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Dreamweaver MX / Fireworks MX Savvy is a thorough, in-depth resource for every user of Macromedia's powerful web publishing tools. Heading up a team of experienced Web professionals, best-selling author Christian Crumlish teaches you everything from best-practices methodology to the nitty gritty of such common tasks as: migrating sites to Dreamweaver, optimizing images for Web use, creating dynamic content, building web applications, administering your site, and more.Work your way through from Chapter 1 to Chapter 32, or jump right to the information you need most to improve your productivity and get professional results. Whether you're a Web designer or developer, a graphic designer or a project manager, this book will make you a Dreamweaver and Fireworks expert.Coverage includes:Planning Your Web Project: using the Site Definition Wizard; using templates, assets, and libraries; setting up a remote server; and customizing and extending Dreamweaver.Creating and Optimizing Graphics: roundtrip graphics editing, working with bitmaps and vectors, creating navigation objects, batch-processing images, and optimizing images for faster page loading.Designing Web Pages: using tables, layers, and style sheets; using image placeholders; taking advantage of Dreamweaver's new CSS 2.0 support; building a navigation interface; and adding interactive behaviors.Building Database-Backed Web Apps: assembling forms from front to back; choosing from the ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, ColdFusion, and PHP/MySQL server models; working with dynamic data; and creating Web applications.Handing Over a Finished Project: validating and testing your site, going live, and setting up backend administration functionality to manage a site over the long term.Hands On tutorials let you apply your new knowledge to complex real-world projects, mastering the skills your own Web sites demand. A full-color section illustrates color-specific techniques.
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