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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Unleashed

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Unleashed

This book is the most comprehensive and independent resource for experienced web developers who want to plan, architect, develop, and deploy state-of-the-art websites, applications, and services.

Expert web developer and trainer Zak Ruvalcaba brings together real-world insights and advanced techniques for every facet of contemporary web development, from site management to data-driven applications and multimedia content to security. Ruvalcaba systematically illuminates the major features Adobe has brought to Dreamweaver CS4, including its

powerful Spry framework for Ajax development, its innovative CSS browser compatibility checking, and more.

You’ll learn how to smoothly integrate Dreamweaver CS4 with other key web design and development tools, ranging from Photoshop to Flash to databases. You’ll also discover how to use Dreamweaver CS4 to improve team collaboration, automate workflow, streamline content management, and reuse assets more efficiently.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Get productive with Dreamweaver CS4 development fast, whether you’re new to Dreamweaver or upgrading from previous versions

  • Create more effective, compatible CSS sites—and leverage Dreamweaver CS4’s powerful CSS templates

  • Streamline and automate workflow across your development and content teams

  • Incorporate animation, video, and audio, including Adobe Flash content

  • Make the most of databases and SQL queries in your sites and applications

  • Build dynamic pages and sites that integrate everything from search functionality to user authentication

  • Implement high-performance web services with Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

  • Use Adobe’s Spry framework, widgets, and effects to quickly build rich XML-based applications

  • Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the web since 1995. He’s built websites and applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and many others. He is currently an instructor with the San Diego Community College District, Palomar Community College, and Mt. San Jacinto Community College, teaching the use of various technologies and tools including ASP.NET, Dreamweaver, and Flash. He is the author of the 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver (Que), Build Your Own ASP.NET 3.5 Website Using C# and VB (SitePoint), and Beginning Expression Web (Wrox).

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    Category: Web Development/Dreamweaver

    Covers: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

    User Level: Intermediate–Advanced 

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication Page
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Acknowledgments
    7. We Want to Hear from You!
    8. Reader Services
    9. Introduction
    10. PART I Getting Up to Speed with Dreamweaver CS4
      1. CHAPTER 1 The Dreamweaver CS4 Interface
      2. CHAPTER 2 Building a Web Page
      3. CHAPTER 3 Dreamweaver Site Management
    11. PART II Static Web Page Development
      1. CHAPTER 4 Web Page Structuring Using Tables
      2. CHAPTER 5 Page Formatting Using Cascading Style Sheets
      3. CHAPTER 6 Page Structuring Using Cascading Style Sheets
      4. CHAPTER 7 HTML Forms
      5. CHAPTER 8 Exchange Management
    12. PART III Team Collaboration and Task Automation
      1. CHAPTER 9 Building Dreamweaver Websites Within Teams
      2. CHAPTER 10 Managing Website Content Using Contribute
      3. CHAPTER 11 Enhancing Workflow
      4. CHAPTER 12 Working with Templates and Library Items
    13. PART IV Incorporating Multimedia and Animation
      1. CHAPTER 13 Incorporating Video and Audio
      2. CHAPTER 14 Integrating with Fireworks, Photoshop, and Flash
    14. PART V Dynamic Web Page Development
      1. CHAPTER 15 Introduction to Web Applications
      2. CHAPTER 16 Working with Server-Side Technologies
      3. CHAPTER 17 A Database Primer
      4. CHAPTER 18 A SQL Primer
      5. CHAPTER 19 Working with Dynamic Data
      6. CHAPTER 20 Adding and Modifying Data
      7. CHAPTER 21 Integrating Search Functionality.
      8. CHAPTER 22 Security and User Authentication
      9. CHAPTER 23 Working with Web Services and ColdFusion Components
      10. CHAPTER 24 Working with the Spry Framework for Ajax
    15. PART VI Appendixes (Online)
      1. APPENDIX A Accessibility
      2. APPENDIX B Extending Dreamweaver
      3. APPENDIX C Defining Preferences
      4. APPENDIX D Working with Frames and Framesets
    16. Index