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O'Reilly Releases "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction"

Design a web site that generates traffic (February 16, 2006)

O'Reilly Releases "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction"

O'Reilly Releases "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction"

Designing a successful web site takes planning, expert design elements, and the careful selection of features geared toward generating repeat visitors. Enter "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction" (Campbell, O'Reilly, US $39.99) --a straightforward and practical, hands-on guide focused on the best practices for designing, laying out, and constructing both interactive and static web sites. Clear and thorough, it emphasizes learning by doing, with short, task-oriented chapters that use screen shots, illustrations, and sample layouts to demonstrate theory through design solutions.

Sidebars in "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction" allow readers to decide how deeply they want to delve into the subject. "Best Bets" offer bottom-line recommendations for those who want to skip the general discussion, while "Behind the Scenes" sidebars provide more in-depth looks at particular topics for those who want more detail.

You'll learn proven procedures for quickly building Dreamweaver sites. This book will show you how to:

-Prepare and organize the content for your web site
-Quickly prototype your site interface, layout and navigation
-Define, set up, and build the structure of your site in record time
-Design with tables, layers, and templates for fast production
-Employ Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in your site
-Add text, images, and Flash content to your site
-Build great forms so users can interact, submit feedback, or send email
-Tune, test, and troubleshoot your pages before going live
-Take your web site online, and easily fix and update it


"Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction" was written by Marc Campbell, a Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer and beta tester, he has also taught web design to students at all levels and has written eight books on the subject. Said Campbell, "Whether you're a beginner who wants to design a state-of-the-art family web site or a new job forces you to learn Dreamweaver fast, this book will get you up to speed quickly and efficiently. With plenty of screen shots, illustrations, and sample layouts, 'Dreamweaver 8 [Design and Construction]' is actually fun to read."

From small sites to large, sound design and usability are inextricably linked. "Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction" aims to keep it that way.

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For more information about the book, including author bio, see:

Dreamweaver 8 Design and Construction
Marc Campbell
ISBN: 0-596-10163-5, 312 pages, $39.99 US, $55.99 CAN
1005 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

About O'Reilly
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