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Title:
Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 studio : a beginner's guide
Author:
Cavanaugh, Kim.
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Publication Information:
New York : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxiv, 582 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"219260-7"-Cover.

"Essestial skills for first-time designers"-Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780072192605
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Book

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This is a logical and cost effective choise for consumers that are looking for a complete Web design package. The author offers a comprehensive introduction to features and functionality.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Part 1 Dreamweaver 4 and the World Wide Web
1 Fundamentals of the World Wide Webp. 3
Understanding the Web--Basic Internet Terminologiesp. 4
What Is HTML?p. 5
Getting Connectedp. 6
Getting a Handle on HTMLp. 8
HTML Tagsp. 9
HTML Attributesp. 11
The Present and Future of HTMLp. 16
What You See Is What You Getp. 17
Project 1-1 Viewing Source Codep. 19
What to Take Awayp. 21
Mastery Checkp. 21
2 Planning and Organizing Your Web Sitep. 23
Planning Your Site from the Ground Upp. 24
Identify the Target Audiencep. 25
Planning Site Contentp. 29
Creating a Site Mapp. 30
Understanding Paths and Site Structurep. 32
Project 2-1 Defining a Web Site from the Ground Upp. 35
How Dreamweaver Handles Site Managementp. 38
Getting to the Root of Your Web Sitep. 38
Project 2-2 Defining Sites in Dreamweaverp. 40
Project 2-3 Creating a Site Structurep. 42
Project 2-4 Creating a New Web Site Structure from Scratchp. 46
What to Take Awayp. 47
Mastery Checkp. 48
3 Understanding the Dreamweaver Interfacep. 49
The document Windowp. 50
The Head Content Barp. 53
The Toolbarp. 54
The Status Barp. 56
The Properties Inspectorp. 59
Text Propertiesp. 60
Image Propertiesp. 61
The Objects Panelp. 63
Common Objectsp. 65
Character Objectsp. 66
Form Objectsp. 67
Frame Objectsp. 68
Head Objectsp. 69
Invisible Objectsp. 70
Special Objectsp. 71
Layout and Viewp. 71
The Launcher and Mini-Launcherp. 72
The Menu Barp. 73
The Context Menup. 75
Project 3-1 Using the Objects Panel and the Properties Inspectorp. 75
What to Take Awayp. 78
Mastery Checkp. 78
4 Layouts and Alignments: Building Your First Web Pagep. 79
Creating Your First Web Pagep. 80
Project 4-1 Creating and Saving a New HTML documentp. 80
File Naming and Page Titlesp. 82
Modifying Page Propertiesp. 84
Project 4-2 Using Images for Page Backgroundsp. 84
Project 4-3 Changing Page Background Colorsp. 88
Changing Text Colorsp. 91
Using Preset Color Schemesp. 91
Color Considerations in Web Designp. 92
Previewing Pages in a Browserp. 94
Setting Page Marginsp. 96
Project 4-4 Exploring Page Options and Colorsp. 97
What to Take Awayp. 101
Mastery Checkp. 102
5 The Printed Word: Working with Textp. 103
Understanding Text and Typefacesp. 104
Text Terminologyp. 105
Considerations when Working with Textp. 106
Entering and Formatting Textp. 107
Entering Text in Dreamweaverp. 108
Text Formattingp. 112
Controlling Text Appearancep. 115
Changing Font Stylesp. 115
Changing Font Sizesp. 118
Changing Font Colorsp. 121
Aligning Textp. 122
Using Lists and Indentsp. 124
Creating Hyperlinksp. 129
Absolute and Relative Linksp. 129
Creating a Relative Linkp. 130
Creating an E-Mail Linkp. 133
Inserting Page Anchorsp. 135
Putting It All Togetherp. 138
Project 5-1 Formatting a Web Pagep. 138
What to Take Awayp. 141
Mastery Checkp. 141
6 Adding Visual Interest: Working with Imagesp. 143
Image File Formats for the Internetp. 144
Bitmaps, Rasters, and Vectors--Understanding Image Typesp. 144
Graphics Interchange Format--GIFsp. 147
Joint Photographic Experts Group Format--JPEGsp. 148
Portable Network Graphic Format--PNGsp. 148
Shockwave Flash Format--SWFsp. 149
Considerations in the Use of Imagesp. 150
Using Dreamweaver to Insert Imagesp. 151
