- Save 10% on selected children’s books, compliments of Amazon Family Promotion exclusive for Prime members .
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides) Paperback – 16 Dec 2005
|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
There is a newer edition of this item:
Special offers and product promotions
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.
From the Back Cover
Even if you've never used Macromedia Dreamweaver before, this Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running with Macromedia's popular Web authoring program in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Macromedia Dreamweaver, leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith use their trademark crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that’s new in Dreamweaver 8. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to use all of the program's visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support to create stunning, accessible Web sites. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: drag-and-drop integration of XML data feeds, improved CSS support, advanced style rendering toolbar, the industry’s first integrated Web accessibility evaluation tool for Section 508 and WCAG 2 checkpoints, and more!
About the Author
Dori Smith has been programming for over 20 years. As a partner in Chalcedony Consulting, she does programming, training, writing, and Web design. Dori is also a contributing editor for NetProfessional magazine, is on their advisory board, and is a member of the Web Standards Project Steering Committee. She’s also the author of Java 2 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide.
Top customer reviews
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
I don't think this is the best book to start with if you are just learning about dynamic applications. I would suggest that you begin with Jeffrey Bardzell's Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Dynamic Applications. If you are using DW8, don't worry--it's not out of date. The tutorials in Bardzell's book will enable you to build a web site using ASP or Coldfusion. (I am using ASP).
Lucinda Dyke's book, Macromedia DW 8 Advanced, will clearly explain and reinforce what you learned with Bardzell's book. With these two books, you should have no problem building a web site with dynamic applications.
The book has one flaw: the lack of complete exercise files. The author refers to the Cafe Townsend tutorial that comes with Dreamweaver, but these files do not completely correspond with the exercises. There are additional files that you can download from the Peachpit web site, but these files are not very helpful. You will have to improvise a little to complete some of the exercises. Hopefully, the author will get some feedback encouraging her to create a more fully set of files for download.
Also, if you want to learn how to create a web site using dynamic apps, it would be helpful to have a fundamental knowledge of databases.
Excellent book; well worth the money!
It covers the interface very well and explains the vast features of Dreamweaver clearly.
Perfect for someone that has a project they need to complete in Dreamweaver and would like to get up to speed on the program fast.
The only thing I don't like about the book is once you do get up to speed this book will simply end up collecting dust somewhere or inherit other uses that it was not originally intended to serve.
It is why it is called "Visual Quickstart".
The flow of the material isn't as fluid as some of the other books I've come across. It is somewhat lacking in enrapturing what the program really does as a whole.
For example, "Dreamweaver 8 unleashed" walks you through the process of starting a web site from beginning to end within the context of Dreamweaver *AND* in the order it should be accomplished.
I was also impressed by "Dreamweaver 8 Hands On Training" by Lynda.com folks. The book was in color for goodness sakes.
For a second I thought it was a book on Adobe's products.
Those two books are *the* best book to learn if you want to get trained from start to finish in order to deploy a project.
If you know how to create sitemaps, set-up local server, ftp etc AND you simply want to center your focus on learning Dreamweaver alone then the "Visual Quickstart" book is or you otherwise I would recommend trying out the other two books in mentioned earlier.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Computing & Internet > Digital Lifestyle > Online Shopping > Amazon
- Books > Computing & Internet > New to Computing
- Books > Computing & Internet > Software & Graphics > Graphics & Multimedia > Image Manipulation & Creation
- Books > Computing & Internet > Web Development > Web Design > Applications
- Books > Computing & Internet > Web Development > Web Design > Web Graphics & Animation
- Books > Computing & Internet > Web Development > Web Design > Website Design