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Table Of Contents

Part One: Building a Web Page
The Dreamweaver CS5.5 Interface
The Document Window
The Insert Panel
The Files Panel
The Property Inspector
The Application Bar
Organizing Your Workspace
Setting Up a Site
Creating a Web Page
The Dreamweaver Test Drive
Phase 1: Getting Dreamweaver in Shape
Phase 2: Creating a Website
Phase 3: Creating and Saving a Web Page
Phase 4: Adding Images and Text
Phase 5: Preview Your Work
Phase 6: Finishing the Page
Adding Text in Dreamweaver
Adding Special Characters
Line Breaks
Nonbreaking Spaces
Multiple Spaces
Adding a Date to Your Page
Copying and Pasting Text
Simple Copy and Paste
Paste Special
Pasting Text from Word: The Basic Method
Pasting Text with Word Formatting
Pasting Excel Spreadsheet Information
Importing Word and Excel Documents (Windows)
Selecting Text
Spell-Checking
About Dictionaries
Performing the Check
Paragraph Formatting
Paragraphs
Headlines
Preformatted Text
Paragraph Alignment
Indented Paragraphs
Creating and Formatting Lists
Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Reformatting Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Removing and Deleting List Items
Text Styles
Cascading Style Sheet Basics
Why Use CSS?
Internal vs. External Style Sheets
Types of Styles
Creating Styles
Phase 1: Set Up the Style
Phase 2: Defining a Style
Creating a Style with the Property Inspector
Using Styles
Applying a Class Style
Removing a Class Style
Applying IDs to a Tag
Linking to an External Style Sheet
Manipulating Styles
Editing Styles
Deleting a Style
Renaming a Class Style
Duplicating a Style
Text Formatting with CSS
Choosing a Font
Changing the Font Size
Picking a Font Color
Adding Bold and Italic
Aligning Text
CSS Type Properties in the Rule Definition Window
Block Properties
List Properties
Cascading Style Sheets Tutorial
Setting Up
Creating an External Style Sheet
Editing a Style
Adding Another Style
Creating a Class Style
Attaching an External Style Sheet
Understanding Links
Absolute Links
Document-Relative Links
Root-Relative Links
Link Types in Action
Executive Summary
Adding a Link
Browsing for a File
Using the Point-to-File Tool
Typing (or Pasting) the URL or Path
Using the Hyperlink Object
Adding an Email Link
Linking Within a Web Page
Method 1: Creating a Named Anchor
Method 2: Adding an ID
Linking to an Anchor or ID
Viewing and Hiding Anchors
Modifying a Link
Changing a Link’s Destination
Removing a Link
Styling Links
CSS and Links
Creating a Navigation Menu
Adding a Menu
Adding, Editing, and Removing Links
Changing the Look of the Navigation Menu
Link Tutorial
Linking to Other Pages and Websites
Formatting Links
Adding a Navigation Bar
Styling the Menu Bar
Submenus and Rollover Buttons
Adding Images
Adding an Image Placeholder
Inserting an Image from Photoshop
Method 1: Using the Insert Image Object
Method 2: Copying and Pasting from Photoshop
Modifying an Image
Adding an ID to an Image
Adding a Text Description to an Image
Changing an Image’s Size
Some Properties to Avoid
Controlling Images with CSS
Wrapping Text Around an Image
Adding Borders
Background Images
Background image
Editing Graphics
Dreamweaver’s Built-In Editing Tools
Setting Up an External Editor
Editing Smart Objects
Editing Images Pasted from Photoshop
Optimizing an Image
Image Maps
Editing a Hotspot’s Properties
Rollover Images
Tutorial: Inserting and Formatting Graphics
Adding an Image
Inserting a Photoshop File
Inserting a Rollover Image
Using Background Images
Table Basics Table Basics
Table Basics
Inserting a Table
Selecting Parts of a Table
Selecting a Table
Selecting Rows or Columns
Expanded Table Mode
Selecting Cells
Expanded Table Mode
Formatting Tables
Aligning Tables
Clearing Height and Width Values
Resizing a Table
Modifying Cell and Row Properties
Alignment Properties
Table Header
A Property to Forget
Cell Decoration
Setting Cell Dimensions
Tips for Surviving Table-Making
Adding and Removing Cells
Adding One Row or Column
Adding Multiple Rows or Columns
Deleting Rows and Columns
Merging and Splitting Cells
Tabular Data
Importing Data into a Table
Sorting Data in a Table
Exporting Table Data
Tables Tutorial
Adding a Table and Data
Modifying the Table
Formatting the Table
Final Improvements
Part Two: Building a Better Web Page
Compound Selectors
Descendent Selectors
Styling Groups of Tags
Fast Style Editing with the Properties Pane
Moving and Managing Styles
More About CSS
Inheritance
The Cascade
The Other Side of the CSS Styles Panel
Using the Code Navigator
Styling for Print
Previewing Media Styles in Dreamweaver
Tips for Printer Style Sheets
Using CSS3
The Properties Pane
Code Hinting
Common CSS3 Properties
Types of Web Page Layouts
Float Layout Basics
The Mighty <div> Tag
The Insert Div Tag Tool
A Simple Example
Understanding the Box Model
Dreamweaver’s CSS Layouts
The Structure of Dreamweaver’s CSS Layouts
Modifying Dreamweaver’s CSS Layouts
Making General Changes to a CSS Layout
Modifying Fixed Layouts
Modifying Liquid Layouts
Other Styles to Change
Absolute Positioning
The CSS Positioning Properties
Adding an AP Div to Your Page
Drawing AP Divs
The AP Elements Panel
Modifying AP Element Properties
Resizing Absolutely Positioned Elements
Moving AP Elements
Aligning AP Elements
Background Image and Color
Nesting AP Divs
CSS Layout Tutorial
Adding Content
Fine-Tuning the Layout
Adding Styles and Navigation
Fiddling with the Footer
Analyzing CSS with Dreamweaver
Editing CSS Properties
Analyzing CSS in JavaScript and Server-Side Pages
Checking Browser Compatibility
Overcoming Common CSS Problems
Clearing and Containing Floats
Avoiding Float “Drops”
Handling Internet Explorer 6 Bugs
Double-Margin Bug
Other IE Problems
Controlling How Dreamweaver Handles HTML
Auto-Fixing Your Code
Web Application Server Pages
Special Characters and Encoding
Code View
Coding Toolbar
Code Hints
Code Collapse
