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Dreamweaver CS4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dreamweaver CS4 is designed to help you create Web sites you can be proud of. From the panels that help you with writing, editing, and placement tasks to the Property inspector where you can edit with [more…]

JavaScript References and Resources

JavaScript lets you to functionality to a web page that simple HTML just cannot do. The following table lists some valuable online resources for more information about using JavaScript on your website. [more…]

WebKit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Use WebKit to create websites and mobile web apps. WebKit-based browsers, such as Safari and Chrome, are rapidly expanding their audiences and market share. These handy guidelines will help you develop [more…]

Websites and Resources for Web Designers

Experienced web designers — whether they use Adobe Dreamweaver or other web design software — often refer to online resources to keep up with their skills and add special features to their websites. This [more…]

Dreamweaver CS6: Adding Text Shadows with CSS3

In Dreamweaver CS6, you can enhance your designs and give your pages greater depth by adding text shadows with CSS3 rules, the latest in web technology. Adding text shadows makes your words easier to read [more…]

The Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Welcome Screen

Dreamweaver's easy-to-use graphical interface and powerful list of features makes it a popular choice among professional web designers, as well as hobbyists. With each new version, Dreamweaver CS6 offers [more…]

Dreamweaver CS6 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're new to web design or have been creating HTML pages for years, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is the ideal tool for building your website. In version CS6, you find a new welcome screen and support for [more…]

How to Choose an HTML Editor

If you’re a masochist, you certainly can create web pages in a word-processing program. All you need to know is which HTML tags to use for each section of that document. However, taking this path, intrepid [more…]

How to Manage Files with Dreamweaver Sites

Without careful file management, images on your web pages will appear as blank boxes, your videos won’t play, your links will lead to error messages, and your creative design and compelling content will [more…]

How to Create a Site in Dreamweaver

Defining a Dreamweaver site will go more smoothly if you have the files you plan to use in your website organized into a folder — with, if you wish, subfolders for images, video, and perhaps other elements [more…]

Create a Remote Server Connection in Dreamweaver

In addition to defining a local “home” folder for your Dreamweaver site, you will, at some point, define a remote location for your site on the Internet as well. You don’t have to have a remote location [more…]

Manage Files in the Dreamweaver Files Panel

The Files panel in Dreamweaver is somewhat similar to the file management feature in your operating system (say, Windows Explorer or the Mac Finder). Big deal: When working with files that are part of [more…]

How to Edit and Move Dreamweaver Sites

What if you need to save Dreamweaver website content to a different folder or external drive? Or you need to rename a site? Dreamweaver’s site dialog box provides tools to manage those events safely. [more…]

The Dreamweaver Insert Panel

The Dreamweaver Insert panel (choose Window→Insert) provides quick access to many of the most useful HTML elements. The popup at the top of the dialog box organizes features into categories. [more…]

New Document Options for HTML Pages in Dreamweaver

The Dreamweaver New Document dialog box has four main areas: choices on the left that determine the type of file (HTML, CSS, or any of a large set of possible other file types), whether you’re using a [more…]

Save Web Pages in Dreamweaver as HTML Files

As you generate HTML, Dreamweaver will use the name and location of the HTML file (in your site file structure) to generate appropriate code. And it can’t do that if the page isn’t saved. [more…]

How to Add and Edit Text in Dreamweaver

The most basic HTML page content comprises text and images. To add text, just type (or copy and paste) text into an open Dreamweaver document just as you would in a standard word processor. [more…]

How to Insert Images in Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver’s minimalist image editing tools allow you to perform rudimentary image editing, such as resizing and cropping. You find those tools in the Properties Inspector. [more…]

How to Paste Images into Dreamweaver

You can paste images from your operating system’s Clipboard into Dreamweaver documents. This works with images copied to the Clipboard from some, but not all, browsers [more…]

How to Define Attributes in Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver’s Properties Inspector is context-sensitive, meaning that when you click an image, HTML attributes for that image are displayed and editable. Some of the editable image attributes are more [more…]

Apply Paragraph and Heading Tags with the Dreamweaver Properties Inspector

The Dreamweaver Properties Inspector can be used to define both text and image attributes. Both tags (like headings, paragraph, or lists) and styles (defined by a CSS style sheet) work together to determine [more…]

How to Define Links with the Dreamweaver Properties Inspector

Links are an essential element of web pages. You have a few methods for defining links and link attributes in Dreamweaver CS6, depending on what type of link you’re creating, how you want the link to look [more…]

Apply Boldface, Italics, Lists, and Indenting in Dreamweaver

You can assign boldface, italics, unordered (bulleted) or ordered (numbered) lists, and add or remove indenting (blockquote) using the icons in the Dreamweaver Properties Inspector. You can get help from [more…]

Create a New Style Sheet in the CSS Styles Panel

When you click the New CSS Rule icon (shown in the margin) at the bottom of the CSS Styles panel, the New CSS Rule dialog box opens. The New CSS Rule dialog box combines features for defining styles for [more…]

How to Apply CSS3 Effects and Transforms in Dreamweaver

The CSS3 effects and transforms can be defined in the CSS Styles panel. Creating a CSS3 effect takes some typing on your part. To add a CSS3 effect or transform to a style definition, follow these steps [more…]