Dreamweaver MX /Fireworks MX Savvy
--Computer Arts Magazine UK, October 2002, www.computerarts.co.uk
Savvy--n. Practical know-how.
Dreamweaver MX / Fireworks MX Savvy is a thorough, in-depth resource for every user of Macromedia's powerful web publishing tools. Heading up a team of experienced Web professionals, best-selling author Christian Crumlish teaches you everything from best-practices methodology to the nitty gritty of such common tasks as: migrating sites to Dreamweaver, optimizing images for Web use, creating dynamic content, building web applications, administering your site, and more.
Work your way through from Chapter 1 to Chapter 32, or jump right to the information you need most to improve your productivity and get professional results. Whether you're a Web designer or developer, a graphic designer or a project manager, this book will make you a Dreamweaver and Fireworks expert.
Planning Your Web Project: using the Site Definition Wizard; using templates, assets, and libraries; setting up a remote server; and customizing and extending Dreamweaver.
Creating and Optimizing Graphics: roundtrip graphics editing, working with bitmaps and vectors, creating navigation objects, batch-processing images, and optimizing images for faster page loading.
Designing Web Pages: using tables, layers, and style sheets; using image placeholders; taking advantage of Dreamweaver's new CSS 2.0 support; building a navigation interface; and adding interactive behaviors.
Building Database-Backed Web Apps: assembling forms from front to back; choosing from the ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, and PHP/MySQL server models; working with dynamic data; and creating Web applications.
Handing Over a Finished Project: validating and testing your site, going live, and setting up backend administration functionality to manage a site over the long term.
Hands On tutorials let you apply your new knowledge to complex real-world projects, mastering the skills your own Web sites demand. A full-color section illustrates color-specific techniques.
See the author's website at www.dreamweaversavvy.com.
PART I: PLANNING YOUR PROJECT AND SETTING UP DREAMWEAVER .
Chapter 1: Planning and Preparing for a Web Project .
Chapter 2: Web Pages Deconstructed .
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Workspace and Your Site .
Chapter 4: Saving Labor with Templates and Libraries .
PART II: USING FIREWORKS .
Chapter 5: Getting into Fireworks .
Chapter 6: Adding Strokes, Fills, and Live Effects .
Chapter 7: Working With Vectors .
Chapter 8: Working with Bitmaps .
Chapter 9: Designing Navigation Objects .
Chapter 10: Slicing, Optimizing, and Exporting Images .
PART III: BUILDING A WEB PAGE .
Chapter 11: Page Layout with Tables and Layers .
Chapter 12: Inserting and Formatting Text Content .
Chapter 13: Working with Graphics .
Chapter 14: Interactivity with Framesets and Frames .
Chapter 15: Cascading Style Sheets .
Chapter 16: Making and Maintaining Hyperlinks .
PART IV: INSERTING DYNAMIC CONTENT .
Chapter 17: Adding Multimedia .
Chapter 18: Rollovers, Navigation Bars, and Jump Menus.
Chapter 19: Behavioral Science.
Chapter 20: Going Interactive with Forms.
Chapter 21: Building an E-Commerce Site.
PART V: DEVELOPING WEB APPLICATIONS.
Chapter 22: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 23: Handcrafting Your Code.
Chapter 24: Database Connectivity.
Chapter 25: Working with ColdFusion.
Chapter 26: Working with XML and XHTML.
Chapter 27: Working with Emerging Technologies—Web Services and .NET.
PART VI: SITE ADMINISTRATION FROM START TO FINISH.
Chapter 28: Setting Up Administration Behind a Site.
Chapter 29: Checking Browser Compatibility.
Chapter 30: Going Live or Delivering the Site.
Chapter 31: Administering the Site.
Chapter 32: Customizing and Extending Dreamweaver.
PART VII: APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Online Resources.
Appendix B: Dreamweaver MX Keyboard Shortcuts.
Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.
Under Enhance an Image with a Unique Stroke, Step # 1, the referenced "photo.png" was not included on the CD. .
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Missing images can be downloaded from http://fireweaver.com/savvy/