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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed

Zak Ruvalcaba, Matthew Pizzi

Oct 2004, Paperback, 1008 pages
ISBN13: 9780672326318
ISBN10: 0672326310
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As an experienced Macromedia Dreamweaver user, you know that it is a powerful web development tool, but you're lacking the knowledge to fully exploit the potential of the Dreamweaver environment. As a skilled website developer and programmer, you have that knowledge, but you're lacking the experience with the Dreamweaver program. Either way, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed is what you need. The most complete guide to cover Dreamweaver MX 2004's powerful features, it will show you strategies for designing, managing and developing sophisticated websites within the Dreamweaver environment. It will also guide you through the realm of dynamic sites, which will ultimately enable a richer experience for the end user. These techniques are not covered in other intermediate-level Dreamweaver books. Let Unleashed help you unleash the potential of your Dreamweaver MX 2004 websites.

As an experienced Macromedia Dreamweaver user, you know that it is a powerful web development tool, but you're lacking the knowledge to fully exploit the potential of the Dreamweaver environment. As a skilled website developer and programmer, you have that knowledge, but you're lacking the experience with the Dreamweaver program. Either way, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed is what you need. The most complete guide to cover Dreamweaver MX 2004's powerful features, it will show you strategies for designing, managing and developing sophisticated websites within the Dreamweaver environment. It will also guide you through the realm of dynamic sites, which will ultimately enable a richer experience for the end user. These techniques are not covered in other intermediate-level Dreamweaver books. Let Unleashed help you unleash the potential of your Dreamweaver MX 2004 websites.

Pt. I

Getting up to speed with Dreamweaver MX 2004

1

What's new in Dreamweaver MX 2004

2

Welcome to the Dreamweaver MX 2004 interface

3

Dreamweaver MX 2004 site management

4

Dreamweaver MX 2004 essentials

Pt. II

Static web page creation

5

Creating tables

6

HTML forms

7

Framesets

8

Dreamweaver templates

9

Assets and the library

10

Cascading style sheets

Pt. III

Adding interactivity

11

Behaviors

12

Layers in Dreamweaver

13

Adding video and audio

14

Inserting Flash and Shockwave

15

Integration with complementing programs

Pt. IV

Introduction to web applications

16

Introduction to web applications

17

Web application preparation

18

Dreamweaver MX 2004 for application development

Pt. V

Middleware

19

ASP and ASP.NET

20

PHP and MySQL

21

ColdFusion

Pt. VI

Database-driven pages

22

Database primer

23

SQL primer

24

Working with dynamic data

25

Modifying the database

26

SQL search page

27

Adding shopping cart functionality

28

Security and user authentication

29

XML web services

Pt. VII

Appendixes

A

Accessibility

B

Extending Dreamweaver MX 2004

Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the web since 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a master of science in Instructional Technology from National University in San Diego. He served as creative director with EPIC Solutions until 1998. His expertise in developing web applications led him to a position as manager of Web Development at SkyDesk, Inc., where he developed web applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Covad Communications and Microsoft. Zak is a Macromedia Certified Professional (MMCP), a Microsoft Certified Application Developer for .NET (MCAD), a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer for .NET (MCSD) and is currently working on his Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification.

Matthew Pizzi is the training director at Train Simple, http://www.trainsimple.com, a software training company specializing in Macromedia, Adobe and Quark products. With authorized locations in Santa Monica, California and Boston, Massachusetts, Train Simple provides the ultimate in classroom hands-on training from coast to coast. Matthew has also been a key developer of Train Simple's online training efforts. Train Simple Online, http://www.trainsimpleonline.com, offers interactive, self-paced online training for software products at a fraction of the cost of hands-on classes. Train Simple Online offers a robust training experience by means of qualified instructors and top-quality curriculum delivered through QuickTime movies and Flash animations.

Michael Hurwicz is a freelance writer, developer, designer, animator and musician living in Eastsound, WA. He is a Flash and 3D Guy at Late Night Design. He has been writing about technical topics for the computer trade press since 1985. Michael is president of Irthlingz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and entertainment. You can email Michael at michael@hurwicz.com and visit his Web sites at www.latenightdesign.com, www.hurwicz.com, www.flashoop.com and www.irthlingz.org.

Sean R. Nicholson is the Network Administrator and Web Developer for the Career Services Center at the University of Missouri¿Kansas City. He and his development teams architect, develop and manage foundation and backend execution for programs such as the CareerExec Employment Database, www.careerexec.com, UMKC Career Services Website, www.career.umkc.edu, UMKC's Center for the City, www.centerforthecity.umkc.edu and Kansas City Forums, www.kcforums.org. Sean also does private contract work and consulting on database and Web development with organizations and individuals.

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