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Title:
Dreamweaver 3 for Windows and Macintosh
Author:
Towers, J. Tarin.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xx, 524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Covers Quick Tag editor and HTML styles"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780201702408
Format :
Book

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Summary

WYSIWYG doesn't always translate as "simple," as many Dreamweaver users have discovered. Dreamweaver 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide takes this sophisticated site design and management tool and breaks it down topic by topic into easy-to-follow, visually rich sets of instructions.

This edition of the bestselling guide includes new and reorganized chapters that focus on site management, the HTML Styles palette and Quick Tag Editor, and customizing and automating Dreamweaver. What hasn't changed is the patented Visual QuickStart approach: clear, step-by-step directions and plenty of screen shots, plus an easy-to-navigate tabbed format that lets you page straight to the subject you want. Whether you're new to Dreamweaver or moving up from the previous version, you'll be creating sophisticated and sound Web sites in no time.


Author Notes

J. Tarin Towers has contributed as a writer and technical editor to more than a dozen books about computers and the Internet. As an editorial consultant, she has worked with such companies as Netscape Communications, Microsoft, Informix Software, and infoseek. She is also a published poet and essayist. Her Web site resides at www.tarin.com.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 1
Dreamweaver Terminologyp. 2
The Document Windowp. 5
Customizing the Document Windowp. 7
Invisible Elementsp. 9
The HTML Inspectorp. 10
Selecting Objectsp. 12
The Properties Inspectorp. 14
The Launcherp. 16
The Objects Palettep. 20
Dreamweaver Objectsp. 21
About Historyp. 23
Chapter 2 Basic Web Pagesp. 25
Opening and Creating HTML Filesp. 27
Saving Your Workp. 29
Saving a Copy of a Filep. 30
Page Propertiesp. 31
Colors and Web Pagesp. 32
Modifying the Page Backgroundp. 36
Setting the Text Colorsp. 38
Previewing in a Browserp. 39
Printing from the Browser Windowp. 40
Chapter 3 Setting Up a Local Sitep. 41
The Site windowp. 43
Setting Up a Local Sitep. 44
Editing and Deleting Local Sitesp. 47
Site window Tips and Shortcutsp. 48
Chapter 4 Editing HTMLp. 51
Using the HTML Inspectorp. 56
Using the Quick Tag Editorp. 58
Selecting Parent and Child Tagsp. 63
Inserting Commentsp. 65
Setting HTML Preferencesp. 66
Cleaning Up HTMLp. 69
Chapter 5 Working with Textp. 75
Placing Textp. 76
Changing Font Sizep. 77
Using Text Stylesp. 81
Physical Text Stylesp. 83
Logical Text Stylesp. 84
Changing Font Facep. 85
Special Characters in HTMLp. 90
Find and Replacep. 92
Checking Your Spellingp. 95
Chapter 6 Paragraphs and Layoutp. 97
Paragraphs versus Line Breaksp. 98
Paragraph Propertiesp. 100
Break Propertiesp. 101
Headingsp. 102
Preformatted Textp. 103
Formatting Listsp. 105
Text Alignmentp. 109
Indenting Textp. 110
The Nonbreaking Spacep. 112
Horizontal Rulesp. 113
Chapter 7 Creating HTML Stylesp. 115
Applying HTML Stylesp. 117
Removing Stylesp. 119
Creating New Stylesp. 120
Editing Stylesp. 124
Using the Styles Filep. 125
Chapter 8 Working with Imagesp. 127
Placing an Imagep. 128
Selecting an Imagep. 129
The Properties Inspectorp. 130
Image Formatsp. 131
Image Propertiesp. 132
Appearance Propertiesp. 133
Layout Propertiesp. 135
Page Loading Propertiesp. 137
Image Rolloversp. 139
Chapter 9 Working with Links and URLsp. 143
Relative Linksp. 145
Making Linksp. 147
Using Named Anchorsp. 153
Aiming Targetsp. 156
Using Navigation Barsp. 157
Managing Linksp. 161
Changing Link Colorsp. 167
Smart Linking Strategiesp. 168
Chapter 10 Working with Tablesp. 169
Setting Up Tablesp. 170
Adding Content to a Tablep. 172
Changing Table Size and Layoutp. 175
Adjusting the Table Sizep. 181
Converting Percentages and Pixelsp. 184
Creating a Table within a Tablep. 185
Working with Table Bordersp. 186
Adjusting Table Spacingp. 187
Adjusting Content Spacingp. 189
Coloring Tablesp. 190
Inserting Tabular Datap. 193
Exporting Tablesp. 195
Sorting Table Contentsp. 196
Chapter 11 Using Framesp. 197
Frames and Navigationp. 198
Setting Up a Frames Pagep. 199
Creating Frames by Draggingp. 200
Quick and Dirty Framesp. 201
The Frames Inspectorp. 203
Modifying the Frame Page Layoutp. 204
Deleting a Framep. 205
Nested Framesetsp. 206
Setting Column and Row Sizesp. 208
Setting Content Pagesp. 210
Creating Content within a Framep. 211
Saving Your Workp. 212
