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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickpro Guide by Lucinda Dykes

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Chapter 1. Working with Servers

Making the leap from creating static Web pages and static sites in Dreamweaver to using Dreamweaver’s advanced features to create full-blown, database-driven dynamic sites (or Web applications) requires working with the server side of Web technology.

A dynamic page, such as an online news page or a search-engine results page, includes content that may change each time the page is loaded in a browser. Dynamic pages update their content by connecting to a dynamic content source, such as a database, retrieving information, and adding that information to a Web page before it’s displayed in a user’s browser.

To build dynamic sites in Dreamweaver, you’ll need both a Web server and an application server. Choosing these ...

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