Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide


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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide
By Lucinda Dykes
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: December 21, 2005
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38402-4
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38402-7
Pages: 376
 



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Need to take your Macromedia Dreamweaver skills to the next level? You don't have to be a programmer to build interactivity into your site. You just need Dreamweaver 8Macromedia's powerful new Web design and development toolaccess to a Web server and an application server, and a copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide.

  • Takes a visual, task-based approach to guiding you through advanced topics and applying what you learn

  • Works like a reference book - you look up what you need and then get straight to work

  • Concise, straightforward steps and explanations offer the fastest way to learn tasks and concepts

  • Companion Web site includes sample files

This valuable reference picks up where the Visual QuickStart Guide leaves off with advanced step-by-step tutorials on working with servers, setting up database connections, using SQL, and building dynamic pagesand that's just in the first half of the book! The book's second half includes clear, concise instructions on how to build dynamic forms and dynamic tables, create a search page for your site, and control access to your site with a user log-in and password.  You'll get real-world examples and detailed illustrations of how and when features should be put to use, including what's new in Dreamweaver 8: code-editing improvements such as the coding toolbar and code collapse, drag-and-drop integration of XML data, server-side transformations with XSLT, support for PHP 5 and ColdFusion MX 7, and more!



book cover
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide
By Lucinda Dykes
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: December 21, 2005
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-38402-4
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-38402-7
Pages: 376
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
      Who Should Use This Book?
      How to Use This Book
      Dreamweaver on Windows and Mac
      Application Server Technologies
      What's in This Book?
    Chapter 1.  Working with Servers
      Web and Application Server Fundamentals
      Setting Up a Web Server on a PC
      Setting Up a Web Server on a Macintosh
      Choosing an Application Server
      Setting Up ASP as an Application Server
      Setting Up ColdFusion as an Application Server
      Setting Up PHP as an Application Server
    Chapter 2.  Configuring a Dreamweaver Site
      Setting Up a Dreamweaver 8 Site
      Designating a Root Folder
      Defining a Local Folder
      Using a Remote Folder
      Specifying a Testing Server
      Setting the URL Prefix
      Enabling Site-Management Features
    Chapter 3.  Preparing Your Coding Environment
      Selecting Code View Options
      Choosing Code Preferences
      Using Code Collapse
      Using the Coding Toolbar
      Using Code Snippets
      Working with Tags
      Using Commands for Editing Code
      Validating and Testing Your Code
    Chapter 4.  Setting Up Your Database Environment
      Database Fundamentals
      Choosing a Database
      Installing the MySQL Database
      Using Database Drivers
      Creating a Data Source Name (DSN)
      Making a Connection to Your Database
    Chapter 5.  Working with SQL
      Creating a Database
      Creating Tables
      Selecting Data
      Sorting Data
      Filtering Data
      Joining Tables
      Editing Records
    Chapter 6.  Defining Recordsets
      Creating Simple Recordsets
      Building Advanced Recordsets Using SQL
    Chapter 7.  Adding Dynamic Content
      Viewing a Database
      Adding Dynamic Text
      Adding Dynamic Images
      Using HTML Attributes
      Including Dynamic Parameters for Flash
      Editing Dynamic Content
      Viewing Live Data
    Chapter 8.  Using Dynamic Forms
      Creating HTML Forms
      Creating Dynamic Form Objects
      Using JavaScript with Form Objects
      Using URL and Form Parameters
      Validating Forms
    Chapter 9.  Adding Server Behaviors
      Using Dynamic Tables to Display Records
      Navigating Records
      Displaying and Hiding Regions
    Chapter 10.  Building Master/Detail Page Sets
      Using Server Behaviors
      Building a Master Page
      Adding Links and URL Parameters to a Master Page
      Building a Detail Page
      Automating Master/Detail Page Creation
    Chapter 11.  Creating Search and Results Pages
      Creating a Search Page
      Creating a Results Page Recordset
      Displaying Search Results
    Chapter 12.  Creating Pages for Editing Records
      Inserting a Record
      Building the Master Page
      Building the Update Page
      Using an Application Object
      Selecting and Displaying a Record to Delete
      Adding a Delete Record Server Behavior
    Chapter 13.  Controlling Access
      Storing User Data
      Building a Registration Page
      Using a Login Page
      Allowing Access to Authorized Users Only
    Chapter 14.  Using XML and XHTML
      Using XHTML in Dreamweaver 8
      Using XML in Dreamweaver 8
      Using Client-Side XSLT in Dreamweaver 8
      Using Server-Side XSLT in Dreamweaver 8
    Appendix A.  Dreamweaver Resources
      Dreamweaver Web Sites
      Web Development Sites
      Dreamweaver Add-ons
      Blogs
   Index