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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Dreamweaver and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Learn how to create and manage web sites, build rich interactive interfaces, incorporate graphics, text, and video, and use Photoshop Smart Objects.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. What’s on the Disc
    1. Lesson files ... and so much more
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the program
    4. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    5. Setting preferences
    6. Setting up the workspace
    7. Finding Dreamweaver information
    8. Checking for updates
    9. Additional resources
    10. Adobe certification
  4. 1. Getting a Quick Start
    1. Defining a Dreamweaver site
    2. Using the Welcome screen
    3. Selecting a CSS layout
    4. Saving a page
    5. Choosing a document view
    6. Modifying the page title
    7. Changing headings
    8. Inserting text
    9. Inserting images
    10. Selecting and modifying CSS styles
      1. Changing the page body background color
      2. Inserting a graphic background into the header
    11. Adjusting text, fonts, and colors
      1. Altering text size
    12. Working with Code view and Code and Design view
      1. Working with horizontally- and vertically-split views
    13. Using the Properties panel
    14. Previewing a page in Live view
    15. Previewing pages in a browser
    16. Review questions
    17. Review answers
  5. 2. Working with Cascading Style Sheets
    1. Previewing a completed file
    2. Attaching an external style sheet
    3. Creating new CSS rules
      1. Defining styles for descendant selectors
      2. Setting up custom classes
    4. Applying styles
    5. Applying custom classes to page divisions
      1. Floating images
    6. Examining selectors in the CSS Rules panel
    7. Creating style sheets for other media types
      1. Displaying the Style Rendering toolbar
      2. Converting an existing style sheet for print
      3. Hiding unwanted page areas
      4. Ensuring that colors work in print
      5. Removing unneeded styles
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  6. 3. Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
    1. Previewing a completed file
      1. Importing text
    2. Creating headings, lists, and blockquotes
      1. Creating headings
      2. Creating lists
      3. Creating blockquotes
    3. Creating tables
    4. Styling tables with CSS
    5. Spell-checking a document
    6. Using the Spry Tooltip widget
    7. Finding and replacing text
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  7. 4. Working with Images
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Inserting an image
    3. Using background images
    4. Using the Properties panel with images
    5. Copying and pasting from Photoshop
    6. Accessing Adobe Bridge
    7. Using Photoshop Smart Objects
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  8. 5. Working with Navigation
    1. Previewing your completed file
    2. Linking to internal site pages
    3. Creating an external link
    4. Setting up e-mail links
    5. Targeting links within a page
    6. Inserting Spry Menu Bars
      1. Customizing the appearance of the Spry Menu Bar
    7. Inserting Spry Tabbed Panels
    8. Checking your page
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  9. 6. Adding Interactivity
    1. Learning about Dreamweaver behaviors
    2. Previewing a completed file
    3. Using a Spry effects behavior
    4. Learning about XML data
    5. Importing XML data with Spry
    6. Creating Spry Accordions
      1. Adding a Spry Accordion
      2. Adding additional panels
    7. Customizing a Spry Accordion
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  10. 7. Creating a Page Layout
    1. Previewing a completed file
    2. Creating layout styled <div> elements
      1. Creating the page and defining the body tag
      2. Defining the outer wrapper
      3. Setting up the primary divisions
      4. Adding content areas
      5. Inserting placeholders
    3. Looking at Code view
    4. Exporting CSS styles
    5. Using the ruler and guides
    6. Checking the layout
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. 8. Working with Forms
    1. Previewing a completed file
    2. Learning about forms
    3. Adding a form to the page
    4. Inserting text form elements
      1. Setting preferences for accessible forms
      2. Using text fields
      3. Including Spry Text fields
      4. Creating a fieldset
      5. Creating username and password text fields
      6. Entering a password field
      7. Incorporating text areas
    5. Creating radio buttons
    6. Inserting check boxes
    7. Working with lists
    8. Adding a submit button
    9. Styling forms
      1. Applying CSS rules
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  12. 9. Working with Flash
    1. Previewing a completed file
    2. Adding a Flash movie to a page
    3. Adding Flash video to a page
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  13. 10. Increasing Productivity
    1. Previewing completed files
    2. Creating a template
    3. Inserting editable regions
    4. Updating a template
    5. Producing child pages
    6. Using Library items
      1. Creating a Library item
      2. Inserting a Library item
      3. Linking to the dependent files
      4. Adding the menu
      5. Updating Library items
    7. Using server-side includes
      1. Creating server-side includes
      2. Inserting server-side includes
      3. Adding the server-side include to site pages
      4. Updating server-side includes
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  14. 11. Publishing to the Web
    1. Defining a remote site
      1. Setting up a remote FTP site
      2. Establishing a remote site on a local or network server
    2. Cloaking folders and files
    3. Putting your site online
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers