The Essentials

Chapter 3 - Getting Started with Dreamweaver MX
byGareth Downes-Powellet al.
Wrox Press 2003

Before you begin working through this chapter, you must ensure that you have the following:

  • A web server configured to work with PHP (see Chapter 1).

  • The Web Server Address, FTP Server Information (if applicable) and Authentication Information (Username & Password).

  • A working MySQL Server (see Chapter 2).

  • The MySQL Server IP Address and Authentication Information. (Username & Password)

All of this information will be required at some point over the coming pages, and is essential to providing you with the richest development experience possible.

Dreamweaver is a unique tool in the way that it allows you to view your web page within the User Interface. Certainly, there are many WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editors on the market today, but few, if any, offer the rich design experience that Dreamweaver presents. Indeed, Macromedia describes Dreamweaver as a "visual editor" in order to highlight this fact, and many Dreamweaver developers prefer this description.

One of Dreamweaver's best features is its ability to interact with your web server and application server, so that dynamic elements of your web page come to life within the UI, even before the page has been uploaded to your server.

With the above information to hand, we shall now take a look at the essential first steps you should take when creating any web site with Dreamweaver MX.

Dreamweaver MX PHP Web Development
Dreamweaver Mx: Advanced Php Web Development
ISBN: 1904151191
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2001
Pages: 88

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