Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual

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pdf Tutorial #2, page 11

"13. In the Name box type product. Type 1 for Default Value. And, type $_GET["prodID"] for the Runtime Value." Graphic shows "2" ... and it all works with the 2, not with 1.

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Page PHP Tutorial 1, p. 8
step 4

"This takes you to a page that lets you type in a SQL query (see page xx of printed book)" should read: "This takes you to a page that lets you type in a SQL query (see page 718 of printed book)"

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Page PHP Tutorial 1, p. 8
step 5

In phpMyAdmin 2.8.1, there is no longer a Browse button on the SQL tab. The funcationality described has been moved to the Import tab. --second page of book (the one with the header: "Other Resources from O'Reilly"): delete "eBay: The Missing Manual"; insert "CSS: The Missing Manual" --page xiii, between the Creating Web Sites:MM and eBay:MM: Add: "CSS The Missing Manual by David McFarland" //italicize "CSS: The Missing Manual//

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Page 30
Fig. 1-8. General, Document Options:

The Mac version of the Preferences panel has an extra, nested pair of Document options at the top of the panel. They are [checked] Open documents in tabs [unchecked] Always show tabs Author adds this note: The Mac version offers two additional options for the General category of the Preferences window. When "Open documents in tabs" is selected, Dreamweaver opens each HTML page in one document window. A row of tabs at the top of the document window lists each open file. Click a tab to bring that page to the front. When this option isn't selected, Dreamweaver opens each Web page in its own window--this is how Dreamweaver worked prior to version 8, but it makes switching between documents much more time-consuming. Stick with tabs. The second option, "Always show tabs" will add a row for tabs at the top of the document window, even if you only have one Web page open.

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Page 40
Figure 1-15 "Active links"

FFCCCC should be FFFFCC

Anonymous   
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Page 51
top

(omission) In step 1, the property inspector doesn't list the Style menu; if one has followed the demo properly so far, the bottom line on the page is highlighted and the property inspector for that line is showing. Suggest having user click on a line of text at the beginning of step 1.

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Page 58
end of 2nd long text paragraph

html reference info NOW READS "page 354" not "page 353."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
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Page 93
The previous link at the bottom of the page is broken; the text

NOW READS: For a list of fonts that come with Windows XP, visit this page: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fonts/product.aspx?PID=145 For a list of fonts for the Mac OS X: v10.3: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25710 v10.4: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301332

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
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Page 106
Note

The second time it mentions http://www.my_buddy.com/my_friend, it's missing the ".com" part of the address.

Anonymous   
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Page 113
Using the Hyperlink Object: second paragraph, second line

Book says, "you can only use the Hyperlink object to create a new text link. You can't use it to add a link to an image or to text you've already placed on the page." However, you can also highlight text that is already there and then select Insert -> Hyperlink and the text will be in the proper spot.

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Page 133
within the image of Figure 5-7,

in the description of the "Middle" alignment property, the word "line" is missing its "e"

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Page 145
second-from-bottom-paragraph

Book says "Insert > Interactive Images". DW8/Mac menu item is "Insert > Image Objects".

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Page 146
"Note" box

In the third line of the box, where it says you'll have "trouble previewing your rollover images," it should say you'll have "trouble previewing your rollover images if you use Internet Explorer as your web browser."

Anonymous   
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Page 148
2nd paragraph

Insert>Interactive Images>FlashButtons NOW READS: Insert>Media>Flash Button

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
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Page 152
Very top of page

In the menu to insert flash text, it reads: Choose Insert -> Interactive Images -> Flash Text should be: Choose Insert -> Media -> Flash Text

Anonymous   
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Page 155
Step 4, 1st sentence

The instructions given apply to the Macintosh version only. For Windows, the first sentence should say: "Click the folder icon next to the Local Root Folder field, browse to and DOUBLE-CLICK the DWImages folder, and then click SELECT."

