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Title:
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX for Windows and Macintosh
Author:
Towers, J. Tarin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxxi, 704 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780201844450
Format :
Book

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Summary

A guide to Macromedia Dreamweaver that uses step-by-step, task-based instructions to explain the program's basic tools and how to use them to design a Web site. This book covers the program's features, including its site setup wizard, context-sensitive toolbar, snippets, and enhanced coding tools.


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. Tarin is a published poet and essayist and teaches an introductory Dreamweaver class at www.barnesandnobleuniversity.com. Her Web site resides at www.tarin.com


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 1
Dreamweaver Toolsp. 2
The Dreamweaver Environmentp. 3
Arranging Your Workspacep. 6
Planning Your Sitep. 11
The Document Windowp. 14
The Document Toolbarp. 16
The Insert Toolbarp. 17
Dreamweaver Objectsp. 19
Measuring in the Document Windowp. 22
Looking at Codep. 25
Selecting Objects and Codep. 27
The Property Inspectorp. 29
Invisible Elementsp. 30
About Historyp. 31
Chapter 2 Setting Up a Local Sitep. 33
About the Site Windowp. 35
The Site Windowp. 37
Setting Up a Local Sitep. 39
If You're Upgradingp. 45
Importing and Exporting Site Informationp. 46
Editing and Deleting Local Sitesp. 48
Site Window Tips and Shortcutsp. 50
Moving Filesp. 53
Managing Assetsp. 54
Kinds of Assetsp. 56
How Assets Workp. 57
Using the Assets Panelp. 58
Previewing and Inserting Assetsp. 60
Using Favorites and Nicknamesp. 62
Editing and Sharing Assetsp. 64
Chapter 3 Basic Web Pagesp. 67
Creating New Filesp. 68
Getting a Head Startp. 70
Turning off the New Document Dialog Boxp. 71
Opening Filesp. 72
Creating Contentp. 73
Page Propertiesp. 79
Modifying the Page Color and Backgroundp. 82
Saving Your Workp. 86
Saving a Copy of a Filep. 88
Previewing in a Browserp. 90
Printing from the Browser Windowp. 91
Colors and Web Pagesp. 92
Colors and Windowsp. 94
Colors for the Macp. 95
Chapter 4 Editing Codep. 101
About HTMLp. 102
Learning HTMLp. 103
Working with Codep. 106
About Code View and Split Viewp. 108
Code Optionsp. 110
Using the Code Referencep. 112
The Code Reference, Up Close and Personalp. 113
Using the Quick Tag Editorp. 114
More Code-Editing Toolsp. 120
Using the Edit Tag Dialog Boxp. 122
Hand Coding in Dreamweaverp. 126
About the Hints Menusp. 128
Selecting Parent and Child Tagsp. 129
The Insert Tag Command and the Tag Chooserp. 131
The Snippets Panelp. 133
The Tag Inspector Panelp. 138
Inserting Commentsp. 140
Setting HTML Preferencesp. 142
Cleaning Up HTMLp. 145
Chapter 5 Working with Imagesp. 151
Placing an Imagep. 152
Inserting Images with the Assets Panelp. 154
Selecting an Imagep. 155
The Property Inspectorp. 156
Image Formatsp. 158
Image Propertiesp. 159
Appearance Propertiesp. 160
Layout Propertiesp. 164
Page Loading Propertiesp. 167
Image Editor Integrationp. 170
Inserting an Image Placeholderp. 172
Chapter 6 Working with Linksp. 173
Kinds of Linksp. 174
More About Relative Linksp. 176
Making Linksp. 180
Making Relative Linksp. 181
Image Linksp. 183
Pointing to a Filep. 185
Linking to an Email Addressp. 187
Linking to a Section of a Pagep. 189
Opening Links in a New Windowp. 193
Changing Link Colorsp. 194
Smart Linking Strategiesp. 195
Chapter 7 Inserting & Playing Mediap. 197
Image Rolloversp. 199
Using Navigation Barsp. 201