Project 6-1 Updating the Site Structurep. 151
Project 6-2 Adding a Simple Image to a Web Pagep. 153
Project 6-3 Resizing and Aligning an Imagep. 157
Project 6-4 Discovering Image Propertiesp. 159
Images as Navigation Elementsp. 162
Project 6-5 Creating a Navigation Bar with Imagesp. 163
Project 6-6 Working with Rollover Imagesp. 167
A Few More Words About Fireworksp. 169
New for Dreamweaver 4: Flash Text and Buttonsp. 170
Project 6-7 Generating and Inserting Flash Textp. 171
Project 6-8 Creating and Inserting Flash Buttonsp. 174
Project 6-9 Inserting Images and Navigation Itemsp. 179
What to Take Awayp. 181
Mastery Checkp. 181
7 Controlling Page Layoutp. 183
Page Layout Principlesp. 184
Alignmentp. 185
Repetition and Consistencyp. 187
Contrastp. 188
Do's and Don'ts of Good Page Designp. 189
Layout Tools in Dreamweaver 4p. 190
Understanding Tablesp. 192
Project 7-1 Working with Layout Tablesp. 193
Project 7-2 Working with Layout Cellsp. 197
Project 7-3 Adding Content to Layout Tables and Cellsp. 199
Project 7-4 Modifying Layout Cells and Tablesp. 202
Project 7-5 Using the Autostretch Featurep. 203
Page Layout Using Tracing Imagesp. 206
Project 7-6 Using Tracing Images in Page Layoutp. 207
Working with Tables in the Standard Layout Viewp. 209
Project 7-7 Modifying Tables in Standard Viewp. 210
Project 7-8 Inserting and Formatting a Tablep. 212
Project 7-9 Practicing with Page Layoutsp. 214
What to Take Awayp. 215
Mastery Checkp. 216
8 Advanced Page Design: Frames and Cascading Style Sheetsp. 217
Understanding the Use of Frames in Page Designp. 218
The Case for Framesp. 219
The Case Against Framesp. 220
Designing Web Pages with Framesp. 221
Project 8-1 Creating Your First Framesetp. 222
Project 8-2 Modifying and Saving Framesp. 224
Project 8-3 Linking Files in Framesp. 227
Modifying Pages with Cascading Style Sheetsp. 230
Project 8-4 Defining Styles for HTML Tagsp. 231
Project 8-5 Defining a Custom Class Stylep. 235
Project 8-6 Formatting with Selectors--Removing Link Underlinesp. 237
Project 8-7 Creating and Using External CSS Style Sheetsp. 240
Linking, Importing, and Additional CSS Featuresp. 243
Project 8-8 Choosing an Advanced Layout Schemep. 244
What to Take Awayp. 246
Mastery Checkp. 247
9 Automating Your Work: Tools for Consistent Contentp. 249
Exploring the Assets Panelp. 250
Project 9-1 Inserting Objects from the Assets Panelp. 253
Automated Formatting with Libraries and Templatesp. 255
Project 9-2 Creating and Modifying Library Itemsp. 256
Working with Templatesp. 260
Project 9-3 Creating a New Templatep. 260
Project 9-4 Designing with Templatesp. 263
Controlling Content Presentation with Behaviorsp. 267
Project 9-5 Using Behaviors to Check Browser Versionsp. 269
Project 9-6 Using Behaviors to Check for Plug-Insp. 273
Project 9-7 Practicing with Templates and Behaviorsp. 275
What to Take Awayp. 276
Mastery Checkp. 277
10 Forms and Functions: Interactivity in Web Designp. 279
Exploring Interactive Technologiesp. 280
Project 10-1 Creating an E-Mail Form with JavaScriptp. 282
Designing a Web Page with Formsp. 290
Project 10-2 Creating a Formp. 291
Working with Dreamweaver Extensionsp. 301
Project 10-3 Adding Search Capabilities to a Web Sitep. 302
Adding Multimedia Elements: Linking and Embeddingp. 306
Project 10-4 Inserting Plug-In Filesp. 307
What to Take Awayp. 311
Mastery Checkp. 311
Part 2 Graphics Creation and Optimization with Fireworks 4
11 An Introduction to Fireworks 4p. 315
Vectors and Bitmaps: A Reviewp. 316
Vectors and Pathsp. 317
Bitmapsp. 317
Fireworks' Native File Format--PNGp. 317
Exploring the Fireworks Interfacep. 320
The Tools Panelp. 321
The document Windowp. 330
Additional Optionsp. 331
The Menu Barp. 331
Main and Modification Toolbars (Windows Only)p. 332
Context Menup. 332
What to Take Awayp. 333
Mastery Checkp. 334
12 Working with Bitmap Imagesp. 335
Project 12-1 Creating and Modifying Fireworks Documentsp. 336
Project 12-2 Modifying Bitmap Imagesp. 343
Project 12-3 Controlling Edges in Bitmap Selectionsp. 349
