February 15, 2006

Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction: Design a Web Site That Generates Traffic

Sebastopol, CA--Designing a successful web site takes planning, expert design elements, and the careful selection of features geared toward generating repeat visitors. Enter Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction (Campbell, O'Reilly, US$39.99) --a straightforward and practical, hands-on guide focused on the best practices for designing, laying out, and constructing both interactive and static web sites. Clear and thorough, it emphasizes learning by doing, with short, task-oriented chapters that use screen shots, illustrations, and sample layouts to demonstrate theory through design solutions.

Sidebars in Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction allow readers to decide how deeply they want to delve into the subject. "Best Bets" offer bottom-line recommendations for those who want to skip the general discussion, while "Behind the Scenes" sidebars provide more in-depth looks at particular topics for those who want more detail. Absolute beginner or faux debutante, you'll learn proven procedures for quickly building Dreamweaver sites.

This book will show you how to:

  • Prepare and organize the content for your web site
  • Quickly prototype your site interface, layout and navigation
  • Define, set up, and build the structure of your site in record time
  • Design with tables, layers, and templates for fast production
  • Employ Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in your site
  • Add text, images, and Flash content to your site
  • Build great forms so users can interact, submit feedback, or send email
  • Tune, test, and troubleshoot your pages before going live
  • Take your web site online, and easily fix and update it
  • Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction was written by Marc Campbell, a Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer and beta tester, he has also taught web design to students at all levels and has written eight books on the subject. Said Campbell, "Whether you're a beginner who wants to design a state-of-the-art family web site or a new job forces you to learn Dreamweaver fast, this book will get you up to speed quickly and efficiently. With plenty of screen shots, illustrations, and sample layouts, Dreamweaver 8 [Design and Construction] is actually fun to read."

    From small sites to large, sound design and usability are inextricably linked. Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction aims to keep it that way.

    Additional Resources:

    Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction
    Marc Campbell
    ISBN: 0-596-10163-5, 312 pages, $39.99 US
    1-800-998-9938; 1-707-827-7000

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