Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3
- By Stephanie Sullivan, Greg Rewis
- Published Apr 2, 2008 by New Riders. Part of the Voices That Matter series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 360
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-50897-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50897-3
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-51000-3
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51000-6
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Recognized as a Dreamweaver, accessibility, CSS and XHTML expert by the worldwide Web community, Stephanie Sullivan frequently presents at conferences, where her insightful, down-to-earth, and entertaining sessions garner top ratings. Stephanie's tutorials and educational articles appear regularly on sites such as Adobe's Developer Center. Greg Rewis is the Worldwide Senior Evangelist for Web Tools for Adobe and spends over 200 days a year on the road, talking with customers, giving product demonstrations at trade shows and seminars, speaking at industry conferences, and leading specialized advanced training sessions featuring Adobe's Web Tools product line.
In Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3, authors Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis demonstrate how to use Dreamweaver CS3 and CSS together to create highly individualized, standards-based layouts. Through hands-on projects with visuals, the book gives readers an in-depth understanding of Dreamweaver's 32 CSS-based layouts (new in Dreamweaver CS3) and their application, enabling every user of Dreamweaver to learn CSS effectively and easily.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
But Not For Me,
This review is from: Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 (Paperback)Dreamweaver is the software that eases the construction of websites by providing for "what you see is what you get (almost)" construction. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a web building tool for separating content and format in web site design, making the updating of sites easier and taking up less memory space on the host computer.
This book attempts to teach the reader how to use Dreamweaver to create sites that use CSS. After a chapter laying out the fundamental rules for CSS, the authors provide a number of tutorials including building a new style sheet (the repository of the CSS rules), migrating a table-based layout to CSS, using liquid and then elastic CSS layouts, and finishing using a combination of Dreamweaver and Spry, another web design tool, to create a site.
The book says it's aimed at the Intermediate/Advanced level and based on my experience, I guess that I'm at the Beginner level. I've constructed table-based websites with Dreamweaver that... Read more
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Great book on CSS,
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This review is from: Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 (Paperback)This book really does a great job explaining how to build websites using CSS and Dreamweaver CS3. I've bought a couple of other books and this one is by far my favorite. The layout of the book provides step-by-step instructions snd includes many "color" screen shots so you can easily see that you are keeping-up with the instructions. I highly recommend this book if you want to learn how to design websites using Dreamweaver CS3. Here's the Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - Laying the CSS Groundwork
Chapter 2 - Using the Fixed, Centered Starter Pages
Chapter 3 - Migrating a Table-based layout to CSS
Chapter 4 - Using the Liquid CSS Layouts
Chapter 5 - Creating a More Cocmplex Design with Elastic Layouts
Chapter 6 - Building a Gallery Site with CSS and Spry
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book for Learning CSS Layouts,
This review is from: Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 (Paperback)This is by far the best CSS & Dreamweaver book that I have ever read. I am an advanced user, very comfortable with CSS code and the Dreamweaver interface, but I still learned so many great tips and techniques.
Where this book shines is in teaching someone how to build standards compliant, accessible, search engine optimized, visually appealing, and cleanly coded websites using the Dreamweaver interface. I am not aware of any other book on the market that does that. Other Dreamweaver books seem to focus solely on the features of Dreamweaver without regards to standards, work flow, or the kind of code that the Dreamweaver will create if left to its own devices. It does not make sense, in my mind, to learn the product in a way that can't be used in the real world. Any reputable web designer uses the techniques discussed in this book, not all the built in options that make learning web design easy.
In regards to work flow, this book takes a case study approach... Read more
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