Project 12-4 Painting with Bitmapsp. 352
Project 12-5 Combining Selection and Painting Toolsp. 357
What to Take Awayp. 359
Mastery Checkp. 359
13 Creating and Modifying Objects with Fireworks Panelsp. 361
Project 13-1 Using Vector Drawing Toolsp. 363
Project 13-2 Working with Multiple Objects: Arranging, Combining, and Aligningp. 371
Project 13-3 Transforming Objectsp. 377
Project 13-4 Working with Live Effectsp. 381
Project 13-5 Combining Objects and Effects in a Fireworks Documentp. 386
What to Take Awayp. 387
Mastery Checkp. 388
14 Working with Text and Text Effectsp. 389
Project 14-1 Using the Text Editor to Enter and Modify Textp. 390
Project 14-2 Applying Special Effects to Textp. 396
Project 14-3 Working with Vectors, Paths, and Textp. 401
Project 14-4 Creating and Modifying Text Objectsp. 406
What to Take Awayp. 407
Mastery Checkp. 408
15 Creating and Organizing Complex Objectsp. 409
Understanding Groups and Layersp. 410
Project 15-1 Basic Grouping Operationsp. 411
Project 15-2 Using Mask Groups to Special Effectsp. 414
Project 15-3 Working with Layersp. 418
Project 15-4 Automating Complex Objects with Styles and Symbolsp. 423
What to Take Awayp. 429
Mastery Checkp. 429
16 Optimizing and Exporting Fireworks Filesp. 431
Project 16-1 Optimizing Files with the Export Preview Featurep. 433
Project 16-2 Optimizing and Exporting Files from the Document Windowp. 441
Project 16-3 Using Image Slicing with Large Graphicsp. 446
What to Take Awayp. 450
Mastery Checkp. 452
17 Creating Animated Files with Fireworksp. 453
Project 17-1 Creating Frame-by-Frame Animationsp. 455
Project 17-2 Animation Techniques with Symbols, Tweening, and Layersp. 463
Project 17-3 Creating Animations with Symbolsp. 469
Project 17-4 Exporting Animated GIFsp. 475
What to Take Awayp. 478
Mastery Checkp. 479
Part 3 Bringing It All Together
18 Creating Interactive Imagesp. 483
Project 18-1 Creating Image Maps with Hotspotsp. 485
Project 18-2 Creating Buttons and Navigation Barsp. 490
Project 18-3 Creating Disjointed Rolloversp. 498
Project 18-4 Creating Pop-Up Menusp. 503
What to Take Awayp. 508
Mastery Checkp. 509
19 Integrating Fireworks and Dreamweaverp. 511
Understanding Dreamweaver/Fireworks Integrationp. 512
Project 19-1 Understanding Fireworks/Dreamweaver Integration Featuresp. 512
Project 19-2 Creating Dreamweaver Library Items with Fireworksp. 517
What to Take Awayp. 520
Mastery Checkp. 521
20 Getting It Out Therep. 523
Choosing a Web-Hosting Servicep. 524
Types of Web-Hosting Servicesp. 524
Considerations in Choosing Hosting Servicesp. 526
Gathering Essential Informationp. 527
Project 20-1 Configuring Dreamweaver for the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)p. 529
Project 20-2 Transferring Files with the Dreamweaver Site Windowp. 532
What to Take Awayp. 536
Mastery Checkp. 536
Appendix Answers to Mastery Checksp. 537
Module 1 Fundamentals of the World Wide Webp. 538
Module 2 Planning and Organizing Your Web Sitep. 538
Module 3 Understanding the Dreamweaver Interfacep. 539
Module 4 Layouts and Alignments: Building Your First Web Pagep. 539
Module 5 The Printed Word: Working with Textp. 540
Module 6 Adding Visual Interest: Working with Imagesp. 540
Module 7 Controlling Page Layoutp. 541
Module 8 Advanced Page Design: Frames and Cascading Style Sheetsp. 541
Module 9 Automating Your Work: Tools for Consistent Contentp. 542
Module 10 Forms and Functions: Interactivity in Web Designp. 543
Module 11 An Introduction to Fireworks 4p. 543
Module 12 Working with Bitmap Imagesp. 544
Module 13 Creating and Modifying Objects with Fireworks Panelsp. 544
Module 14 Working with Text and Text Effectsp. 545
Module 15 Creating and Organizing Complex Objectsp. 545
Module 16 Optimizing and Exporting Fireworks Filesp. 546
Module 17 Creating Animated Files with Fireworksp. 546
Module 18 Creating Interactive Imagesp. 547
Module 19 Integrating Fireworks and Dreamweaverp. 547
Module 20 Getting It Out Therep. 548
Glossaryp. 549
Indexp. 559

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