Adding dynamic content to a web page

Adding dynamic content to a web page

After you define a recordset or other data source, and add it to the Bindings panel, you can insert the dynamic content the recordset represents into the page. The Dreamweaver menu-driven interface makes adding dynamic content elements as easy as selecting a dynamic content source from the Bindings panel, and inserting it into an appropriate text, image, or form object within the current page.

When you insert a dynamic content element or other server behavior into a page, Dreamweaver inserts a server-side script into the page’s source code. This script instructs the server to retrieve data from the defined data source and render it within the web page.

  • To place dynamic content within a web page, you can do one of the following:
  • Place it at the insertion point in either Code or Design view.
  • Replace a text string or other placeholder.

Insert it into an HTML attribute. For example, dynamic content can define the src attribute of an image or the value attribute of a form field.

For detailed procedures on adding dynamic content to a page, see the following chapters:

  • Defining Sources of Dynamic Content
  • Creating Forms

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
Defining Sources of Dynamic Content
Developing Applications Rapidly