images. Inserting a Background Image. Colors of the Web.
8. Working with Type.
Live vs. Graphic Text. Physical Appearance vs. Logical Significance. Font Substitution. Fonts and Typefaces. Special Characters.
9. HTML Styles and CSS.
Styles. Cascading StyleSheets. Style Properties and Values.
Free-Form Project #1.
Uses of Tables. Creating Table. Table Tags and Attributes. Using Layout View.
11. Creating Web Forms.
How Forms Work. Preparing to Create a Form. Form Elements. Default Fields and Other Form Object Attributes.
Browser Considerations. Framesets. Good and Bad Frame Design. Framesets and Frames. Content.
13. Using Layers to Design Pages.
Layer Properties. Designing with Layers. How to Create Layers. The Layers Panel. Using Tracing Images. Converting Layers to a Table.
14. Assistive Technologies.
Prefabricated Constructions. Library Items. Time-Saving Techniques.
15. Making Your Web Pages Behave.
16. Animation and DHTML.
DHTML. Types of Animations. The Timelines Panel. Tweening: A Principle of Animation. Animation and Menus.
17. Plug-In Technologies.
Inserting Flash Content. Director and Shockwave. QuickTime. Sounds.
18. Managing Your Site.
Local and Remote Sites. Downloading and Uploading. Site Navigation.
Free-Form Project #2.
Project A: Cosmic Pets Site. Project B: Tropiflora Online Form. Project C: Independence Hummer Site. Project D: Seabreeze Amusement Park Site.