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  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32944-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32944-9

Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS3 Unleashed

Zak Ruvalcaba

This book is the most comprehensive and independent resource for experienced web developers who want to plan, architect, develop, and deploy state-of-the-art websites, applications, and services.

Expert web developer and trainer Zak Ruvalcaba brings together real-world insights and advanced techniques for every facet of contemporary web development, from site management to data-driven applications and multimedia content to security. Ruvalcaba systematically illuminates the major improvements Adobe has brought to Dreamweaver CS3, including its powerful new Spry framework for Ajax development, its innovative CSS browser compatibility checking, and more.

You’ll learn how to smoothly integrate Dreamweaver CS3 with other key web design and development tools, ranging from Photoshop to Flash to databases. You’ll also discover how to use Dreamweaver CS3 to improve team collaboration, automate workflow, streamline content management, and reuse assets more efficiently.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Get productive with Dreamweaver CS3 development fast, whether you’re new to Dreamweaver or upgrading from previous versions
  • Create more effective, compatible CSS sites–and leverage Dreamweaver CS3’s powerful new CSS templates
  • Streamline and automate workflow across your development and content teams
  • Incorporate animation, video, and audio, including Adobe Flash content
  • Make the most of databases and SQL queries in your sites and applications
  • Build dynamic pages and sites that integrate everything from search functionality to user authentication
  • Implement high-performance web services with Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • Use Adobe’s new Spry framework, widgets, and effects to quickly build rich XML-based applications

Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the Web since 1995. He’s built websites and applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and many others. Aside from teaching and holding design lectures on various technologies and tools, including Dreamweaver, ASP.NET, and Flash, for the San Diego Community College District and Palomar Community College, he is the author of the 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver 4 from Que Publishing, Build Your Own ASP.NET 2.0 Website Using C# and VB.NET from SitePoint Press, and Beginning Expression Web from Wrox.

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Category: Web Development/Dreamweaver

Covers: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

User Level: Intermediate—Advanced

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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Up to Speed with Dreamweaver CS3

1 The Dreamweaver CS3 Interface

2 Building a Web Page

3 Dreamweaver Site Management

4 Defining Preferences

Part II Static Web Page Development

5 Web Page Structuring Using Tables

6 Page Formatting Using Cascading Style Sheets

7 Page Structuring Using Cascading Style Sheets

8 Working with Frames and Framesets

9 Working with HTML Forms

10 Using Dreamweaver Behaviors

Part III Team Collaboration and Task Automation

11 Building Dreamweaver Websites Within Teams

12 Managing Website Content Using Contribute

13 Enhancing Workflow

14 Working with Templates

15 Working with Library Items

Part IV Incorporating Multimedia and Animation

16 Working with the Timeline

17 Incorporating Video and Audio

18 Integrating with Fireworks and Photoshop

19 Integrating with Flash

Part V Dynamic Web Page Development

20 Introduction to Web Applications

21 Working with Server-Side Technologies

22 A Database Primer

23 A SQL Primer

Part VI Building Dynamic Web Pages

24 Working with Dynamic Data

25 Adding and Modifying Data

26 Integrating Search Functionality

27 Adding Shopping Cart Functionality

28 Security and User Authentication

29 Working with Web Services and ColdFusion Components

30 Introducing the Spry Framework for Ajax


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A Accessibility

B Extending Dreamweaver


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