on 3 September 2003
The book in itself is easy to follow, its colour graphics make it easy to follow. Sections are broken down nicely as well so you can reference a task more efficiently.
The reason why i only give this book 3 stars is because it does not provide information on the whole application. which i found dissapointing, esp as what it did cover, it so well. Nevertheless i did gain a basic knowledge of Dreamweaver MX from it.
on 13 July 2003
This book, visually, is well laid-out, with the right amount of text and images. However, it is very difficult to follow. Rather than talking you through how to create a web-page, it begins by explaining very specific things in quite complicated language - this for example on the fourth page: 'Head - This contains buttons that can be used to insert data into the head section of a Web page. This can include items such as metadata, keywords and descriptions.'
For someone like myself, who knows nothing about designing webpages, I have no better idea of what 'Head' means after reading this definition than I had before. I don't know what metadata is, or what keywords means in this context. It also uses the phrase 'head section' when explaining what 'head' means!
The book tells you what each part of the program does, but nothing links together - for example, it will tell you to look at a certain window, but it won't tell you to do anything with it - just to move on to the next window. This is not a very good way to learn how to use a program.
A frustrated user.