Dreamweaver 4 Hands-On Training

Garo Green, Lynda Weinman

  • 出版商: Peachpit Press
  • 出版日期: 2001-07-10
  • 定價: USD $39.99
  • 售價: $1,280
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,216
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 672
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201741334
  • ISBN-13: 9780201741339

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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 effects--using automated JavaScript behaviors, to page layouts--using one of 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 chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Background.

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 JavaScript?

2. Interface.

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. Shortcut Keys.

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.

4. Basics.

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.

5. Linking.

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.

6. Typography.

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.

7. Tables.

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.

8. Layout.

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.

9. Frames.

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.

10. Rollovers.

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 HTML.

12. HTML.

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.

13. Forms.

The Form Objects Panel. Form Objects. Exercise _Working with Form Objects. Exercise _Creating a Form. Exercise _Creating a Jump Menu.

14. Behaviors.

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.

15. DHTML.

Exercise _Dragging Layers. Exercise _Using the Timeline for Animation. Exercise _Playing, Stopping, and Resetting the Timeline. Exercise _Creating a DHTML Pop-Up Menu.

16. Automation.

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.

17. Templates/Libraries.

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 Library Item.

18. Plug-Ins.

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).
Online 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. lynda.com.