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Web Sites Do-It-Yourself for Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Janine Warner

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Chapter 6. Getting Started with Dreamweaver

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
  • Setting up a new or existing site

  • Defining a Web site in Dreamweaver

  • Creating new Web pages

  • Setting links in Dreamweaver

  • Changing page-wide settings with page properties

  • Adding meta tags for search engines

  • Adding code from YouTube, Google, and other sites in Dreamweaver

The high-end features in Dreamweaver make it the preferred choice for professional Web designers, but its easy-to-use graphical interface makes it popular among novices and hobbyists as well. This book is designed to help you create a Web site as quickly as possible by providing you with templates for a variety of common Web sites and instructions for how to customize those templates in Dreamweaver. If you're eager to get started, feel free to jump ahead to Chapter 7, 8, or 9, where you find instructions for using Dreamweaver to customize the ready-to-use templates that come with this book.

Before you do, though, I suggest that you at least skim through this chapter so that you have some familiarity with the most important features in Dreamweaver, how I've used Dreamweaver's advanced template features to help you create sites quickly, and how you can edit those templates with this great Web design program. This chapter is designed to introduce you to Dreamweaver and to show you how to do some the most common tasks with this popular design program, such as creating new pages, inserting ...

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