Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 : Training from the Source

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  • Copyright: 2006-03-28
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Learn by doing! The lessons in this book guide you step-by-step through the creation of a project Web site, "Yoga Sangha." With Macromedia's official guide, yours"ll learn how to use the leading, best-selling Web editor and gain a thorough understanding of how you can use Dreamweaver 8 to effectively manage and maintain Web sites, develop sites that are accessible to a wide audience, and work in an environment that integrates visual and code editing. As you complete the tasks, yours"ll develop the skills and techniques that you need to create Web sites on your own. In addition to the basics of creating a Web page that incorporates text, graphics and tables, you'll learn about all that's new in Dreamweaver 8: visual authoring with XML data, advanced CSS support including a unified CSS panel and a style rendering toolbar, integration with the latest Web technologies and standards, and more. The companion CD-ROM contains all of the lesson files as well as a free trial version of Dreamweaver 8.

Author Biography

Khristine Annwn Page is the author of the previous edition, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004: Training from the Source from Macromedia Press. She's the Director of NorthWind Studios, a collective of artists and writers [www.northwindstudios.com], and the editor/publisher of Crescent Magazine. She has taught Dreamweaver and Web Design classes at San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies program and given training in Dreamweaver for the Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship program at Stanford University. She has worked as a Multimedia Specialist at the San Francisco Exploratorium and as a Senior Web Designer at Ideum, a company devoted to producing Web sites for museums, non-profits, and socially responsible companies. Khristine holds a BFA with a Senior Award for Excellence from Rhode Island School of Design [www.risd.edu]. She has received awards from Adobe and her artwork has been shown in galleries in Providence, RI, New York City, and Palo Alto, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Dreamweaver 8 Basics
Exploring the Workspace
Preparing to Develop Your Site
Defining a Local Site
Creating and Saving a New Page
Exploring the Tools
Working with Panels and Documents
Giving Your Page a Title
Specifying Preview Browsers
Exploring the Basics On Your Own
Adding Content to a Page
Importing Text
Identifying Content Structure
Creating Line Breaks
Inserting a Nonbreaking Space
Aligning Text
Identifying Quotes
Making Lists
Making Definition Lists
Nesting Lists
Inline Character Formatting
Adding Special Characters
Creating Multilingual Documents
Adding Horizontal Rules
Adding a Date Automatically
Formatting Content On Your Own
Creating Links
Specifying Link Color and Format
Creating Hypertext Links
Understanding Links and File Structure
Adding New Folders and Files to a Site
Creating a Site Map
Working with Links in Site Map View
Viewing a Subset of the Entire Site
Saving the Site Map
Targeting Links
Inserting and Linking to Named Anchors
Inserting E-mail Links
Working with Links On Your Own
Developing Style Sheets
Specifying a Background Color
Changing the Font
Changing the Font Size
Specifying Font Color
Understanding Styles
Working With Internal Styles
Converting Internal Styles to External Styles
Linking to an Existing External Style Sheet
Creating External Styles
Creating Styles for Tag Combinations
Editing an Existing Style
Working with Style Precedence
Creating a Basic CSS Layout
Working With CSS On Your Own
Working with Graphics
Using a Background Graphic
Placing Graphics on the Page
Resizing and Refreshing Graphics
Positioning Graphics
Adding a Border Around an Image
Assigning Image Names
Inserting an Image from the Assets Panel
Managing Images with the Favorites List
Adjusting the Space Around an Image
Inserting an Image Placeholder
