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Set at the perfect level for me .....,
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This review is from: The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP (Essentials) (Paperback)Background : Long time analyst/programmer in non-web architecture - but absolutely no website experience, and no use of PHP or sql and wanted to get an understanding as to what is involved in a database driven site.
Experience : I have used the free trial Dreamweaver, and in the 30 days trial have covered most of the book which really does hold your hand stage by stage. The instructions and explanations are concise and accurate, and he also explains why you might be getting error messages if you didn't follow the guidance.
Though you can work through developing your own pages chapter by chapter from simple to complex, you can jump in at any stage by using one of the pre-prepared pages in his download.
His understanding of the range of programming experience of users of the book is shown by the timely 'don't worry if you don't get this yet ... ' type comments, and reference to further / pre-learning as apprpriate.
The Dreamweaver explanation has been good, the set-up of WAMP server has been good, the introduction to using php has been good, I am currently at the integrating database into webpages and am confident this will also be good !
I definitely recommend.