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Ever visited a knockout Web site and wondered, “How did theydo that?” Wonder no more. Odds are, they did it withDreamweaver. Completely updated to give you the scoop on all thecool new tools in the latest version, Dreamweaver 8 ForDummies will have you designing dynamite Web sites in no time.In fact, by Chapter 2 you’ll dive right into setting up yourWeb site, creating your first Web page, and adding text images andlinks. This guide starts with basic Web page design features andprogresses to the more advanced options for DHTML anddatabase-driven sites, with step-by-step instructions for everyfunction plus lots of screen shots. It walks you though:

  • A tour of the desktop, covering the toolbars, menu options, theInsert bar, the Document window, the Properties inspector, theVertical Docking panels, and more
  • Popular features such as sophisticated template capabilitiesand Library items Tracing images, the Quick Tag Editor, DesignNotes, and the History palette
  • Making the most of Dreamweaver’s site managementfeatures, including a Testing Server, the Check IN/Out feature,integrated e-mail, Design Notes, Site Map Layout and more
  • Using HTML tables to create page layouts
  • 14 different benefits of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) andhow to capitalize on them

Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies includes tips to save you timeand money so you can create a Web site that makes a bigimpression without spending big bucks. Whether you’re abeginner who wants to get started or an experienced pro who wantsto enhance your skills…whether you want something simple likea site to promote a quaint bed & breakfast or something wild tocatapult your rock band to the big time, Dreamweaver gives you thetools and this guide helps you make the most of them. Whenyou’re ready to tackle more complex sites, it covers:

  • Using Fireworks with Dreamweaver to automate your workflow,optimize graphics for Web use, and create sophisticated animations,fancy rollovers, and special effects
  • Showing off with multimedia: creating Flash buttons and text;adding Flash movie files; working with sound and video files;getting familiar with Java and ActiveX control
  • Integrating forms into dynamic, interactive sites and creatingshopping cart systems, guest books, contact forms, search engines,chat rooms, and more
  • Building a simple database-driven site
  • E-commerce basics

With Dreamweaver, you don’t have to be a techie to designand create a terrific Web site. So get this book and getstarted!

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