Using Sound Filesp. 206
Sound File Parametersp. 210
Netscape Plug-insp. 213
Shockwave and Flashp. 215
Creating Flash Objects in Dreamweaverp. 217
Java Appletsp. 224
ActiveXp. 225
Extra Parametersp. 227
Chapter 8 Fonts and Charactersp. 229
Placing Textp. 230
Changing Font Sizep. 231
Using Text Stylesp. 235
Physical Text Stylesp. 236
More Physical Text Stylesp. 237
Logical Text Stylesp. 239
Using Font Facesp. 240
Setting a Font Facep. 242
Creating a Font Groupp. 244
Changing Font Colorp. 246
Special Charactersp. 247
Find and Replacep. 249
Checking Your Spellingp. 253
Chapter 9 Paragraphs and Block Formattingp. 255
Paragraphs vs. Line Breaksp. 256
Breaking Lines Without Adding a Blank Linep. 257
About Paragraph Tagsp. 258
Creating Headingsp. 259
Using Preformatted Textp. 260
Formatting Listsp. 262
Aligning Paragraphsp. 267
Indenting Textp. 268
The Nonbreaking Spacep. 270
Inserting Ruled Linesp. 272
Chapter 10 Creating HTML Stylesp. 273
Creating New Stylesp. 276
Editing Stylesp. 281
Applying HTML Stylesp. 282
Removing Style Formattingp. 284
Sharing the Styles Filep. 286
Chapter 11 Stylin' with Style Sheetsp. 289
In This Chapterp. 291
How Style Sheets Workp. 292
Kinds of Stylesp. 293
Kinds of Style Sheetsp. 296
Creating a Stylep. 298
Redefining an HTML Tagp. 300
Creating a Style Classp. 303
Applying a Style Classp. 305
Removing and Deleting Stylesp. 307
Defining New Selectorsp. 309
Using External Style Sheetsp. 314
Attaching an Existing External Style Sheetp. 316
Adding Styles to an External Style Sheetp. 317
Exporting Internal Styles into an External Style Sheetp. 318
Saving a Page with CSS Formatting as Plain HTMLp. 320
Editing Stylesp. 321
About Conflicting Stylesp. 324
Style Definitionsp. 326
Type Attributesp. 328
Background Attributesp. 331
Block Attributesp. 334
Box Attributesp. 337
Border Attributesp. 339
List Attributesp. 340
Extensionsp. 342
Chapter 12 Setting Up Tablesp. 343
Setting Up Tablesp. 344
About Layout Tablesp. 345
Getting Help Starting Your Tablep. 347
Inserting a Table in Standard Viewp. 349
Drawing a Layoutp. 350
Selecting Elementsp. 354
Adding Columns and Rows in Standard Viewp. 357
Resizing Table Elementsp. 360
Dragging Columns and Rows in Standard Viewp. 363
Moving a Layout Elementp. 364
About Width Settings in Layout Viewp. 365
Merging and Splitting Cellsp. 371
Adding Content to a Tablep. 373
Aligning Tables and Contentp. 374
Adjusting Table Spacingp. 376
Working with Table Bordersp. 377
Coloring Tablesp. 378
Setting a Background Imagep. 380
Sorting Table Contentsp. 382
Chapter 13 Framing Pagesp. 385
Frames and Navigationp. 386
Setting Up a Frames Pagep. 388
Creating Frames by Draggingp. 389
Quick and Dirty Framesp. 391
About Nested Framesetsp. 394
Selecting Frames and Framesetsp. 396
Modifying the Frame Page Layoutp. 398
Deleting a Framep. 399
Setting Exact and Relative Sizes for Framesp. 400
Setting Content Pagesp. 403
Creating Content within a Framep. 404
Saving Your Workp. 405
Frame Page Optionsp. 408
Setting Marginsp. 411
Targeting Linksp. 412
Setting Targetsp. 414
Testing Your Targetsp. 416
Creating No-Frames Contentp. 417
Chapter 14 Layers and Positioningp. 419
CSS Positioningp. 421
Absolute vs. Relative Positioningp. 422
Positioning Propertiesp. 423
About the Layers Panelp. 425
About the Gridp. 426
Creating Layersp. 427
Selecting Layersp. 428
Renaming a Layerp. 429
Moving Layersp. 430
Resizing Layersp. 432
Overlapping and Nestingp. 434
Changing Layer Visibilityp. 437
Stacking Orderp. 438
Content and Layersp. 441
Layers and Stylesp. 442
The Clipping Areap. 443
Content Overflowp. 445
Setting a Backgroundp. 446
