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Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 Simple Steps or Less

Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 Simple Steps or Less

Joyce J. Evans

ISBN: 978-0-764-54348-7

Apr 2004

576 pages

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If you are looking to make your job of building Web pages as effortless as possible and need a quick and easy understanding of the technology in order to do so, then this book is for you-whether you're new to Dreamweaver MX 2004 or you need a refresher on everything from simple tasks such as defining a Dreamweaver MX 2004 site to complex tasks such as creating dynamic content. Open the book and you'll discover clear, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 250 key Dreamweaver MX 2004 tasks, each presented in ten quick steps-or less. Easy-to-navigate pages, lots of screen shots, and to-the-point directions guide you through every common (and not so common) Dreamweaver MX 2004 challenge-and help you get more done in less time.
* Each solution is ten steps-or less-to help you get the job done fast
* Self-contained two-page spreads deliver the answers you need-without flipping pages
* A no-fluff approach focuses on helping you achieve the results
* A resource packed with useful and fun ways to get the most out of Dreamweaver MX 2004

About the Author.



Part 1: Building the Foundation.

Task 1: Changing the Workspace.

Task 2: Using the Start Page.

Task 3: Moving Panels into Different Groups.

Task 4: Opening, Creating, Saving and Closing a Document.

Task 5: Setting Accessibility Preferences.

Task 6: Setting Up External Editors.

Task 7: Setting Up Testing Browsers.

Task 8: Adding or Removing Keyboard Shortcuts.

Task 9: Dreamweaver’s Various Workspace Views.

Task 10: Defining a Site Using the Site Wizard.

Task 11: Defining a Site Using the Advanced Tab.

Task 12: Adding Files and Folders in the Files Panel.

Task 13: Setting the Page Properties.

Task 14: Adding and Changing Colors.

Task 15: Using the Insert Bar to Add Common Objects.

Task 16: Adding Favorites to the Insert Bar.

Task 17: Selecting Invisible Elements.

Task 18: Modifying Meta Data Content.

Task 19: Configuring Design Notes.

Task 20 Assigning Design Notes.

Task 21: Configuring File Check In and Check Out.

Task 22: Using Check In and Check Out.

Task 23: Setting the Home Page.

Task 24: Configuring the Site Map Layout.

Task 25: Sharing and Retrieving Site Definitions.

Task 26: Testing the Page Using Different Monitor Resolutions.

Task 27: Using the Reference Panel.

Part 2: Using Text and Images.

Task 28: Adding Text.

Task 29: Formatting a Paragraph.

Task 30: Changing Font, Size and Color of Text.

Task 31: Understanding How Dreamweaver Adds Styles Using the Property Inspector and Page Properties.

Task 32: Changing Text Alignment, Lists and Indenting.

Task 33: Changing and Renaming Styles.

Task 34: Making a Definition List.

Task 35: Changing Page Font and Margins.

Task 36: Changing Background Colors and Images.

Task 37: Importing Text from Microsoft Word.

Task 38: Cleaning Up HTML.

Task 39: Linking to a Dreamweaver Document.

Task 40: Adding Links Using the Files Panel.

Task 41: Linking to a Web Page Outside Your Site.

Task 42: Changing Link Colors and Properties.

Task 43: Adding an Email Link.

Task 44: Adding Anchor Links.

Task 45: Using the Assets Panel to Manage Assets.

Task 46: Inserting Images.

Task 47: Adding Alternative Text to Images.

Task 48: Adding or Removing Image Borders.

Task 49: Aligning Images.

Task 50: Using Image Placeholders.

Task 51: Replacing a Placeholder Using Fireworks.

Task 52: Changing Brightness and Contrast of an Image.

Task 53: Cropping an Image.

Task 54: Sharpening an Image.

Task 55: Setting Fireworks as Your Image Editor.

Task 56: Editing an Image in Fireworks.

Task 57: Optimizing Graphics in Fireworks.

Task 58: Inserting Fireworks Images and HTML.

Task 59: Editing Fireworks HTML.

Task 60: Making an Image Map.

Part 3: Working with Tables and Site Management.

Task 61: Inserting a Table.

Task 62: Selecting Table Elements.

Task 63: Adding and Removing Table Rows or Columns.

Task 64: Merging and Splitting Table Elements.

Task 65: Importing Tabular Data.

Task 66: Sorting Table Data.

Task 67: Formatting a Table.

Task 68: Nesting Tables.

Task 69: Manipulating Table Width and Height.

Task 70: Aligning Tablse and Cells.

