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Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 choose Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show you step by step everything you need to know to work in Dreamweaver CS6. You'll learn to create a professional website without having to write code by hand. This completely revised CS6 edition also covers HTML5, CSS3, and media queries for responsive web design. The book also shows how to create HTML-based headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects; add links to text and images; apply cascading styles sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. You'll also learn to add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible video and animation, get guidance for working with code, and finally publish a finished site to the Web. The companion DVD includes all lesson files so you can work along with the book, as well as, two hours of free video tutorials from Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Learn by Video. **Breaking News! In September 2012 Adobe released an update to Dreamweaver offering new features for Creative Cloud customers, that give you the ability to easily add HTML5 tags, audio, video and Adobe Edge Animate compositions to your projects, and quickly find files with real-time search results on Mac OS. Register your book at to receive a free update that covers these features, including a completely new chapter, "Making Your Web Design Mobile-Ready."
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Table of Contents

Getting StartedChapter 1. Customizing Your WorkspaceTouring the workspaceSwitching and splitting viewsWorking with panelsSelecting a workspace layoutAdjusting toolbarsPersonalizing preferencesCreating custom keyboard shortcutsUsing the Property inspectorChapter 2. HTML BasicsWhat is HTML?Where did HTML begin?Writing your own HTML codeFrequently used HTML 4 codesIntroducing HTML5Chapter 3. CSS BasicsWhat is CSS?HTML vs. CSS formattingHTML defaultsCSS box modelFormatting textFormatting objectsMultiples, classes, and IDs, oh my!CSS3 overview and supportChapter 4. Creating a Page LayoutWeb design basicsWorking with thumbnails and wireframesDefining a Dreamweaver siteUsing the Welcome screenPreviewing your completed fileModifying an existing CSS layoutAdding a background image to the headerInserting new componentsChanging element alignmentModifying the page width and background colorModifying existing content and formattingInserting an image placeholderInserting placeholder textModifying the footerChecking browser compatibilityChapter 5. Working with Cascading Style SheetsPreviewing the completed fileWorking with the CSS Styles panelWorking with typeUsing images for graphical effectsCreating new CSS rulesCreating an interactive menuModifying hyperlink behaviorCreating faux columnsMoving rules to an external style sheetCreating style sheets for other mediaChapter 6. Working with TemplatesPreviewing completed filesCreating a template from an existing layoutInserting editable regionsProducing child pagesUpdating a templateUsing library itemsUsing server-side includesChapter 7. Working with Text, Lists, and TablesPreviewing the completed fileCreating and styling textCreating and styling tablesSpell checking webpagesFinding and replacing textChapter 8. Working with ImagesReviewing web image basicsPreviewing the completed fileInserting an imageAdjusting image positions with CSS classesWorking with the Insert panelUsing Adobe Bridge to insert imagesInserting non-web file typesWorking with Photoshop Smart ObjectsCopying and pasting images from Photoshop and FireworksInserting images by drag and dropOptimizing images with the Property inspectorChapter 9. Working with NavigationHyperlink basicsPreviewing the completed fileCreating internal hyperlinksCreating an image-based linkCreating an external linkSetting up email linksTargeting page elementsInserting Spry menu barsChecking your pageChapter 10. Adding InteractivityLearning about Dreamweaver behaviorsPreviewing the completed fileWorking with Dreamweaver behaviorsWorking with Spry Accordion widgetsChapter 11. Working with Web Animation and VideoUnderstanding web animation and videoPreviewing the completed fileAdding web animation to a pageAdding web video to a pageChapter 12. Working with FormsPreviewing the completed fileLearning about formsAdding a form to a pageInserting text form elementsInserting checkboxesCreating radio buttonsIncorporating text areasWorking with listsAdding a Submit buttonSpecifying a form actionEmailing form dataStyling formsChapter 13. Working with Online DataWorking with dynamic contentPreviewing the completed fileUsing HTML and XML dataChoosing a server modelConfiguring a local web serverSetting up a testing serverBuilding database applicationsChapter 14. Building Dynamic Pages with DataBuilding pages with PHPCreating a master/detail page setCreating a detail pageChapter 15. Publishing to the WebDefining a remote siteCloaking folders and filesWrapping things upPutting your site onlineSynchronizing local and remote sites

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