Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual

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Pogue Press/O'Reilly & Assoc., 2002 - Computers - 779 pages
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As the Web's popularity continues to skyrocket, so does that of Macromedia Dreamweaver, one of the most elegant and powerful Web-page creation programs available. Dreamweaver offers a rich, well-designed, WISYWYG environment for building cross-platform, cross-browser Web sites; but unlike most visual editors, it doesn't clutter up the underlying HTML programming by inserting unnecessary HTML tags that make large Web sites difficult to manage. Dreamweaver is a favorite of multimedia designers, thanks to its smooth integration with other Macromedia applications, like Flash and Shockwave.

Dreamweaver MX (for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows) marks the historic union of Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev, a package of Web-database language modules once sold separately. The new, unified program offers even more power--andDreamweaver MX: The Missing Manualoffers even more easily understood, witty lessons for harnessing it.

As in his highly regardedDreamweaver 4: The Missing Manual, author McFarland livens the book with unique,live examples,that let the reader see and test--on the Internet, itself--real Web pages that follow the development progress of the book's chapters. There's even a step-by-step tutorial for creating an interactive Web database using Microsoft's ASP programming language, new to Dreamweaver MX.

In collaboration with Missing Manual series editor David Pogue, McFarland brings Dreamweaver MX to life with clarity, authority, and good humor. Armed with this book, the first-time or experienced Web designer will have little difficulty using DreamWeaver to create stunning, interactive Web sites.

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Aimed more at the user of previous versions of Dreamweaver than a Dreamweaver CS4 neophyte, this is nonetheless an excellent manual for all levels of users. Previously, I used the Adobe Classroom in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roger_Scoppie - LibraryThing

Using clear, jargon-free language, this book shows readers how to master Adobe Dreamweaver so they can bring stunning, contemporary websites to life. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

McFarland teaches Dreamweaver courses at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and at the Center for Electronic Arts. He's a partner in Skymind, a web development company.

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