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Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672320428

ISBN-13: 9780672320422

Edition: 2000

Authors: Betsy Bruce

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Tailored specifically for developers and designers who have Web authoring experience but are new to Dreamweaver, this book focuses on intermediate Web development topics, like how to quickly build a dynamic Web site and add interactivity to HTML.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 12/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Getting Started With Dreamweaver 4
Understanding the Dreamweaver Interface
Acquaint Yourself with Dreamweaver
Install the Software
Hardware and Software Requirements
Get the Demo Version
The Installation Process
The Dreamweaver Work Area
The Document Window
Panels and Inspectors
Drop-Down Menus
Context Menus
Invisible Objects
Get Help
Discover Dreamweaver 4's New Features
Creating a Basic Web Page with Text
Create a New Page and Set Page Properties
Enter and Center Some Text
Add a Document Title
Set Default Text Colors and Page Margins
Paste Text from a File
Understand Paragraph and Break Tags
Apply Text Formatting
Change Text Size
Select a Font
Turn Text into a List and Use Indent Button
Add a Separator to a Page
Save Your Work and Preview in a Browser
Planning and Creating Your Project Using the Site Window
Define a New Web Site
Set Your Local Site
Add Your Remote Site
Import an Existing Web Site
Setting Lots o' Links: Hyperlinks, URLs, Anchors, and Mailto Links
Explore Relative and Absolute Paths
Add a Hyperlink Within Your Web Site
Organize a Long Page with Anchors
Use the Point-to-File Icon
Add a Mailto Link
Adding Images and Multimedia
Displaying Images on a Page and Creating an Image Map
Add an Image to a Page
Align an Image with Text
Add Alternate Text So That People Can Read a Description of the Image Before It Loads
Create a Linked Image
Image Flavors: GIF, JPEG, and PNG
Add a Background Image
Create a Rollover
Add a Navigation Bar with Rollovers and Links
Use a Tracing Image to Transfer a Design to Your Web Page
Add Links to a Graphic with Image Maps
Create an Image Map
Add a Rectangular Hotspot
Add a Circular Hotspot
Add an Irregular Hotspot
Align Hotspots
Target a Link to Open in a New Browser Window
Using Fireworks to Create Images
Acquaint Yourself with Fireworks 4
Examine the Fireworks Tools
Examine Fireworks Panels
Create an Image
Add a Shape
Add an Effect
Add Text
Optimize Images for Use in a Web Page
Slice an Image into Pieces
Place a Fireworks File into Dreamweaver
Adding Multimedia Files
Add a Sound File
Resize the Control
Add Looping to the Sound
Allow for Plugin Download
Learn About the Two Types of Plugins
Add Flash Files
Use the [object] and [embed] Tags
Preview the Movie in the Dreamweaver Document Window
Create Flash Text
Create a Flash Button
Add a Link to a PDF File
Insert a Java Applet
Layout, Design, and Dynamic HTML
Displaying Data with Tables
Create a Table for Data
Add a Table to a Web Page
Select Table Elements
Add Header Cells to the Table
Add and Sort Data
Add and Remove Rows and Columns
Change Column Width and Row Height
Resize a Table and Change Border Colors
Set Cell Padding and Cell Spacing
Use a Dreamweaver Pre-Set Table Format
Import Table Data
Export Data from a Table
Designing Your Page Layout Using Tables
Use Layout View
Add a Layout Table and Layout Cells
Stretch Your Content to Fit the Page
Edit a Table in Standard View
Merge and Split Table Cells
Align Table Cell Contents
Nest a Table Within a Table
Add Color to Your Table
Turn Your Table into Layers
Using Dynamic HTML and Layers
What Is Dynamic HTML, or DHTML?
Add a Layer
Set Layer Positioning
Add a Background Color and Background Image
Explore Layer Stacking Order
Align Your Layers and Use the Grid
Change Layer Visibility
Explore Overflow and Clip
Nested Layers
Explore Layer Tags
Use Layers to Design a Table
Formatting Your Web Pages with Cascading Style Sheets and HTML Styles
Create and Apply a Custom Style
Explore Style Settings
Redefine the Heading 1 [h1] Tag
Position a Layer with a Style
Create a Hyperlink Rollover
Create an External Style Sheet
Edit Style Sheets
View Head Content
Convert Styles to HTML Markup ([font] Tags)
Save HTML Markup as an HTML Style
Understanding and Building Frames and Framesets
Create a Frameset
View Frame Borders
Split a Page into Frames
Name Your Frames
Use the Frames Panel
Nested Frames
Use Existing Web Pages with Frames
Set the Scrolling and Resize Attributes
