Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site

Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site

A website is a set of linked documents and assets with shared attributes, such as related topics, a similar design, or a shared purpose. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is a site creation and management tool, so you can use it to create complete websites, in addition to individual documents.

The first step in creating a website is planning. For best results, design and plan the structure of your website before you create any of the pages that the site will contain.

The next step is to set up Dreamweaver so that you can work on the basic structure of the site. If you already have a site on a web server, you can use Dreamweaver to edit that site.

This chapter includes the following sections:

About Dreamweaver sites

Setting up a new Dreamweaver site

Using the Advanced settings to set up a Dreamweaver site

Editing settings for a Dreamweaver site

Editing existing websites in Dreamweaver

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