Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

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9780470610770: Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies

Everything web designers need to build sites with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is the leading website creation tool, with 90 percent of the market share. The nine minibooks that make up this guide cover getting started with Dreamweaver CS5, creating and publishing great sites, making pages dynamic, building web applications, and much more, including all the upgrades in Dreamweaver CS5.

  • Dreamweaver is the gold standard for website development software; this complete reference covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to make the most of Dreamweaver CS5 and create professional-quality sites
  • Nine minibooks cover getting started, mastering Dreamweaver basics, working like a pro, energizing your site, publishing your site, working collaboratively, building Web applications, making pages dynamic, and developing applications rapidly
  • Teaches how to customize the workspace; understand the Panels and Properties Inspector; plan, design, and manage your site; work with text and graphics; add Flash, movies, and sound; work with Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, and Ajax, connect to a database, and much more

Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies gives web designers essential information for creating, managing, and maintaining all types of websites.

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Your one-stop guide to designing, developing, and maintaining high-impact Web sites

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a Web design newbie, here's just what you need to get up to speed on Dreamweaver CS5. Each minibook covers a particular aspect of Dreamweaver, so whether you want to learn more about mastering the basics and designing effective Web pages or configuring database connections and working with Spry Effects, it's all here!

  • Learn the landscape — get familiar with the workspace, use the menus, understand the panels and Properties inspector, and set preferences

  • Conquer the basics — create documents, add and format text, insert graphics, create rollover buttons, and make links to other pages

  • Become a pro — style your pages with Cascading Style Sheets, build sites with Dreamweaver templates, and use Library items

  • Add some zing — use layers to create sophisticated Web layouts, add interactivity with JavaScript, and work with Spry Effects and Spry Widgets

  • Keep it clean — review source formatting and clean up your code to avoid errors when publishing your site

  • Collaborate — enable collaborative tools such as Design Notes, Check In/Check Out, Contribute, and Business Catalyst

  • Go dynamic — enable your pages to interact with databases, build dynamic forms, and work with ColdFusion components

  • Some geeky stuff — build master and detail pages, create search and results pages, and develop record update and delete pages

Open the book and find:

  • How to plan and design a Web site

  • Advice on working with Cascading Style Sheets

  • Steps for adding Flash content, movies, and audio

  • Tips for building forms and organizing data with tables

  • Ways to add interactivity with drop-down menus and rollovers

  • Techniques for testing your site before it's published

  • How to set up and manage a Contribute site

  • Secrets for building Web applications

9 books in 1

  • Getting Started

  • Mastering the Basics

  • Working Like the Pros

  • Energizing Your Site

  • Publishing Your Site

  • Working Collaboratively

  • Building Web Applications

  • Making Pages Dynamic

  • Developing Applications Rapidly

About the Author:

Sue Jenkins is a Web designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, teacher, writer, and the owner of Luckychair (www.luckychair.com), a professional design studio serving companies across the United States since 1997. Sue is the author of several books on design, including Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, Web Design: The L-Line, The Express Line to Learning, How To Do Everything Illustrator CS4, and the upcoming Smashing Photoshop: 100 Professional Techniques. She can also be seen as the software instructor in four of ClassOnDemand’s (www.classondemand.com) Adobe Training DVDs: Dreamweaver for Designers (winner of a 2007 Bronze Telly Award), Designer’s Guide to Photoshop, Designer’s Guide to Illustrator (winner of a 2009 Annual Communicator Award of Distinction), and Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements (winner of a 2009 DV Magazine Award of Excellence). In addition, Sue is an Adobe Certifi ed Expert and Adobe Certifi ed Instructor and teaches three-day courses in Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop at Noble Desktop in New York City. Sue lives with her husband and son in Pennsylvania.

Richard Wagner is a Senior Developer at Maark, LLC as well as author of several Web-related books, including Building Facebook Applications For Dummies, Professional iPhone and iPod touch Programming, XSLT For Dummies, Creating Web Pages All-in-One For Dummies, XML All-in-One For Dummies, Web Design Before & After Makeovers, and JavaScript Unleashed (1st and 2nd editions). Previously, Richard was vice president of product development at NetObjects. He was also the inventor and chief architect of the award-winning NetObjects ScriptBuilder. A versatile author with a wide range of interests, he is also the author of The Expeditionary Man and The Myth of Happiness.

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