Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Unleashed is the first complete reference guide to cover Dreamweaver MX's new and powerful features that aid in server-side programming, as well as strategies for designing, managing and developing sophisticated Web sites.
A reference for advanced users on complex application development techniques, this book guides developers into the realm of dynamic sites enabling a richer experience for the end user.
Developers learn how to collect information from a user and personalize their Web experience and how to use Dreamweaver MX management tools that aren't thoroughly covered in other intermediate-level Dreamweaver books.
The latest version of Macromedia Dreamweaver contains a wide range of sophisticated Web development tools that aren't covered extensively in the many beginning- to intermediate-level books on the market. Dreamweaver "X" Unleashed delves into the many new and powerful features that allows developers to create sophisticated Web applications and is full of insider tips and techniques, providing solid strategies for designing, managing, and developing sites with Dreamweaver.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great Book, Nice Step by Step with Screen Captures, Mar 2, 2023
I have been using Deramweaver since release 3, but finally decided to buy a Deramweaver book. I bought this book after reading that it contained instructions on how to secure a site as well as using MS Access for dynamic asp pages.
Wow! If only I had bought this book months ago, I would have saved a lot of time.
What I really liked: nice screen captures; step by step database access; how to use extionsions including shopping cart; basic security; dynamic data access; css.... Just to name a few.
Good job guys!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
As a Useful Intro, Belies the title, Oct 18, 2023
I'm a very experienced computer professional, but I've never developed my own website from scratch. I've always thought it was a more design-oriented task than to do much with software development. When I agreed to help a club I'm involved with build a website, I decided to tackle learning Dreamweaver.
A book called "Unleashed" makes me figure that it's about getting the most power out of a tool. This book falls short of that goal as its treatment of the subject is very broad and not that deep. I found just enough information to get me started with the features I wanted to use, and a few tips on how to use them properly.
The title has a few walkthroughs which make basic pages and a couple of simple sites. After working through them, I felt like I could competantly build my own sites and get to work, but I didn't think that I had "unleashed" anything.
The book's shallow coverage is almost necessary as Dreamweaver is a very rich product. But the book makes matters worse by trying to cover every aspect of the secondary technologies that Deramweaver touches. The book uses pages and pages of space to cover installing five or six different web servers -- as if those products don't come with their own documentation.
Another fault that spreads the book thin is the use of different authors on a chapter-by-chapter basis. A guy named Thomas Myer drops out of the sky to write Chapter 16 as an "Introduction to Web Applications", and there's no surprise that it fits awkwardly with the main author's Chapter 18 on using "Dreamweaver MX for Application Development".
More and more publishers use multiple authors as a technique to reduce the time-to-market, and perhaps the cost, of developing a new title. Unfortunately, the technique just as often dilutes the value of the book. At the very least, it reveals the publisher's priorities.
I can't ding the title or the author for this shortcoming, but the publisher needs to hear about it: the binding is terrible. I used my copy pretty regularly at the computer for about two weeks and was surprised to find that it's already losing pages! They simply slip out of the binding, incorrectly glued. I'm well aware of the production costs of a book, but it's hard to feel good about dropping forty bucks on something that comes apart in my lap.
The book gets four stars from me, but I needed an entry-level tutorial and not a high-end reference. I found other books that fill the latter role, and if you have a need for a book to introduce you to Dreamweaver, this can fill that requirement well.
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Its useless, Sep 28, 2023
This book is useless. The scope is so broad you are only fed with minimal info on each subject. I strongly recommend you DON'T but this book.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
lots of info, Jul 29, 2023
I bought this book because i want to know about database connectivity and this book covers enough. the only downside of this book is it doesn't have CD included for a $30+ book(you gonna need to download the files from their website)
4 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
SAVE YOUR MONEY, Jun 13, 2023
proofread your book.
I reiterate the first review.