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Title:
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 hands-on training
Author:
Green, Garo.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN: Lynda.com/books /Peachpit ; London : Pearson Education, [2003]

©2003
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xxvii, 690 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780321202970
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Summary

Using a combination of project-based lessons, guided exercises, and Quick Time tutorials, this title deals with the Dreamweaver MX 04 basics: navigating the interface, creating and managing Web sites, and linking among pages. It also helps learn about frames and forms, cascading style sheets, and Fireworks and Flash integration.


Author Notes

Garo Green is the Director of Publications at lynda.com where he manages the Hands-On Training series
Lynda Weinman is the originator of the Hands-On Training series


Table of Contents

Introductionp. x
1. Backgroundp. 2
What Is Dreamweaver MX 2004?p. 3
HTML versus XHTMLp. 3
Roundtrip XHTMLp. 4
Do You Need to Learn XHTML to Use Dreamweaver?p. 4
XHTML Resourcesp. 5
What Does XHTML Do?p. 6
What Does XHTML Look Like?p. 7
XHTML Code Deconstructedp. 8
File-Naming Conventionsp. 9
File Name Extensionsp. 10
What Is CSS?p. 11
What Is XML?p. 12
Extending Dreamweaverp. 13
What Is DHTML?p. 14
What Is JavaScript?p. 15
What Is a Web Application?p. 15
2. Interfacep. 16
Setting Up Your Workspace (Windows Users Only)p. 17
A Tour of the Interfacep. 18
Windows Interfacep. 19
Macintosh Interfacep. 20
The Start Pagep. 21
The Insert Barp. 22
Types of Insert Bar Groupsp. 24
The Properties Inspectorp. 25
The Document Toolbarp. 26
The Document Windowp. 28
Document Window Viewsp. 30
Multiple Document Windows (Windows Users Only)p. 31
Panels and Panel Groupsp. 32
Preferencesp. 37
External Editorsp. 38
Preset Window Sizesp. 39
How to Define Your Browser of Choicep. 40
Shortcut Keysp. 42
3. Site Controlp. 44
What Is a Local Root Folder?p. 45
Exercise 1 Defining a Sitep. 46
Exercise 2 Relative and Absolute Linksp. 52
Exercise 3 File and Folder Managementp. 56
Exercise 4 Understanding Path Structurep. 59
Different Path Notationsp. 64
Exercise 5 Using the File Browserp. 65
Exercise 6 Creating a Site Mapp. 70
Exercise 7 Creating a Site from Nothingp. 74
4. Basicsp. 78
Exercise 1 Defining the Sitep. 79
Exercise 2 Creating and Saving a New Documentp. 86
The Significance of index.htmlp. 92
Exercise 3 Inserting Imagesp. 93
Exercise 4 Inserting Textp. 100
Exercise 5 Centering Images and Textp. 104
Exercise 6 Modifying Page Propertiesp. 106
The Page Properties Panelp. 111
The Dreamweaver MX 2004 Color Pickersp. 112
Exercise 7 Creating Links with Images and Textp. 113
Exercise 8 [left angle bracket]meta[right angle bracket] Tagsp. 117
5. Linkingp. 120
Exercise 1 Linking with Point to Filep. 121
Exercise 2 Linking to New Source Filesp. 126
Exercise 3 Creating Email Linksp. 133
Exercise 4 Named Anchorsp. 139
Exercise 5 Image Mapsp. 149
Exercise 6 Linking to Filesp. 153
6. Typographyp. 158
CSS versus XHTML Text Formattingp. 159
Valid XHTML Type Elementsp. 159
Default CSS Formattingp. 161
Exercise 1 Adding and Formatting HTML Textp. 163
Exercise 2 Font Listsp. 171
Exercise 3 Aligning Textp. 178
Aligning Text and Imagesp. 181
Exercise 4 Ordered, Unordered, and Definition Listsp. 182
Exercise 5 Color Schemesp. 184
Exercise 6 Formatting Text in Tablesp. 186
What Is Flash Text?p. 189
Exercise 7 Creating Flash Textp. 190
7. Tablesp. 196
What Is a Table?p. 197
Exercise 1 Changing the Border of a Tablep. 199
Exercise 2 Sorting the Tablep. 207
Exercise 3 Formatting a Tablep. 211
The Format Table Commandp. 214
Exercise 4 Creating and Modifying a Tablep. 215
Exercise 5 Aligning Images and Text with Tablesp. 223
Exercise 6 Percentage-Based Table Alignmentp. 231
Exercise 7 Combining Pixels and Percentagesp. 237
Exercise 8 Inserting Tab-Delimited Datap. 241
Import Tabular Data Settingsp. 243
Exercise 9 Nested Tables and Bordersp. 244
Exercise 10 Rounded-Corner Tablesp. 250
8. Layoutp. 256
What Are Tracing Images, Layers, and Tables?p. 257
Exercise 1 Applying a Tracing Imagep. 258
Tracing Images, Background Colors, and Imagesp. 263
Exercise 2 Adding Layersp. 264
Exercise 3 Converting Layers to Tablesp. 270
Convert Layers to Table Optionsp. 273
Exercise 4 Converting Tables to Layersp. 274
What Is the Layout View?p. 279
Layers to Tables versus Layout Viewp. 279
Exercise 5 Layout Tables and Layout Cellsp. 280
Anatomy of Layout Cellsp. 290
9. Cascading Style Sheetsp. 294
Levels of CSSp. 295