Anonymous   
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Page 162
sidebar

Change the sidebar to read: POWER USERS' GUIDE Getting to Know (and Love) CSS Cascading Style Sheets are an exciting--and complex--addition to your Web building tool kit, worthy of entire books and Web sites on this topic alone. For example: Like the tutorials you're getting in this book? Then pick up a copy of CSS: The Missing Manual, where you'll get the same kind of clear, expert guidance you've been reading in these pages. If you want to get help and learn more about CSS, the CSS-Discuss mailing list (www.css-discuss.org/) gives you access to a great community of CSS enthusiasts. Just be prepared for an overflowing inbox, and be aware of the list etiquette spelled out on the list's home page. You'll also find a helpful collection of wisdom generated from the CSS-Discuss Wiki at http://css-discuss.incutio.com. This site provides insider tips, tricks, and resources for solving many common CSS problems. For the ultimate source of information, turn to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web site: www.w3.org/Style/CSS/. The W3C is the body responsible for many of the standards that drive the Web--including HTML and CSS. (Beware: This site is the ultimate authority on the matter and reads like a college physics textbook.) For a great list of CSS-related sites, visit the Information and Technology Systems and Services Web site at the University of Minnesota, Duluth: www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/css.html. Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide by Eric Meyer (O'Reilly) can't be beat for its exhaustive coverage. Eric's Web site provides a lot of helpful information, too: http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/. Finally, you don't have to look any further than your own desktop for the ultimate reference to each CSS property. Dreamweaver's built-in Reference window provides instant access to concise information on Cascading Style Sheets (see the box on page 353).

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Page 173
callout, 1st column, last complete sentence

In the following sentence, the wrong word is italicized: "It doesn't, for example, copy any tag styles you've created or most advanced styles you may create (see page 186)." "tag" should be italicized instead of "created"

Anonymous   
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Page 189
+2 (Note)

...discussed on page 188. -> ...discussed on page 296. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page 247
item 8, 1st paragraph, 3rd line

For "right column," should be: "left column."

Anonymous   
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Page 255
1st paragraph, last sentence

"(Default produces the same effect as Center without adding any extra HTML code.)" should say: "(Default produces the same effect as Left without adding any extra HTML code.)"

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Page 262
final line in the "Adding One Row of Column" section

When adding a single column of cells by any of the methods listed, the new column appears to the LEFT of the current column, not to the right as printed.

Anonymous   
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Page 265
5th line from the bottom

The Macintosh keyboard shortcut for Split Cell is Command+Option+S, not Option+S as shown (unless this is an undocumented shortcut).

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Page 266
1st sentence

The first sentence should read: "If you split a cell into columns, everything in the cell winds up in the LEFT column, with the new, empty column or columns to the RIGHT."

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Page 276ff
figs. 7-33 and 7-34 (and the tutorial file: tracing.gif)

The word "Exasperator" is spelled wrong in the tracing image.

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Page 285
fig. 7-39

In both screenshots, the vertical rulers are wrong: The left one jumps from 200 to 550, while the right one jumps from 150 to 500.

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Page 286
#10

choose Edit --> Paste OR use "Ctrl + P" NOW READS: Ctrl + V

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
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Page 299
last line of the "Tip" box

The Warning referred to is on page 203, not 202 as printed.

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Page 304
Figure 8-7

The legend "Selection handle" points to a layer marker, not to a selection handle

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Page 316
Item number 2 and Figure 8-13

"... and click the New Style button..." The button is actually called the “New CSS Rule” button. Change text in step 2 from “click the New Style button” to “click the New CSS Rule button”.

Anonymous   
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Page 319
Step 3

In the default workspace, the panel group that contains the Layers and CSS Styles panels is called "CSS," not "Design" as indicated (although I think "Design" is a much better name).

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Page 343
callout, last paragraph

For: "...no line breaks after the tag; no breaks before and after the tag; or no breaks before, inside, and after the tag." Should read: "You can control where a line breaks in relation to the tag, choosing: no line breaks; breaks before and after the tag; breaks before, inside, and after the tag; breaks only after the tag."

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Page 366
Fig. 10-4

"Areas" misspelled in the label "Please check your ares of interest." "Exasperator" misspelled in 5 places, including the masthead.