Task 71: Switching Table Modes.

Task 72: Making a Stretchy Table.

Task 73: Making a Fixed Width Table.

Task 74: Making a Hybrid Table.

Task 75: Making a Table with Rounded Corners.

Task 76: Cloaking.

Task 77: Testing Links.

Task 78: Validating the Site.

Task 79: Checking Accessibility.

Task 80: Checking for Browser Compatibility.

Task 81: Testing Your Site Locally.

Task 82: Uploading Files to the Server.

Task 83: Testing Your Site Online.

Part 4: Mastering Frames.

Task 84: Making the Frame No Frame Choice.

Task 85: Using Predefined Frameset.

Task 86: Making a Custom Frameset.

Task 87: Saving a Frameset.

Task 88: Editing Frames.

Task 89: Setting the Frameset Properties.

Task 90: Setting Frame Properties.

Task 91: Adding Content to Frames.

Task 92: Linking in Frames.

Task 93: Linking to Two Frames with One Link.

Task 94: Coding a Frameset to Be Found by Search Engines.

Task 95: Preventing Your Site from Being Framed.

Task 96: Prevent an Interior Page from Being Accessed Without the Frameset.

Part 5: Working with Forms.

Task 97: Adding a Form.

Task 98: Inserting Form Elements.

Task 99: Adding a Form with Check Boxes.

Task 100: Adding a Form with Radio Buttons.

Task 101: Adding a Radio Button Group.

Task 102: Adding a Drop-Down Form List.

Task 103: Add a Scrolling List.

Task 104: Adding a Submit and Reset Button.

Task 105: Using an Image for a Submit and Reset Button.

Task 106: Validating a Form.

Task 107: Making the Form Work Using a CGI Script.

Part 6: Working with Layers.

Task 108: Drawing or Inserting a Layer.

Task 109: Using CSS Layers from Fireworks.

Task 110: Setting Layer Properties.

Task 111: Managing Layers.

Task 112: Aligning Layers Using Rulers and Grids.

Task 113: Nesting Layers.

Task 114: Using a Tracing Image.

Task 115: Layers and Netscape 4.X.

Task 116: Using the Show or Hide Layers Behavior.

Task 117: Changing a Layers Content Dynamically.

Task 118: Making a Layer Draggable.

Part 7: Making Your Site Interactive Using Behaviors.

Task 119: Adding Behaviors.

Task 120: Making a Rollover Button.

Task 121: Making Remote Rollovers or Swapping Multiple Images.

Task 122: Editing a Behavior.

Task 123: Choosing a Browser Model.

Task 124: Changing Properties of a Specific Tag Dynamically.

Task 125: Checking for Users Browser Version and Type.

Task 126: Checking for Installed Plugins.

Task 127: Opening a New Browser Window.

Task 128: Adding a Pop-Up Message Window that Displays a JavaScript Alert.

Task 129: Making a Simple Pop-Up Menu.

Task 130: Inserting and Editing a Fireworks HTML Navigation File.

Task 131: Making a Drag and Drop Object.

Task 132: Adding Text That is Seen in the Status Bar.

Task 133: Making a Nav Bar.

Task 134: Changing Text in a Layer Dynamically or Adding Submenus Dynamically.

Task 135: Making a Photo Album.

Task 136: Getting More Extensions.

Task 137: Installing Extensions.

Task 138: Displaying Random Images.

Task 139: Building an Image Gallery.

Task 140: Building a Photo Album Using Design Templates.

Task 141: Using a Shopping Cart Extension.

Part 8: Using External Media.

Task 142: Inserting a Flash Element (Image Viewer).

Task 143: Editing the Image Viewer.

Task 144: Making Media Objects Accessible.

Task 145: Adding a Flash Movie to an HTML Page.

Task 146: Editing Flash Media.

Task 147: Adding a Flash Button.

Task 148: Editing a Flash Button.

Task 149: Inserting Flash Text.

Task 150: Linking to Audio Files.

Task 151: Embedding Audio Files.

Task 152: Playing Background Music Automatically.

Task 153: Inserting ActiveX.

Task 154: Inserting Applets.

Task 155: Inserting a Shockwave Movie.

Task 156: Inserting a QuickTime Movie.

Part 9: Styling with CSS Styles.

Task 157: Adding a New Style.

Task 158: Defining a Custom Style.

Task 159: Applying a Custom Style.

Task 160: Redefining an HTML Tag.

Task 161: Using Advanced Selectors: Pseudo-Classes.

