Dreamweaver 4 Hands-On Training is the latest, updated version of the
highly acclaimed tutorial from leading Web-design trainers Garo Green and Lynda
Weinman. Thousands of Dreamweaver users have learned how to use the program by
simply doing the step-by-step exercises in this foolproof book. The exercises
use a real-life Web site to demonstrate how to create everything from rollover
Dreamweaver 4's latest features, Layout Tables. Advanced sections of the book
show how to create interactive, moving elements in your Web site, and how to
download and use the hundreds of free extensions available online to Macromedia
Dreamweaver users. And throughout the book, readers learn useful bits of
information about HTML, online type, Web color, and more.
In addition to the book, readers get a CD-ROM complete with exercise files
and informative QuickTime videos that offer additional support for each
Table of Contents
What Is Dreamweaver? Roundtrip HTML. Do You Need
to Learn HTML to Use Dreamweaver? HTML Resources. What Does HTML Do? What Does
HTML Look Like? HTML Deconstructed. File-Naming Conventions. File Name
Extensions. Extending Dreamweaver. What Is DHTML? What Is XML? What is
A Tour of the Interface. The Objects Panel.
Types of Objects. The Property Inspector. The Launcher and Mini-Launcher.
Customizing the Launcher. Launcher Shortcuts. The Toolbar. The Document Window.
Document Window Views. Preferences. External Editors. Preset Window Sizes.
3. Site Control.
What is a Local Root Folder? Exercise _Defining
a Site. Exercise _Relative and Absolute Links. Exercise _File and Folder
Management. Exercise _Understanding Path Structure. Different Path Notations.
Exercise _Creating a Site Map. Exercise _Creating a Site from Nothing.
Exercise _Defining the Site. Exercise _Creating
and Saving a Document. File Names Versus Titles. The Significance of index.html.
Exercise _Inserting Images. Exercise _Inserting Text. Exercise _Centering Images
and Text. Exercise _Modifying Page Properties. The Page Properties Window. The
Dreamweaver Color Pickers. Exercise _Creating Links with Images and Text.
Exercise _META Tags. Exercise _Background Images. Exercise _Looking at the HTML.
Exercise _Linking with Point to File. Exercise
_Linking to New Source Files. Exercise _Browse for File and the Link History.
Exercise _Creating Email Links. Exercise _Named Anchors. Exercise _Image Maps.
Exercise _Linking to Files.
A Word about FONT FACE. Exercise _Creating and
Formatting HTML Text. Exercise _Font Lists. Exercise _Aligning Text. Aligning
Text and Images. Exercise _Ordered, Unordered, and Definition Lists. Exercise
_Color Schemes. Exercise _Formatting Text in Tables. Exercise _Repeat Last
Action. Exercise _Applying HTML Styles. HTML Styles Options. Exercise _Character
Entities. Macintosh and Windows Character Entities. What is Flash Text? Exercise
_Creating Flash Text.
What Is a Table? Exercise _Changing the Border
of a Table. Exercise _Sorting the Table. The Sort Table Dialog Box. Exercise
_Changing the Color Scheme. Exercise _Creating and Modifying a Table. Exercise
_Aligning Images and Text with Tables. Exercise _Percentage-Based Table
Alignment. Exercise _Seamless Image Assembly. Exercise _Combining Pixels and
Percentages. Exercise _Inserting Tab-Delimited Data. Insert Tabular Data
Settings. Exercise _Nested Tables and Borders. Exercise _Rounded Corner Tables.
What are Tracing Images, Layers and Tables?
Exercise _Applying a Tracing Image. Tracing Images, Background Colors, and
Images. Exercise _Adding Layers. Exercise _Converting Layers to Tables. Convert
Layers to Table Options. Exercise _Converting Tables to Layers. Exercise _Using
Margin Tags. What is the Layout View? Exercise _Layout Tables and Layout Cells.
What Are Frames? Frames: A Love-or-Hate
Proposition. Exercise _Saving Your First Frameset. Different Ways to Save
Frames. Exercise _Coloring Frames. Exercise _Links and Targets. Target Names.
Exercise _Adding a Background Image. Exercise _Seamless Background Across Two
Frames. Exercise _Frames Objects Panel.
Rollover Rules. Exercise _Creating a Simple
Rollover. Exercise _Animated Rollovers! Exercise _Creating Pointer Rollovers.
Exercise _Creating Multiple-Event Rollovers. What are Flash Buttons? Exercise
_Creating Flash Buttons. Exercise _Inserting a Navigation Bar Rollover.
Different Rollover States. Exercise _Inserting a Simple Rollover from Fireworks.
11. Cascading Style Sheets.
Style Sheets—A Hard Decision? The Cascading Part
of Style Sheets. Types of Style Sheets. Exercise _Redefining HTML with Style
Sheets. Exercise _Defining a Custom Class. Exercise _Using Selectors to Group
Tags. Exercise _Affecting Links with Selectors. Redefine HTML, Custom Class, or
Selector? Exercise _Linking to a Style Sheet. Exercise _Converting from CSS to
Exercise _The Code View. Exercise _Editing in
the Code View. Exercise _Using the Quick Tag Editor. Exercise _Cleaning Up HTML.
Options for Cleaning Up HTML. Exercise _Cleaning Up Word HTML.
The Form Objects Panel. Form Objects. Exercise
_Working with Form Objects. Exercise _Creating a Form. Exercise _Creating a Jump
Exercise _Creating a Check Browser Behavior.
Exercise _Creating a Set Text of Status Bar Behavior. Exercise _Creating a Set
Text of Text Field Behavior. Exercise _Opening a New Browser Window. Exercise
_Validating Forms with Behaviors. The Macromedia Exchange—Dreamweaver. Exercise
_Installing the Macromedia Extension Manager. Exercise _Inserting ImageReady
HTML. Exercise _Downloading from Macromedia Exchange.
Exercise _Dragging Layers. Exercise _Using the
Timeline for Animation. Exercise _Playing, Stopping, and Resetting the Timeline.
Exercise _Creating a DHTML Pop-Up Menu.
What Is the History Panel? Exercise _Using the
History Panel for Undo/Redo. Exercise _Copying and Pasting History. Exercise
_Creating Custom Objects. Getting More Commands. What Is a Web Photo Album?
Exercise _Creating a Web Photo Album. Exercise _Optimizing Images in Fireworks.
Exercise _Templates in Action. Exercise
_Creating a New Template. Exercise _Modifying a Template. Exercise _Library
Items in Action. Exercise _Creating a Library Item. Exercise _Modifying a
Plug-Ins Require Viewer Participation. Exercise
_Linking to Sounds. Different Sound Formats. Exercise _Embedding Sounds.
Exercise _Inserting Flash Content. Exercise _Inserting Director (Shockwave)
Content. What Is QuickTime? Exercise _Inserting a QuickTime Movie.
19. Getting It Online.
Free Web Hosting with GeoCities. Exercise
_Signing Up with GeoCities. Exercise _Setting the FTP Preferences. What Is FTP?
Exercise _Putting Files onto the Web Server. Exercise _Getting Site Reports.
The Reports Dialog Box.
Troubleshooting FAQ (Appendix A).
Resources (Appendix B).
Lynda.com Discussion Groups. Other Dreamweaver
Discussion Groups. Listservs. A Few Third-Party Dreamweaver Web Sites.
Technical Support (Appendix C).
Macromedia Technical Support. Peachpit Press.