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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [Kindle Edition]

David Sawyer McFarland
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Book Description

Available for both the Mac and Windows, Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program used by millions of Internet professionals to build high-quality static and dynamic database-driven web sites. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is missing one vital component: a printed manual.

Enter Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual, the completely revised fourth edition of this bestselling book by experienced web site trainer, Macromedia Certified instructor, and Dreamweaver Advisory Council member David McFarland. This book enables both first-time and experienced web designers to create visually stunning and highly interactive web sites.

With crystal-clear writing and much welcome humor, this new edition offers features such as:

  • Live examples: With McFarland's step-by-step annotated tutorials, you'll learn how to construct a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with working forms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and dynamic databases.
  • Tricks of the trade: The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts for easing the process of building, maintaining, and updating professional web sites.
  • Design guidance: You'll learn to create virtually every modern web feature, including forms, animations, cascading menus, and more--and you'll find out which browsers you need to provide special coding or do extra testing with.

No matter what your level of expertise is, you'll also learn how to manage your entire web site-whether you've just launched or if it's been around for awhile and takes up thousands of pages. Beginners with no web design experience will appreciate the step-by-step guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying a web site; long-time Dreamweaver users will appreciate the advanced, real-world techniques for controlling the appearance of their web pages with CSS.

With more than 500 illustrations, a handcrafted index, and the clarity of thought that has made bestsellers of every Missing Manual to date, this is the ultimate atlas for the complex and powerful Dreamweaver 8.


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Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program offering drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is missing one vital component: a printed manual. Enter Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual, the completely revised fourth edition of this bestselling book by David McFarland. With crystal-clear writing and more than 500 illustrations, it's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver 8.

About the Author

David McFarland has been designing web sites since 1995. He's a professional web designer and educator who has worked with the University of California at Berkeley, Intuit, and Macworld magazine among others. He is a frequent speaker at web-related conferences and teaches web design and development at Portland State University. He is a Macromedia Certified instructor and a member of the Dreamweaver Advisory Council.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17773 KB
  • Print Length: 960 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (23 Dec. 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026OR3O4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #692,441 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David McFarland is a Portland, Oregon based Web developer who's been designing and building Web sites since 1995. He is the author of CSS: The Missing Manual and Dreamweaver: The Missing Manual. He is also a Macromedia-certified trainer, and a member of the faculty of the multimedia program at Portland State University

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I thought I knew it all (well most of it) 27 Jun. 2007
Format:Paperback
I thought I knew Dreamweaver pretty well and I bought this book to learn some of the bells and whistles, how wrong I was. I decided to start at the beginning and soom learnt that although I could drive Dreamweaver I wasn't always taking the most effective route.

As a result of following the advice in this book, I now have a much easier to maintain web-site and I have actually reduced the supporting code, making it faster to load to my viewers browser.

There are excellent step-by-step tutorials at the end of the key chapters and they consolidate the key new learning points into practical application.

An excellent book and I will certainly look at others in the series.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to Dreamweaver 7 Feb. 2007
By nools
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am totally new to designing Web pages, and was always told not to get Dreamweaver as it is tricky to use.

This book has made Dreamweaver so easy to understand. The book also includes tutorials and links to downloadable files to give you hands-on practice.

I would definitely recommend this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 28 Nov. 2007
Format:Paperback
I am fairly new to Webdesign and Dreamweaver, and feel I have come a long long way thanks to this book. The author David McFarland clearly has a serious mastery of Web Design and Dreamweaver, and does a good job of explaining every aspect of the program. Also, as brilliant as Dreamweaver is, there are still a few features that are best avoided, for various reasons. McFarland is not afraid of pointing out any such features.
I highly recommend this book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yes, it's very, very good 4 Jun. 2007
By Terry D TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Much of my work involves producing fairly advanced Flash material for promotional and training purposes. The need recently arose to use html to produce a 'Flash look-alike' front end for a web site. The problem with Flash is that search engine spiders can't read Flash material and therefore don't index sites that are entirely Flash based.

I'd used Dreamweaver occasionally in the past but I needed a serious refresher course - which this book provided, clearly and concisely, in spades!

OK, I didn't need to work through the entire book but concentrated on the sections dealing with absolute positioning and layouts that are entirely CSS based (no tables, no layers). No problems at all - I ended up with a very neat html front end to a Flash site - which the spiders should have no problems with.

The book is definitely to be recommended for anyone who's serious about using Dreamweaver either a standalone programme or in conjunction with Flash and/or Fireworks.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book 24 Feb. 2007
Format:Paperback
I have only done a very small amount of web design, using hobby type programs. I wanted to design some proper websites, so I bought Dreamweaver, having never used this program before, I didnt know where to start.

This book has been totally helpful, and is written in a very readable style, is very helpful and tackles subjects in a logical and systematic order.

I wolud highly recommend this book to anyone new to Dreamweaver.
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