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Get up to speed fast and start creating great Web sites! Whether you′re a beginner or an experienced Web developer, you′ve come to the right place. With this handy guide you′ll go from designing your first page to putting your Web site online in no time. Web design expert Janine Warner walks you step–by–step through all the essential features of Dreamweaver CS5 and helps you launch the Web site you′ve always wanted. Learn the basics — gain a better understanding of the basic concepts of Web design and the main features of Dreamweaver Start testing and publishing — test your site in different Web browsers, fix broken links, manage linked files, and get your site uploaded to the Web as soon as it′s ready Working with a team — use the Check In/Check Out feature to make it easier to manage a site when collaborating with a group Save time with styles — dive into cascading style sheets to format content Achieve more consistent designs — utilize sophisticated template capabilities to improve your site′s look and make global updates Take your site to the next level — spice up your pages by integrating interactive images, video, and Flash Explore the Spry Framework — include interactive features like drop–down menus and collapsible panels without writing code Extend Dreamweaver′s functionality — take advantage of new online tools to set up a shopping cart, add traffic tracking, and more Open the book and find: How to manage, organize, test, and publish Web sites Ways to work with text, graphics, and links Design advice on what looks good and what to avoid Steps for gaining control over design and layout with Dreamweaver′s CSS tools Techniques for including rollover images, pop–up windows, and more Tips for adding forms and multimedia How to manage and update a site with Business Catalyst Learn to: Design and publish a Web site Develop beautiful, accessible sites with CSS and XHTML Add interactivity with drop–down menus and rollovers Use Dreamweaver to create and edit templates
About the Author
Janine Warner is a bestselling author whose books and videos on Web design have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world. She runs a Web design and consulting firm and offers tutorials, books, and training videos at www.DigitalFamily.com.