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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 in 24 Hours

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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS3 in 24 Hours

Betsy Bruce

24 Proven One-hour Lessons

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be able to create a fully functional website using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson offers background knowledge along with practical steps to follow, allowing you to learn the essentials of using Dreamweaver from the ground up.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Dreamweaver tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to do something.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems, and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Learn how to…

  • Use Dreamweaver CS3 to create simple or advanced web pages

  • Create forms to collect information from users at your site

  • Organize your site with templates and libraries

  • Make Cascading Style Sheets work for you

  • Craft an interactive website with DHTML

  • Display data efficiently with tables

  • Dress up your site with Flash files and other multimedia

  • Insert scripted functionality by using Behaviors

  • Insert content controls using the Spry framework JavaScript libraries

  • Customize and extend Dreamweaver

  • Upload your website to a server with Dreamweaver’s built-in FTP capability

  • Betsy Bruce is a consultant and owner of Performance Factor, creators of training and performance support applications using Dreamweaver and Flash. She is an Adobe-certified instructor for Dreamweaver, Flash, Captivate, and Authorware. As an authorized trainer, she has traveled the country instructing groups–ranging from corporations to school districts–on effectively creating dynamic and standards-based web content.

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    Category:  Web Development

    Covers:  Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS3

    User Level:  Beginning

    Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. We Want to Hear from You!
    9. Reader Services
    10. Introduction
    11. Part I: Getting Started with Dreamweaver
      1. Hour 1. A World Wide Web of Dreamweaver Possibilities
      2. Hour 2. A Tour of Dreamweaver
      3. Hour 3. Setting Up a Website
      4. Hour 4. Dealing with Words: Adding Text and Lists
      5. Hour 5. Adding Links: Hyperlinks, Anchors, and Mailto Links
      6. Hour 6. Formatting Web Pages Using Cascading Style Sheets
      7. Hour 7. Looking Under the Hood: Exploring HTML
    12. Part II: Adding and Managing Images and Multimedia
      1. Hour 8. Displaying Images
      2. Hour 9. Complementing Dreamweaver with Other Applications
      3. Hour 10. Adding Flash and Other Multimedia to a Web Page
      4. Hour 11. Managing Assets Using the Assets Panel
    13. Part III: Web Page Layout
      1. Hour 12. Displaying Data in Tables
      2. Hour 13. Using CSS for Positioning
      3. Hour 14. Creating CSS for Mobile Devices and Printing
      4. Hour 15. Creating Library Items and Templates
    14. Part IV: Dynamic HTML and AJAX: Using AP Divs, Behaviors, and XML
      1. Hour 16. Adding Navigation: Navigation and Menu Bars
      2. Hour 17. Using Dynamic HTML and AP Divs
      3. Hour 18. Adding Interactivity with Behaviors
      4. Hour 19. Displaying Content and XML Using the Spry Framework
    15. Part V: Collecting User Data Using Forms
      1. Hour 20. Creating a Form and Collecting Data
      2. Hour 21. Introduction to Scripts: Sending and Reacting to Form Data
    16. Part VI: Uploading a Project and Managing a Website
      1. Hour 22. Uploading and Sharing a Project on the Web
      2. Hour 23. Managing and Editing a Website
      3. Hour 24. Customizing Dreamweaver
    17. Appendixes
      1. Appendix A. Resources
      2. Glossary
    18. Index