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Flash Video 101: Best Practices for Capturing and Encoding Flash Video for Web Delivery
By James Gonzalez
Sep 15, 2006
Before you start a Flash video Web project, you must balance a variety of factors to ensure that you start with the highest quality, smallest video files as possible. Join James Gonzalez for a review of the best practices for achieving the best possible video image quality and viewing experience.
How to Export a Site Design From Fireworks to Dreamweaver
By Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Bob Flynn
Sep 8, 2006
After you create and finalize your site's design in Fireworks, you can turn your attention to moving the design from Fireworks to Dreamweaver. Moving the design is a two-step process that involves image optimization and file export. In this lesson, you'll learn techniques for optimizing graphics. In addition, you'll work with various export settings to prepare the Fireworks document for export. In the process, you'll become familiar with Fireworks' Optimize panel and the Export HTML setup process, mastering the techniques used to find the best optimization and export settings for your original design.
Can Microsoft Expression Web Designer Touch Dreamweaver?
By Meryl K. Evans
Sep 1, 2006
Look out, Dreamweaver. Consider Microsoft Expression Web Designer as Dreamweaver's new rival. Meryl Evans tells you why you shouldn't look at this competition in the iPod vs. everybody way, but instead in the Dell vs. HP way.
The Trouble with Standards
Aug 28, 2006
Create Text-Based Links in Dreamweaver 8
By Khristine Annwn Page
Aug 11, 2006
In this lesson, you’ll develop the initial framework of the site structure by developing placeholders for the pages in the Yoga Sangha project site. You’ll link these pages together using Dreamweaver’s visual site-mapping tools to create a working test site. Creating this kind of framework through pages and links in a bare but functional version of the site can help you test the navigation that you have developed. Testing the proposed site structure before creating the design will help you catch fundamental problems at the beginning of development, enabling you to address them more efficiently.
Making iWeb Your Own: Creating Your Own Themes and Templates for Apple's Web Design Tool
By Ryan Faas
Aug 11, 2006
Do you like iWeb's ease of use but feel stifled by having to rely on Apple's cookie-cutter selection of themes and templates? Here's some great news: You can create your templates and themes for iWeb. Ryan Faas walks you through changing and adding to the reference files and ultimately creating your own personalized iWeb themes.
Build a Dynamic App Step-by-Step in Dreamweaver 8
By Jeffrey Bardzell
Aug 4, 2006
By the end of this lesson, you’ll have an idea of how dynamic sites work, and what they are created to do; you’ll have Macromedia Dreamweaver configured to work with dynamic data; and you’ll have created your first page that uses dynamic content.
What Are Web Pages Anyway? A Non-Designer's Guide
By John Tollett, Robin Williams
Jul 7, 2006
Before you begin to create web pages, it’s a good idea to know what they are and how they work. In this chapter you’ll walk through the process of actually creating a couple of practice web pages, using the web authoring software of your choice.
Real World Adobe Creative Suite 2: View from the Bridge
By Sandee Cohen, Steve Werner
Jun 30, 2006
Adobe Creative Suite 2 introduces an new application-- Adobe Bridge--for visually managing the different file types you'll work on within the CS2 applications. Just as the Bridge on the starship Enterprise was the main hub for all the ship's departments, the Adobe Bridge helps you work better with all the CS2 applications. In this chapter you'll get an introduction to Adobe Bridge and learn its major features.
Working with Text in Adobe InDesign CS2
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
Jun 30, 2006
InDesign can do everything from serving as your primary word processor to importing text from other programs to automatically applying specialized formatting. In this chapter you'll learn how to create text frames and type paths, and then how to add, format, and edit text.
Bulletproof Web Design: Expandable Rows
By Dan Cederholm
Jun 23, 2006
This chapter takes a look at a common approach to designing a login/promotional area that occupies the top portion of a typical Web page. We deconstruct the design and then rebuild it to accommodate any text size or amount of content.
Basic (X)HTML Structure
By Elizabeth Castro
Jun 16, 2006
This chapter covers the most basic (X)HTML elements—the ones you need to create the structure of your document. You'll learn how to create new paragraphs, headers, page breaks, and comments.
Working with Frames in Adobe InDesign CS2
By Adobe Creative Team
Jun 16, 2006
InDesign frames may contain either text or graphics. As you work with frames, you’ll notice that InDesign provides a great amount of flexibility and control over your design. This chapter introduces you to working with frames in InDesign.
The New Face of Podcasting: Creating Video Podcasts Using iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb in iLife '06
By Ryan Faas
Jun 9, 2006
The ease of podcast creating in iLife '06 can turn any Mac owner into the online equivalent of a radio star. But what if you want to star in your own online TV series? The answer is video podcasting, and Ryan Faas says it isn't much harder to put together than a traditional audio podcast.
Recoding iWeb Sites Part 2: Manipulating Code for iWeb-Created Page Elements
By Ryan Faas
Jun 2, 2006
You like iWeb's overall ease of use, right? But what if you need to do something extra with a few of your pages? You designed a site in iWeb and now want to expand the site with other technologies and using a different Web design tool? In part two of Ryan Faas' series, find out about the type of code iWeb creates and how you can rework it for your own use.
Recoding iWeb Sites Part 1: How to Combine iWeb Sites with Other Web Design Tools for Even Better Sites
By Ryan Faas
May 19, 2006
Apple's iWeb makes creating polished Web pages incredibly easy because you never have to deal with the code. Unfortunately, that also means you can't add Web goodies to your site that require adding pieces of code directly to the page. Fortunately, modifying the code after publishing a site with iWeb is possible, and Ryan Faas fills you in on how to do it.
Designing Webbed Environments: The Importance of the Define and Design Phases
By Jason Cranford Teague
May 12, 2006
Having a clear plan for your Web site is every bit as important as any technology you use to deliver it. But it can be easy to overlook the define and design phases of your project. Jason Cranford Teague not only shows you a tried-and-tested process for creating a blueprint for your Web site (which all members of your team can use to produce the final product as intended) but also evaluates the best software available to you for creating the deliverables.
Podcasting Made Easy with Podcast Factory
By Bryan Hoff
May 12, 2006
Do you have something to say but need to find an audience? You might want to give podcasting a try. Bryan Hoff shows you how to get up and running with Podcast Factory for under $200. Soapbox not included.
Creating a Local Site in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
By Donald Booth, Sue Hove
May 4, 2006
Macromedia Dreamweaver enables you to develop and deploy your Web sites according to development best practices. As with any programming paradigm, it is recommended that you develop files in an environment separate from which a user can access. This enables developers to make changes to a site without any downtime and allows full testing prior to deploying new files. This chapter will help you work on a web page in a local environment.
Creating Web Pages for Screen, Print, and Email
By Jason Cranford Teague
Apr 28, 2006
If you are a designer for the Web, you know that the screen is only a part of the story. Users might print your pages, too, so you have to consider the printed version of your Web pages. Jason Cranford Teague shows you how to paginate your pages for the screen while still allowing a clean and complete printed version adapted for paper, all from a single HTML file. (And a bonus: how to get readers to email a link to the page.)

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