Task 162: Grouping Selectors.

Task 163: Styles Within Styles: Using Contextual Selectors.

Task 164: Linking to an External Style Sheet.

Task 165: Converting an Internal (Embedded) Style into an External Style.

Task 166: Editing Styles.

Task 167: Using a CSS Template.

Task 168: Using the Tag Inspector.

Task 169: Formatting Lists Using CSS.

Task 170: Adding a Background Style.

Task 171: Adding a Border.

Task 172: Making Links with No Underlines.

Task 173: Changing Link Colors.

Task 174: Using Different Colors for Different Links.

Task 175: Using Design Time Style Sheets.

Task 176: Embedding a Layer Using CSS.

Task 177: Checking CSS Compatibility with Different Browsers.

Task 178: Inserting Content Blocks (DIVs).

Task 179: Creating a Container to Hold a Banner (ID Selector, DIV, Background Image).

Task 180: Creating a Container to Hold Columns.

Task 181: Adding Two Columns to a DIV Container.

Part 10: Automating with Library Items and Templates.

Task 182: Saving as a Library Item.

Task 183: Using Simple Library Items.

Task 184: Using Complex Library Items.

Task 185: Making Simple Edits to Library Items.

Task 186: Making Complex Edits to Library Items.

Task 187: Creating a Dreamweaver Template.

Task 188: Using a Template to Create Child Pages.

Task 189: Applying a Template to an Existing Page.

Task 190: Converting a Static Page to a Template Instance.

Task 191: Detaching a Template by File or Sitewide.

Task 192: Working With Library Items in Templates.

Task 193: Using Optional Regions.

Task 194: Using Editable Optional Regions.

Task 195: Using Repeating Regions.

Task 196: Using Repeating Tables.

Task 197: Using Parameters.

Task 198: Using Expressions.

Task 199: Using MutlipleIf Conditional Regions.

Task 200: Making the Body onLoad Event Editable.

Part 11: Working with Code.

Task 201: Finding and Replacing Code and Text.

Task 202: Using Advanced Find and Replace.

Task 203: Saving History Steps and Recording a Command.

Task 204: Commenting Your Code.

Task 205: Customizing the Code View.

Task 206: Using Snippets.

Task 207: Saving Snippets.

Task 208: Reusing JavaScript Code.

Task 209: Using the Tag Library.

Task 210: Using the Tag Editor.

Task 211: Making Quick Code Changes with the Quick Tag Editor.

Task 212: Controlling How Dreamweaver Writes Your Code.

Task 213: Linking to an External Script.

Task 214: Preventing Your Handwritten Code from Being Modified.

Task 215: Adding New Tags to the Tag Library.

Part 12: Setting Up Web Applications.

Task 216: Installing IIS and PWS.

Task 217: Setting Up a Local Web and Testing Server.

Task 218: Defining a Remote Web and Testing Server.

Task 219: Installing ColdFusion MX.

Task 220: Setting Up an ODBC Driver.

Task 221: Setting Up a Local DSN Connection.

Task 222: Setting Up a Remote DSN Connection.

Task 223: Setting Up a DSN-less Connection.

Task 224: Using the MapPath Method.

Task 225: Transferring Files to a Server.

Task 226: RDS Login for ColdFusion.

Task 227: Adding a ColdFusion Data Source.

Task 228: Applying Database Permissions.

Part 13: Making Your Site Dynamic.

Task 229: Adding a Recordset.

Task 230: Dynamic Text.

Task 231: Dynamic Images.

Task 232: Making HTML Attributes Dynamic.

Task 233: Formatting Dynamic Data.

Task 234: Viewing a Record from a Database.

Task 235: Making an Email Link Dynamic.

Task 236: Repeat Regions.

Task 237: Inserting Records into a Database (Add Instant Form).

Task 238: Inserting Records into a Database (Use Existing Form).

Task 239: Authenticating Username.

Task 240: Deleting Records.

Task 241: Updating Records.

Task 242: Building a Record Navigation Bar.

Task 243: Setting the Record Navigation Status.

Task 244: Building Login Pages.

Task 245: Validating the Login Entries.

Task 246: Restricting Access to a Specific Page.

Task 247: Logging Out Users.

Task 248: Building Dynamic Menus.

Task 249: Building a Master Detail Page.

Task 250: Viewing One Record (Passing Single Values).

Task 251: Building a Page to Receive Data from Another (Receiving Single Values).

Task 252: Creating Search Pages.

Task 253: Building a Results Page.


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