You have reached a significant milestone in the revision of the Newland Tours site. You have created and marked up a new page, created a cascading style sheet for the entire site, built a template, and enhanced the site’s accessibility. Glancing at the site in a browser, it may not seem like you’ve accomplished two lessons’ worth of work. But you know what important things are going on behind the screen: You’ve laid the foundations for a standards-compliant, future-proof, maintainable site.
Beginning with this lesson, you’ll cast aside (for the most part) traditional, static Web development, and move into database-driven, interactive, dynamic site development. Before you can start developing, though, you need to work through some prerequisites, of both a conceptual nature and a technical nature. 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.
What You Will Learn
In this lesson, you will:
- Learn foundational dynamic site concepts
- Choose a server model (ASP, Macromedia ColdFusion, or PHP)
- Configure your computer to run a Web server with a server model (optional)
- Reconfigure the Newland Tours site definition for dynamic Web site production
- Develop a simple dynamic application