This article shows you how to set up behaviours and then apply behaviours to draw layers to create dynamic Web pages. You will learn how to set up draw layers that appear or disappear when clicked, or layers that are draggable and can be repositioned anywhere in the page or within defined limits - it's up to you. There's no coding necessary - it's all done through Dreamweaver behaviors which combine an event (something that happens on the screen) with an action (what the browser should do when the event is detected). Adding a behavior to a Web page allows visitors to interact with your page and the page to perform important tasks without having to reload the page.
Jason Cranford Teague has been working in digital media design since 1994. Over the years, his clients have included Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Virgin, CNN, Kodak, Siemens, The European Space Agency, and WebMD. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he spent a very cold year getting his M.S. in Technical Communication, Jason is regularly asked to speak at conferences about design for Web, print, and video. An internationally recognized writer and columnist, Jason is the author of numerous books and articles including the best selling DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web (Peachpit Press), Final Cut Express Solutions (Sybex), Dreamweaver MX Magic (New Riders), and Photoshop CS at Your Fingertips (Sybex). In addition, he has written for the Apple Developers Connection, Computer Arts Magazine, Macworld Magazine, and The Independent Newspaper as well as appearing on TechTV's “The Screen Savers.” Jason is currently running Bright Eye Media (www.brighteyemedia.com), which specializes in Web sites for education and entertainment.