In previous articles I showed you how to set up draw layers and how to add behaviours to a draw layer to create dynamic content. Dreamweaver MX (and the updated Dreamweaver MX 2004) also provides controls that allow you to animate draw layers through the use of a standard Timeline interface. Although not as sophisticated as the ones found in Flash or Director, the concepts are much the same. Dreamweaver will generate all of the DHTML code needed to animate one or more layers on the Web page.
This article is suitable for those using Dreamweaver MX and MX2004 with the newest update from Macromedia that restored the timeline to MX 2004.