Guide to Dreamweaver instructional media

Guide to Dreamweaver instructional media

Dreamweaver includes a variety of media to help you learn the program quickly and become proficient in creating web pages. The Dreamweaver help system includes several documents that help you learn about Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver Extensibility, and ColdFusion. You can also consult a number of additional online resources as you learn how to build web pages.

This section covers the following topics:

  • Accessing the Dreamweaver documentation
  • Accessing additional online Dreamweaver resources

Accessing the Dreamweaver documentation

The following table summarizes the documentation included in the Dreamweaver help system.

You can purchase printed versions of select titles. For more information, see www.macromedia.com/go/buy_books.

Title

Description/Audience

Where to Find It

Getting Started with Dreamweaver

Basic introduction to Dreamweaver concepts and the interface, with detailed beginner tutorials. Intended for beginning users, as well as intermediate and advanced users who want to learn about new features.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Getting Started with Dreamweaver
  • View online: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/go/livedocs_dreamweaver/
  • Get the PDF: www.macromedia.com/go/dw_documentation

Using Dreamweaver

Comprehensive information about all Dreamweaver features. Intended for all Dreamweaver users.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Dreamweaver Help, or Help > Using Dreamweaver
  • View online: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/go/livedocs_dreamweaver/
  • Get the PDF: www.macromedia.com/go/dw_documentation

Extending Dreamweaver

Description of the Dreamweaver framework and application programming interface (API). Intended for advanced users who want to build extensions or customize the Dreamweaver interface.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Extending Dreamweaver
  • View online: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/go/livedocs_dreamweaver/
  • Get the PDF: www.macromedia.com/go/dw_documentation

 

Dreamweaver API Reference

Descriptions of the utility API and the JavaScript API, both of which let you perform various supporting tasks when developing Dreamweaver extensions. Intended for advanced users who want to build extensions or customize the Dreamweaver interface.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Dreamweaver API Reference
  • View online: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/go/livedocs_dreamweaver/
  • Get the PDF: www.macromedia.com/go/dw_documentation

 

Using ColdFusion

A selection of the most important books in the ColdFusion documentation set. (The full set is available on LiveDocs.) Intended for anyone interested in ColdFusion, from beginners to advanced developers.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Using ColdFusion
  • View online: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/go/livedocs_coldfusion/
  • Get the PDF: www.macromedia.com/go/cf_documentation

Reference

HTML, server model, and other types of reference manuals, mainly published by O’Reilly. Intended for anyone needing more information about coding syntax, concepts, and so on.

  • View in Dreamweaver: Select Help > Reference. For a full list of manuals, click the Book pop-up menu in the Reference panel.

Accessing additional online Dreamweaver resources

The following table summarizes additional online resources for learning Dreamweaver.

Resource

Description/Audience

Where to Find It

Dreamweaver Support Center

TechNotes, plus support and problem-solving information for Dreamweaver users.

www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver_support

Dreamweaver Developer Center

Articles and tutorials to help you improve your skills and learn new ones.

www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver_devcenter

Dreamweaver Documentation Resource Center

Product manuals in PDF format, errata, tutorials, and release notes.

www.macromedia.com/go/dw_documentation

Macromedia Online Forums

Discussion and problem-solving information by Dreamweaver users, technical support representatives, and the Dreamweaver development team.

www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver_newsgroup

Macromedia Training

Courses featuring hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios.

www.macromedia.com/go/dreamweaver_training

To get the most out of the Dreamweaver resources, see Where to start.



Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Exploring the Workspace
Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly
 
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