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Dreamweaver MX 2004 the Missing Manual : The Missing Manuals Series - David McFarland

Dreamweaver MX 2004 the Missing Manual

The Missing Manuals Series

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2004
ISBN: 9780596006310
Number Of Pages: 836

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Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX 2004 offers a rich environment for building professional web sites, with drag-and-drop simplicity, clean HTML code, and dynamic database-driven web site creation tools. It comes with everything except perhaps the most important feature of all: a printed manual.

Enter "Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual," the book that enables both first-time and experienced web designers to bring stunning, interactive web sites to life. What sets this new edition apart is the crystal-clear writing, welcome humor, and exclusive features like these: Live examples. With a step-by-step annotated tutorial, readers follow the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with Flash buttons, Cascading Style Sheets, and dynamic databases. Tricks of the trade. The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts. Design guidance. Readers can create any modern web feature, including forms, animations, pop-up windows, and more. This book lets you know which browsers, situations, and audiences are appropriate for each. With over 500 illustrations, a handcrafted index, and the clarity of thought that has made bestsellers of every Missing Manual to date, this edition is the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Introductionp. 1
What's New in Dreamweaver MX 2004p. 1
HTML, XHTML, and CSS 101p. 2
The Very Basicsp. 7
About This Bookp. 7
Building a Web Page
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Guided Tourp. 13
Welcome to Dreamweaver MX 2004p. 13
The Dreamweaver MX 2004 Interfacep. 16
The Dreamweaver Test Drivep. 24
Adding Text to Your Web Pagesp. 49
Adding Text in Dreamweaverp. 49
Copying and Pasting Textp. 54
Selecting Textp. 59
Spell Checkingp. 60
Undo, Redo, and the History Panelp. 62
Text Formattingp. 65
Paragraph Formattingp. 65
Listsp. 72
Character Formattingp. 79
Linksp. 93
Understanding Linksp. 93
Adding a Linkp. 98
Adding an Email Linkp. 104
Linking Within a Web Pagep. 107
Modifying a Linkp. 109
Imagesp. 111
Adding Imagesp. 112
Modifying an Imagep. 115
Editing Graphicsp. 123
Image Mapsp. 129
Rollover Imagesp. 132
Flash Buttonsp. 134
Flash Textp. 137
Tutorial: Adding Rolloversp. 141
Building a Better Web Page
Cascading Style Sheetsp. 147
Cascading Style Sheet Basicsp. 147
Creating Stylesp. 151
Using Stylesp. 154
Manipulating Stylesp. 158
More About Stylesp. 164
Advanced Stylesp. 168
Style Propertiesp. 173
Cascading Style Sheets Tutorialp. 187
Page Layout 101p. 201
Table Basicsp. 202
Layout Modep. 205
Inserting a Table in Standard Viewp. 218
Selecting Parts of a Table in Standard Viewp. 221
Expanded Table Modep. 222
Formatting Tablesp. 222
Modifying Cell and Row Properties in Standard Viewp. 226
Adding and Removing Rows and Columnsp. 234
Merging and Splitting Cellsp. 236
Nesting Tables in Standard Viewp. 238
Tabular Datap. 240
Tables Tutorialp. 244
Page Layout 2004p. 265
Introducing CSS Layoutp. 265
The Basicsp. 267
Creating CSS Styles for Layersp. 267
Applying the Layer Stylep. 274
Drawing with the Layer Toolp. 276
The Layers Panelp. 278
Modifying Layer Propertiesp. 279
Nesting Layersp. 283
CSS Layout Tutorialp. 285
Framesp. 299
The Frame Pagep. 299
Creating Framesp. 303
