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Dreamweaver 8 Bible

Joseph Lowery

ISBN: 978-0-471-76312-3

Feb 2006

1152 pages

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Build a dynamic, high-impact Web site with the remarkable power of Dreamweaver 8 and the latest version of this top-selling guide from well-known Dreamweaver guru Joseph Lowery. Packed with hands-on instruction and step-by-step tutorials, this comprehensive manual starts you on the basics of Web design and moves to advanced techniques in no time. From quick design prototyping to ongoing Web site management—plus a special focus on Dreamweaver 8's new features for CSS, Flash video, code development, and more - this professional guide is a must for Web masters and developers.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Dreamweaver 8

  • Create dynamic Web pages using Cascading Style Sheets
  • Punch up your page with progressive or streaming video
  • Build interactive forms and client-side image maps
  • Insert, delete, and update data in your Web pages
  • Improve your HTML coding with the new Coding toolbar
  • Integrate with Photoshop(r), Flash(r), Fireworks(r), ColdFusion(r), and other apps
  • Use templates and the Library to unify and update your pages
  • Extend Dreamweaver's power by creating your own custom tags and behaviors

Bonus CD-ROM
The value-packed CD-ROM includes Dreamweaver 8 tryout edition and exclusive interactive on-screen tutorials!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



Part I: Laying the Groundwork in Dreamweaver 8.

Chapter 1: What’s New in Dreamweaver 8.

Chapter 2: Introducing Dreamweaver 8.

Chapter 3: Touring Dreamweaver.

Chapter 4: Setting Your Preferences.

Chapter 5: Setting Up Sites and Servers.

Part II: Designing and Crafting Core Pages.

Chapter 6: Accessing the Code Directly.

Chapter 7: Building Style Sheet Web Pages.

Chapter 8: Working with Text.

Chapter 9: Inserting Images.

Chapter 10: Establishing Web Links.

Part III: Adding Advanced Design Features.

Chapter 11: Working with Divs and Layers.

Chapter 12: Using Behaviors.

Chapter 13: Setting Up Tables.

Chapter 14: Interactive Forms.

Chapter 15: Creating Lists.

Chapter 16: Using Frames and Framesets.

Chapter 17: Working with Timelines.

Part IV: Incorporating Dynamic Data.

Chapter 18: Establishing Connections and Recordsets.

Chapter 19: Making Data Dynamic.

Chapter 20: Managing Data.

Chapter 21: Working with Live Data.

Chapter 22: Crafting Multiple-Page Applications.

Part V: Including Multimedia Elements.

Chapter 23: Fireworks Integration.

Chapter 24: Inserting Flash and Shockwave Elements.

Chapter 25: Adding Video to Your Web Page.

Chapter 26: Using Audio on Your Web Page.

Part VI: Enhancing Productivity and Web Site Management.

Chapter 27: Using Dreamweaver Templates.

Chapter 28: Using the Repeating Elements Library.

Chapter 29: Maximizing Browser Targeting.

Chapter 30: Building Accessible Web Sites with a Team.

Chapter 31: Integrating with XML and XSLT.

Part VII: Extending Dreamweaver.

Chapter 32: Customizing Dreamweaver.

Chapter 33: Handling Server Behaviors.

Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROM?


End-User License Agreement.

  • Fully revised to cover all the new features of this hot web design tool for active, database-driven Web page development!
  • New focus on tutorials and solutions makes the Bible more approachable than ever before
  • New guided on screen lessons included on CD ROM
  • Written by Macromedia insider, Web design expert, best-selling author, and Dreamweaver Advisor Council team member Joe Lowery.
Bonus Chapter 01: Creating and Using Objects
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