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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS3

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS3

ISBN: 978-0-470-34507-8

May 2008

320 pages

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Dreamweaver CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:

* Setting up a new Web site

Exploring dynamic HTML

Creating complex designs with CSS

Using hyperlinks to navigate

Publishing and maintaining sites

Building database-driven Web sites

Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Dreamweaver.

Introduction to the World Wide Web.

The Many Ways to Design a Web Page.

Plan Your Web Site.

Start Dreamweaver on a PC.

Start Dreamweaver on a Macintosh.

Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a PC.

Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a Macintosh.

Show or Hide a Window.

Exit Dreamweaver.

Get Help.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Web Site.

Define a New Web Site.

Create a New Web Page.

Add a Title to a Web Page.

Save a Web Page.

Preview a Web Page in a Browser.

Chapter 3: Exploring the Dreamweaver Interface.

Customize the Document Window.

Format Content with the Property Inspector.

Add an E-Mail Link from the Insert Panel.

Correct Errors with the History Panel.

Open a Panel.

Create and Apply a Custom Command.

Set Preferences.

Chapter 4: Working with HTML.

Introduction to HTML.

Work in Design View and Code View.

Explore Head and Body Tags.

Explore Block-Formatting Tags.

Clean Up HTML Code.

View and Edit Head Content.

Access Reference Information About HTML Tags.

Chapter 5: Formatting and Styling Text.

Create a Heading.

Create Paragraphs.

Create Line Breaks.

Indent Paragraphs.

Create Lists.

Insert Special Characters.

Change the Font Face.

Change the Font Size.

Change the Font Color.

Change Text and Page Colors.

Copy Text from Another Document.

Chapter 6: Working with Images and Multimedia.

Insert an Image into a Web Page.

Wrap Text Around an Image.

Align an Image.

Crop an Image.

Resize an Image.

Open an Image in an Image Editor.

Add Space Around an Image.

Add a Background Image.

Change the Background Color.

Change Text Colors.

Insert a Flash File.

Insert Flash Video Files.

Create a Rollover Image.

Insert a Navigation Bar.

Chapter 7: Creating Hyperlinks.

Link to Other Pages in Your Web Site.

Link to Another Web Site.

Use an Image as a Link.

Create a Jump Link within a Page.

Create a Link to Another File Type.

Create an Image Map.

Create a Link Using the Files Panel.

Open a Linked Page in a New Browser Window.

Create an E-Mail Link.

Check Links.

Change the Color of Links on a Page.

Chapter 8: Editing Table Design in a Web Page.

Insert a Table into a Web Page.

Insert Content into a Table.

Change the Background of a Table.

Change the Cell Padding in a Table.

Change the Cell Spacing in a Table.

Change the Alignment of a Table.

Change the Alignment of Cell Content.

Insert or Delete a Row or Column.

Split or Merge Table Cells.

Change the Dimensions of a Cell.

Change the Dimensions of a Table.

Use Percentages for Table Width

Chapter 9: Creating Pages with Frames.

Introduction to Frames.

Save a Frameset.

Insert a Predefined Frameset.

Divide a Page into Frames.

Create a Nested Frame.

Change the Attributes of a Frame.

Add Content to a Frame.

Delete a Frame.

Name a Frame.

Create a Link to a Frame.

Format Frame Borders.

Control Scroll Bars in Frames.

Control Resizing in Frames.

Chapter 10: Creating Web-Based Forms.

Introduction to Forms.

Define a Form Area.

Add a Text Field to a Form.

Add a Check Box to a Form.

Add a Radio Button to a Form.

Add a Menu or List to a Form.

Add a Submit Button to a Form.

Add a Reset Button to a Form.

Chapter 11: Using Library Items and Templates.

Introduction to Library Items and Templates.

View Library Items and Templates.

Create a Library Item.

Insert a Library Item.

Edit and Update a Library Item to Your Web Site.

Detach Library Content for Editing.

Create a Template.

Set an Editable Region in a Template.

Create a Page from a Template.

Edit a Template and Update Your Web Site.

Chapter 12: Creating and Applying Cascading Style Sheets.

Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets.

Customize an HTML Tag.

Create a Class Style.

Apply a Class Style.

Edit a Style.

Create Styles with Page Properties.

Create an External Style Sheet.

Attach an External Style Sheet.

Edit an External Style Sheet.

Chapter 13: Designing a Web Site with CSS.

Introduction to AP Divs.

Create an AP Div with Content.

Resize and Reposition AP Divs.

Change the Stacking Order of AP Divs.

Add a Behavior to an AP Div.

Create Complex Designs with AP Divs.

Create a Nested AP Div.

Create a Centered CSS Layout.

Edit a CSS Layout.

Chapter 14: Publishing a Web Site.

Publish Your Web Site.

Use the Site Window.

Test Your Pages in Different Browsers.

Organize Your Files and Folders.

Set Up a Remote Site.

Connect to a Remote Site.

Upload Files to a Web Server.

Download Files from a Web Server.

Synchronize Your Local and Remote Sites.

Chapter 15: Maintaining a Web Site.

View the Site Map.

Manage Site Assets.

Add Content with the Assets Panel.

Specify Favorite Assets.

Check a Page In or Out.

Make Design Notes.

Run a Site Report.

Change a Link Sitewide.

Find and Replace Text.

Chapter 16: Building a Database-Driven Web Site.

The Power of Dynamic Web Sites.

Install a Testing Server.

Create a Database Connection.

Configure a Dynamic Web Site.

Create a Recordset.

Add a Record.

Update a Record.

Add Recordset Paging.

Create a Site Search.

No programming or HTML experience required – users learn to create Web pages without writing code.
Full color, step by step instruction makes learning even more complicated tasks less intimidating.
Demonstrate how to make the most of Dreamweaver when formatting and styling text, creating Web-based forms and pages with frames, maintaining a Web site, and building database-driven sites.