Dreamweaver MX 2004 is the latest version of Macromedias world-class visual web-authoring tool, which includes powerful yet easy-to-use database integration. Unlike many other books, Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004 focuses on both sides of coin - no matter what your background, this book will give you a solid foundation in graphic design and layout issues as well as full training in the powerful server-side and database integration features that Dreamweaver offers. The truth is that in today's climate database integration is no more of an extra than faultless visual design, and this book is here to guide you through this new world, covering dynamic scripting with PHP and the popular MySQL database. This book covers:- Site design and layout principles- Using templates and Cascading Style Sheets to create advanced site designs - Adding interactivity to pages with PHP script - Setting up PHP and MySQL to create powerful dynamic database-driven applications - Working with the new user interfacEven if you are already using Dreamweaver and want to extend your skills towards dynamic content, interactive and engaging to your visitors. Or maybe you?re a developer who wants to make the most of this sophisticated productivity tool and take full advantage of the renowned Dreamweaver interface to improve your workflow.
Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004 gives you the essential grounding that you?ll need in the all-important design context. Whether a complete novice or a past user, after reading this book, you?ll be fluent in the full breadth of the powerful functionality that Dreamweaver MX 2004 has to offer - this book presents a unique learning curve backed up by solid real-world case studies and tutorials. Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 makes this all possible, and Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004 makes it easier than you could have imagined! Potential readers include:- Someone who wants to learn Dreamweaver MX 2004, but only wants a static site- The same, but who might take a look at dynamic sites later - Someone who already has a static site, but wants to make it dynamic - Someone who wants to create a dynamic site from scratch - Those who want to improve their sites and learn best practices and web standards
From the reviews:
"Cooler than Jack Nicholson smearing ice-cream on The White Stripes in a freezer. In the Winter. On Pluto!" DMXzone.com
From the reviews:
"I liked this book very much; the style was bright and breezy enough so that it never got boring ... . The learning curve in this book is fast, but not frightening, and it coves all the basics but distinguishes itself by including information on design, the user experience and security which you don't usually see in books aimed at the beginner ... ." (Bruce Lawson, DMXzone, 2004)