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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32760-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32760-5

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Unleashed is your complete reference guide to developing dynamic, data-driven web sites and applications with Dreamweaver 8. Based on the newest version of Dreamweaver, you will find comprehensive and up-to-date instruction on developing complex applications, as well as how to collect information from users, personalize their online experience, and use a variety of built-in site management tools to create the ultimate web site experience. With Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Unleashed, you willlearn how to fully exploit Dreamweaver 8 by working with frames and framesets, layers, incorporating multimedia and animation, and adding dynamic elements such as a shopping cart.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

    What's Inside, Part by Part

    What's Inside, Chapter by Chapter

I. GETTING UP TO SPEED WITH DREAMWEAVER.

1. Introducing Dreamweaver.

    CSS

    Design

    Coding

    Site/File Management

    Application Development

    Other Additions and Enhancements

2. The Dreamweaver Interface.

    The Start Page

    The Document Window

    Context Menus

    The Insert Bar

    The Properties Inspector

    Panels

    The Menu Bar

3. Building a Web Page.

    Creating a New Document

    Working with a New Document in Design View

    Inserting the Time and Date

    Inserting a Horizontal Rule

    Working with Images

    Working with Hyperlinks

    Working with a Web Page in Code View

4. Dreamweaver Site Management.

    The Importance of Defining Sites in Dreamweaver

    Defining a New Site

    Managing a Website in Dreamweaver

    Using Advanced Site Management Options

5. Defining Preferences.

    Using the Preferences Window

    Setting Keyboard Shortcuts

    Working with Tag Libraries

II. STATIC WEB PAGE DEVELOPMENT.

6. Web Page Structuring Using Tables.

    Inserting and Working with Tables

7. Advanced Page Formatting Using Style Sheets.

    An Introduction to CSS

    Designing CSS Using Dreamweaver and the CSS Styles Panel

    Tips and Tricks for Using CSS

8. Working with Frames and Framesets.

    Understanding Framed Websites

    Working with Frames and Framesets

    Adjusting Frame Attributes

    Adjusting Frameset Attributes

    Adding Content to Frames

    Saving Frames and Framesets

    Targeting Frames

    Iframes

    Targeting Browsers That Don't Support Frames

9. Working with HTML Forms.

    An Introduction to HTML Forms

    Working with Forms and Form Objects

10. Using Dreamweaver Behaviors.

    An Introduction to Behaviors

    Using the Behaviors Panel

11. Layers in Dreamweaver.

    Introduction to Layers

    Working with Layers

    Designing Table-less Websites Using Layers

    Adding Interactivity with Behaviors

III. TEAM COLLABORATION AND TASK AUTOMATION.

12. Building Dreamweaver Web Sites within Teams.

    Using File Check In and Check Out

    Maintaining Design Notes

    File View Column Sharing

    Generating Workflow Site Reports

    Implementing Source Control with Visual SourceSafe

    Using WebDAV

13. Managing Website Content Using Contribute.

    Content Management Using Contribute

    Administrating Contribute-Enabled Sites in Dreamweaver

    Sending Connection Keys to Contribute Users

    Using Contribute to Make Basic Edits

    Rolling Back Pages in Dreamweaver

14. Workflow Enhancement.

    Working with the Assets Panel

    Using Find and Replace

    Using the History Panel

    Working with Commands

15. Working with Templates.

    Understanding Dreamweaver Templates

    Working with Repeating Regions

    Defining Optional Regions

    Nested Templates

    Templates and the Assets Panel

    Removing Template Markup

    Changing the Default Document

16. Working with Library Items.

    Understanding Library Items

    Using the Assets Panel to Manage Library Items

    Working with Server-Side Includes

    Summary

PART IV. INCORPORATING MULTIMEDIA AND ANIMATION.

17. Understanding DHTML and the Timeline.

    Animation with the Timeline

    Behaviors and the Timeline

18. Adding Video and Audio.

    Video on the Web

    Media Players

    Working with Video Clips

    Audio on the Web

19. Integrating with Fireworks.

    Specifying External Editors

    Editing Images in Dreamweaver with Fireworks

    Replacing Image Placeholders Using Fireworks

    Optimizing Images in Fireworks

    Creating Rollover Buttons in Fireworks

    Inserting Fireworks HTML

    Creating a Web Photo Album

20. Integrating with Flash and Shockwave.

    Inserting Flash Movies into Dreamweaver Documents

    Working with Flash Elements in Dreamweaver

    Managing Links in Flash Movies with Dreamweaver

    Controlling Flash Movies with Dreamweaver Behaviors

    Roundtrip Flash Editing

V. DYNAMIC WEB PAGE CREATION.

21. Introduction to Web Applications.

    Terminology

    The Dynamic Dorknozzle Intranet Application

22. Working with Server-Side Technologies.

    Introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Introduction to ASP

    Introduction to ASP.NET

    Introduction to ColdFusion

    Introduction to PHP

23. A Database Primer.

    What Is a Database?

    Installing a Database

    An Overview of the Dorknozzle Database

24. A SQL Primer.

    The Structured Query Language

    Basic SQL

    Expressions

    Operators

    Functions

    Joins

    Subqueries

    Using Access to Generate Queries

    Using MySQL Maestro to Generate Queries

VI. BUILDING DYNAMIC WEB PAGES.

25. Working with Dynamic Data.

    Connecting to a Data Source

    Building the Employee Store Using ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP

    Building the Employee Store Using ASP.NET

    Using Live Data View

26. Adding and Modifying Data.

    Creating the New User Registration Page Using ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP

    Creating the My Account Page Using ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP

    Building the New User Registration Page Using ASP.NET

    Using Application Objects to Create an Admin Page

27. Integrating Search Functionality.

    SQL Search

28. Adding Shopping Cart Functionality.

    Creating the Employee Store Shopping Cart Using ASP

    Building an ASP.NET Shopping Cart

29. Security and User Authentication.

    Securing the Dorknozzle Site Using ASP, ColdFusion, or PHP

    Securing the Dorknozzle Site Using ASP.NET

30. Web Services.

    An Introduction to Web Services

    Dreamweaver and Web Services Integration

    Building a Simple Calculator Web Service

    Web Service and Database Interaction

VII. APPENDIXES AND BONUS CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE.

A. Visual Authoring with XML.

    Introduction to XML and XSL

    Dreamweaver's Visual XML Authoring Environment

B. Accessibility.

    Accessibility Standards

    Accessibility Reference

C. Extending Dreamweaver.

    Working with Objects

    Working with Behaviors

    Customizing Dreamweaver Menus Using menus.xml

    Sharing Extensions Through the Macromedia Exchange

    The Server Behavior Builder

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