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Table of Contents
Lesson 1. Learning the Basics of Dreamweaver 4.
Exploring the Tools. Working with Panels.
Organizing Your Site. Defining a Local Site. Specifying Preview Browsers.
Creating and Saving a New Page. Giving the Page a Title. Specifying a Background
Color. Using a Background Color. Specifying the Default Font Color. Placing Text
on a Page. Importing Text. Creating a Line Break. Centering and Indenting Text.
Making Lists. Making Definition Lists. Nesting Lists. Character Formatting.
Repeating a Command. Changing the Font. Changing the Font Size. Changing the
Font Color. Saving Colors as Favorites. Creating HTML Styles. Applying HTML
Styles. Editing HTML Styles. Adding Special Characters. Switching Document
Views. Editing HTML in Code View. Cleaning Up Word HTML. Adding Horizontal
Rules. Adding a Date Automatically. Adding Flash Text. Modifying Flash Text.
Lesson 2. Working with Graphics.
Placing Graphics on the Page. Resizing and
Refreshing Graphics. Positioning Graphics. Adding a Border Around an Image.
Assigning Names and alt Tags to Images. Inserting an Image from the Assets
Panel. Managing Images with the Favorites List. Wrapping Text Around Images.
Adjusting the Space Around an Image. Aligning an Image Relative to a Single Line
of Text. Adding Flash Buttons. Modifying Flash Buttons. Adding Flash Animations.
Lesson 3. Creating Links.
Specifying Link Colors. Inserting E-Mail Links.
Creating Hypertext Links. Creating Graphics Links. Targeting Links. Inserting
and Linking to Named Anchors. Creating Image Maps.
Lesson 4. Elements of Page Design.
Creating a Table in Layout Mode. Modifying Table
Layout. Cell Formatting. Layout Width and Spacer Images. Creating a Table in
Standard View. Importing Data from Spreadsheets. Copying and Pasting Table
Cells. Selecting a Table. Selecting and Modifying Table Elements. Sorting a
Table. Resizing a Table. Exporting a Table. Designing for Computer Screens.
Using a Tracing Image.
Lesson 5. Adding User Interactivity.
Using Insert Rollover Image. Adding Behaviors.
Swapping Multiple Images with One Event. Editing Actions and Events. Creating a
Status-Bar Message. Checking the Browser. Opening a New Browser Window.
Adjusting Placement of the New Window. Adding a Navigation Bar.
Lesson 6. Managing Your Site.
Using the Site Window. Adding New Files or
Folders to a Site. Creating a Site Map. Viewing a Subset of the Entire Site.
Modifying Pages from the Site Window. Customizing the Site Window. Connecting to
a Remote Site. Uploading Files. Checking In and Checking Out. Using Design
Lesson 7. Using Libraries.
Creating a Library Item. Placing a Library Item
on a Page. Recreating a Library Item. Modifying a Library Item. Updating Library
References. Creating a Library Item Containing Behaviors. Modifying a Library
Item Containing Behaviors.
Lesson 8. Using Templates.
Creating Templates. Adding Editable Areas of a
Template. Removing Editable Regions. Changing Template Highlight Colors.
Building Pages Based on a Template. Modifying a Template.
Lesson 9. 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
Lesson 10. 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 Netscape
Resize Layer Fix. Converting Layers to Tables.
Lesson 11. Using Style Sheet.
Creating External Style Sheet. Adding a Style to
an Existing External Style Sheet. Editing an Existing Style. Creating Custom
Styles. Creating CSS Selector Styles for Links. Creating CSS Selector Styles for
Tag Combinations. Linking to an Existing External Style Sheet. Creating embedded
Styles. Converting Embedded Styles to External Styles Converting CSS to HTML.
Lesson 12. Using Find and Replace.
Searching Your Document. Removing an HTML Tag.
Using Find and Replace to Apply a Custom Style. Using Find and Replace to Add
External Style Sheets. Saving and Reusing Your Search Criteria. Searching and
Replacing with Regular Expressions. Finding Variations in a Name.
Lesson 13. Creating Forms.
Building Your Form. Adding Single-Line Text
Fields. Adding Mutiple-Line Text Fields. Adding a Password Text Field. Adding
Checkboxes. Adding Radio Buttons. Adding List/Menu Items. Adding Buttons.
Validating Forms. Creating Jump Menus. Testing Your Forms.
Lesson 14. Animating with Timelines.
Animating Objects. Using Keyframes. Positioning
an Object. Changing an Animation with Keyframes. Recording the Path of a Layer.
Changing the Visibility of a Layer. Adding Behaviors to the Timeline. Making the
Lesson 15. Extending Dreamweaver.
Checking Browser Compatibility. Checking Links
in Your Site. Generating Reports for a Site. Using the O'Reilly Reference Panel.
Extending Dreamweaver. Using Extensions. Using the Link Scrubber Extension.
Changing the Objects Panel.
Appendix A: Regular Expressions.
Appendix B: Macintosh Shortcuts.
Appendix C: Windows Shortcuts.