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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™: Dreamweaver® CS3

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something - and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Dreamweaver CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:

* Setting up a new Web site

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Exploring dynamic HTML

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Creating complex designs with CSS

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Using hyperlinks to navigate

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Publishing and maintaining sites

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Building database-driven Web sites

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Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

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Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

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Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

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Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Trademark Acknowledgments
    2. Contact Us
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to Use This Book
  7. 1. Getting Started with Dreamweaver
    1. 1.1. Introduction to the World Wide Web
    2. 1.2. The Many Ways to Design a Web Page
    3. 1.3. Plan Your Web Site
    4. 1.4. Start Dreamweaver on a PC
    5. 1.5. Start Dreamweaver on a Macintosh
    6. 1.6. Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a PC
    7. 1.7. Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a Macintosh
    8. 1.8. Show or Hide a Window
    9. 1.9. Exit Dreamweaver
    10. 1.10. Get Help
  8. 2. Setting Up Your Web Site
    1. 2.1. Define a New Web Site
    2. 2.2. Create a New Web Page
    3. 2.3. Add a Title to a Web Page
    4. 2.4. Save a Web Page
    5. 2.5. Preview a Web Page in a Browser
  9. 3. Exploring the Dreamweaver Interface
    1. 3.1. Customize the Document Window
    2. 3.2. Format Content with the Property Inspector
    3. 3.3. Add an E-Mail Link from the Insert Panel
    4. 3.4. Correct Errors with the History Panel
    5. 3.5. Open a Panel
    6. 3.6. Create and Apply a Custom Command
    7. 3.7. Set Preferences
  10. 4. Working with HTML
    1. 4.1. Introduction to HTML
    2. 4.2. Work in Design View and Code View
    3. 4.3. Explore Head and Body Tags
    4. 4.4. Explore Block-Formatting Tags
    5. 4.5. Clean Up HTML Code
    6. 4.6. View and Edit Head Content
    7. 4.7. Access Reference Information About HTML Tags
  11. 5. Formatting and Styling Text
    1. 5.1. Create a Heading
    2. 5.2. Create Paragraphs
    3. 5.3. Create Line Breaks
    4. 5.4. Indent Paragraphs
    5. 5.5. Create Lists
    6. 5.6. Insert Special Characters
    7. 5.7. Change the Font Face
    8. 5.8. Change the Font Size
    9. 5.9. Change the Font Color
    10. 5.10. Change Text and Page Colors
    11. 5.11. Copy Text from Another Document
  12. 6. Working with Images and Multimedia
    1. 6.1. Insert an Image into a Web Page
    2. 6.2. Wrap Text Around an Image
    3. 6.3. Align an Image
    4. 6.4. Crop an Image
    5. 6.5. Resize an Image
    6. 6.6. Open an Image in an Image Editor
    7. 6.7. Add Space Around an Image
    8. 6.8. Add a Background Image
    9. 6.9. Change the Background Color
    10. 6.10. Change Text Colors
    11. 6.11. Insert a Flash File
    12. 6.12. Insert Flash Video Files
    13. 6.13. Create a Rollover Image
    14. 6.14. Insert a Navigation Bar
  13. 7. Creating Hyperlinks
    1. 7.1. Link to Other Pages in Your Web Site
    2. 7.2. Link to Another Web Site
    3. 7.3. Use an Image as a Link
    4. 7.4. Create a Jump Link within a Page
    5. 7.5. Create a Link to Another File Type
    6. 7.6. Create an Image Map
    7. 7.7. Create a Link Using the Files Panel
    8. 7.8. Open a Linked Page in a New Browser Window
