Media praise for Dreamweaver MX: 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've been pleasantly surprised to find a whole lot of books about Dreamweaver and its various Studio MX software buddies...The best of the lot was (as is so often the case), 'Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual' from Pogue Press/O'Reilly. Over 750 pages long, and devoted exclusively to Dreamweaver MX and not the other programs in Studio MX, this is a true step-by-step guide, the very model of what a user's guide ought to be. Every facet and feature of the software is clearly and carefully described with immediately actionable directions. I'd go as far as to say that buying the software without buying this book is akin to buying an incomplete product. Web design is all about understanding a program's capabilites. With so many available features in Dreamweaver, it's wonderful to see, for example, an entire chapter filled with a description of every action (or, if you like, every behavior) that can be associated with a link. Details. That's what it's all about!"
"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
--creativeprofessional.net, November 2003
"...as you open it, the magical Missing Manual effect takes over and you are among friends...This book is another excellent member of the Missing Manual series, with all the same key elements--clarity of presentation, engaging writing, and thorough coverage of the topic and its context...Mac Guild Grade: A--Outstanding."
--Diane Love, Mac Guild User Group, April 4, 2003
"'Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual' is about as complete a primer on the latest version of Macromedia's web design software as one could want."
--John Maas, Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY, April 2003
"'Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual' really is exactly what it says on the cover. Author David McFarland has done an excellent job at presenting the workings of Dreamweaver MX in plain, easy to understand English..a thoroughly good book."
--Web Thang Book of the Month, June 2003
"I would rather go without food for three days than miss any of the Missing Manual books."
--Al Fasodt of "The Post-Standard," June 5, 2003
"This extraordinary guidebook is full of unique, live examples that let you see and test real web pages...Armed with this book, first-time and experienced web designers will have little difficulty using Dreamweaver to create stunning, interactive web pages."
--Gravenstein Apple Users Group, Dec 2002
Reviews From Previous Edition
"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
"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 J. Evans, March 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
"The 'Missing Manual' series from O'Reilly is quickly establishing a good reputation. If you're a novice or even an intermediate Dreamweaver user, this book is a worthy investment."
--Massimo Foti, Jan 2002
"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