With this book you'll learn:
- Web site planning techniques, including audience profiling, and reviewing competing sites
- Web design techniques such as brainstorming, choosing what technologies are suitable for your design, and creating mockups Advanced Dreamweaver MX 2004 techniques
- Web standards, including CSS and XHTML
- Implementing dynamic web sites using ASP or PHP
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Design Projects takes you through the process of creating four real-world case studies, enabling you to take your Dreamweaver skills to a new level. Each case study is written by a different web design professional, and features a common web site archetype taken from inception to completion. All are brimming with essential techniques to inspire and teach you. The four different sites are as follows:
- Christopher Schmitt's entertainment/fan site project, dedicated to the band U2, covers setting site goals; producing user profiles to define the audience, site maps, and design mockups; refining the design and producing it in Photoshop; and finally working with Dreamweaver MX 2004 to easily construct an accessible, easy-to-maintain web site.
- Allan Kent's news portal project takes you through the process of designing and building a dynamic, database-driven site with Dreamweaver MX 2004 and PHP. He looks at information architecture, building the back-end database, creating the necessary admin tools, and finally building a front-end that is both standards compliant and easy to use.
- Craig Grannell's corporate site project begins with groundwork and methodology, then shows how to harness the power of CSS and Dreamweaver MX 2004 templates to rapidly get a site up and running and ensure that updates and maintenance are painless and cost effective.
- Rachel Andrew's company intranet projectwalks you through the entire process of creating a company intranet using the ASP server model in Dreamweaver MX 2004. It begins with a detailed planning stage, then continues by looking at database development, providing user logins, and managing files on the server. This project utilizes built-in Server Behaviors in Dreamweaver, third-party extensions, and hand-coding.
L'auteur Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew - Rachel Andrew runs her own web solutions company in the UK, http://www.edgeofmyseat.com , the company web site also being home to various "web standards"-focused articles and Dreamweaver extensions. Rachel is a member of the Web Standards Project on the Dreamweaver Task Force, and hopes to encourage best practices in the support and use of W3C Standards in Dreamweaver. When not writing code, or writing about writing code, Rachel spends time with her daughter, tries to encourage people to use Debian GNU/Linux, studies with the Open University, and enjoys a nice pint of beer.
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L'auteur Craig Grannell
Craig was trained in the fine arts, but later became immersed in digital media, showing videos and multimedia work at leading international media festivals. The web caught his attention in 1995, and he now divides his time between creating websites, writing for various web and design-related magazines, and working on his eclectic Veer Musikal Unit audio project. Information, downloads, music, movies and dancing trees can be found at his website, Snub Communications (www.snubcommunications.com). Craig is a co-author of the original Foundation Dreamweaver MX from friends of ED, and also Dreamweaver MX Design Projects, from glasshaus.
L'auteur Allan Kent
Allan Kent has been programming seriously for the past 10 years or so, and other than a single blemish when he achieved a diploma in Cobol programming, is entirely self-taught. He started his career working at the local university and now co-owns a company that does new media design. Allan lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with his girlfriend and four cats.
L'auteur Christopher Schmitt
Christopher Schmitt, an award-winning Web designer and developer, has been on the Internet since 1992. Schmitt has written for Web Techniques, A List Apart, Digital Web, and High Five, and he has contributed four chapters to XML, HTML, XHTML Magic by Molly E. Holzschlag (New Riders, 2001). Schmitt created the Web Design Pad , a mousepad sporting the first-ever look of Web-safe colors in a true color wheel Arrangement that was widely sold throughout the U.S. and abroad. He shows his t recent activities on his personal Web site (http://www.christopher.org). He is the I (http://www.babblelist.com), a mailing list community devoted to Web design and de Currently working as a project manager for Heatvision.com, Inc. (http://www.heat> continues to write about Web culture and design.
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- About the Authors
- About the Technical Reviewer
- Entertainment Site: U2FAQcom
- News Portal
- Corporate Website Draft One
- Intranet Design Project
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|Auteur(s)||Rachel Andrew, Craig Grannell, Allan Kent, Christopher Schmitt|
|Nb. de pages||289|
|Format||19 x 22,5|
|Intérieur||Noir et Blanc|
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