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June 26, 2007

Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: An Insider's Guide to Designing and Constructing Striking Websites

Sebastopol, CA--"By using JavaScript and other technologies, websites today increasingly provide more sophisticated user experiences," observes David Sawyer McFarland, author of the new book, Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, $58.99 US). "With their greater responsiveness and more sophisticated user interfaces, these websites feel more like desktop applications."

McFarland's latest publication updates his previous bestselling O'Reilly titles about Dreamweaver. With the recent release of Adobe's powerful web design program--Dreamweaver CS3--developers can do more than ever, notes McFarland. Best of all, the upgraded program comes packed with exciting new design tools.

"The Spry JavaScript framework, for example, lets non-programmers add sophisticated interface elements like drop-down navigation menus, tabbed panels, and interactive data tables. My new book provides in-depth coverage on how to add Spry to a website, and equally as important, how to customize the Spry page elements to match the look and feel of an existing site's design," adds McFarland.

Loaded with step-by-step instructions and lucid, easy-to-grasp explanations, McFarland's guided tour of Dreamweaver CS3 covers:

  • Getting started--from building your first site to putting it on the Web.
  • Gaining pinpoint control over design and layout with powerful CSS tools.
  • Adding interactivity with forms, new Spry tools, JavaScript, and animations.
  • Building database-driven Web sites without having to hire a team of geeks.

This one-stop Dreamweaver CS3 resource aims to boost the skills and knowledge of designers at every level, from novices to power users. McFarland's book delivers tips and tricks from a veteran designer along with expert guidance on what looks good--and what looks dated--to spruce up existing websites or create dazzling new ones.

David Sawyer McFarland is the president of Sawyer McFarland Media Inc., a web development and training company located in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he teaches JavaScript programming, Flash, and web design at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, and Ex'Pressions Center for New Media. He was formerly the webmaster at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center. David is also the author of CSS: The Missing Manual.

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Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual
By David Sawyer McFarland
ISBN: 0-596-51043-8, $44.99 USD
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