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Dreamweaver MX 2004 For Visual Learners

Dreamweaver MX 2004 For Visual Learners is a book that uses a very visual technique to show how to use the popular program. It uses illustrations to help beginners learn how to accomplish common tasks in Dreamweaver MX 2004.

For who is this book? This book is best suited for users that never used Dreamweaver MX 2004 before that learn best using visuals. I must say that you can almost flip through the pages and learn the basics very fast this way.

The book covers basic topics such as Dreamweaver Basics, Layout and Navigation, Utilities, Interactivity, and Advanced Layout.

February 18, 2005

Dreamweaver MX 2004 Design Projects

Case studies in programming books are extremely helpful ways to exemplify a concept, technique or technology in programming – they really help the text to sink in. One of the problems though is that rarely does a case study cater exactly to the situation you find yourself in (which in some ways is a relief, otherwise there would be a lot fewer programming jobs!).

The authors will be well known to DMXzone regulars as the book has brought together Rachel Andrew, Craig Grannell, Allan Kent and Christopher Schmitt together in one volume. The book takes the form of a collection of four case studies, each based around a common web archetype. 

Christopher opens the book with an entertainment/fan site project, Allan is next up with a news portal that makes use of his beloved PHP, Craig comes third with an external facing corporate website and Rachel wraps up the show by building an intranet site based on Access and ASP.

By looking at the projects from inception to delivery the authors look at the profiles of different audiences, consider appropriate designs and technology choices and then show how to implement the site using Dreamweaver MX 2004 to build standards compliant sites.

Friends of Ed have kindly provided DMXzone with a copy of the book, which we've reviewed. Furthermore we have an extract from the news portal chapter available here.

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October 18, 2004

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Web Application Recipes

Your one stop resource for learning to develop valuable web applications for personal, intranet, and workgroup deployment. Dreamweaver Web Application Recipes teaches the Dreamweaver user how to develop applications that can make their static pages come to life using either ASP or ColdFusion.

May 6, 2004

Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004

Dreamweaver MX 2004 is the latest version of Macromedia’s world-class visual web-authoring tool, which includes powerful yet easy-to-use database integration. Unlike many other books, Foundation Dreamweaver MX 2004 focuses on both sides of coin – no matter what your background, this book will give you a solid foundation in graphic design and layout issues as well as full training in the powerful server-side and database integration features that Dreamweaver offers. The truth is that in today's climate database integration is no more of an extra than faultless visual design, and this book is here to guide you through this new world, covering dynamic scripting with PHP and the popular MySQL database. This book covers:

  • Site design and layout principles
  • Using templates and Cascading Style Sheets to create advanced site designs
  • Adding interactivity to pages with PHP script
  • Setting up PHP and MySQL to create powerful dynamic database-driven applications
  • March 18, 2004

    Dreamweaver MX 2004 Magic

    A compilation of 13 real world projects.

    Project 4 (mine - Brad Halstead) deals with creating a disjointed navigational system that is XHTML compliant and Accessible. The technique takes advantage of Dreamweaver MX's template technology, specifically repeating regions, parameters and editable regions.

    One of the criteria for the project is that it must work in Macromedia Contribute. Since Macromedia Contribute doesn't support accessible hyperlink insertion, I had to develop a method of maintaining the specs for the disjointed nav system.

    This project was alot of fun to write and I hope you enjoy it too.

    November 4, 2003

    Dreamweaver MX Templates

    Harness the power of Templates in Dreamweaver MX!

    With Macromedia's release of Dreamweaver MX, the functionality and power of templates is greatly enhanced. In "Dreamweaver MX Templates," the authors provide an in-depth examination of the template functionality, along with Dreamweaver's other reusable design elements: library items and snippets. This examination is cast in the context of the development of a web site for a fictitious company.

    November 4, 2003

    The Dreamweaver Developer's Instant Troubleshooter

    This book will answer all of your Dreamweaver questions. Each chapter focuses on a particular area of Dreamweaver MX development, looks at the questions you are likely to have, and provides solutions. Whether you're having problems with setting up IIS to test your ASP pages, or you have a CSS quandary that you just can't get your head around, this is the book for you.

    Table of contents:
    Chapter 1: Setting Up Site Definitions
    Chapter 2: Databases and Connections
    Chapter 3: Setting Up IIS for HTML, ASP, or PHP
    Chapter 4: Apache and Windows
    Chapter 5: Apache and PHP Setup on Linux
    Chapter 6: MySQL Setup
    Chapter 7: CSS
    Chapter 8: Templates
    Chapter 9: Web Standards
    Chapter 10: Creating Flexible Layouts
    Chapter 11: Top PHP Questions
    Chapter 12: Top ASP Questions
    Chapter 13: Top ASP.NET Questions

    October 1, 2003

    DWMX Dynamic Applications: Advanced Training From the Source

    Through the graphics-intensive, self-paced tutorials that form the heart of this popular series, Bardzell takes you through everything you need to know to start designing dynamic, database-driven sites using the powerful new tools available in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.
    May 27, 2003

    Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips

    When you're looking for a quick way to accomplish a task, whether you search online or in computer books, you're looking for tips!

    This book has almost 300 tips showing you how to use Dreamweaver more efficiently.

    April 18, 2003