    9. 7.9. Create an E-Mail Link
    10. 7.10. Check Links
    11. 7.11. Change the Color of Links on a Page
  14. 8. Editing Table Designs in a Web Page
    1. 8.1. Insert a Table into a Web Page
    2. 8.2. Insert Content into a Table
    3. 8.3. Change the Background of a Table
    4. 8.4. Change the Cell Padding in a Table
    5. 8.5. Change the Cell Spacing in a Table
    6. 8.6. Change the Alignment of a Table
    7. 8.7. Change the Alignment of Cell Content
    8. 8.8. Insert or Delete a Row or Column
    9. 8.9. Split or Merge Table Cells
    10. 8.10. Change the Dimensions of a Cell
    11. 8.11. Change the Dimensions of a Table
    12. 8.12. Use Percentages for Table Width
  15. 9. Creating Pages with Frames
    1. 9.1. Introduction to Frames
    2. 9.2. Save a Frameset
    3. 9.3. Insert a Predefined Frameset
    4. 9.4. Divide a Page into Frames
    5. 9.5. Create a Nested Frame
    6. 9.6. Change the Attributes of a Frame
    7. 9.7. Add Content to a Frame
    8. 9.8. Delete a Frame
    9. 9.9. Name a Frame
    10. 9.10. Create a Link to a Frame
    11. 9.11. Format Frame Borders
    12. 9.12. Control Scroll Bars in Frames
    13. 9.13. Control Resizing in Frames
  16. 10. Creating Web-Based Forms
    1. 10.1. Introduction to Forms
    2. 10.2. Define a Form Area
    3. 10.3. Add a Text Field to a Form
    4. 10.4. Add a Check Box to a Form
    5. 10.5. Add a Radio Button to a Form
    6. 10.6. Add a Menu or List to a Form
    7. 10.7. Add a Submit Button to a Form
    8. 10.8. Add a Reset Button to a Form
  17. 11. Using Library Items and Templates
    1. 11.1. Introduction to Library Items and Templates
    2. 11.2. View Library Items and Templates
    3. 11.3. Create a Library Item
    4. 11.4. Insert a Library Item
    5. 11.5. Edit and Update a Library Item to Your Web Site
    6. 11.6. Detach Library Content for Editing
    7. 11.7. Create a Template
    8. 11.8. Set an Editable Region in a Template
    9. 11.9. Create a Page from a Template
    10. 11.10. Edit a Template and Update Your Web Site
  18. 12. Creating and Applying Cascading Style Sheets
    1. 12.1. Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
    2. 12.2. Customize an HTML Tag
    3. 12.3. Create a Class Style
    4. 12.4. Apply a Class Style
    5. 12.5. Edit a Style
    6. 12.6. Create Styles with Page Properties
    7. 12.7. Create an External Style Sheet
    8. 12.8. Attach an External Style Sheet
    9. 12.9. Edit an External Style Sheet
  19. 13. Designing a Web Site with CSS
    1. 13.1. Introduction to AP Divs
    2. 13.2. Create an AP Div with Content
    3. 13.3. Resize and Reposition AP Divs
    4. 13.4. Change the Stacking Order of AP Divs
    5. 13.5. Add a Behavior to an AP Div
    6. 13.6. Create Complex Designs with AP Divs
    7. 13.7. Create a Nested AP Div
    8. 13.8. Create a Centered CSS Layout
    9. 13.9. Edit a CSS Layout
  20. 14. Publishing a Web Site
    1. 14.1. Publish Your Web Site
    2. 14.2. Use the Site Window
    3. 14.3. Test Your Pages in Different Browsers
    4. 14.4. Organize Your Files and Folders
    5. 14.5. Set Up a Remote Site
    6. 14.6. Connect to a Remote Site
    7. 14.7. Upload Files to a Web Server
    8. 14.8. Download Files from a Web Server
    9. 14.9. Synchronize Your Local and Remote Sites
  21. 15. Maintaining a Web Site
    1. 15.1. View the Site Map
    2. 15.2. Manage Site Assets
    3. 15.3. Add Content with the Assets Panel
    4. 15.4. Specify Favorite Assets
    5. 15.5. Check a Page In or Out
    6. 15.6. Make Design Notes
    7. 15.7. Run a Site Report
    8. 15.8. Change a Link Sitewide
    9. 15.9. Find and Replace Text
  22. 16. Building a Database-Driven Web Site
    1. 16.1. The Power of Dynamic Web Sites
    2. 16.2. Install a Testing Server
    3. 16.3. Create a Database Connection
    4. 16.4. Configure a Dynamic Web Site
    5. 16.5. Create a Recordset
    6. 16.6. Add a Record
    7. 16.7. Update a Record
    8. 16.8. Add Recordset Paging
    9. 16.9. Create a Site Search