Selecting Frames and Framesetsp. 306
Saving Framesets and Framesp. 308
Frame and Frameset Propertiesp. 309
Targeting Linksp. 315
Inserting a Navigation Barp. 316
Under the Hood: HTMLp. 321
Roundtrip HTMLp. 321
Code Viewp. 324
Quick Tag Editorp. 332
Tag Inspectorp. 334
Reference Panelp. 335
Inserting JavaScriptp. 336
Bringing Your Pages to Life
Formsp. 341
Form Basicsp. 342
Creating a Formp. 343
Adding Form Elementsp. 346
Validating Formsp. 360
Forms Tutorialp. 363
Dreamweaver Behaviorsp. 377
Understanding Behaviorsp. 377
Applying Behaviorsp. 380
Events for 4.0 Browsersp. 385
The Actions, One by Onep. 389
Creating an External JavaScript Libraryp. 424
Adding More Behaviorsp. 427
Flash, Shockwave, and Other Multimediap. 429
Flashp. 430
Flash Elementsp. 437
Shockwavep. 442
Java Appletsp. 444
ActiveX Controlsp. 446
Plug-Insp. 448
Building a Web Site
Introducing Site Managementp. 453
Structuring a Web Sitep. 454
Viewing a Site Mapp. 471
Site Assetsp. 477
Testing Your Sitep. 483
Site Launch Checklistp. 483
Check Browser Supportp. 485
Validating Web Pagesp. 489
Find and Fix Broken Linksp. 494
Cleaning Up HTML (and XHTML)p. 501
Site Reportingp. 504
Accessibilityp. 508
Download Statisticsp. 511
Moving Your Site to the Internetp. 513
Defining a Remote Sitep. 513
Transferring Filesp. 522
Check In and Check Outp. 530
Synchronizing Site Filesp. 536
Communicating with Design Notesp. 539
Dreamweaver 2004 Power
Snippets and Librariesp. 549
Snippets Basicsp. 549
Using Snippetsp. 550
Creating Snippetsp. 551
Built-in Snippetsp. 554
Library Basicsp. 555
Create and Use Library Itemsp. 556
Edit Library Itemsp. 559
Library Tutorialp. 561
Templatesp. 565
Template Basicsp. 565
Create a Templatep. 568
Define Editable Regionsp. 570
Adding Optional Regionsp. 580
Nested Templatesp. 587
Building Pages Based on a Templatep. 591
Update a Templatep. 596
Template Tutorialp. 601
Automating Dreamweaverp. 611
The History Panel Revisitedp. 611
Create Web Photo Albump. 616
Find and Replacep. 619
Customizing Dreamweaverp. 635
Keyboard Shortcutsp. 635
Dreamweaver Extensionsp. 640
Dynamic Dreamweaver 2004
Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sitesp. 649
The Dynamic Edgep. 649
Pieces of the Puzzlep. 651
Setting Up Dreamweaver for Dynamic Web Sitesp. 656
Databases Explained (in Five Minutes or Less)p. 661
Creating a Dynamic Pagep. 664
Connecting Dreamweaver to a Databasep. 665
Adding Dynamic Data to Your Pagesp. 673
Retrieving Informationp. 673
Adding Dynamic Informationp. 690
Displaying Multiple Recordsp. 693
Recordset Navigationp. 696
Viewing Live Data Within Dreamweaverp. 699
Master Detail Page Setp. 702
Passing Information Between Pagesp. 705
Tutorial: Displaying Database Informationp. 709
Web Pages that Manipulate Database Recordsp. 729
Adding Datap. 729
Updating Database Recordsp. 736
Dynamic Form Fieldsp. 742
Deleting Recordsp. 749
Tutorial: Inserting and Updating Datap. 753
Advanced Dynamic Site Featuresp. 775
Password-Protecting Web Pagesp. 775
Additional Data Sourcesp. 785
Advanced Server Behaviorsp. 793
Tutorial: Authenticationp. 797
Getting Helpp. 809
Getting Help from Dreamweaverp. 809
Getting Help from Macromediap. 810
Help from the Real Worldp. 812
Help Creating Your Own Extensionsp. 812
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ISBN: 9780596006310
ISBN-10: 0596006314
Series: The Missing Manuals Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 836
Published: 2nd March 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.1  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.3
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Annotated