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Page 383
final paragraph, and Fig. 10-14

Figure 10-14 does not match the description provided in the final paragraph. "For example, in Figure 10-14, the text field 'name' must have a value in it; the field 'email' is not required, but if the visitor fill out this field, it must contain an email address." should be: "For example, in Figure 10-14, the text field 'name' must have a value in it; the field 'age' is not required, but if the visitor does fill out this field, it must contain a number between 1 and 125; the field 'email' is required and must contain an email address." Alternatively, change Figure 10-14 to match the original text by changing the figure's "Named fields" field to contain the following: text "name" in form "signup" (R) text "age" in form "signup" text "email" (isEmail) <---- changed text "comments" in form "signup"

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Page 519
bottom paragraph (Step 3, 3rd bullet point)

"The Non-Dreamweaver HTML Comments option deletes any comments not inserted by someone using Dreamweaver." should be: "The Non-Dreamweaver HTML Comments option deletes any comments not inserted by Dreamweaver."

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Page 564
last bullet point, and also Fig. 15-17

The Notes column of the Files panel is hidden by default for new sites. Therefore, the final sentence on page 564 should read as follows (added text in capitals): "This column is visible only when the Files panel is expanded, as described on page 481, AND THE NOTES COLUMN IS SET TO SHOW USING THE SITE DEFINITION WINDOW, AS DESCRIBED ON PAGE 565." Similarly, the caption for Figure 15-17 should begin as follows (added text in capitals): "WHEN THE NOTES COLUMN IS TURNED ON FROM WITHIN THE SITE DEFINITION WINDOW (PAGE 565), a yellow speech bubble in the Notes column of the Files panel indicates..."

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Page 587
in the tutorial file snippet.html

The URL given in the tutorial file for locating additional snippets, www.dtp- aus.com/menulist.htm, is no longer valid.

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Page 638
Tip box following Step 18

There is no command Modify > Templates > Repeating Entries (at least not in the Windows version). The actions described, including "New Entry After Selection," appear in the Modify > Templates submenu itself, and not under a "Repeating Entries" menu. Author's response: Last line of tip box on page 638 should read: Click inside a repeating region and choose Modify --> Templates and then select an action from the submenu. There are four options for repeating regions: New Entry After Selection, New Entry Before Selection, Move Entry Up and Move Entry Down.

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Page 639
Step 7, first sentence

"Click the <p> tag" should be: "Click the <p.image> tag"

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Page 657
Tip box, 2nd line

change "HTM" to "html"

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Page 700
number 2

It says: "Click the + button at the top right of the panel." It should read: "Click the + button at the top LEFT of the panel."

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Page 701
Step 4, line 4

this case, using a Microsoft method known as OLE DB). The second part--Data Source -> this case, using a Microsoft method known as OLE DB). The second part-- Data Source ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page 720
1st Tip box

You can ignore the tip on page 720. The latest version of Dreamweaver 8 creates fully qualified column names -- for example, products.productID -- when you use the Data Tree View to create SQL statements

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Page 723
paragraph between the the figures, 2nd sentence

"Click the + sign button next to the recordset from which you wish to get information from." Should read: "Click the + sign button next to the recordset from which you wish to get information."

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Page 736
Note and figure

The offset parameter does not work in PHP. Instead, Dreamweaver uses a similar parameter, pageNum_[Recordset], where [Recordset] is the name of the recordset. For example, if the Recordset is rsProducts, the parameter is pageNum_rsProducts. (Note that this parameter refers to the page number, not the row number, and it is zero-based, so to display the first page, use pageNum_rsProducts=0; to display the 15th page, use pageNum_rsProducts=14.) back cover: add to David's credit line so it now reads: "David Sawyer McFarland has been designing Web sites since 1995 and is a renowned Dreamweaver writer and teacher. He's also the author of CSS: The Missing Manual. //italicize "CSS: The Missing Manual //

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Page 841
PHP Tutorial 5

Using XAMPP Version 1.5.5 running on Windows2003, you get the following error when trying to display the Headlines. MM_XSLTransform error. feed.xml is not a valid XML document. Non-static method DOMDocument::loadXML() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in file feed.xml. This is a bug in Dreameaver. Adobe has a technical note on the problem at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=b6c2ae2a, and you can download a patch that fixes Dreameaver from http://www.adobe.com/support/dreamweaver/ts/documents/b6c2ae2a/DW802_HotFix-0_6_0.zip

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