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How To Use Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX [Paperback]

Lon Coley
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Sept. 19 2002 How to Use.
This award-winning, step-by-step approach provides visual solutions to more than 100 Dreamweaver and Fireworks tasks.
Full-color, two-page spreads visually explain how to use Macromedia Dreamweaver X and Fireworks X to create compelling Web pages.
Lon Coley is an experienced trainer and adult educator who has taught thousands of students to use Dreamweaver and Fireworks to build a Web site.
The only value-priced four-color Dreamweaver and Fireworks book for beginners on the market that teaches how to use the two programs together effectively. With over 150 two-page spreads which illustrate and clearly explain each Dreamweaver or Fireworks task, How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver X and Fireworks X visually teaches the reader everything she needs to know to create Web pages, from entry-level, beginning concepts to advanced techniques for the experienced designer. Illustrations and figures lead the reader through each task with easy-to-follow directions and visual cues. The Dreamweaver/Fireworks Suite can be a somewhat intimidating combination for the beginning user, but How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver X and Fireworks X, with its visual, step-by-step approach, makes it simple to learn the basic techniques involved in using Dreamweaver and Fireworks.
Lon Coley is an IT professional specializing in Office and Internet applications. An experienced teacher and trainer, Lon writes and develops dedicated customized training courses for business and education. These courses cover the whole spectrum of her expertise and are always prepared with the individual client in mind. As a firm believer that anyone can build a Web site with the right tools and training, Lon often works with companies who want to develop their own Web sites but think they need an expert to call on when they are struggling. She serves as a designer, trainer, and consultant through her company, Ariadne Web Designs.

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How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX provides visual solutions to more than 100 Dreamweaver and Fireworks tasks. Full-color illustrations and figures lead the reader through each task with easy-to-follow directions and visual cues. The Dreamweaver/Fireworks Suite can be a somewhat intimidating combination for the beginning user, but How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX, with its visual, step-by-step approach, makes it simple to learn the basic techniques involved in using Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

About the Author

Lon Coley is an IT professional specializing in Office and Internet applications. An experienced teacher and trainer, Lon writes and develops dedicated customized training courses for business and education. These courses cover the whole spectrum of her expertise and are always prepared with the individual client in mind. As a firm believer that anyone can build a Web site with the right tools and training, Lon often works with companies who want to develop their own Web sites but think they need an expert to call on when they are struggling. She serves as a designer, trainer, and consultant through her company, Ariadne Web Designs.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better by far! June 9 2004
Format:Paperback
On the surface, this book looks good. It is one of the many visually oriented books for dreamweaver MX/Fireworks that deals with the issue of integrating the two. I got it because it was easier to wade through than some of the 1000 page books with no visuals.
The biggest disapointment however is that the author has done the projects that she tells you to do, but doesn't tell you that the projects don't work!
I wanted to create pull down menus or at least jump gates in dreamweaver. After killing myslef and creating pull down menus in fireworks that have to be exported into dreamweaver I found that there is a flaw in dreamweaver that she doesn't mention. Dreamweaver has it where anything added to a template that involves action, doesn't update to all the pages using the template.
In other words, after struggling for days, I found on the dreamweaver bulletin boards that if you do anything that is put into an already existing template, such as a navigation bar, pulldowns, etc. they will not be updated. So now everytime I make a change, I have to cut and paste this new pull down bar into every single page of the website and it is a pain.
She never mentioned this. I even found her email address in the book and emailed her. No response!
This book would have been better it if had actually mentioned this. Buy a book from on author who actually uses the software in everyday situations, not one who is a professional software writer and only uses the software once!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Explanations a little lacking Sept. 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is definitely geared towards beginners, but at the same time I found a lot of the explanations a little lacking. The book will walk you through steps but not explain "why" you're doing those steps. It seems to me the authors spent to much money on printing in color and not enough on writing a well thoughtout book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice. Pictures are great and user friendly Aug. 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is very easy to use. It is very colorful and makes it visually interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Aug. 3 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If you are new to Dreamweaver Mx and Fireworks Mx, this book will get you up and running quickly. Very nice step by step instructions on how to accomplish easy to complex tasks.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book June 30 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I've been using computer for over 6 years now and wanted to jump and create little bit nicer web site for my little company. I think i'm pretty experienced PC user.
This books has so many errors leading to nowhere , author using CSS styles without even explaining what CSS actually ..... I could go on but i think you get the idea....
HORRIBLE BOOK. Do not make same mistake i made and look elswhere for your Dreamweaver MX fix. ( Especially if you're new to Dreamweaver MX , and this book is suppoused to me FOR newbies , heh ) I cant imagine any experienced Dreamweaver MX user usinng this , and newbies will get lost by the time they get to CSS Class style.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It must of been family June 20 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I don't know how anyone could rate this book highly. It was loaded with errors and unexplained situations. I can usually count on Amazon's reviews/ratings before I purchase an item, but this time I was really let down. I bought the book and it is far from perfect. It made me wonder if the previous raters were all family members. Oh well, don't buy....not unless you are into pictures only and not substance.
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