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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 choose Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press.
The 18 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Dreamweaver CS5. Readers learn what they need to know to create a professional website without having to delve into code. This completely revised CS5 edition covers Adobe's Spry framework for Ajax to create dynamic interfaces, Spry widgets (pre-built user interface components) to quickly add common components to Web pages; and Live View, a working browser rendering right in the program. The book also shows how to enter text in headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects; add links to text and images; apply cascading style sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. Readers will also learn to add interactive elements to their sites, such as Flash video and animation, get guidance for working with code, and finally publish a finished site to the Web.
The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well as 2 hours of FREE video tutorials from 'Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 by Video' by video2brain and Adobe Press.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training.
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Note from the publisher:
FREE Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Lesson 2 - Customizing Your Workspace
Lesson 3 - HTML Basics
Lesson 4 - CSS Basics
Lesson 5 - Getting a Quick Start with a CSS Layout
Lesson 6 - Creating a page layout from scratch
Lesson 7 - Working with Cascading Style Sheets
Lesson 8 - Working with templates
Lesson 9 - Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
Lesson 10 - Working with Images
Lesson 11 - Working with Navigation
Lesson 12 - Adding Interactivity
Lesson 13 - Working with Flash
Lesson 14 - Working with Forms
Lesson 15 - Building pages with Data: Spry, ASP, PHP and ColdFusion
Lesson 16 - Working with Third-Party Components/Services
Lesson 17 - Working with Code
Lesson 18 - Publishing to the Web
Chapter 2, page 23: The first note, which is in the right hand column, should read "Note: In TextEdit, you must choose Format > Format As Plain Text before you can save the file as .html."
Chapter 3, Page 44, the graphic under CSS Rule Construction: the Property and Value graphic callouts are misaligned and not pointing toward the proper items. Callouts under the following should be:
background-color – Property
black – Value
color – Property
White - Value