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Dreamweaver MX Bible [Paperback]

Joseph W. Lowery
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30 Aug 2002 Bible (Book 44)
∗ The latest edition of the bestseller on Macromedia′s market–leading Web development tool –– now deeper and more useful than ever!
∗ Fully revised to cover all the new features of this hot web design tool for active, database–driven Web page development!
∗ The definitive, 100% complete handbook and reference for Macromedia Dreamweaver X.
∗ Written by Macromedia insider, Web design expert, best–selling author, and Dreamweaver Advisor Council team member Joe Lowery.
∗ Includes coverage on Dreamweaver′s integration with the upcoming releases of Flash, Fireworks, ColdFusion, JRUN, and more!
∗ Learn to build dynamic, database–driven Web sites – no programming required.

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  • Paperback: 1224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (30 Aug 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764549316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764549311
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,322,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“…one of the most established and revered brands in computer publishing… …another authoritative tome…far better value for money than most manuals…” (Practical Web Projects, May 2003)

From the Back Cover

"Joseph shows how to use the most significant release of Dreamweaver since version 1 to solve real–world development problems."
—David Deming, Product Manager for Dreamweaver, Macromedia
  • Master the radically new version of the leading Web site development program
  • Harness the power of major new layout and code–editing enhancements
  • Create Web applications and services using ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, or PHP

If Dreamweaver MX can do it, you can do it too . . .

You’re holding in your hands the definitive guide to Dreamweaver MX – the only book you need to master today’s leading Web development tool. Author Joseph Lowery has worked with the Dreamweaver team at Macromedia since the program’s first release, and he is intimately familiar with every Dreamweaver tool, technique, and shortcut. From Dreamweaver basics to all the dramatic changes in MX – enhanced CSS capabilities, new template options, the new tag library structure, ASP.NET and PHP support, ColdFusion integration, and Web services tools – he shows you step by step how to get the most out of Dreamweaver and create sites that are truly state–of–the–art.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Dreamweaver MX

  • Get up and running fast in the revamped Dreamweaver workspace
  • Ramp up your coding with built–in Snippets, Code Hints, and the advanced Tag Chooser
  • Build complex pages using enhanced CSS rendering capabilities and advanced selector options
  • Discover how to fine–tune dynamic Web pages using Live Data Preview
  • Harness new Dreamweaver behaviors for advanced navigation techniques using pop–up menus
  • Seamlessly integrate rich client interfaces built in Flash with Fireworks graphics and digital video
  • Increase team site–building productivity securely with nested templates, Library page elements, and Sitespring integration
  • Get the scoop on XML and XHTML support in Dreamweaver
  • Extend Dreamweaver with commands, custom tags, translators, and behaviors

Bonus CD–ROM

  • Over 300 extensions – behaviors, objects, commands, inspectors, floaters, and browser profiles
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, and Flash MX trial versions
  • Example style sheets and Web pages from the book

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Given that this is a huge tome (over 1000 pages), presenting an enormous body of information; and given that the information is often quite complex, the way in which it is presented is impressive. The book is neatly divided into 7 sections, each section contains between 5 and 9 chapters, and each chapter is divided into clearly-labelled sub-sections. This clarity of presentation makes the book easy to read, chapter by chapter, but also great for dipping into when you want to find something specific.
I'm not a Dreamweaver novice, but neither am I a grizzled old website designer with years of experience, so for me, the style and language are great. Direct enough to get the point across without wading through loads of over-simple directions, but straightforward and clear enough to get a grasp of the more difficult concepts without feeling battered by jargon!
A genuinely helpful reference book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the novice - infuriating. 9 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Infuriating. Do not believe the waffle in the intro about this book being suitable for absolute beginners. It assumes that the reader knows something about Dreamweaver and at least has an existing grasp of webpage building. It breezes over the basics far too quickly, often without adequate explanations. For example, part of creating a website is defining a testing server. For an absolute beginner, like me, this is likely to be the PC on which the site is being created. This "helpful" book simply states "You should also define, at this time, whether the testing server is located locally or should be accessed via FTP." Well thanks awfully, but how do I complete the bit about defining the local testing server? Maybe a completely basic thing, but for a novice, it's just one of the hundreds of things we need explaining at the outset. To be fair, it is a comprehensive book and will probably prove to be a good buy eventually, but it looks like I'll have to learn Dreamweaver MX the hard way before I get the most out of it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and comprehensive 30 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I started with this book when Dreamweaver 3 was released back in 1998 and I always buy each new edition because it is so comprehensive. If you want a cover-to-cover beginner's guide to throw away after one read then buy something else but if you want to learn the program thoroughly and have a valuable reference to return to buy the Bible.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant reference book 4 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I would recommend this book as a reference next to a good tutorial like the one from FriendsOfEd called Foundation Dreamweaver or the ones from Wrox.
If you new to Dreamweaver, don't expect it to teach you all of it with excercises etc.. It's merely something you dip in every now and then to check "what that function or button does" or simply something that explains the functionality in plain english.
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