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Dreamweaver in a nutshell : a desktop quick reference
Williamson, Heather.
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Publication Information:
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [2002]

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xxvi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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TK5105.8885.D74 W543 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A quick desktop reference for both new and experienced Dreamweaver developers, Dreamweaver in a Nutshell distills all of the software's features, commands, and shortcuts into one indispensable book. This is the most succinct and useful Dreamweaver reference available, and the only one in the compact In a Nutshell style.With this book, you will learn everything from document management to site management and all the details in between. You'll also benefit from the author's years of hands-on experience through the power user tips and tricks. All the information you need is here, from basics to advanced topics, including navigation bars, frames, layers, tables, image maps, modifications with XML, style sheets, positioning elements, HTML cleanup tools, and ways to extend Dreamweaver functions and functionality. Provided throughout the book are useful examples to clarify difficult techniques or solve common problems. Dreamweaver in a Nutshell focuses exclusively on Dreamweaver, rather than distracting readers with explanations of HTML and web design. That said, the book is equally useful to Dreamweaver UltraDev, which is based on the Dreamweaver platform. Dreamweaver in a Nutshell is the perfect companion to our best-selling Web Design in a Nutshell , and it complements the O'Reilly HTML, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheet books available in electronic format within the Dreamweaver Reference panel.This book's quick style and compact format make it the perfect reference for web site professionals who rely on Dreamweaver daily.

Author Notes

Heather Williamson simply loves to write and play with graphics. What better profession for an individual with an eclectic background in marketing, graphic design, and computer information systems than to write and develop for the constantly changing Internet. Heather began developing Intranet-based training and testing systems in 1994 and has since began developing those systems directly for the Internet using Dreamweaver and ColdFusion. In the few spare minutes she has between her writing and Web development projects, she is building a house and managing the family horse ranch.

