How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8, 2/e
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New to Dreamweaver and Fireworks 8? How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8 will quickly teach you the basics of the software so that you can get your websites up and running. More than 150 two-page, full- spreads will visually take you through the process of how to use each program to create everything from a simple personal website or a more involved e-business website. Illustrations and figures will lead you through each task with easy-to-follow directions and visual cues. You will learn how to:
- Work with text.
- Reuse information.
- Optimize images.
- Use behaviors and scripts.
- Create forms.
- Use external media.
- Create dynamic webpages.
- Work with CSS.
Don't be intimidated by Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8. Let How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8 help you begin to reach your website building potential.
Table of Contents
1. Planning and Setting Up Your Site.
The Dreamweaver MX 2004 Interface
How to Set Up Your Site
How to Create the Home Page
How to Get and Manage Files
How to Use Panels
How to Use Rulers, Grids, and Guides to Align Objects
How to Create a New Web Page
2. Managing Assets.
How to Use the Assets Panel
How to Insert or Apply Assets
How to Manage Favorite Assets
How to Use the Library
How to Use Snippets
How to Create a Template
How to Apply a Template to an Existing Page
3. Laying Out Your Pages.
How to Create and Attach a Style Sheet
How to Add, Modify, and Apply Styles
How to Define a Page's Background and Font with CSS
How to Create Layers
How to Manage Layers
How to Convert Layers to Tables
How to Create a New Frameset
How to Edit Frames
How to Set Frameset Properties
How to Set Frame Properties
How to Target Links in a Frameset
4. Adding Textual Content and Tables.
How to Enter, Format, and Align Normal Text
How to Add More Fonts
How to Format Text with the Same Tag with CSS
How to Format Similar Text with Different Tags with CSS
How to Import Word or Excel Files
How to Insert a List
How to Format Bullets and Lists with CSS
How to Insert a Table
How to Modify a Table
How to Format a Table
5. Inserting Images, Movies, Sound, and _Other Media.
How to Insert an Image
How to Change an Image's Properties
How to Use Image Placeholders
How to Create a Web Photo Album
How to Insert a Flash Animation
How to Insert a Flash Video
How to Insert Flash Text or a Flash Button
How to Insert a Flash-Based Script
How to Embed a Sound File
How to Embed a Video File
6. Inserting Hyperlinks and Navigation.
How to Create Hyperlinks
How to Create an Email Hyperlink
How to Create Anchors and Thumbnails
How to Create Null or Script Links
How to Edit or Delete a Hyperlink
How to Format Link Styles with CSS
How to Create an Imagemap in Dreamweaver
How to Create a Pop-up Menu in Dreamweaver
How to Build a Navigation Bar in Dreamweaver
7. Attaching Behaviors.
How to Attach a Behavior to a Page Element
How to Add a Behavior to a Page
How to Change or Remove Behaviors
How to Download More Behaviors
8. Adding Forms.
How to Create an Input Form
How to Insert Form Controls
How to Insert a Text Field
How to Insert a Drop-Down Menu or List
How to Insert Radio Buttons
How to Insert Checkboxes
How to Validate Form Data
9. Managing a Website.
How to Validate a Page's Source Code
How to Ascertain the Accessibility of Pages
How to Test Browser Compatibility
How to Test Links
How to Upload (Put) Files on a Remote Server
How to Synchronize Pages on Local and Remote Sites
How to Use Check In/Out and Enter Design Notes
How to Help People Find Your Web Pages
10. Basic Image Editing in Fireworks.
The Fireworks 8 Interface
How to Create and Save a New Image
How to Change Size, Resolution, or Background Color
How to Crop an Image
How to Flip, Rotate, Skew, and Distort an Image
How to Select a Portion of an Image
11. Adding Text and Shapes in Fireworks.
How to Add Text to an Image
How to Edit Text
How to Attach Text to a Path
How to Create Vector Shapes
How to Draw and Edit Vector Paths
12. Creating Buttons, Navigation Bars, Pop-Up Menus, and Image Maps in Fireworks.
How to Create a Simple Button
How to Create a 3D Button
How to Create a Navigation Bar
How to Create a Pop-Up Menu
How to Create an Image Map
How to Insert a Navigation Bar, Button, Pop-Up Menu, _or Image Map into Dreamweaver
13. Working with Layers, Filters, and Slices in Fireworks.
How to Add and Work with Layers
How to Blend Layers
How to Apply Filters
How to Combine Filters to Create Effects
How to Create and Save Custom Effects
How to Split (Slice) an Image
How to Create a Text Slice
How to Insert Fireworks HTML into Dreamweaver
14. Building Animated Elements in Fireworks.
How to Create and Edit Animation Symbols
How to Work with Frames
How to Use Tweening
How to Export an Animation to Dreamweaver
15. Optimizing Images in Fireworks.
How to Use the Optimize Panel
How to Use the Export Wizard
How to Optimize JPEG Files
How to Optimize Limited Color Images
How to Export Images