Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) Paperback – 23 Feb 2004
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
David McFarland wrote this book, but the influence of esteemed series editor David Pogue is obvious in the careful coverage of features and frequent touches of humour (books about applications can be dull; the books in Pogue's Missing Manual series consistently manage to avoid this problem while maintaining comprehensiveness). The two men treat Dreamweaver's numerous features (and the even more numerous ways of putting them to use) cleverly, with a combination of procedures and side information that clarifies many oddball situations as well as straightforward conditions. One thing: all the screen shots show the Mac OS implementation of Dreamweaver. The text alone addresses the (few) differences that appear in the Microsoft Windows version. --David Wall, Amazon.com
Topics covered: How to create HTML (XHTML and CSS, strictly speaking) documents using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. In addition to the basic stuff (text, images, links and frames), the book shows you how to build forms for data submission and embed Flash movies and Java applets. There's also a lot of helpful emphasis on Dreamweaver's productivity features, including snippet libraries and file-transfer utilities. A special section shows you how to do some server-side work with databases --Simon Priestley, Amazon.com.
About the Author
Top customer reviews
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
I wasn't disappointed. This book is EXCELLENT, both for newcomers to web design with Dreamweaver, but also for "switchers" like myself, who have experience with web design, but not with Dreamweaver. The book takes a step by step approach.
Some of Dreamweaver's features overlap with GoLive's, and some are common to all visual web editors; but that doesn't matter. You'll still enjoy reading this book, and you'll pick up lots of useful tips along the way.
The tutorials are PRICELESS. You simply download the files from the book's web site, and work through them, step by step, with the author holding your hand all the way. I really like the approach: learn the features, then learn to use them in a tutorial.
One very small caveat is that if you are looking for EXTENSIVE coverage on CSS layouts (without tables), you won't find it here. Yes, there is a chapter on how to lay out pages with nothing but CSS positioning, and there is a tutorial, which are a wonderful start to the subject. But you'll need something like "Eric Meyer on CSS" in order to take your CSS layout skills to the max.
This book easily deserves the 5 stars I gave it.
Finally when I got serious about the business, after getting laid off when my plant closed, I bought this book. I have about half a dozen other books on Dreamweaver. I can throw them all away and just use 'The Missing Manual". I can't say enough about it. Well written, easy to understand, takes you step by step through many procedures that I had trouble with previously. This book was worth twice the price! In my opinion, this is the book that should be used as the text book in college. Not the overpriced manual that was required when I took the course, still have, and useless as a reference guide.
If you want to learn Dreamweaver, Get this book! My next purchase is CSS The Missing manual by David McFarland. I wouldn't waste my money on any other author.
Don't be intimidated by the size of the book (800+ pages), it is not dry or boring. It is simply packed with great information that takes you step by step from novice to just about expert. And maybe I shouldn't say this, but it would be a bargain at three times the price.
If you need to learn Dreamweaver MX 2004, there is no other book. This is the one you need. :)
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > E-Commerce > E-business
- Books > Business, Finance & Law > E-Commerce > Managers' Guides to Computing
- Books > Computing & Internet > Computer Science > Information Systems
- Books > Computing & Internet > Digital Lifestyle > Online Shopping > Amazon
- Books > Computing & Internet > Programming > Languages
- Books > Computing & Internet > Software & Graphics
- Books > Computing & Internet > Web Development > Web Design > Applications
- Books > Computing & Internet > Web Development > Web Design > Website Design