The Cascading Part of Style Sheetsp. 295
Types of Style Sheetsp. 296
Anatomy of a Style Sheetp. 298
CSS Preferences in Dreamweaverp. 299
Exercise 1 CSS and Page Propertiesp. 300
Exercise 2 Exporting and Linking External CSS Filesp. 309
Exercise 3 Creating CSS-Redefining HTML Tagsp. 319
Redefine HTML, Custom Class, or Selectors?p. 321
Exercise 4 Creating Classesp. 329
The Relevant CSS Panelp. 344
Exercise 5 Using the Relevant CSS Panelp. 346
Exercise 6 CSS Rolloversp. 350
10. Framesp. 362
What Are Frames?p. 363
Frames: A Love-or-Hate Propositionp. 363
Exercise 1 Saving Your First Framesetp. 365
Different Ways to Save Framesp. 370
Exercise 2 Modifying Framesp. 371
Exercise 3 Links and Targetsp. 375
Target Namesp. 380
Exercise 4 Adding a Background Imagep. 381
Unitsp. 385
Frame Propertiesp. 385
Exercise 5 Seamless Background Across Two Framesp. 387
Exercise 6 Frames Objectsp. 391
11. Rolloversp. 396
Rollover Rulesp. 397
Exercise 1 Creating a Simple Rolloverp. 398
Exercise 2 Creating Pointer Rolloversp. 402
Exercise 3 Creating Multiple-Event Rolloversp. 410
What Are Flash Buttons?p. 417
Exercise 4 Creating Flash Buttonsp. 419
Exercise 5 Inserting a Navigation Bar Rolloverp. 424
Different Rollover Statesp. 425
12. XHTMLp. 432
Exercise 1 Viewing the Markupp. 433
Options in Code Viewp. 440
Exercise 2 Editing in Code Viewp. 442
Exercise 3 Using the Quick Tag Editorp. 447
Exercise 4 Using the Tag Editor and Tag Chooserp. 452
Exercise 5 Adding XHTML Using a Code Snippetp. 456
Exercise 6 Cleaning Up XHTMLp. 459
Options for Cleaning Up XHTMLp. 463
Exercise 7 Cleaning Up Word HTMLp. 464
13. Formsp. 468
The Forms Panelp. 469
Form Objectsp. 469
Exercise 1 Working with Form Objectsp. 472
Exercise 2 Laying Out a Form with Tablesp. 479
Exercise 3 Creating a Jump Menup. 485
14. Behaviorsp. 490
Exercise 1 Creating a Set Text of Status Bar Behaviorp. 491
Exercise 2 Creating a Set Text of Text Field Behaviorp. 495
Exercise 3 Opening a New Browser Windowp. 501
Exercise 4 Validating Forms with Behaviorsp. 506
The Macromedia Dreamweaver Exchangep. 509
Exercise 5 Downloading from Dreamweaver Exchangep. 510
15. Fireworks Integrationp. 520
The Importance of Design Notesp. 522
External Image Editor and Launch and Edit Preferencesp. 523
Exercise 1 Inserting Fireworks MX 2004 Imagesp. 524
Exercise 2 Editing Images with Built-in Fireworks MX 2004 Toolsp. 527
Exercise 3 Editing a Fireworks MX 2004 Imagep. 530
Exercise 4 Inserting Simple Rollovers from Fireworks MX 2004p. 534
Exercise 5 Updating Fireworks HTML in Dreamweaverp. 537
About Fireworks MX 2004 Export Settingsp. 541
Exercise 6 Editing an HTML-Based Pop-Up Menup. 542
Exercise 7 Editing an Image-Based Pop-Up Menup. 546
Exercise 8 Adding a Dreamweaver MX 2004 Pop-Up Menu Behaviorp. 551
16. Automationp. 558
What Is the History Panel?p. 559
Exercise 1 Using the History Panel for Undo/Redop. 560
Exercise 2 Using Find and Replacep. 565
What Is a Web Photo Album?p. 571
Getting More Commandsp. 572
Exercise 3 Creating a Web Photo Albump. 574
17. Templates/Librariesp. 580
Exercise 1 Templates in Actionp. 581
Exercise 2 Creating a New Templatep. 588
Exercise 3 Modifying a Templatep. 597
Exercise 4 Library Items in Actionp. 601
Exercise 5 Creating a Library Itemp. 604
Exercise 6 Modifying a Library Itemp. 606
18. Accessibilityp. 608
W3C Accessibility Guidelinesp. 609
Exercise 1 Accessibility Preferencesp. 610
IBM Home Page Readerp. 612
Exercise 2 Inserting Accessible Imagesp. 613
Exercise 3 Inserting Accessible Tablesp. 617
Exercise 4 Inserting Accessible Framesp. 620
Exercise 5 Inserting Accessible Form Objectsp. 624
Input Tag Accessibility Attributesp. 625
19. Inserting Media Objectsp. 630
Plug-Ins Require Viewer Participationp. 631
Exercise 1 Linking to Soundsp. 632
Different Sound Formatsp. 637
Exercise 2 Embedding Soundsp. 638
Exercise 3 Inserting Flash Contentp. 641
Exercise 4 Inserting Director (Shockwave) Contentp. 643
What Is QuickTime?p. 645
Exercise 5 Inserting a QuickTime Moviep. 646
20. Getting It Onlinep. 648
Free Web Hosting with Tripodp. 649
Exercise 1 Signing Up with Tripodp. 650
Exercise 2 Setting the FTP Preferencesp. 656
What Is FTP?p. 659
Exercise 3 Putting Files onto the Web Serverp. 660
Exercise 4 Getting Site Reportsp. 664
The Reports Dialog Boxp. 666
A. Troubleshooting FAQ and Technical Supportp. 668
Macromedia Technical Supportp. 669
Peachpit Pressp. 669
lynda.comp. 669
Dreamweaver MX 2004-Emerging Issuesp. 669
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 670
B. Online Resourcesp. 674
Discussion Groupsp. 675
Listservsp. 675
A Few Third-Party Dreamweaver Web Sitesp. 676
Indexp. 680