Layer Preferencesp. 447
Converting Layers to Tables (and Vice Versa)p. 449
Using a Tracing Imagep. 453
Chapter 15 Filling Out Formsp. 455
Creating a Formp. 456
Formatting Formsp. 458
Adding Form Objectsp. 459
Names and Valuesp. 460
Text Boxesp. 461
Check Boxesp. 466
Radio Buttonsp. 467
Menus and Listsp. 470
Editing Menu Itemsp. 472
Creating a List Boxp. 473
Jump Menusp. 474
Hidden Form Fieldsp. 477
Submit and Reset Buttonsp. 479
Image Fieldsp. 481
Organizing Forms Using Fieldsets and Legendsp. 483
Making It Gop. 486
Chapter 16 Behavior Modificationp. 489
JavaScript Conceptsp. 490
Adding Behaviorsp. 492
Deleting and Editing Behaviorsp. 495
Common Objectsp. 498
Event Handlersp. 500
Common Actionsp. 502
Setting Status Bar Messagep. 503
Going to a New URLp. 504
Popup Messagep. 505
Opening a New Browser Windowp. 506
Checking Browser for Plug-inp. 508
Checking Browser Versionp. 510
Complex Rolloversp. 512
Preload Imagesp. 514
Restoring Swapped Imagesp. 515
Play Soundp. 516
Control Shockwave or Flashp. 517
Show or Hide Layersp. 518
Validate Form Datap. 520
Changing the Content of Frames and Layersp. 522
Setting Text in a Form Fieldp. 525
Change Propertyp. 526
Making Layers Draggablep. 528
Adding New Scripts and Behaviorsp. 532
Adding More Actionsp. 534
Chapter 17 Automating Dreamweaverp. 537
About Librariesp. 538
What Library Items Dop. 540
Creating a Library Itemp. 541
Inserting and Removing Library Itemsp. 542
Editing Library Itemsp. 543
Deleting a Library Itemp. 546
Re-creating a Library Itemp. 547
Dreamweaver Templatesp. 549
About the Template Processp. 551
Creating Templatesp. 553
Setting Page Properties on Templates and Pagesp. 554
Using CSS and JavaScriptp. 555
About Template Regionsp. 556
Setting Editable Regionsp. 557
Editable Region Quirksp. 559
Adding Repeating Regionsp. 562
Editable Tag Attributesp. 565
Creating Pages Based on a Templatep. 569
Using Editable Regionsp. 571
Detaching a Page from a Templatep. 574
Deleting a Templatep. 576
Attaching an Existing Page to a Templatep. 577
Editing Template Filesp. 580
Highlights for Templatesp. 581
Exporting as XMLp. 582
Updating Your Sitep. 586
Renaming Templates and Library Itemsp. 588
Using Server-Side Includesp. 589
Inserting SSIsp. 591
Using the History Panelp. 592
Repeating and Undoing Actionsp. 594
Copying and Pasting Stepsp. 598
Clearing the History Listp. 600
Saving Steps as Commandsp. 601
Recording a Commandp. 602
Replaying Commandsp. 603
Renaming and Removing Commandsp. 604
Chapter 18 Customizing Dreamweaverp. 607
Rearranging Panels and Panel Groupsp. 608
Customizing Pre-Built Pagesp. 613
About XMLp. 617
Custom Objectsp. 618
Using Your New Custom Objectp. 626
Editing Dreamweaver Menusp. 627
About the Menus.xml Filep. 628
About Menu Itemsp. 631
Rearranging Menu Itemsp. 633
Deleting a Menu Itemp. 635
Adding a Separatorp. 636
Extending Dreamweaver with the JavaScript APIp. 638
Changing Keyboard Shortcutsp. 639
Customizing Dialog Boxesp. 644
Chapter 19 Managing Your Web Sitesp. 647
Getting Ready to Put Your Site Onlinep. 648
Setting Up Remote Infop. 650
Connecting to Your Serverp. 654
Getting and Putting Filesp. 655
Using Check-in Namesp. 657
Checking Out Filesp. 660
Checking In Filesp. 661
Enabling Automatic Uploadsp. 663
Cloaking: Preventing Files From Uploadingp. 664
Synchronizing Modified Filesp. 666
Refreshing and Switching Viewsp. 668
Using the Site Mapp. 669
Site Map Icons and Tipsp. 671
Drawing Links in the Site Mapp. 673
Managing Linksp. 674
Changing a Link Sitewidep. 680
Site FTP Preferencesp. 681
Indexp. 685

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