Replacing an Image Placeholder
Setting Image-Editing Preferences
Basic Image Editing
Creating Graphic Links
Creating Image Maps
Using Graphics On Your Own
Creating Tables
Creating a Table
Importing Spreadsheet Data
Copying and Pasting Table Cells
Selecting a Table
Selecting and Formatting Table Cells
Sorting a Table
Modifying a Table
Exporting a Table
Using Images in Tables
Nesting Tables
Designing for Computer Screens
Using Window Size to Check Layout
Creating a Table in Layout View
Modifying Table Layout
Applying Cell Formatting
Specifying Layout Width
Using a Tracing Image
Using Multimedia
Creating Flash Text
Modifying Flash Text
Adding Flash Buttons
Modifying Flash Buttons
Adding Flash Animations
Using the Image Viewer
Embedding Quicktime Movies
Adding User Interactivity
Inserting a Rollover Image
Adding Behaviors
Swapping Multiple Images with One Event
Adding Behaviors to Image Maps
Editing Actions and Events
Creating a Status Bar Message
Checking the Browser
Opening a New Browser Window
Creating a Pop-Up Menu
Creating Layers
Creating Layers
Naming Layers
Modifying Layers
Changing the Stacking Order of Layers
Nesting and Unnesting Layers
Changing Layer Visibility
Setting Grid and Ruler Options
Using the Drag Layer Behavior
Using the Show-Hide Layers Behavior
Converting Layers to Tables
Using the Netscape Resize Layer Fix
Animating with Timelines
Understanding How Timelines Work
Timelines Panel
Adding an Object to a Timeline
Using Keyframes
Controlling Timelines with Behaviors
Positioning an Object
Recording the Path of a Layer
Changing Image Properties
Changing the Visibility and Size
Previewing the Animation in Dreamweaver
Creating Frames
Creating a Frameset
Saving a Frameset
Resizing Frames in a Frameset
Specifying Frame Properties
Creating and Editing Frames Content
Creating Other Content Documents
Opening an Existing Page in a Frame
Checking Frame Content
Controlling Frame Content with Links
Creating NoFrames Content
Using Frames On Your Own
Creating Forms
Building Your Form
Grouping Form Content
Adding Single-Line Text Fields
Adding Radio Buttons
Adding Checkboxes
Adding List and Menu Items
Adding Multiline Text Fields
Adding Buttons
Creating Hidden Fields
Formatting Forms
Processing Forms
Testing Your Forms
Creating Jump Menus
Creating Forms On Your Own
Using Library Items
Creating a Library Item
Placing a Library Item on a Page
Re-creating a Library Item
Modifying a Library Item
Updating Library References
Using Templates
Creating Templates
Adding Editable Areas to a Template
Removing Editable Regions
Creating Optional Content
Inserting Repeating Regions
Building Pages Based on a Template
Controlling Optional Content
Adding Repeating Entries
Modifying a Template
Creating Editable Tag Attributes
Modifying an Editable Tag Attribute
Creating Nested Templates
Managing Your Site
Using the Files Panel
Accessing Files Outside a Dreamweaver Site on Your Computer
Modifying Pages from the Files Panel
Connecting to a Remote Site
Uploading Files
Cloaking Files and Folders
Checking In and Checking Out
Using Design Notes
Exporting Site Definitions
Creating Server Connections
Enabling Contribute Compatibility
Accessibility and Testing
Testing for Accessibility
Checking Browser Compatibility
Checking Links in Your Site
Checking for Orphaned Files
Generating Reports for a Site
Checking Spelling
Editing the Code
Switching Document Views
Editing HTML in Code View
Using the Code Toolbar
Adjusting New Window Placement
Meta Tags
Using the Tag Inspector
Editing Code with Quick Tags
Using Snippets
Using Clean Up XHTML
Working with Microsoft Word HTML
Printing from Code View
Advanced Customization
Using Find and Replace
Searching Your Document
Removing HTML Tags
Using Find and Replace to Attach External Style Sheets
Applying Custom Styles with Find and Replace
Saving and Reusing Your Search Criteria
Searching and Replacing with Regular Expressions
Finding Variations in a Name
Appendix A Regular Expressions 569(2)
Appendix B Macintosh Shortcuts 571(4)
Appendix C Windows Shortcuts 575(4)
Index 579

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