Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

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Pearson Education, Aug 17, 2010 - Computers - 320 pages
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Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Web Premium How-Tos: Essential Techniques is a concise, economical, current, and informed guide to the key techniques for creating inviting and accessible Web sites using Adobe Creative Suite CS5. Readers choose the How-Tos guide when they want immediate access to just what they need to know to get results. This book shows readers the Dreamweaver CS5 features they need to manage Web sites; design page layout with CSS styles; and generate menu bars, tabbed panels, tooltips, datasets, and forms with validation scripts. It gives readers the Photoshop CS5 skills to prepare photos and thumbnails for the Web. It teaches Illustrator CS5 techniques to create Web banners, navigations icons, and scalable graphic elements. It shows how to create scrollbars and buttons in Flash Catalyst CS5. Readers can learn to generate animation in Flash Professional CS5, and they can discover ways to integrate Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash to create cutting-edge Web sites with custom video players, animation, and interactivity.

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Contents

Preparing Thumbnails
Applying Progressive or Interlaced Downloading
Defining Compression Dithering and Color Palettes 53 Saving Images with Transparent Backgrounds
From Photoshop to the Web 54 Creating Tiling Background Images
Creating Semitransparent Backgrounds
Setting Up Wireframe Templates
Drawing Wireframes and Mockups
Slicing Files for the

Previewing in Live View and Browsers
Designing Web Pages in Dreamweaver with CSS Styles 9 Using Design Tools Grids Zoom
Creating and Linking a Style Sheet
Creating Page Layouts with ID Styles
Designing a ThreeColumn Layout
Designing with Class Styles
Using Absolute Placement
Identifying and Editing CSS Elements
Using CSS Layout Pages
Formatting Text and Embedding Images
Formatting Links
Embedding Images
Creating CSS for Printable Pages
Connecting Dreamweaver to a CMS Site
Formatting CMS Themes
Collecting Data in Forms 24 Creating Jump Menus
Generating Forms
Inserting Form Fields
Testing Input with Validation Scripts
Connecting a Form to a Server Script
Adding Effects and Interactivity with Spry and JavaScript 29 Creating a Spry Data Source Table
Generating a Spry Data Display
Generating and Formatting Spry Menu Bars
Defining and Populating Spry Tabbed Panels
Creating Collapsible Panels
Defining Spry Tooltips
Inserting a Spry Accordion Widget
Opening a Browser Window with JavaScript
Applying Effects
Embedding Media
Embedding Flash SWF
Embedding Flash Video FLV
Embedding QuickTime Media and Windows Media
Embedding Media with HTML5
Working with HTML5 Pack Extensions in Dreamweaver CS5 42 Installing HTML5 Pack
Creating New Pages with HTML5 Layouts
Using Multiscreen Preview
Enabling Media Queries
Adding CSS3 Attributes with Code Hints
Preparing Photos for the Web with Photoshop 47 Saving Photos for the Web and Mobile Devices
Cropping for the
Scaling for the Web and Devices
Saving Photoshop Files as Web Pages
Creating Artwork for the Web in Illustrator CS5 60 Setting Up Web Documents and Artboards
Drawing Lines and Shapes
Drawing with the Pen Tool
Rotating Sizing and Scaling
Drawing with Brushes 65 Applying Effects
Creating Background Gradients
Drawing with the Perspective Grid 68 Working with Type in the Perspective Grid
From Illustrator to the Web 69 Saving Artwork for the Web and Devices
AntiAliasing Type for the
Exporting Artwork with Transparent Backgrounds
Exporting Illustrator Files as HTML
Defining Links in Illustrator
Exporting Artwork to Flash SWFs
Generating Layers for Flash Animation
Designing Interactive Elements in Flash Catalyst 76 Opening and Editing Artwork from Illustrator or Photoshop
Wireframing in Catalyst
Creating a FourState Button
Assigning Actions
Creating a Media Player in Catalyst
Creating a Custom Scrollbar
Building a Form
Creating Flash Professional Web Elements 84 Creating and Exporting Flash Files
Drawing in Flash
Importing Artwork from Illustrator or Photoshop
Using the Text Layout Framework TLF
Creating a Timeline
Using Code Snippets
Creating an Animated Movie
Generating a Morphing Shape
Creating Templates
Creating Slideshows in Flash Professional 93 Creating a Simple Photo Album
Creating an Advanced Photo Album
Publishing Slideshows as SWFs
Exporting SWF Slideshows
Using CS5 Tools for the Web 97 Managing Files in Bridge
Creating an Adobe Web Gallery
Accessing Fireworks from Bridge
Using Media Encoder
Index
Defining Font Tag Styles 18 Text Formatting with Class Styles

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About the author (2010)

David Karlins is the author of over 30 books on graphic, Web, and interactive design. He teaches Web design at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program and at 3rdWard in New York City, and his tutorials and Web design videos can be found at davidkarlins.com and peachpit.com.

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