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Title:
Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 simple steps or less
Author:
Evans, Joyce J.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, In. : Wiley Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxi, 550 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780764543487
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

If you are looking to make your job of building Web pages as effortless as possible and need a quick and easy understanding of the technology in order to do so, then this book is for you-whether you're new to Dreamweaver MX 2004 or you need a refresher on everything from simple tasks such as defining a Dreamweaver MX 2004 site to complex tasks such as creating dynamic content. Open the book and you'll discover clear, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 250 key Dreamweaver MX 2004 tasks, each presented in ten quick steps-or less. Easy-to-navigate pages, lots of screen shots, and to-the-point directions guide you through every common (and not so common) Dreamweaver MX 2004 challenge-and help you get more done in less time.
* Each solution is ten steps-or less-to help you get the job done fast
* Self-contained two-page spreads deliver the answers you need-without flipping pages
* A no-fluff approach focuses on helping you achieve the results
* A resource packed with useful and fun ways to get the most out of Dreamweaver MX 2004


Author Notes

Joyce J. Evans has a lifetime of experience in instructional design and human interaction. Joyce founded, designed, and maintains the Idea Design Web site. She is a frequent conference speaker on Web design and programming topics and is the author of or contributor to numerous Macromedia books


Table of Contents

Creditsp. vi
About the Authorp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xix
Part 1 Building the Foundationp. 1
Task 1 Changing the Workspacep. 2
Task 2 Using the Start Pagep. 4
Task 3 Moving Panels into Different Groupsp. 6
Task 4 Opening, Creating, Saving, and Closing a Documentp. 8
Task 5 Setting Accessibility Preferencesp. 10
Task 6 Setting Up External Editorsp. 12
Task 7 Setting Up Testing Browsersp. 14
Task 8 Adding or Removing Keyboard Shortcutsp. 16
Task 9 Dreamweaver's Various Workspace Viewsp. 18
Task 10 Defining a Site Using the Site Wizardp. 20
Task 11 Defining a Site Using the Advanced Tabp. 22
Task 12 Adding Files and Folders in the Files Panelp. 24
Task 13 Setting the Page Propertiesp. 26
Task 14 Adding and Changing Colorsp. 28
Task 15 Using the Insert Bar to Add Common Objectsp. 30
Task 16 Adding Favorites to the Insert Barp. 32
Task 17 Selecting Invisible Elementsp. 34
Task 18 Modifying Meta Data Contentp. 36
Task 19 Configuring Design Notesp. 38
Task 20 Assigning Design Notesp. 40
Task 21 Configuring File Check In and Check Outp. 42
Task 22 Using Check In and Check Outp. 44
Task 23 Setting the Home Pagep. 46
Task 24 Configuring the Site Map Layoutp. 48
Task 25 Sharing and Retrieving Site Definitionsp. 50
Task 26 Testing the Page Using Different Monitor Resolutionsp. 52
Task 27 Using the Reference Panelp. 54
Part 2 Using Text and Imagesp. 57
Task 28 Adding Textp. 58
Task 29 Formatting a Paragraphp. 60
Task 30 Changing the Font, Size, and Color of Textp. 62
Task 31 Understanding How Dreamweaver Adds Styles Using the Property Inspector and Page Propertiesp. 64
Task 32 Changing Text Alignment, Formatting Lists, and Indentingp. 66