Setting Code Formats
Related Files
Live Code
Quick Tag Editor
Using the Quick Tag Editor
Tag Inspector
Comparing Versions of a Web Page
Using WinMerge to Compare Files
Using Text Wrangler to Compare Files
Reference Panel
Inserting JavaScript
Previewing at Different Resolutions
Multiscreen Preview
Previewing Other Resolutions
Media Queries
Dreamweaver CS5.5’s Approach to Media Queries
Using Dreamweaver’s Media Queries Tool
Strategies for Using Media Queries
Organizing Your Style Sheets for Media Queries
Adding Styles to Media Query Style Sheets
jQuery Mobile
Creating a Basic jQuery Mobile Page
Anatomy of a jQuery Mobile Page
Adding Content to a jQuery Mobile Page
Formatting a jQuery Mobile Page
Launching Your jQuery Mobile Site
Part Three: Bringing Your Pages to Life
Form Basics
The Code Backstage
Creating a Form
Adding Form Elements
What All Form Elements Have in Common
Text Fields
Checkboxes and Checkbox Groups
Radio Buttons and Radio Groups
Pull-Down Menus and Lists
File Field
Hidden Field
Buttons
The <label> Tag
Validating Forms
Spry Validation Basics
Formatting Spry Error Messages and Fields
Spry Text Field
Spry Text Area
Spry Checkbox
Spry Select
Spry Password
Spry Radio Group
Forms Tutorial
Insert a Form and Add a Form Field
Adding a Spry Validation Text Field
Inserting HTML Data
Inserting XML Data
Choosing a Data Layout
Creating a Spry Region
The Bindings Panel
Find and Install Widgets
Adding a Widget to a Web Page
Flash: An Introduction
Insert a Flash Movie
Change Movie Properties
Automate the Flash Download
Add Flash videos
Other Video Options
Part Four: Building a Website
The Structure of a Website
Site Reporting
Download Statistics
Adding a Remote Server
Setting Up a Remote Server with FTP or SFTP
More Remote Server Options for FTP
Setting Up a Remote Server using FTP over SSL/TLS
Setting Up a Remote Server over a Local Network
Setting Up a Remote Server with WebDAV
Setting Up a Remote Server with RDS
Advanced Remote Server Settings
Transferring Files
Moving Files to the Web Server
Getting Files from Your Web Server
Cloaking Files
Check In and Check Out
Checking Out Files
Checking In Files
Synchronizing Site Files
Communicating with Design Notes
Setting Up Design Notes
Viewing Design Notes
Organizing the Columns in the Files Panel
Creating Custom Columns
Part Five: Dreamweaver CS5.5 Power
Snippets Basics
Using Snippets Using Snippets
Using Snippets
Creating Snippets
Organizing Snippets
Built-In Snippets
Library Basics
Creating and Using Library Items
Adding Library Items to a Page
Editing Library Items
Renaming Library Elements
Deleting Library Elements
Snippets and Library Tutorial
Creating a Snippet
Creating a Library Item
Template Basics
Creating a Template
Turning a Web Page into a Template
Building a Template from Scratch
Defining Editable Regions
Adding a Basic Editable Region
Adding a Repeating Region
Repeating Tables
Making a Tag Attribute Editable
Adding Optional Regions
Locking Optional Regions
Repeating Optional Regions
Optional Editable Regions
Advanced Optional Regions
Editing and Removing Optional Regions
Nested Templates
Customizing Nested Templates
Using Nested Templates
Building Pages Based on a Template
Working with Repeating Regions
Changing Properties of Editable Tag Attributes
Hiding and Showing Optional Regions
Applying Templates to Existing Pages
Updating a Template
Part Six: Dynamic Dreamweaver
Pieces of the Puzzle
Understanding Server Models
Picking a Server Model
Dynamic Websites: The Setup
Setting Up a Testing Server
Localhost and the Local Site Root Folder
Setting Up Dreamweaver
Creating a Dynamic Page
Databases: A Quick Introduction
Tables and Records
Relational Databases
Loading a Database
Connecting to a Database
Exploring the Databases Panel
Retrieving Information
Understanding Recordsets
Creating Recordsets
Filtering Information
Comparison Operators for Filters
Getting Comparison Values
Advanced Recordsets and SQL
Reusing Recordsets
Editing Recordsets
Deleting Recordsets
Adding Dynamic Information
Formatting Dynamic Information
Displaying Multiple Records
Creating a Repeating Table
Creating a Repeat Region
Editing and Removing a Repeat Region
Recordset Navigation
Recordset Navigation Bar
Recordset Navigation Status
Master Detail Page Set
Passing Information Between Pages
Viewing Live Data
HTTP Request Settings
Navigating Live View
Tutorial: Displaying Database Info
Creating a Recordset
Editing a Recordset and Linking to a Detail Page
Creating Repeating Regions
Building the Detailed Product Page
Filling in the Details
Operators Standing By
Adding Data
Dreamweaver’s Record Insertion Form Wizard
Using the Insert Record Behavior
Updating Database Records
The Update Record Form Wizard
The Update Record Server Behavior
Dynamic Form Fields
Dynamic Text Form Fields
Dynamic Checkboxes and Radio Buttons
Dynamic Menus and Lists
Deleting Records
Tutorial: Inserting and Updating Data
Adding an Insert Product Page
Finishing the Insert Form
Building a Page to Edit Database Records
Creating and Linking to the Delete Page
Password-Protecting Web Pages
The Users Table
Creating a Registration Form
Creating the Login Page
The Log Out User Behavior
Protecting Individual Pages
Additional Data Sources
URL Variables
Form Variables
Cookies
Session Variables
Server Variables
Advanced Server Behaviors
Recordset Paging
Show Region Server Behaviors
Tutorial: Authentication
Building a Login Page
Password-Protecting the Administration Pages
Displaying a Portion of a Page to Logged-In Users
Understanding Markup Technologies
Understanding Markup Technologies
Creating Dynamic Pages with XSLT and XML
Inserting and Formatting XML
Inserting a Repeat Region
Inserting a Conditional Region
Using Multiple Conditional Regions
Advanced XSLT Tricks
Sorting Data in a Repeat Region
Using XSLT Parameters
Index
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Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual

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Dreamweaver is the tool most widely used for designing and managing professional-looking websites, but it's a complex program. That's where Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations, 13 hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from Dreamweaver expert Dave McFarland, you'll master this versatile program with ease.

Get A to Z guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, database-driven sites. Build skills as you learn. Apply your knowledge through tutorials and downloadable practice files. Create a state-of-the-art website. Use powerful, easy-to-use tools such as CSS3 and Spry effects to build visually rich, fast-loading pages. Add instant interactivity. Choose from pre-packaged JavaScript programs to add drop-down menus, tabbed panels, forms, and other features. Tap into databases. Connect your site to a database and build pages that dynamically sort and display stored information. Go mobile. Build and preview websites for smartphones and tablets. Discover hidden tips and tricks. Get undocumented workarounds and shortcuts.

Dreamweaver is the tool most widely used for designing and managing professional-looking websites, but it's a complex program. That's where Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations, 13 hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from Dreamweaver expert Dave McFarland, you'll master this versatile program with ease.

Get A to Z guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, database-driven sites. Build skills as you learn. Apply your knowledge through tutorials and downloadable practice files. Create a state-of-the-art website. Use powerful, easy-to-use tools such as CSS3 and Spry effects to build visually rich, fast-loading pages. Add instant interactivity. Choose from pre-packaged JavaScript programs to add drop-down menus, tabbed panels, forms, and other features. Tap into databases. Connect your site to a database and build pages that dynamically sort and display stored information. Go mobile. Build and preview websites for smartphones and tablets. Discover hidden tips and tricks. Get undocumented workarounds and shortcuts.

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