Experienced web designers
If you are an experienced web designer, this section will point you to sections of the Dreamweaver documentation that are most appropriate for your background. There are two different approaches: one for designers who are new to Dreamweaver and one for designers who are familiar with Dreamweaver but would like to learn more about creating dynamic pages.
For experienced web designers who are new to Dreamweaver:
- Begin by reading the tutorials in Getting Started in Dreamweaver.
- In Using Dreamweaver, read Exploring the Workspace to learn more about the Dreamweaver user interface.
- Although much of the material in Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site and Managing Your Files is probably familiar to you, you should skim those chapters to see how these familiar concepts are implemented in Dreamweaver. Pay particular attention to the sections about setting up a Dreamweaver site.
- For useful information on the details of using Dreamweaver to create basic HTML pages, read Inserting and Formatting Text and Inserting Images.
- For information about coding in Dreamweaver, see Setting Up Your Coding Environment, Coding in Dreamweaver, Optimizing and Debugging Your Code, and Editing Code in Design View.
- Read the overview at the beginning of each of the other chapters in Using Dreamweaver to determine whether its topics are of interest to you.
For experienced web designers, familiar with Dreamweaver, who want to learn about creating dynamic pages:
- Begin by reading Understanding Web Applications and Tutorial: Developing a Web Application in Getting Started with Dreamweaver.
- In Using Dreamweaver, skim Exploring the Workspace to learn about new aspects of the Dreamweaver user interface, then read Optimizing the Workspace for Visual Development.
- Become familiar with the Dreamweaver workflow for dynamic pages by reading The Workflow for Dynamic Page Design.
- Set up a web server and application server. (See Setting Up a Web Application.)
- Connect to a database. (See Connecting to a database.)
- Read the overview at the beginning of each chapter in Using Dreamweaver to determine whether its topics are of interest to you.
- If youre interested in customizing Dreamweaver by hand, read "Customizing Dreamweaver" on the Macromedia Support Center at www.macromedia.com/go/customizing_dreamweaver. If you want to write extensions for Dreamweaver, read Extending Dreamweaver.