Task 33 Changing and Renaming Stylesp. 68
Task 34 Making a Definition Listp. 70
Task 35 Changing Page Font and Marginsp. 72
Task 36 Changing Background Colors and Imagesp. 74
Task 37 Importing Text from Microsoft Wordp. 76
Task 38 Cleaning Up HTMLp. 78
Task 39 Linking to a Dreamweaver Documentp. 80
Task 40 Adding Links Using the Files Panelp. 82
Task 41 Linking to a Web Page Outside Your Sitep. 84
Task 42 Changing Link Colors and Propertiesp. 86
Task 43 Adding an E-mail Linkp. 88
Task 44 Adding Anchor Linksp. 90
Task 45 Using the Assets Panel to Manage Assetsp. 92
Task 46 Inserting Imagesp. 94
Task 47 Adding Alternative Text to Imagesp. 96
Task 48 Adding or Removing Image Bordersp. 98
Task 49 Aligning Imagesp. 100
Task 50 Using Image Placeholdersp. 102
Task 51 Replacing a Placeholder Image Using Fireworksp. 104
Task 52 Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Imagep. 106
Task 53 Cropping an Imagep. 108
Task 54 Sharpening an Imagep. 110
Task 55 Setting Fireworks as Your Image Editorp. 112
Task 56 Editing an Image in Fireworksp. 114
Task 57 Optimizing Graphics in Fireworksp. 116
Task 58 Inserting Fireworks Images and HTMLp. 118
Task 59 Editing Fireworks HTMLp. 120
Task 60 Making an Image Mapp. 122
Part 3 Working with Tables and Site Managementp. 125
Task 61 Inserting a Tablep. 126
Task 62 Selecting Table Elementsp. 128
Task 63 Adding and Removing Table Rows or Columnsp. 130
Task 64 Merging and Splitting Table Elementsp. 132
Task 65 Importing Tabular Datap. 134
Task 66 Sorting Table Datap. 136
Task 67 Formatting a Tablep. 138
Task 68 Nesting Tablesp. 140
Task 69 Manipulating Table Width and Heightp. 142
Task 70 Aligning Tables and Cellsp. 144
Task 71 Switching Table Modesp. 146
Task 72 Making a Stretchy Tablep. 148
Task 73 Making a Fixed-Width Tablep. 150
Task 74 Making a Hybrid Tablep. 152
Task 75 Making a Table with Rounded Cornersp. 154
Task 76 Cloakingp. 156
Task 77 Testing Linksp. 158
Task 78 Validating the Sitep. 160
Task 79 Checking Accessibilityp. 162
Task 80 Checking for Browser Compatibilityp. 164
Task 81 Testing Your Site Locallyp. 166
Task 82 Uploading Files to the Serverp. 168
Task 83 Testing Your Site Onlinep. 170
Part 4 Mastering Framesp. 173
Task 84 Making the Frame-No Frame Choicep. 174
Task 85 Using a Predefined Framesetp. 176
Task 86 Making a Custom Framesetp. 178
Task 87 Saving a Framesetp. 180
Task 88 Editing Framesp. 182
Task 89 Setting the Frameset Propertiesp. 184
Task 90 Setting Frame Propertiesp. 186
Task 91 Adding Content to Framesp. 188
Task 92 Linking in Framesp. 190
Task 93 Linking to Two Frames with One Linkp. 192
Task 94 Coding a Frameset to Be Found by Search Enginesp. 194
Task 95 Preventing Your Site from Being Framedp. 196
Task 96 Preventing an Interior Page from Being Accessed without the Framesetp. 198
Part 5 Working with Formsp. 201
Task 97 Adding a Formp. 202
Task 98 Inserting Form Elementsp. 204
Task 99 Adding a Form with Check Boxesp. 206
Task 100 Adding a Form with Radio Buttonsp. 208
Task 101 Adding a Radio Button Groupp. 210
Task 102 Adding a Drop-Down Form Listp. 212
Task 103 Adding a Scrolling Listp. 214
Task 104 Adding a Submit and Reset Buttonp. 216
Task 105 Using an Image for a Submit and Reset Buttonp. 218
Task 106 Validating a Formp. 220
Task 107 Making the Form Work Using a CGI Scriptp. 222
Part 6 Working with Layersp. 225
Task 108 Drawing or Inserting a Layerp. 226
Task 109 Using CSS Layers from Fireworksp. 228
Task 110 Setting Layer Propertiesp. 230
Task 111 Managing Layersp. 232
