(by Adobe Creative Team. Paperback: 336 pages; Publisher: Adobe Press; ISBN: 978-0321573810; 1st edition (November 20, 2008))
Dreamweaver CS4, now included as part of Adobe's Creative Suite 4, is the leading professional Web design and development application in the market, and is a must-have tool for any Web designer or developer. Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book offers readers the opportunity to learn to use CSS layouts, a unified CSS panel, and CSS visualization tools that let users create interactive Web sites without having to delve into code. Each chapter in this full-color book contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of Dreamweaver, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the most important skills. Dreamweaver CS4 provides Live View, a working browser rendering right in Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver users can now create dynamic interfaces using the Spry framework for Ajax. Spry widgets (pre-built user interface components) let users quickly add common user interface components to Web pages. Readers will learn how to customize a Dreamweaver workspace, apply cascading style sheets, enter text in headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables, insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects, and add links to a page. They'll also learn how to add interactive elements to their site, such as effects, and Flash video; add new code or code snippets; use time-saving Dreamweaver tools for productivity; and publish a finished site to the Web.