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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Fundamentals Tutorial

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Fundamentals is the first in a series of tutorials from Virtual Training Company for Dreamweaver MX. The author of this series, Mark Fletcher, is a member of Team Macromedia for Dreamweaver and Certified Macromedia Professional. Tap into his extensive knowledge as he takes you step-by-step through the creation of a web site. He will show you how to add text and graphics, work with frames and framesets, apply cascading style sheets, and create re-usable content from library items. You will also learn how to insert and edit Flash objects, construct an HTML form, manage your page layout using both HTML tables and the Layout View, structure and maintain your web site using Dreamweaver MX's powerful site management tools, and create a dynamic web page using Macromedia's ColdFusion technology. To start learning, simply click one of the topics below.

What's New in Dreamweaver MX

What's New?
Fireworks MX Integration
Answers Panel

Getting Started

What is Dreamweaver?
System Requirements
Lessons/Sites & Trial Software
Workspace - Windows
Workspace - Macintosh
Panels & Panels Groups
Properties Inspector
Preview in Browser
Websafe Colors

Planning & Creating a Site

Design & Wireframing
Tracing Images
Defining a Site
Site Structure - Windows
Site Structure - Macintosh
Creating a Site Map
Other Resources

Document Setup

Creating a New Document
Adding a Page Title
Background Colors
Text Color
Link Color
Background Images
Page Margins


Inserting Text
Selecting Text
Copy & Paste Text
Line Breaks & Paragraph
Adding Styles
Fonts & Font Sets
Creating Font Sets
Font Sizes
Special Characters
Adding Spaces
Spell Checking


Understanding Web Graphics
Setting a Default Images Folder
Inserting Images
Alternative Text Labels
Assets Panel
External Image Editor
Image Placeholders
Image Properties
Image Rollovers


Creating Links
Image Links
Link Targets
Named Anchors
More on Named Anchors
Email Links
Links & Behaviors
Image Maps
Modifying Hotspots
External Links


Navigation Bar
Modifying the Navigation Bar
Creating a Show Pop-up Menu
Modifying a Show Pop-up Menu


Working with Lists

HTML Styles

HTML Styles
Creating New Styles
Paragraphs & Clearing Styles
Editing/Duplicating/Deleting Styles

CSS - Cascading Style Sheets

Using CSS
Custom Classes
Sizing Text with CSS
CSS and Links
CSS and Lists
Applying Custom Classes
Predefined CSS Styles

History Panel

History Panel
Replaying Steps
Recording Commands
Saving & Editing Commands
Preferences and Clear

Flash Objects

What is Flash
Flash Text
Flash Buttons
Insert Flash Movies
Editing Flash Movies


Inserting Tables
Adding Content
Tables and HTML
Selecting Table Elements
Importing Tabular Data
Merging & Splitting Tables Cells
Copy & Paste
Formatting Tables
Sorting Tabular Data
Exporting Tabular Data
Pixels vs Percentage
Sizing Tables
Creating Page Layout (1)
Creating Page Layout (2)
Problems with Tables
Nested Tables
Background Images

Layout View

Understanding the Layout View
Layout View vs Standard View
Making Cell Widths Consistent
Nested Layouts
Moving and Resizing
Fixed Width vs Autostretch
Autostretch Columns
More on Spacer Images
Layout Table and Cells
Working with Cells
More on Nested Tables
Background Color and Netscape 4
Prototyping in the Layout View


Forms Overview
Inserting a Form
Forms & Tables
Text Fields
Password Fields
Multi-line Fields
Radio Buttons
Menus and Lists
Scrolling Lists
Hidden Fields
File Fields
Form Properties
Submit & Reset
Jump Menu
Advanced Jump Options
Forms and Behaviors
Form Validation
Forms and CSS Styles

Site Management

Site Management
Site Panel Macintosh
Defining a Site
Adding Files & Folders
Map View
Viewing a Subset
Renaming Links
Check Links Sitewide
External Links & Orphaned Files
Check Target Browser
Moving and Copying
Download Time & File Size
Transferring Files
Check In and Check Out
Configuring Check In and Check Out
Selecting Newer
Synchronize Sites
Cloaking (1)
Cloaking (2)
Export & Import
File Management Options

Library Items

What are Library Items
Creating & Inserting Library Items
Creating a Library Item from Scratch
Renaming & Deleting Library Items
Preferences & Highlighting
Library Item Properties
Updating Multiple Files


What are Frames
Creating a Frameset
Frames Panel
Saving Frames & Framesets
Frame & Frameset Properties
Opening a Document in a Frame
Frames & Links
Nested Framesets
No Frames Content

Dynamic Pages

Creating a Connection
Setting up a Site
Authenticating with RDS
Creating a Record Set
Master Detail Page Set

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