Task 112 Aligning Layers Using Rulers and Gridsp. 234
Task 113 Nesting Layersp. 236
Task 114 Using a Tracing Imagep. 238
Task 115 Layers and Netscape 4.Xp. 240
Task 116 Using the Show or Hide Layers Behaviorp. 242
Task 117 Changing a Layer's Content Dynamicallyp. 244
Task 118 Making a Layer Draggablep. 246
Part 7 Making Your Site Interactive Using Behaviorsp. 249
Task 119 Adding Behaviorsp. 250
Task 120 Making a Rollover Buttonp. 252
Task 121 Making Remote Rollovers or Swapping Multiple Imagesp. 254
Task 122 Editing a Behaviorp. 256
Task 123 Choosing a Browser Modelp. 258
Task 124 Changing Properties of a Specific Tag Dynamicallyp. 260
Task 125 Checking for the User's Browser Version and Typep. 262
Task 126 Checking for Installed Plug-insp. 264
Task 127 Opening a New Browser Windowp. 266
Task 128 Adding a Pop-Up Message Window That Displays a JavaScript Alertp. 268
Task 129 Making a Simple Pop-Up Menup. 270
Task 130 Inserting and Editing a Fireworks HTML Navigation Filep. 272
Task 131 Making a Drag-and-Drop Objectp. 274
Task 132 Adding Text That Is Seen in the Status Barp. 276
Task 133 Making a Navigation Barp. 278
Task 134 Changing Text in a Layer Dynamically or Adding Submenus Dynamicallyp. 280
Task 135 Making a Photo Albump. 282
Task 136 Getting More Extensionsp. 284
Task 137 Installing Extensionsp. 286
Task 138 Displaying Random Imagesp. 288
Task 139 Building an Image Galleryp. 290
Task 140 Building a Photo Album Using Design Templatesp. 292
Task 141 Using a Shopping Cart Extensionp. 294
Part 8 Using External Mediap. 297
Task 142 Inserting a Flash Element (Image Viewer)p. 298
Task 143 Editing the Image Viewerp. 300
Task 144 Making Media Objects Accessiblep. 302
Task 145 Adding a Flash Movie to an HTML Pagep. 304
Task 146 Editing Flash Mediap. 306
Task 147 Adding a Flash Buttonp. 308
Task 148 Editing a Flash Buttonp. 310
Task 149 Inserting Flash Textp. 312
Task 150 Linking to Audio Filesp. 314
Task 151 Embedding Audio Filesp. 316
Task 152 Playing Background Music Automaticallyp. 318
Task 153 Inserting ActiveXp. 320
Task 154 Inserting Appletsp. 322
Task 155 Inserting a Shockwave Moviep. 324
Task 156 Inserting a QuickTime Moviep. 326
Part 9 Styling with CSS Stylesp. 329
Task 157 Adding a New Stylep. 330
Task 158 Defining a Custom Stylep. 332
Task 159 Applying a Custom Stylep. 334
Task 160 Redefining an HTML Tagp. 336
Task 161 Using Advanced Selectors: Pseudo-Classesp. 338
Task 162 Grouping Selectorsp. 340
Task 163 Styles within Styles: Using Contextual Selectorsp. 342
Task 164 Linking to an External Style Sheetp. 344
Task 165 Converting an Internal (Embedded) Style into an External Stylep. 346
Task 166 Editing Stylesp. 348
Task 167 Using a CSS Templatep. 350
Task 168 Using the Tag Inspectorp. 352
Task 169 Formatting Lists Using CSSp. 354
Task 170 Adding a Background Stylep. 356
Task 171 Adding a Borderp. 358
Task 172 Making Links with No Underlinesp. 360
Task 173 Changing Link Colorsp. 362
Task 174 Using Different Colors for Different Linksp. 364
Task 175 Using Design Time Style Sheetsp. 366
Task 176 Embedding a Layer Using CSSp. 368
Task 177 Checking CSS Compatibility with Different Browsersp. 370
Task 178 Inserting Content Blocks (DIVs)p. 372
Task 179 Creating a Container to Hold a Banner (ID Selector, DIV, Background Image)p. 374
Task 180 Creating a Container to Hold Columnsp. 376
Task 181 Adding Two Columns to a DIV Containerp. 378
Part 10 Automating with Library Items and Templatesp. 381
Task 182 Saving as a Library Itemp. 382
