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Dreamweaver 4 Magic


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  • Advancement in your knowledge of web design.
    • Students will learn through a series of advanced project based techniques. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2001
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-1046-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-1046-7

This book answers many of the top advanced-level questions posted on the Dreamweaver Newsgroup through a series of 30 projects. Projects are grouped into design issues for easy reference. Each project will be from 3 to 10 pages in length and be designed in a 2-column format with step-by-step instructions on the left and corresponding graphics (or code) on the right. In addition, sidebars will be used to provide additional tips and tricks. Any effect, technique, or tip can easily be customized to fit a reader's own design needs.

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Table of Contents

1. Using Cascading Style Sheets to Make Selectable Themes.

The Incredible CSS Cookie Monster. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Special Notes. Creating the Home Page. Populating the Tables on the Home Page. Assigning CSS Classes to the Home Page Elements. Setting Up a Swap Image with CSS. Setting the Background Image URL in Style Sheets. Applying the Cookie Script Command and Behaviors. Applying the NN4 Return False Fix and the Scrubber Commands. Using a Second Test Page to See if the Browser Is Reading the Cookie. Using the Supplied Test Site. An In-Depth Look at Project One's CSS Deployment. Modifications.

2. Building a DHTML Drop-Down Men.

A DHTML Drop-Down Menu. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Using CSS to Style a Page. Inserting the Trigger and Menu Layers. Inserting Flyout Menu Layers. Using the Assets Panel to Insert Images into Menu Layers. Adding Hotspots to Menu Trigger Down Arrows. Adding the Layer that Controls the Closing of All Open Menus. Applying PVII Auto Layer Behavior. Correcting Browser-Specific Problems. Adding Placeholder Content to the Page. Modifications.

3. Building a DHTML Flyout Menu

A DHTML Flyout Menu. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. The Main Menu. Creating the First Flyout Layer and its Submenu Items. Setting Up the Remaining Flyout Menu Layer. Creating the menucloser Layer and Applying the PVII Auto Layers Behavior. Applying the PVII Auto Layers Behavior. Correcting Browser-Specific Problems. Add Some Placeholder Content to the Page. Using CSS to Style the Placeholder Text. Modifications.

4. Using CSS to Make Navigation Image.

Image-Less Rollover Buttons. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Investigating the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Working the Page. Modifications.

5. Creating an HTML Frames-Based Interface.

Modal Windows. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Creating the Frameset. Designing the Component Pages of the Frameset. Creating a Custom Style. Adding the Finishing Touches. Looking at the Cascading Style Sheet. Modifications.

6. Creating a Clickable DHTML Tabbed Interface.

A User-Friendly Tabbed Interface. It Works Like This. Setting the Page Properties. Inserting the Tab Layer. Creating Image Map Hotspots and Setting Swap Image Behaviors. Insert the Content Layers. Showing and Hiding Layers. Wrapping Things Up. Modifications.

7. Constructing a DHTML Collapsible Layer Menu.

DHTML Collapsible Layer Menu. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Building the Closed-State Menu Layer. Creating the Submenu Layers. Applying the PVII Auto Layers Behavior. Adding Some Content to the Page. Applying the Netscape Fixes. Modifications.

8. Simulating Tree-View Navigation.

The Tree-View Menu. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Creating the Top Menu Layer. Creating the First Menu Section Layer. Using an Existing Layer as a Template for a New One. Adding Extra Page Links to a Menu. Creating Another Menu Section. Setting Up the Last Section in a Menu. Adding a Menu Cover. Applying the Show/Hide Layers Behaviors. Applying Menu Movements. Applying the Expand All and Close All Movements. Changing the Menu Layers Background Color. Fixing Browser-Specific Problems. Modifications.

9. Scrolling a Layer with Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Some DHTML AniMagic.

A DHTML Side-Scroller Widget. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Creating the Interface in Fireworks 4. Creating and Styling the Interactive Parts of a Fireworks Image. Using Fireworks Commands to Copy Effects from Object to Object. Adding Control Labels in Fireworks. Adding a Gradient Fill, Adding a Graphical Splash, and Trimming the Canvas. Optimizing and Exporting the Image. Setting Up a Layer to Hold an Interface Image. Nesting Layers. Using CSS to Style the Link List. Making Nested Layers Compatible with Netscape 4. Making an Image Map. Applying the AniMagic Behavior to Scroll a Link List. Correcting Browser-Specific Problems. Repositioning the Scrolling Widget and Editing the Link List. Modifications.

10. Putting a Presentation into Motion.

The Letterbox Slide Show. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Assembling the Letterbox and Its Component Pages. Setting the Page and Background Properties of the Component Pages. Building and Choreographing the Main Page. Using a Table to Shape Content. Setting Up the Layers That Control Movement, Scrolling, and Background. Choreographing the Moves. Applying the Behaviors. Afterthoughts. Fixes and Workarounds for Netscape 4. Modifications.

11. Creating Simple and Disjoint Rollovers.

The Elsewhere Rollover. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Creating the Infrastructure of a Page. Placing Images That Serve as Triggers. Using the Dreamweaver Swap Image Behavior to Create Disjoint Rollovers. Using a Hotspot as the Trigger for an Event. Creating Simple Rollovers. Entering the Links for a Page. Modifications.

12. Taking Control with Templates and Library Items.

Templates and Library Items. It Works Like This. Preparing to Work. Defining Editable Regions and Creating Template-Based Documents. Inserting and Editing Library Items. Modifications.

Appendix A.

The True Power of Dreamweaver: Extensibility. Dreamweaver Platform. The Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver. Power to the Masses. The Importance of Using the Latest Version of the Extension Manager. Our Favorite Extensions.

Appendix B.

Top Ten Dreamweaver Web Sites.

Appendix C.

What's on the CD-ROM. System Requirements. Using the CD Files. Exercise Files. Custom Extensions. Read This Before Opening the Software.



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