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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed (Unleashed)
by Zak Ruvalcaba, Matthew Pizzi
Publisher: Sams
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Book Description

As an experienced Macromedia Dreamweaver user, you know that it is a powerful web development tool, but you¿re lacking the knowledge to fully exploit the potential of the Dreamweaver environment. As a skilled website developer and programmer, you have that knowledge, but you¿re lacking the experience with the Dreamweaver program. Either way, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed is what you need. The most complete guide to cover Dreamweaver MX 2004¿s powerful features, it will show you strategies for designing, managing and developing sophisticated websites within the Dreamweaver environment. It will also guide you through the realm of dynamic sites, which will ultimately enable a richer experience for the end user. These techniques are not covered in other intermediate-level Dreamweaver books. Let Unleashed help you unleash the potential of your Dreamweaver MX 2004 websites.

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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed is the most complete reference guide to cover Dreamweaver MX's 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.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; edition (Sep 21, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0672326310
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 Based on 9 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 196055

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Best DW Book, Apr 7, 2023
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Unleashed is by far the best book I have seen for anyone who wants to get into the web designing business. Each section is very detailed and shows many examples of how to design effective websites. I have seen other how-to books for Dreamweaver but none of them can even compare to this publication. The authors have effectively shown step by step procedures for some of the easiest to the hardest web coding tasks you can perform with Dreamweaver.

This book shows many ways that you can use to make your site 100% better by incorporating Macromedia Fireworks and Flash. There are also several tutorials for working with other web languages such as php, asp, javaScript and cold fusion as well as assistance with setting up an Apache WebServer. Overall I would recommend this book to everyone from "newbies" to the most advanced webmasters as an invaluable source of information for using Macromedia Dreamweaver.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

4very good in spite of the typos, Apr 4, 2023
I just wanted to "put into perspective" the one-star ratings:

A lot of people seem to find this a bad book because there are so many "errors". They are right about the errors. Yes, a lot of figures are wrong, and yes, the mentioned support site doesn't exist. But, no, this does not degrade the book. The misplaced figures are usually only misplaced by one, so that's easily bypassed, anyway, the text is so clear you don't really need the figures. And indeed, the mentioned support site is incorrect, but you can download all files at (it took me a full 5 minutes to figure this out, so what's the fuss?)

In all, it seems that none of the low-star reviews could overcome the occasionaly not so carefully applied cosmetics of the book, and totally missed that it's a really great book, as mentioned by the high-star reviews.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

1Very Disappointing, Feb 9, 2023
Being an amateur web developer, I was hoping to learn a new skill. This however was not the book to teach me Dreamweaver.

As other reviewers have mentioned, this book was filled with errors. I can understand some spelling errors or a couple of mistakes, but this was chaulked full of them. The website referenced many times was also not available. It would have been nice to have been able to download some of the samples that were mentioned.

I would not recommend this book.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

1Awful, Feb 9, 2023
Reasons not to buy this book: (1) has an invalid website (which is referred to MANY times in this book). How are you to train with this book when supplemental materials aren't even available? I agree with other readers -- this is VERY annoying. (2) Like other readers, I found numerous mistakes. It's obvious this book was rushed to press. I emailed the authors/publishers in early Jan 2005, and I still haven't heard anything about their site or list of errata. VERY DISSAPOINTING! Maybe I can find someone to buy this book from me, but I doubt it.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

2Full of errors -- companion website doesn't work!, Feb 3, 2023
This book turned out to be a big disappointment. For one, I found too many errors. There are numerous misspellings and incorrect information. For instance, part of the book defines a JPEG as a "glossy compression format". If I hadn't read numerous other books about JPEG files, I might not have noticed this. The author should have defined a JPEG as a "lossy" format.. not "glossy". I can handle a few errors and misspellings. However, the biggest issue I have with this book is the "companion" website. As many readers of training or technical books know, companion websites are important when learning. This book requests that the reader download samples files from it's companion website. Unfortunately, the website is defunct. This is a fairly new book and should be more current than it is. This book had potential, but just didn't meet my basic accuracy requirements. This book turned out to be more frustration than it's worth.

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