Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is a professional HTML editor for designing, coding, and developing websites, web pages, and web applications. Whether you enjoy the control of hand-coding HTML, or prefer to work in a visual editing environment, Dreamweaver provides you with helpful tools to enhance your web creation experience.

This guide introduces you to using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 if you’re unfamiliar with any major aspect of it.The tutorials in this guide lead you through the process of creating a simple but functional website.

This chapter covers the following topics:

What you can do with Dreamweaver 8

What's new in Dreamweaver 8

Installing Dreamweaver 8

Registering Dreamweaver 8

Typographical conventions

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
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