Set Borders
Add a Title
Create an Alternative to Frames
Use Frame Objects
Target Linked Pages to Open in a Specific Frame
Use the Go To URL Behavior to Load Frames
Getting Interactive with Dreamweaver's Behaviors and Timelines
Inserting Scripted Functionality with Behaviors
What Is a Dreamweaver Behavior?
Show and Hide Layers
Select the Behavior
Select the Action That Triggers the Behavior
Open a New Window
Pop Up a Message
Add a Message in the Status Bar
Adding Advanced Behaviors: Drag Layer
Use the Tag Selector to Select the [body] Tag
Constrain the Movement of Your Layer
Capture the Drop Target Location
Apply the Drag Layer Behavior Advanced Attributes
Select a [body] Tag Event
Animating with Timelines
Create an Animation
Use the Timelines Panel
Record a Simple Animation
Turn on Autoplay and Loop Your Animation
Edit a Behavior in the B Channel
Add a Layer to the Timeline
Add a Keyframe
Control Layer Properties with Timelines
Place a Behavior in the Behaviors Channel
Use Multiple Timelines in a Web Page
Collecting User Data with Forms
Creating and Using a Form to Collect Data
Create a Form
Add Text Fields
Apply Text Field Attributes
Add Labels
Add Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
Add a List or a Menu
Add Push Buttons and Picture Buttons
Add Submit and Reset Buttons
Add an Image Field to Submit a Form
Add a Generic Button
Create a Jump Menu to Navigate to Different URLs
Sending and Reacting to Form Data
Validate a Form's Data Using the Validate Form Behavior
Receive Information from a Form
Add a Hidden Field
Explore Submission Security
Upload a File from a Form
Prepare Your Page to Interact with Active Server Pages (ASP), JSP, PHP, or CFML
Making Your Development More Efficient and Collaborating with Others
Managing and Uploading Your Projects
Move Your Site onto a Remote Server
Understand Dreamweaver's Web Site Management Capabilities
Transfer the Current File from the Document Window
Edit an Entire Site
Synchronize Your Files on the Local and Remote Sites
Create a Site Map
Manage Your Links
Use Find and Replace
Add Design Notes to Your Pages
Generate Reports About Your Web Site
Managing Your Assets with the Asset Panel
What Are Assets?
Manage Assets in the Asset Panel
List Assets in a Site
Preview Assets
Image Assets
Color Assets
Link Assets
Movie Assets
Script Assets
Add Assets to a Web Page
Create Favorite Assets
Create New Assets in the Asset Panel
Copy Assets to Another Site
Re-Using Items in Your Web Site with the Library
Create a Library Item
Use the Library Category of the Asset Panel
Create a Library Item from Existing Content
Create a Library Item from Scratch
Add a Library Item to a Page
Make Changes to a Library Item
Update Pages That Contain the Library Item
Use Behaviors and Styles in Library Items
Creating and Applying a Template
Create a Template
Use the Template Category of the Asset Panel
Create a Template from an Existing Web Page
Create a Template from Scratch
Make an Existing Region Editable
Make a New Editable Region
Apply a Template to a Web Page
Make Changes to a Template
Update Pages That Contain the Template
Use Behaviors, Styles, and Timelines in Templates
Using Server-Side Includes and Adding a Date
What Is a Server-Side Include?
Insert a Server-Side Include
Turn a Comment into a Server-Side Include
Include a File
Edit the Server-Side Include File
Add a Last Modified Date
Using External Editors and Changing Dreamweaver to Suit You
HTML Is Fun! Viewing and Modifying HTML
View and Edit HTML Tags with the Quick Tag Editor
Use the Insert HTML Mode
Use the Edit Tag Mode
Use the Wrap Tag Mode
Use the Code Inspector
Set Your Code Preferences
Set the Code Colors Preferences
Set the Code Format Preferences
Set the Code Rewriting Preferences
Clean Up HTML Created with Microsoft Word
Debug JavaScript Code
Launch an External HTML Editor
Customizing Dreamweaver
Modify the Object Panel and Create Your Own Object
Edit an Object
Make a New Object
Make a Menu Command
Record a Command
Save a Command from the History Panel
Edit a Behavior Action
Manage Extensions
CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver
CourseBuilder Interactions
Multiple Choice Questions
Drag-and-Drop Questions
Explore Interactions
Text Entry Questions
The Action Manager
Internet Resources
Dreamweaver Development
General Web Development
Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
Dreamweaver Extensions
Scripting Resources: CGI, JavaScript, ASP, PHP, and CFML
ASP (Microsoft Active Server Pages)
CFML (ColdFusion)