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Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

About the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a Web development and training company in Portland, OR. He’s been building Web sites since 1995, when he designed his first Web site: an online magazine for communication professionals. He’s served as the Webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center.

In addition to building Web sites, David is also a writer, trainer, and instructor. He’s taught Dreamweaver at Intuit, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, Ex’Pressions Center for New Media, and the Art Institute of Portland. He’s also written articles about Dreamweaver and the Web for both Macworld magazine and http://CreativePro.com.

He welcomes feedback about this book by email: . (If you’re seeking technical help, however, please refer to the sources listed in Appendix A.)

About the Creative Team

David Pogue (editor) is the weekly computer columnist for the New York Times and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 25 books, including six in this series and six in the “For Dummies” line (including Magic, Opera, Classical Music, and The Flat-Screen iMac). In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a pianist (http://www.davidpogue.com).

He welcomes feedback about Missing Manual titles by email: .

Nan Barber (co-editor, copy editor) co-authored Office X for the Macintosh: The Missing Manual and Office 2001 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual. As the principal copy editor for this series, she has edited the titles on iPhoto, Mac OS 9, AppleWorks 6, iMovie, Dreamweaver 4, and Windows XP. Email: .

Rose Cassano (cover illustration) has worked as an independent designer and illustrator for twenty years. Assignments have ranged from the nonprofit sector to corporate clientele. She lives in beautiful Southern Oregon, grateful for the miracles of modern technology that make living and working there a reality. Email: . Web: http://www.rosecassano.com.

Phil Simpson (design and layout) works out of his office in Stamford, Connecticut, where he has had his graphic design business since 1982. He is experienced in many facets of graphic design, including corporate identity, publication design, and corporate and medical communications. Email: .

Danilo Celic (technical editor) picked up Dreamweaver 1.2 as a demo version on the cover CD of some imported magazine, and soon realized that hand coding everything was not at all what it was cracked up to be. Today, he often comes to the aid of struggling developers in the Macromedia newsgroups, where he serves as a Team Macromedia volunteer for Dreamweaver. While the languages may change, the wee hours stay the same—unfortunately for his lovely new wife, Melissa.


Many thanks to all those who helped with this book, including my students, who always help me see technical issues through beginners’ eyes, and Danilo Celic, whose technical edits provided a comfortable safety net to protect me from any embarrassing gaffes.

Of course, without the hard work of the Dreamweaver team, this book wouldn’t have been possible. A special thanks to David Deming, Jay London, Sho Kuwamoto, and Wanda Huang from Macromedia for providing quick and informative answers during the writing of this book.

Finally, thanks to David Pogue whose unflagging enthusiasm and endurance is inspiring; my wife, Scholle, for always being there; my mom and Doug; Mary and David; and Phyllis and Les, whose enthusiasm for this project never failed to encourage me.

               —David Sawyer McFarland


The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between Pogue Press—the dream team introduced on these pages—and O’Reilly & Associates, one of the most respected publishers on earth. It’s only because Tim O’Reilly and his team had the vision to take a gamble on this concept that this book came into existence.

Thanks, too, to agent David Rogelberg, the Missing Manuals’ first believer; David Sawyer McFarland, who was not only a dream author but who performed an eleventh-hour “beta read” of his own; Johnna Dinse for her masterful indexing talent; and the other Pogues—Jennifer, Kelly, and Tia—who make this series, and everything else, possible.

               —David Pogue


The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are designed to be authoritative, superbly written guides to popular computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific page numbers (not just “See Chapter 14); RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks; and an ironclad promise never to use an apostrophe in the possessive word its.

Recent and upcoming Missing Manual titles include:

  • Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, PantherEdition, by David Pogue

  • Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Flash MX 2004: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Photoshop Album 2: The Missing Manual by Joseph Schorr

  • iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • iPod: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer

  • Filemaker Pro: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey

  • Mac OS X Hints by Rob Griffiths

  • iPhoto 2: The Missing Manual by David Pogue, Joseph Schorr, & Derrick Story

  • Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Office X for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Nan Barber, Tonya Engst, & David Reynolds

  • AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink & David Reynolds

  • Mac OS 9: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, & Linda Zacker

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