Web application developers

Web application developers

If you are a web application developer, this section will point you to sections of the Dreamweaver documentation that are most appropriate for your background. There are two different approaches, depending on whether you’ve used Dreamweaver before.

For web application developers who have not used Dreamweaver:

  1. Begin by quickly reading this Getting Started with Dreamweaver guide to familiarize yourself with the basics of using Dreamweaver.
  2. In Using Dreamweaver (Help > Using Dreamweaver), read Exploring the Workspace to learn more about the Dreamweaver user interface.
  3. Although much of the material in Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site and Managing Your Files is probably familiar to you, skim those chapters to see how these familiar concepts are implemented in Dreamweaver. Pay particular attention to the sections on setting up a Dreamweaver site.
  4. Set up a web server and application server using Dreamweaver. (See Setting Up a Web Application.)
  5. Connect to a database. (See Connecting to a database in Setting Up a Web Application.)
  6. Read the overview at the beginning of each of the chapter in Using Dreamweaver to determine whether its topics are of interest to you.

For experienced web application developers who have used Dreamweaver:

  1. Begin by reading What’s new in Dreamweaver 8 in Using Dreamweaver (Help > Using Dreamweaver). The "What’s new" section is in Introduction.
  2. Skim Exploring the Workspace to learn about new aspects of the Dreamweaver user interface.

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