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on 18 May 2010
Dreamweaver cs3 for dummies covers a lot of ground, i liked how the book was quite generic and features chapters on the basic tool palettes to more advanced functionalities, although there are some interesting references throughout the book i would consider video tutorials and alternative books/ magazines to be an easier way to learning actual 'web development', especially css layouts etc. The book isn't very visual - and the images/ screengrabs that are included don't always seem that relevant or useful, the format of the tutorials in .net magazine for example with step by step visual instructions are easier to follow than the bullet point format of this book..the author repeats herself a lot throughout too which is annoying. I don't think there's any substitute from learning css and web development from another person/ tutor or good quality video tutorials. i skim read a lot of the content, and found other books and magazines a lot more relevant at times, but in general was an interesting reference book, would recommend to a beginner of dreamweaver who doesn't want to mess with the Adobe's help function/ online help blogs.
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on 21 July 2009
Graphically excellent to assist the beginner with an index, which is better-than-usual for "how-to" manuals in helping us Dummies to find terms and subjects. The language is simple and clear not marred by distracting attempts at being humorous, as sometimes occurs in this series. If, as the title suggests, the book is aimed at not-so-expert users, this appears to be no limitation as far as extensive coverage of the subject is concerned. The treatment of CSS style sheets perplexes me a bit, but this is perhaps due to the complexity of the subject itself.
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on 22 February 2009
I bought this book because I am currently doing an evening school course in Web Design for Beginners. Prior to this I had no previous experience of Dreamweaver or web design. While the book is generally easy to understand and the sections dealing with HTML & XML easy to follow. The section on CSS I found confusing, with examples of webpages created with CSS not always linking with the text, and not enough information given as to how they were built.
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on 19 July 2011
Does what it says on the tin. Easy to understand for anyone with next to no knowledge, but also full of advanced stuff for when they get better, or for those wanting more. Would definitely recommend.
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on 10 March 2009
Absolutely brilliant. Really easy to understand, has covered everything in detail and walks you through it at a good pace.

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