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Library Journal Review

Macromedia's Dreamweaver is the professional web designer's editor of choice, producing cleaner code and integrating site management tools and advanced options that others lack. This guide minimally covers the product's related software tools, Fireworks and UltraDev, focusing instead on succinctly mapping out Dreamweaver 4's every feature and shortcut. Beginning users or those seeking a tutorial would be better served by Lon Coley's How To Use Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 Visually in Full Color (Computer Media, LJ 6/1/01). This comprehensive reference is recommended for larger public libraries where web design titles are in demand. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Part I The Content Objects
Chapter 1 Dreamweaver UIp. 3
The Document Window and Viewsp. 4
Objects Panelp. 7
Property Inspectorp. 10
Reference Panelp. 12
Launcher Bar and Panel Shortcutsp. 13
Docking Panelsp. 14
Chapter 2 Core Objectsp. 16
Head Elementsp. 16
Hyperlinksp. 23
Images and Image Mapsp. 28
Text Formattingp. 37
Page Propertiesp. 46
Charactersp. 48
Hidden Objectsp. 49
Chapter 3 Tables and Form Objectsp. 52
Standard View Versus Layout Viewp. 52
Tables in Standard Viewp. 54
Tables in Layout Viewp. 61
Tabular Datap. 67
Formsp. 70
Chapter 4 Frames and Layersp. 77
Frames and Framesetsp. 77
Layersp. 84
Chapter 5 Using External Resourcesp. 92
Macromedia Source Filesp. 93
Java Appletsp. 107
ActiveX Controls and Pluginsp. 108
Server-Side Includesp. 112
Part II Managing Dreamweaver
Chapter 6 Managing a Web Sitep. 117
Site Management Overviewp. 117
Defining a Sitep. 120
The Site Windowp. 133
Checking Files In and Outp. 142
Using Design Notesp. 143
Preparing an Existing Site for Usep. 148
Cleaning Up a Sitep. 151
Updating Your Sitep. 153
Site Reportsp. 159
Assets Panelp. 161
Chapter 7 Managing HTML Documentsp. 164
Cleaning Up Your HTML Codep. 164
Checking Spellingp. 177
History Panelp. 178
Working with Browsersp. 180
Chapter 8 Templatesp. 183
Creating a Templatep. 183
Using Your Templatep. 189
Template Operation Summaryp. 193
Chapter 9 The Libraryp. 194
Creating a Library Itemp. 194
Modifying Library Itemsp. 197
Chapter 10 Cascading Style Sheetsp. 200
CSS Overviewp. 200
CSS Operationsp. 204
Stylesheetsp. 204
Stylesp. 208
Defining a Stylep. 214
CSS Styles Panelp. 222
Editing CSS Styles and Stylesheetsp. 225
Further CSS Topicsp. 226
Chapter 11 HTML Stylesp. 231
Creating HTML Stylesp. 231
Applying HTML Stylesp. 234
Editing HTML Stylesp. 235
Part III Behaviors and Interactive Elements
Chapter 12 Behaviors and JavaScriptp. 239
Browser JavaScript Supportp. 239
Using Behaviorsp. 241
The Behaviors Panelp. 241
Built-in Behaviors (Actions)p. 242
JavaScriptp. 247
JavaScript Debuggerp. 252
Browser Configuration Behaviorsp. 255
Chapter 13 Image Behaviors and Fireworksp. 260
Rollover Imagesp. 260
Navigation Barsp. 262
Fireworksp. 264
Chapter 14 Layer Behaviorsp. 269
Layer Size and Positionp. 269
Altering Layers Dynamicallyp. 273
Chapter 15 Text Behaviorsp. 276
Altering Textp. 276
Creating Pop-up Messagesp. 279
Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Behaviorsp. 281
Changing Object Propertiesp. 281
Multimedia Controlsp. 283
Using Form Controlsp. 285
Using Go To URLp. 289
Calling a Behavior from a Linkp. 290
Chapter 17 Timelinesp. 292
Timelines Panelp. 292
Altering Object Propertiesp. 296
Adding Behaviors to Timelinesp. 300
Controlling Timelinesp. 301
Timeline Operation Summaryp. 303
Part IV Configuring and Extending Dreamweaver
Chapter 18 Dreamweaver Preferencesp. 307
General Preferencesp. 307
Code Colors Preferencesp. 309
Code Format Preferencesp. 309
Code Rewriting Preferencesp. 312
CSS Styles Preferencesp. 313
File Types / Editors Preferencesp. 314
Fonts / Encoding Preferencesp. 315
Highlighting Preferencesp. 315
Invisible Elements Preferencesp. 315
Layers Preferencesp. 317
Layout View Preferencesp. 317
Panels Preferencesp. 318
Preview in Browser Preferencesp. 318
Quick Tag Editor Preferencesp. 319
Site Preferencesp. 319
Status Bar Preferencesp. 320
Chapter 19 Customizing the Interfacep. 321
Customizing Menusp. 321
Customizing Keyboard Shortcutsp. 325
Customizing the Objects Panelp. 330
Chapter 20 Customizing the Document Template and Dialog Boxesp. 333
Customizing the Default Documentp. 333
Customizing Dreamweaver Dialog Boxesp. 335
Chapter 21 Displaying Third-Party Tagsp. 342
Third-Party Tag Filesp. 342
ASP Tagsp. 345
JSP Tagsp. 346
PHP Tagsp. 346
ColdFusion Tagsp. 346
Chapter 22 Extending Dreamweaverp. 349
Dreamweaver Extensionsp. 349
Writing Your Own Extensionsp. 363
Chapter 23 CourseBuilderp. 365
Installing CourseBuilderp. 365
CourseBuilder Interactionsp. 366
Configuring Interactionsp. 373
Part V Appendixes
Appendix A Keyboard Shortcutsp. 383
Appendix B HTML Character Entitiesp. 400
Appendix C Site Construction Checklistp. 403
Indexp. 415