MX: the Missing Manual
collaboration with Missing Manual series editor
David Pogue, McFarland brings Dreamweaver MX
to life with clarity, authority, and good humour.
Armed with this book, the first-time or experienced
Web designer has the guidance to create stunning,
interactive Web sites.
As the Web's popularity continues to skyrocket,
so does that of Macromedia Dreamweaver, one of the
most elegant and powerful Web-page creation programs
available. Dreamweaver offers a rich, well-designed,
WISYWYG environment for building cross-platform,
cross-browser Web sites; but unlike most visual
editors, it doesn't clutter up the underlying HTML
programming by inserting unnecessary HTML tags that
make large Web sites difficult to manage. Dreamweaver
is a favourite of multimedia designers, thanks to
its smooth integration with other Macromedia applications,
like Flash and Shockwave.
Dreamweaver MX (for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows)
marks the historic union of Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver
UltraDev, a package of Web-database language modules
once sold separately. The new, unified program offers
even more power, and Dreamweaver MX: The Missing
Manual offers even more easily understood, witty
lessons for harnessing it.
As in his highly regarded Dreamweaver 4: The Missing
Manual, author McFarland livens the book with unique,live
examples,that let the reader see and test real Web
pages that follow the development progress of the
book's chapters. There's even a step-by-step tutorial
for creating an interactive Web database using Microsoft's
ASP programming language, new to Dreamweaver MX.
The Web-page creation program Macromedia Dreamweaver
offers a WISYWYG environment for building cross-platform,
cross-browser Web sites. This volume marks the union
of Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev, a package
of Web-database language modules once sold separately.
It contains lessons for using the program and "live
examples" that let the reader see and test
(on the Internet) real Web pages that follow the
development progress of the book's chapters. There
is also a step-by-step tutorial for creating an
interactive Web database using Microsoft's ASP programming
About the Author
Dave McFarland is the president of Sawyer McFarland
Media, a web development and training company located
in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, he teaches
the University of California, Berkeley, the Center
for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College,
and ExPressions Center for New Media. He was
formerly the webmaster at the University of California,
Berkeley, and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center.
Description by Amazon
Most software manuals are used as occasional resources.
Dave McFarland's Dreamweaver MX, The Missing
Manual is in category of its' own that will
not only bring you back to it again and again for
clear instructions and guidance on Dreamweaver functionality,
but is also a great reference for many web development
Written in a highly accessible and informative style,
Dreamweaver MX, The Missing Manual helps
the novice and experienced user alike in harnessing
the huge potential of Dreamweaver MX.
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