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Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS6 Classroom in a Book®

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 choose Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show you step by step everything you need to know to work in Dreamweaver CS6. You’ll learn to create a professional website without having to write code by hand.

This completely revised CS6 edition also covers HTML5, CSS3, and media queries for responsive web design. The book also shows how to create HTML-based headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects; add links to text and images; apply cascading styles sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. You’ll also learn to add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible video and animation, get guidance for working with code, and finally publish a finished site to the Web.

The companion DVD includes all lesson files so you can work along with the book, as well as, two hours of free video tutorials from Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Learn by Video.

**Breaking News! In September 2012 Adobe released an update to Dreamweaver offering new features for Creative Cloud customers, that give you the ability to easily add HTML5 tags, audio, video and Adobe Edge Animate compositions to your projects, and quickly find files with real-time search results on Mac OS. Register your book at peachpit.com/register to receive a free update that covers these features, including a completely new chapter, “Making Your Web Design Mobile-Ready.”


Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. eBook Readers: Find your Lesson Files
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. TinyURLs
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing the program
    5. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Recommended lesson order
    7. Jumpstart
    8. Setting up the workspace
    9. Windows vs. Macintosh instructions
    10. Finding Dreamweaver information
    11. Checking for updates
    12. Additional resources
    13. Adobe certification
  6. 1. Customizing Your Workspace
    1. Touring the workspace
    2. Switching and splitting views
    3. Working with panels
    4. Selecting a workspace layout
    5. Adjusting toolbars
    6. Personalizing preferences
    7. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
    8. Using the Property inspector
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  7. 2. HTML Basics
    1. What is HTML?
    2. Where did HTML begin?
    3. Writing your own HTML code
    4. Frequently used HTML 4 codes
    5. Introducing HTML5
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  8. 3. CSS Basics
    1. What is CSS?
    2. HTML vs. CSS formatting
    3. HTML defaults
    4. CSS box model
    5. Formatting text
    6. Formatting objects
    7. Multiples, classes, and IDs, oh my!
    8. CSS3 overview and support
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  9. 4. Creating a Page Layout
    1. Web design basics
    2. Working with thumbnails and wireframes
    3. Defining a Dreamweaver site
    4. Using the Welcome screen
    5. Previewing your completed file
    6. Modifying an existing CSS layout
    7. Adding a background image to the header
    8. Inserting new components
    9. Changing element alignment
    10. Modifying the page width and background color
    11. Modifying existing content and formatting
    12. Inserting an image placeholder
    13. Inserting placeholder text
    14. Modifying the footer
    15. Checking browser compatibility
    16. Review questions
    17. Review answers
  10. 5. Working with Cascading Style Sheets
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Working with the CSS Styles panel
    3. Working with type
    4. Using images for graphical effects
    5. Creating new CSS rules
    6. Creating an interactive menu
    7. Modifying hyperlink behavior
    8. Creating faux columns
    9. Moving rules to an external style sheet
    10. Creating style sheets for other media
    11. Review questions
    12. Review answers
  11. 6. Working with Templates
    1. Previewing completed files
    2. Creating a template from an existing layout
    3. Inserting editable regions
    4. Producing child pages
    5. Updating a template
    6. Using library items
    7. Using server-side includes
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  12. 7. Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Creating and styling text
    3. Creating and styling tables
    4. Spell checking webpages
    5. Finding and replacing text
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  13. 8. Working with Images
    1. Reviewing web image basics
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Inserting an image
    4. Adjusting image positions with CSS classes
    5. Working with the Insert panel
    6. Using Adobe Bridge to insert images
    7. Inserting non-web file types
    8. Working with Photoshop Smart Objects
    9. Copying and pasting images from Photoshop and Fireworks
    10. Inserting images by drag and drop
    11. Optimizing images with the Property inspector
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  14. 9. Working with Navigation
    1. Hyperlink basics
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Creating internal hyperlinks
    4. Creating an image-based link
    5. Creating an external link
    6. Setting up email links
    7. Targeting page elements
    8. Inserting Spry menu bars
    9. Checking your page
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  15. 10. Adding Interactivity
    1. Learning about Dreamweaver behaviors
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Working with Dreamweaver behaviors
    4. Working with Spry Accordion widgets
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  16. 11. Working with Web Animation and Video
    1. Understanding web animation and video
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Adding web animation to a page
    4. Adding web video to a page
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  17. 12. Working with Forms
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Learning about forms
    3. Adding a form to a page
    4. Inserting text form elements
    5. Inserting checkboxes
    6. Creating radio buttons
    7. Incorporating text areas
    8. Working with lists
    9. Adding a Submit button
    10. Specifying a form action
    11. Emailing form data
    12. Styling forms
    13. Review questions
    14. Review answers
  18. 13. Working with Online Data
    1. Working with dynamic content
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Using HTML and XML data
    4. Choosing a server model
    5. Configuring a local web server
    6. Setting up a testing server
    7. Building database applications
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  19. 14. Building Dynamic Pages with Data
    1. Building pages with PHP
    2. Creating a master/detail page set
    3. Creating a detail page
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  20. 15. Publishing to the Web
    1. Defining a remote site
    2. Cloaking folders and files
    3. Wrapping things up
    4. Putting your site online
    5. Synchronizing local and remote sites
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  21. Appendix. TinyURLs
  22. Index
  23. Learn By Video
    1. Titles
  24. Where are the Lesson Files?