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Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Forms Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’ll build a simple subscription form for the Cosmopolitan Farmer Web site.

Note

Before you begin building the page, you’ll need to download the tutorial files from this book’s Web site. Using your Web browser, visit http://www.sawmac.com/dwmx/. Click the Tutorials link; then, under Forms Tutorial on the tutorials page, click Mac files or Windows files, depending on the kind of computer you’re using. The files download to your computer.

When the files have downloaded and uncompressed, you should have a folder named DWForms on your hard drive, containing the Web pages and graphics needed for this tutorial. (If you’re having difficulties, the Web site contains detailed instructions for downloading.)

Getting Started

You need to direct Dreamweaver’s attention to the new Web site folder you’ve just downloaded. Full details of this process begin on page 25, but here’s the Reader’s Digest version:

  1. In Dreamweaver, choose Site New Site.

    The Site Definition window opens. Make sure the Advanced tab is selected.

  2. Type Forms in the Site Name field.

    This is the name that Dreamweaver will use while you’re working on this tutorial.

  3. Click the folder icon next to the Local Root Folder field; browse to and single-click the folder DWForms, and then click Choose. Click OK.

    If you see a message that Dreamweaver is about to create a cache for this site, click OK.

    You’ve now defined the site you’ll be working on in this tutorial. Defining Web sites and using Dreamweaver’s ...

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