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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Dreamweaver and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Learn how to create and manage web sites, build rich interactive interfaces, incorporate graphics, text, and video, and use Photoshop Smart Objects.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
Good book if you already are familar with the program,
This review is from: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)This is one of those books that can be very useful for some readers and over the heads of others. I had a little (very little) knowledge of HTML, nothing of CSS and some experience with amateur-level web design programs when I got this book.
While the lessons were well-planned and informative, they did not feature the depth of information that a beginner like me needed. I learned features and techniques but not what made them work. Also, many of the more basic program features are vaguely mentioned in passing. Other information was simply over my head as a newcomer to the program.
I can see that this book would be extremely valuable to someone who has used Dreamweaver before and wants to get up to date on the latest changes in the program. I think that someone with HTML and CSS experience under his or her belt could also get a lot of good information.
As for me, I bought... Read more
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Well written, not for a beginner,
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This review is from: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)This book teaches a lot, but if you are coming into dreamweaver with no background in web design, or dreamweaver's specific tools, it is very hard to use. He teaches you HOW to use things but not WHY and what they are. Its very hard to apply the lessons elsewhere. On the other hand, I used the CS4 Dummies book which explained why of everything, and then went back into this book to go further.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Assumes too much knowledge for begginer,
This review is from: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I have a background in design for print and thought it was time to venture out and learn web design. I purchased Dreamweaver CS4 and was ready to go! I excitedly opened this book, anticipating some great revelation to the secrets of Dreamweaver CS4, CSS and HTML. I am very disappointed. I can easily follow along the book and click the buttons requested. But there is little or no explanation as to why. If you are looking for a book to tell you to "click here, change this, click OK" then you have it. If you want a book that tells you why you are doing each step, or a book that explains CSS or HTML this is not it! Look elsewhere.
Lesson 1 Getting a Quick Start and Exploring Your Workspace
Lesson 2 Working with Cascading Style Sheets
Lesson 3 Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
Lesson 4 Working with Images
Lesson 5 Working with Navigation
Lesson 6 Adding Interactivity
Lesson 7 Creating a page layout from scratch
Lesson 8 Working with Forms
Lesson 9 Working with Flash
Lesson 10 Increasing Productivity
Lesson 11 Publishing to the Web
Page 36: Step 6 should tell you to choose "all" instead of choose "screen." Also, the screenshot should show the word "all" in the Media field.
Because of the error on page 36, you may run into a problem later in the chapter. If so, rather than backtrack to page 36, you can do this to fix the problem: Using Code View, change the link for mystyles.css to read media="all" rather than media="screen". The correct link should be:
<link href="mystyles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />
Now, the directions starting on page 52 about print styles should work correctly.
Page 57, Step 2: There is no rule called ".twoColFixLtFtr #footer". The step should read "Highlight and delete all the styles except .twoColFixLtHdr #header h1. When you finish, only one rule should remain in print.css: twoColFixLtHdr #header h1."
Page 64: Step 5 should read "Choose File > Edit..."
Page 89: Step 3 should read "Select the image placeholder labeled "portara (200 X 200)," and press Delete to remove it."
Page 91: Top paragraph, third sentence should read "You inserted a foreground image . . ."
Page 93: Step 3 should show the 2-sprocket icon.
Step 3 should read “In the Properties panel Link field, ...”
Step 13, the last sentence should read "...create a text-based link."
Pages 114-115: Step 6, third sentence in the paragraph should read "You already added this folder to your hard drive to preview the finished page."
Page 142: Step 10, second sentence in the paragraph should read "Although the content added in this exercise was already on the page, you could enter content and edit directly in the Content panels."
Page 191: Step 3 should read "From the Forms category...
On the Disc:
In the Lesson 02 files on the disc, there is a typo in about-finished.html. You can correct it using Code and Design View or using Code View. The div holding information about Jason has this incorrect opening tag:
To correct it, change the class attribute to say:
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