Task 183 Using Simple Library Itemsp. 384
Task 184 Using Complex Library Itemsp. 386
Task 185 Making Simple Edits to Library Itemsp. 388
Task 186 Making Complex Edits to Library Itemsp. 390
Task 187 Creating a Dreamweaver Templatep. 392
Task 188 Using a Template to Create Child Pagesp. 394
Task 189 Applying a Template to an Existing Pagep. 396
Task 190 Converting a Static Page to a Template Instancep. 398
Task 191 Detaching a Template by File or Sitewidep. 400
Task 192 Working with Library Items in Templatesp. 402
Task 193 Using Optional Regionsp. 404
Task 194 Using Editable Optional Regionsp. 406
Task 195 Using Repeating Regionsp. 408
Task 196 Using Repeating Tablesp. 410
Task 197 Using Parametersp. 412
Task 198 Using Expressionsp. 414
Task 199 Using Mutliplelf Conditional Regionsp. 416
Task 200 Making the Body onLoad Event Editablep. 418
Part 11 Working with Codep. 421
Task 201 Finding and Replacing Code and Textp. 422
Task 202 Using Advanced Find and Replacep. 424
Task 203 Saving History Steps and Recording a Commandp. 426
Task 204 Commenting Your Codep. 428
Task 205 Customizing the Code Viewp. 430
Task 206 Using Snippetsp. 432
Task 207 Saving Snippetsp. 434
Task 208 Reusing JavaScript Codep. 436
Task 209 Using the Tag Libraryp. 438
Task 210 Using the Tag Editorp. 440
Task 211 Making Quick Code Changes with the Quick Tag Editorp. 442
Task 212 Controlling How Dreamweaver Writes Your Codep. 444
Task 213 Linking to an External Scriptp. 446
Task 214 Preventing Your Handwritten Code from Being Modifiedp. 448
Task 215 Adding New Tags to the Tag Libraryp. 450
Part 12 Setting Up Web Applicationsp. 453
Task 216 Installing IIS and PWSp. 454
Task 217 Setting Up a Local Web and Testing Serverp. 456
Task 218 Defining a Remote Web and Testing Serverp. 458
Task 219 Installing ColdFusion MXp. 460
Task 220 Setting Up an ODBC Driverp. 462
Task 221 Setting Up a Local DSN Connectionp. 464
Task 222 Setting Up a Remote DSN Connectionp. 466
Task 223 Setting Up a DSN-less Connectionp. 468
Task 224 Using the MapPath Methodp. 470
Task 225 Transferring Files to a Serverp. 472
Task 226 RDS Login for ColdFusionp. 474
Task 227 Adding a ColdFusion Data Sourcep. 476
Task 228 Applying Directory Database Permissionsp. 478
Part 13 Making Your Site Dynamicp. 481
Task 229 Adding a Recordsetp. 482
Task 230 Adding Dynamic Textp. 484
Task 231 Adding Dynamic Imagesp. 486
Task 232 Making HTML Attributes Dynamicp. 488
Task 233 Formating Dynamic Datap. 490
Task 234 Viewing a Record from a Databasep. 492
Task 235 Making an E-mail Link Dynamicp. 494
Task 236 Adding Repeat Regionsp. 496
Task 237 Inserting Records into a Database (Add Instant Form)p. 498
Task 238 Inserting Records into a Database (Use Existing Form)p. 500
Task 239 Authenticating Usernamep. 502
Task 240 Deleting Recordsp. 504
Task 241 Updating Recordsp. 506
Task 242 Building a Recordset Navigation Barp. 508
Task 243 Setting the Recordset Navigation Statusp. 510
Task 244 Building Login Pagesp. 512
Task 245 Validating the Login Entriesp. 514
Task 246 Restricting Access to a Specific Pagep. 516
Task 247 Logging Out Usersp. 518
Task 248 Building Dynamic Menusp. 520
Task 249 Building a Master-Detail Pagep. 522
Task 250 Viewing One Record (Passing Single Values)p. 524
Task 251 Building a Page to Receive Data from Another (Receiving Single Values)p. 526
Task 252 Creating Search Pagesp. 528
Task 253 Building a Results Pagep. 530
Indexp. 533

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