Book Review – Teach Yourself Visually Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Book Review – Teach Yourself Visually Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Author: Janine Warner
ISBN: 0764599984
Publisher: Visual
8.8 x 8.3
305 pages
Published: Jan 2006

AdobeR DreamweaverR continues to be one of the most popular HTML editors on the market. One of the reasons for this popularity is its full package of features. But with these numerous features, you also get a workspace with a lot of menus, panels and buttons. This book by Janine Warner is an easy way to learn how to use Dreamweaver quickly. Each task-related section of the book has step-by-step instructions and large screen shots. The first task is to start a new project by setting up a local website on your computer. Once you've done this, Warner discusses the workspace and tools.

Warner covers how to work with raw HTML code in Dreamweaver's Code View and then switches to the Design View for most of the book. First she discusses how to add formatting and style tags to the text on your webpage. Once the text is complete, you learn how to add images, animations, rollover buttons, Flash and other media files to the webpage. She also shows you how to crop and resize your images within Dreamweaver and FireworksR. Next, you learn how to turn text and images into hyperlinks, add email links and image maps. Although HTML tables and frames are slowing being phased out, Warner does cover them as well as forms, CSS and layers.

Once completed, Warner moves on to discuss the tools for publishing your website and maintaining it after it goes live. Finally, she touches on database-driven applications and how to add a site search to your site.

Janine Warner is an Internet expert and has written many articles and books on the subject.

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