March 8, 2004
"Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual": The Accessible, Authoritative Book That Should Have Been in the Box
Sebastopol, CA--Once again, renowned Dreamweaver writer and teacher David
Sawyer McFarland has teamed with Missing Manual creator David Pogue to
produce "the" user guide for the popular Dreamweaver MX--this time for the
2004 release. Their new Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual (Pogue
Press/O'Reilly, US $34.95) gives web designers all the tools and
techniques they need to get their work onto the Web faster and more
professionally and bring stunning, interactive web sites to life.
"Whether you're new to building web pages or a hard-core, hand-coding HTML
jockey," assures McFarland, "Macromedia's Dreamweaver is a powerful tool
that lets you build web sites quickly and efficiently, without
compromising the quality of your code." Here, building on the tremendous
success of his two earlier Dreamweaver editions, McFarland teaches
designers how to take advantage of MX 2004's immense capabilities to
construct and manage web sites with ease.
With the author's signature wit and crystal-clear prose, this
user-friendly, expanded edition offers detailed instructions for making
the most of every feature of the complete web site production and
management tool. And the book is geared toward readers of all technical
levels, delivering special sidebar tips for first-timers as well as
advanced technical tips, tricks, and shortcuts for power users. Unique,
essential features include:
Live examples. All new, annotated, step-by-step tutorials guide readers
through the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial web site,
complete with Flash buttons, forms, and even dynamic databases.
Throughout, the author offers clear-headed advice on using the enhanced
Cascading Style Sheets for flexible formatting--one of the biggest changes
in MX 2004.
Tricks of the trade. Readers are given a veteran's invaluable knowledge
of workarounds, shortcuts, and Easter eggs in Dreamweaver itself.
Design guidance. Dreamweaver can create any modern web feature, from
animations to pop-up windows. This book helps designers determine which
browsers and audiences are appropriate for each.
With more than 500 illustrations, a index, and the clarity of thought that
has made bestsellers of every Missing Manual to date, this new edition is
a must-have for any user of Dreamweaver MX 2004.
Praise for the previous edition:
"...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 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 of 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 2003
Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual
David Sawyer McFarland
ISBN 0-596-00631-4, 836 pages, $34.95 US, $50.95 CA
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