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Applying a Tracing Image and Adding Layers in Dreamweaver
Mar 30, 2001
Dreamweaver allows web designers to move blocks of text and images on screen - something that HTML doesn't allow. These exercises by Lynda Weinman and Garo Green cover Dreamweaver's key features that will position elements anywhere on your Web page.
Attracting Return Visitors
Jan 31, 2003
Getting people to visit your site initially generally is much easier than it is getting them to come back. David deBoer offers up some good ways to get people to return to your site regularly.
Author Talk: Alberto Cairo on the Functional Art of Infographics (Podcast Transcript)
Oct 16, 2012
New Riders/Peachpit Publisher Nancy Ruenzel talks with Alberto Cairo, professor of information graphics and visualization at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization. Alberto names some of his favorite designers and data visualizers working in the field today, and discusses the complex relationship between function and form.
Author Talk: Maggie Macnab on Improving Your Designs with Universal Forms and Principles
Nov 23, 2012
Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel interviews author Maggie Macnab about her latest book, Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design. They discuss how many of the fundamental principles of nature can inform good design. Maggie also talks about her experiences growing up in scenic northern New Mexico, and the ways the landscape shaped her aesthetic.
Author Talk: Paul Adams on Influence and the Social Web (Podcast Transcript)
Nov 7, 2012
New Riders Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel interviews Social Media Expert Paul Adams about his new book Grouped: How Small Groups of Friends Are the Key to Influence on the Social Web. This book pulls together the latest research from leading universities and technology companies to describe how people are connected, and how ideas and brand messages spread through social networks. It shows readers how to rebuild their business around social behavior, and create products that people tell their friends about.
Author Talk: Tim Kadlec on Implementing Responsive Design (Podcast Transcript)
Oct 11, 2012
Peachpit publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel interviews Tim Kadlec, author of Implementing Responsive Design, about why he wrote the book, the Breaking Development conference, and how anyone can start applying responsive design to their site.
Avoid Hidden Web Hosting Costs
Oct 10, 2003
Carrie Bickner gives you a checklist for avoiding unexpected web hosting expenses.
Basic (X)HTML Structure
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.
Beyond the Medium. Toward the Goals.
Jun 17, 2009
As designers, we should be willing and able to move fluidly from medium to medium. In order to do this, however, we must first identify the overarching conceptual goals of our design practice. Curt Cloninger asks, have you considered the purposeful development of a lifelong design practice?
Blueprints for the Web: Organization for the Masses
Dec 20, 2002
Learn how to assure a usable web site organization by doing a simple card sort and invite potential users of the web site to participate in the design.
Bringing Infographics And Visualization to the Mainstream: Not Just the Tools, but the Ideas
Sep 10, 2012
Alberto Cairo, author of The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization, explains that the democratization and commoditization of infographics is a wonderful trend, but it will get even better if it is informed by a solid understanding of certain universal guidelines.
Build a Dynamic App Step-by-Step in Dreamweaver 8
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.
Building a Database for Dynamic Applications in Macromedia DreamWeaver MX 2004
Jan 16, 2004
Sean Nicholson introduces Microsoft Access and goes through the process of building a database that that can later be used when developing an intranet application.
Building An Access Database in Dreamweaver MX 2004
Nov 13, 2003
Sean Nicholson shares some intricacies in working with databases and Dreamweaver MX 2004 to create a human resources management system.
Building Basic Web Pages in Dreamweaver MX
Jan 31, 2003
This sample chapter describes how to use the Dreamweaver MX Document window to create and save Web pages.
Building Better Websites with Dreamweaver Site Definitions
Aug 9, 2012
To set up a new website with Dreamweaver, you have to begin by creating a site definition. Though Dreamweaver makes setup easy, it has some pitfalls that can trip up the unwary. Tom Negrino, coauthor of Dreamweaver CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide, guides us step by step through the process of site definition.
Building Dreamweaver MX 2004 Tables
Dec 31, 2003
Laura Gutman goes over some table basics, looks at how Dreamweaver MX 2004 works with tables, and then covers different ways to maximize table-making power in the Dreamweaver environment.
Building Your First Page in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
Mar 24, 2006
After you've set up your local site, you can begin filling the site with pages. To do that, you'll need to create a page, give it a title, add some content to the page, and save it. To check your work, you should view the page in one or more Web browsers before you upload it to your Web server. Luckily, Dreamweaver makes it easy to view your work in different browsers. This chapter will help you get started building your website in Dreamweaver.
Bulletproof Web Design: Creative Floating
Jan 31, 2012
The creative use of the float property can give grid-like results, with a fraction of the code we’d need with the nested-tables approach. By paring down the markup to its barest essentials, you make it easier for browsers, software, and all devices to read your content, at the same time making it easier for other designers and developers to modify and edit these components.
Bulletproof Web Design: Expandable Rows
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.

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