Media praise for Dreamweaver 4: The Missing Manual
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"I would rather go without food for three days than miss any of the Missing Manual books."
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
--Al Fasodt of "The Post-Standard," June 5, 2003
"David Sawyer McFarland has done a good job of providing respectful help to beginners and tips for experts. What's more, he has done it with style and humor, both of which I think I might lose were I as immersed in Dreamweaver minutia as he must have been to write this book...This 'Missing Manual' doesn't just present information. Nearly every chapter includes a tutorial, using files you can download from the Missing Manual web site. The fictional web site ('Cosmopolitan Farmer') used for the tutorials is fun; the instructions seem clear and complete? Web beginners these days don't have the luxury of that slow start. They do, on the other hand, have much better tools. Dreamweaver is one of them and 'The Missing Manual' is a broad--and deep--reference for it."
---Kate Wolfe-Jenson, Applelust.com, March 2002
"...chock full of valuable information...would highly recommend this book for any serious web developer who wants to expand their Dreamweaver skills, or to anyone coming from another HTML editor who wants to get up to speed quickly with Dreamweaver. This is not a 'learn Dreamweaver quickly' book, but a learning resource of great value."
--Joyce Evans, The Internet Eye Magazine, April 1, 2002
"What sets this remarkable book apart is crystal-clear writing, welcome humour and exclusive features...rmed with this book, both first-time and experienced web designers can bring stunning, interactive web sites to life. With over 400 illustrations, a hand-crafted index and the clarity of thought that has made bestsellers of every book in this series, 'Dreamweaver 4: The Missing Manual' is the ultimate atlas for the excellence-driven web designer."
--Micromail.com, May 2002
"Very concise and well written. This particular book filled in many missing pieces with its tutorial and served well as a reference lookup? The book is both impressive in its well-structured, straightforward approach and useful in a practical sense. It reads easily without fluff. It is useful as a reference, as well. I'll continue to keep it handy when working in 'Dreamweaver 4. This Missing Manual' is truly a winner."
--Steve Weinberg, Rockland PC Users Group, March 14, 2002
"To the credit of author David McFarland, the book usually manages to carry out its instructive role while neither confusing nor patronizing its readers. There's enough detail in these pages to guarantee they'll remain useful for a long time, and enough patient text and graphics (mostly small, detailed screen shots) to help users up the steepest parts of the Dreamweaverlearning curve. As is the case with all of the Missing Manual books, this one uses an excellent style for its procedures. Rather than treating procedures as sequences of inflexible directives, as do many user-lever books, this book allows for the fact that the person reading the procedures has a brain and may want to do something that deviates from the example."
--David Wall, amazon.com
"Pick an Apple Gift for less than $150...the Missing Manual series of books from O'Reilly & Associates are handy, inexpensive choices..."
--Leonard Fischer, USA Today, Dec 5, 2001
"David McFarland's explanations are painstaking and thorough, and these Missing Manuals are produced in association with O'Reilly Associates - which guarantees high quality production values."
--Dr Roy Johnson, MANTEX Information Design, August 2001