Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

book cover
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: December 16, 2005
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-35027-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-35027-5
Pages: 544

Table of Contents   Index

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!

book cover
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: December 16, 2005
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-35027-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-35027-5
Pages: 544

Table of Contents   Index

    Special Thanks to:
      Using this book
      A note for our Mac-using friends
      There's more online
      Let's get started
    Chapter 1.  Introducing Dreamweaver
      A Quick Tour of Dreamweaver
      Setting Up Your Workspace
      What's New in Dreamweaver 8
    Chapter 2.  Starting Your First Site
      Understanding Local and Remote Sites
      Using the Site Definition Dialog
      Defining the Remote Site
      Editing Site Definitions
      Working with the Files Panel
      Navigating Disks and Sites
      Switching Between Local and Remote Views
      Refreshing Views
      Working with Files and Folders
      Putting and Getting Files
      Expanding the Files Panel
      Synchronizing the Local and Remote Sites
      Cloaking Files
    Chapter 3.  Building Your First Page
      Creating a New Page
      Using Sample Pages
      Titling Your Page
      Adding Text to Your Page
      Creating Links
      Adding Images
      Naming and Saving Your Page
      Opening a Page
      Previewing in a Browser
      Setting Page Properties
      Defining Meta Tags
    Chapter 4.  Adding Text To Your Pages
      Adding Text
      Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text
      Dragging and Dropping Text
      Using Paste Special
      Applying Headings
      Applying Character Formats
      Changing Fonts and Font Sizes
      Making Your Own Font Lists
      Changing Font Color
      Applying Text Styles
      Using Preformatted Text
      Adding Line Breaks
      Indenting Text
      Aligning Text
      Working with Lists
      Setting List Properties
      Nesting Lists
      Inserting Special Characters
      Adding Automatic Dates
      Adding Horizontal Rules
      Finding and Replacing
      Finding Text with a Simple Search
      Performing Advanced Text Searches
      Finding and Replacing in Source Code
      Finding and Replacing with a Specific Tag
      Using Regular Expressions for Searching
      Checking Spelling
    Chapter 5.  Styling Page Content
      Understanding CSS
      Creating a Style Rule for a Tag
      Dreamweaver CSS Categories
      Creating a Custom Class
      Creating Advanced Selectors
      Working with the CSS Styles Panel
      Applying Styles
      Creating Styles with the Property Inspector
      Modifying a Style
      Renaming Styles
      Deleting Styles
      Working with Font Groups
      Creating an External Style Sheet
      Attaching a Style Sheet
      Moving Internal Styles to External
    Chapter 6.  Positioning Page Content
      CSS Layout Basics
      Using Design Files
      Laying Out Your Page
      Using the Visual Aids
      Using Design-Time Style Sheets
      Using the Grid
      Using Guides
      Zooming In On Your Page
      Setting Page Dimensions
      Old Time Dreamweaver
    Chapter 7.  Working With Links
      Creating Text Links
      Changing Link Relative To
      Formatting Links
      Targeting Links
      Adding Named Anchors
      Adding Links to Graphics
      Adding Email Links
    Chapter 8.  Including Images and Media
      Adding Images
      Inserting Images from the Assets Panel
      Adding Image Placeholders
      Aligning Images
      Setting Image Properties
      Editing Images
      Adding a Background Image
      Creating Image Maps
      Adding a Favicon
      Adding Flash, Shockwave, and FlashPaper
      Inserting Flash Text
      Adding Flash Buttons
      Adding Flash Video
      Adding QuickTime and Other Media
    Chapter 9.  Inserting Tables
      Moving Away from Tables for Layout
      Creating a Table
      Selecting Table Elements
      Using Expanded Tables Mode for Selecting
      Adding Rows and Columns
      Merging and Splitting Cells
      Resizing Table Elements
      Deleting Table Elements
      Specifying Table Alignment
      Setting Cell Properties
      Sorting Table Content
      Formatting Tables
      Importing and Exporting Tabular Data
      Using Table Layout Mode
    Chapter 10.  Using Forms and Fields
      Adding a Form to a Page
      Adding Text Fields
      Adding a Text Area
      Adding Check Boxes
      Adding a Fieldset
      Adding a Radio Button Group
      Adding a List/Menu
      Adding a Button
    Chapter 11.  Adding Frames
      How Frames Work
      Creating a Frameset
      Using the Frames Panel
      Inserting Pages into Frames
      Saving Framesets and Frames
      Targeting Frames with Links
      Adding noframes Content
    Chapter 12.  Using Behaviors and Navigation Objects
      Using the Behaviors Panel
      Adding Rollovers
      Adding Navigation Bars
      Modifying a Navigation Bar
      Opening a New Browser Window
      Checking for Plug-ins
      Using Jump Menus
      Validating Forms
      Inserting Fireworks Pop-Up Menus
      Inserting Dreamweaver Pop-Up Menus
    Chapter 13.  Making Life Easier: Using Templates, Libraries, and Snippets
      Creating a Template
      Adding Editable Regions
      Removing Editable Regions
      Building Pages Based on a Template
      Modifying a Template
      Creating a Library Item
      Using a Library Item
      Editing a Library Item
      Working on Library Items with the Property Inspector
      Using Dreamweaver Snippets
    Chapter 14.  Working With Other Applications
      Assigning External Editing Programs
      Editing Images with Fireworks
      Optimizing Images with Fireworks
      Cleaning Up Word HTML
      Using Content from Excel
      Working with Contribute
    Chapter 15.  Editing Code
      Using the Coding Toolbar
      Using Split View
      Using the Quick Tag Editor
      Using the Tag Editor
      Using the Tag Chooser
      Collapsing Code
      Using Code Hints
      Using the Tag Inspector
      Using the Code Reference
      Validating Your Code
      Using an External Editor
    Chapter 16.  Managing Your Site
      Planning for Site Expansion
      Viewing the Site Map
      Working with the Site Map
      Setting Up Check In and Check Out
      Checking Files In and Out
      Using Design Notes
      Generating Site Reports
      Checking for Broken Links
      Finding External Links and Orphaned Files
      Checking Browser Support
      Deleting Sites
      Exporting and Importing Site Definitions
    Appendix A.  Where to Learn More
      Web Sites
      Other Online Resources
      Other Books
    Appendix B.  Customizing and Extending Dreamweaver
      Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
      Finding and Installing Extensions
    Appendix C.  Cascading Style Sheets Reference