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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques Paperback – Oct 29 2008
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About the Author
David Karlins is a veteran Web designer and consultant and is the author of more than a dozen books, including Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject Guide, Build Your Own Web Site, The Complete Idiot’s Guides to Dreamweaver and Flash, and Dreamweaver CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques. David’s Web design clients and consultants have ranged from Hewlett Packard to the Himalayan Fair. His articles and reviews appear in online and print publications, including CreativePro and Macworld magazine. David has taught Dreamweaver at the University of California Extension School of Graphic and Interactive Design and currently teaches Dreamweaver for the San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program.
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Honestly, this is a decent reference for total novices. I'd suggest Adobe's Classroom In A Book for learning Dreamweaver from the ground up. Most of this info is super-easy to find online, and for free. That said, you can hardly argue with the price (as many of the previous "reviews" point out). For $13 you won't be kicking yourself, but you might roll your eyes at how rudimentary a lot of this info is.
From the novice or amateur designer, to the more advanced Dreamweaver user looking to refresh, update, or expand their skills & knowledge of the CS4 software; this book is a great addition to one's toolbox!
I found this to be a very well-written and organized resource that allowed me to find exactly what I needed. Even better, if what I was looking for wasn't in the book, I was able to determine that quickly as well, which is just as important to me so I don't waste my time flipping through hoping to find what I need. Don't get me wrong though, most of what anyone needs to be a successful user of Dreamweaver IS IN THIS BOOK! I am a big fan of the "Visual Quickstart Guide" series of books because it is easy to grab, look for your topic, and find what you need. Mr. Karlins does an EVEN BETTER job as this "How-To's" series of books is an even quicker resource.
You won't find everything you need in here, and you will probabaly see some things you knew, but you will DEFINITELY find enough of those "a-ha" moments to make the book well worth the investment. If you are an upgrading Dreamweaver user, or just a casual user who doesn't dream in code, this is a perfect book for you. Quick topic finds, well-written layman's english, and spot-on techniques.
Well done David!
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