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Teach Yourself Visually Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)) [Paperback]

Janine Warner
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13 Jan 2006 Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)
Full–color, step–by–step instructions demonstrate how to make the most of Macromedia Dreamweaver when formatting and styling text, creating Web–based forms and pages with frames, maintaining a Web site, and building database–driven sites Fully updated for the latest version of Dreamweaver, coverage includes applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, publishing a Web site, and using library items and templates to create robust Web sites Features jargon–free instructions, more than 500 color screen shots, practical examples and advice, and a full measure of information that goes beyond the basics No programming or HTML experience required–users learn to create Web pages without writing code

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (13 Jan 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764599984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764599989
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 20.8 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,067,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long–winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you′ll find clear, step–by–step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 120 Dreamweaver 8 tasks. Each task–based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on Dreamweaver 8 in no time: Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricks Succinct explanations that walk you through step by step Full–color screen shots that demonstrate each task Two–page lessons that break big topics into bite–sized modules Learn How To: Create Web pages with frames Format and style text Work with images and multimedia Publish and maintain a Web site Connect information using hyperlinks Configure a dynamic Web site

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Janine Warner is a best–selling author, journalist, and Internet consultant. Since 1995, she’s written and coauthored 10 books about the Internet , including Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies and Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies . A recognized Internet expert known for making technology fun and accessible, Janine has been a featured guest on technology news specials on ABC, NBC and ZDTV and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs in the United States and abroad. Her articles and columns have been published in a variety of publications, including The Miami Herald newspaper, Shape Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize Winning Point Reyes Light. Janine is a popular speaker at conferences and events throughout the US, and her fluency in Spanish has brought her many invitations to speak in Latin America and Spain. She also serves as a judge for the Arroba de Oro, a series of Internet award contests held throughout Latin America. Through her participation as a speaker at the award’s events, she helped to create an Internet literacy program for high school students in Central America. Janine has served as a part–time faculty member at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Miami. She now serves as the Multimedia Program Manager for the Western Knight Center, a joint project of USC and UC Berkeley, funded by the Knight Foundation. From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked fulltime for The Miami Herald , first as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media, managing a team of designers, programmers, and journalists who produced the online editions of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald , as well as Miami.com. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks, an international technology media company. An award–winning former reporter, she earned a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and worked for several years in Northern California as a reporter and editor before becoming interested in the Internet in the mid–’90s. To learn more, visit www.JCWarner.com.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for kinesthetic learners 18 Feb 2006
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There's lots for people who are new to dreamweaver to learn in nice colourful pages. I use this book with my year 8 and 9 classes in school and it works well. However those who already have experience of dreamweaver will struggle to get their money worth. Only chapters on CSS and data-base websites are for more advanced learning.
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The book arrived from Revival2 promptly and in very good condition. I had to pay postage but it was a lot cheaper than buying it new. Excellent Service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dreamweaver 8 24 July 2009
By T. Bell
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I found this book easy to read. It has lots of pictures and examples. I would suggest this book for anyone who is a beginner in web designing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Dreamweaver quickly without the "fluff" 8 Feb 2007
By Matthew Keefe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 offers a little something for all skill levels. You will benefit greatly from the hands-on approach this book has to offer. Janine (the author) starts off by walking you through the basics of starting Dreamweaver and quickly moves right into how the interface is set up. After you get a primer on the interface she explains how the HTML is constructed which is split up across a few of the chapters. Each chapter focuses on a specific point, such as: Image, Links, Formatting, etc. The fact this book focuses on tables is odd for my development, but that doesn't mean it isn't valuable and it certainly is a good idea to understand the basic concepts of building a site.

The book ends off with 3 very important topics. Publishing, Maintaining and Database usage all of which will assist you in keeping your site up to date and your visitors coming back.

Overall I was very pleased with this books content and would recommend it to anyone looking to get started or for a refresher in all that Dreamweaver has to offer.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, good starting guide 26 Jun 2008
By A. Khan - Published on Amazon.com
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The best thing about this book is the friendly pictures and easy to read layout. All the charts and how to instructions are in color and go step by step. This is a great guide for someone just starting out to medium Dreamweaver ability. You can create a pretty decent website with this book. If you want to do more with images or other complex things, I would suggest getting a complex guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamweaver 8 Pictorial 17 Jan 2009
By Cheri J. Mason - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book is easy to follow, clearly written and is a practical guide to how to get the work done. I especially like the screenshots and the lack of non-essential writing.
4.0 out of 5 stars great explanations. 26 Nov 2012
By Sara - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to buy this book in college and was so happy I did. It's taught me dreamweaver better than my actual teacher did
5.0 out of 5 stars Teach Yourself Visually Dreamweaver 3 Oct 2008
By Michael ATheresa Hyatt - Published on Amazon.com
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An AWESOME book! I was able to quickly get up to speed on creating my own website! DEFINITELY recommend!
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