Saving the Frameset Pagep. 213
Frameset Optionsp. 214
Setting Marginsp. 217
Targeting Linksp. 218
Creating No-Frames Contentp. 223
Inline Framesp. 225
Chapter 12 Filling Out Formsp. 227
Formatting Formsp. 229
Adding Form Objectsp. 230
Names and Valuesp. 231
Jump Menusp. 242
Making It Gop. 249
Chapter 13 Stylin' with Style Sheetsp. 251
In This Chapterp. 252
How Style Sheets Workp. 253
Kinds of Style Sheetsp. 254
Creating a Stylep. 256
Defining New Selectorsp. 259
Linked and Imported Style Sheetsp. 263
Editing Style Sheetsp. 266
Applying Style Classesp. 268
About Conflicting Stylesp. 269
Style Definitionsp. 270
Type Attributesp. 272
Background Attributesp. 275
Block Attributesp. 277
Box Attributesp. 279
Border Attributesp. 281
List Attributesp. 282
Extensionsp. 283
Chapter 14 Layers and Positioningp. 285
CSS Positioningp. 286
X, Y and Z Coordinatesp. 286
Absolute vs. Relative Positioningp. 287
Positioning Propertiesp. 288
Other CSS Attributes Related to Positioningp. 290
About the Layers Inspectorp. 291
About the Gridp. 291
About the Rulersp. 291
Creating Layersp. 292
Selecting Layersp. 294
Deleting a Layerp. 295
Renaming a Layerp. 295
Choosing Tagsp. 296
Moving Layersp. 297
Resizing Layersp. 298
Nesting and Overlapping Layersp. 300
Changing Layer Visibilityp. 302
Stacking Orderp. 304
Content and Layersp. 306
Layers and Stylesp. 307
The Clipping Areap. 308
Content Overflowp. 310
Setting a Backgroundp. 311
Layer Preferencesp. 312
Netscape's Layer Tagsp. 314
Additional Netscape Layer Propertiesp. 315
Converting Layers to Tables (and Vice Versa)p. 317
Using a Tracing Imagep. 320
Chapter 15 Behavior Modificationp. 323
JavaScript Conceptsp. 324
Adding Behaviorsp. 326
Common Objectsp. 330
Event Handlersp. 332
Common Actionsp. 334
Set Text of Status Barp. 335
Go to URLp. 336
Popup Messagep. 337
Open Browser Windowp. 338
Check Pluginp. 340
Check Browserp. 342
Swap Imagep. 344
Play Soundp. 348
Control Shockwave or Flashp. 349
Show-Hide Layersp. 351
Validate Formp. 353
Set Textp. 355
Change Propertyp. 359
Drag Layerp. 362
Adding New Scripts and Behaviorsp. 365
Chapter 16 Drawing Timelinesp. 369
What Timelines Can Dop. 370
The Timelines Inspectorp. 371
Dissecting the Timelines Inspectorp. 372
Adding a Layer to a Timelinep. 374
Timeline Actionsp. 375
About Keyframesp. 377
Showing and Hiding Layersp. 379
Changing the Z-indexp. 380
Changing the Timingp. 381
Changing Layer Dimensionsp. 382
Adding an Image to a Timelinep. 383
Adding a Behavior to a Timelinep. 385
Making Timelines Gop. 386
Loop and Rewindp. 389
Adding and Removing Framesp. 392
Using Multiple Timelinesp. 393
Deleting Objectsp. 395
Changing Objectsp. 396
Deleting a Timelinep. 397
Bringing It All Togetherp. 398
Chapter 17 Automating Dreamweaverp. 401
About Librariesp. 402
What Library Items Dop. 404
Creating a Library Itemp. 405
Adding an Existing Library Item to a Pagep. 406
Editing Library Itemsp. 407
Renaming a Library Itemp. 409
Deleting a Library Itemp. 410
Re-creating a Library Itemp. 411
Updating Your Sitep. 412
Using Server-Side Includesp. 414
Inserting SSIsp. 416
Changing SSI Viewing Optionsp. 417
Dream Templatesp. 418
Template Toolsp. 419
Creating Templatesp. 420
Setting Template Page Propertiesp. 421
Using Styles and JavaScript in Templatesp. 422
Setting Editable Regionsp. 423
Creating Pages Based on a Templatep. 424
Detaching a Page from a Templatep. 425
Attaching an Existing Page to a Templatep. 426
Using Editable Regionsp. 427
Highlights for Templatesp. 428
Renaming and Deleting Templatesp. 429
Exporting as XMLp. 432
The History Palettep. 436
Repeating and Undoing Actionsp. 438
Copying and Pasting Stepsp. 442
Saving Steps as Commandsp. 444
Setting the Number of Stored Stepsp. 447
Clearing the History Listp. 448
Chapter 18 Customizing Dreamweaverp. 449
Custom Objectsp. 451
Editing Dreamweaver Menusp. 455
About the Menus.xml Filep. 458
About Menu Itemsp. 460
Rearranging Menu Itemsp. 462
Deleting a menu itemp. 463
Adding a Separatorp. 463
Changing Keyboard Shortcutsp. 464
Customizing Dialog Boxesp. 467
Chapter 19 Plug-ins and Active Contentp. 469
Using Sound Filesp. 471
Sound File Parametersp. 474
Netscape Plug-insp. 476
Shockwave and Flashp. 478
Java Appletsp. 481
ActiveXp. 483
Extra Parametersp. 486
Chapter 20 Managing Your Web sitesp. 487
Connecting to a Remote Sitep. 491
Getting and Puttingp. 492
Synchronizingp. 493
Refreshing and Switching Viewsp. 494
Checking In and Checking Outp. 496
Using Site Mapsp. 501
Site Map Icons and Tipsp. 503
Drawing Links in the Site Mapp. 504
Setting Up Design Notesp. 505
Using Design Notesp. 506
Site FTP Preferencesp. 509
Indexp. 511

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