Dreamweaver remains the most powerful and versatile web authoring tool on the market. The new Creative Suite 6 release offers even more functionality to create dynamic, state-of-the-art websites for more platforms. Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps caters for the growing number of people designing their own websites as well as for professionals who need to promptly master the key aspects of the new release. For all but the most experienced, it takes some time to become familiar with all of Dreamweaver’s features. Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps helps clarify this process and ensures you can get the most out of this industry standard program. All of the main functions of Dreamweaver CS6 are covered, so that you can get up to speed as quickly as possible and start designing and producing high quality websites, including: Multiscreen PreviewFluid Grid LayoutsEditing HTMLUsing CSSCreating and using hyperlinks Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps shows you how to work with the different workspace views so that you can work in either design or code view. The book also looks at how to optimize a website for mobile devices using Fluid Grid Layout and the new Multiscreen Preview. CSS is integral to modern websites and this is covered in detail: from the basics of CSS, to creating and applying styles so that you can produce standards-based websites that have a consistent look and feel across all pages. Also, the new CSS3 Transitions panel shows you how to create original and engaging animated features with CSS. Dreamweaver CS6 in easy steps simplifies each stage of website creation, from planning to loading and managing your site, helping you to unleash your creative potential effectively and is aimed at anyone who wants to produce high quality websites, across different platforms including for tablets and smart phones.
For those who want more than the standard pre-built PC. Pre-built systems are often a compromise between what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution is to build it yourself. Buying a copy of Building a PC in easy steps is the first step in the right direction to build a PC. Written in concise and easy-to-understand style, this book will take you by the hand and walk you through all the stages of building and setting up a computer: Buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default settings in the BIOS for optimum performance, installing and configuring device drivers. The troubleshooting chapter is invaluable in the event of problems. By the time you've finished, you will have a computer that's tailored to your exact requirements with no superfluous features or functions. This fourth edition covers Windows 8 and 8.1
PHP and MySQL in easy steps will teach the user to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. It has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to: anyone who wants to begin producing data-driven web pages.web developers wanting to add database interaction to their web sites.the programmer who quickly wants to add PHP and MySQL to their skills set.the hobbyist who wants to begin creating scripts for upload to their own ISP.the student, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of server-side programming with PHP and MySQL. PHP & MySQL in easy steps demonstrates by example how to produce data-driven web pages using the powerful PHP scripting language and the popular free MySQL database server. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to selectively insert and extract data from databases for presentation on your web browser. PHP & MySQL in easy steps begins by explaining how to install a free web server, the PHP interpreter, and MySQL database server, to create an environment in which you can produce your very own data-driven server-side web pages. You will learn how to write PHP server-side scripts and how to make MySQL database queries. Examples illustrate how to store and retrieve Session Data, how to provide a Message Board, and how to create an E-Commerce Shopping Cart. This book assumes you have no previous experience of any programming or scripting language so is ideal for the newcomer to PHP and MySQL technologies.
Start creating websites that wow with Dreamweaver CS6! Powerful yet easy to master, Dreamweaver is the dominant professional web development tool. Web design expert Janine Warner has updated her bestselling Dreamweaver For Dummies guide for Dreamweaver CS6 and walks you through the essential steps to building the website you’ve always wanted. Both beginning and intermediate web developers will get the information they need from this easy-to-follow reference to Dreamweaver CS6. Dreamweaver is the gold standard for website development software; this book covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to develop sites for online commerce, education, customer service, and other uses Covers the basics, including customizing your workspace, setting up your site, creating pages, and publishing your site to the web Explains how to work with text, graphics, and links; manage and test your site; add audio, video, and Flash files; build dynamic sites; connect to a database; and more This new edition introduces CSS3 and shows how to create and edit CSS styles, save time with Dreamweaver templates, create HTML tables, add interactivity with behaviors, and show off with multimedia Delves into making HTML forms, creating AJAX features with Spry, and managing websites with InContext and Business Catalyst Web developers will find just what they need to channel their creative energy into effective, eye-catching websites with Dreamweaver CS6 For Dummies.
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6: INTRODUCTORY, 1E follows the Shelly Cashman Series proven step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to teaching the Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 software. The pedagogy of this text has been enhanced to reflect the learning styles of today's students. Readers will easily follow along with the chapters in the text to gain valuable software skills to build their own exciting and dynamic Web sites and develop Internet applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Discover all that Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 has to offer! Whether you're looking for a thorough introduction to Dreamweaver or a reliable reference for your web design and development work, this proven resource is an ideal choice. ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6 REVEALED combines vibrant, full-color illustrations and clear, step-by-step tutorials to help you master the industry-standard web development software. In addition to detailed information on the current Dreamweaver interface, features, and functionality, the guide includes hands-on projects and real-world case studies to help you hone your skills and appreciate their professional relevance. The book highlights features new to CS6 and explores cutting-edge web standards and design trends, including CSS3 best practices, HTML5 layouts, multiscreen preview, and media queries for mobile devices. Additional online tools and content—including HTML5, Flash, and video files—enable you to apply what you learn by developing actual web content. The author, an experienced design professional and award-winning educator, also emphasizes fundamental web design principles, helping you develop knowledge and skills that go beyond a specific software package and can serve you well throughout your career. The Data Files used to complete the projects found in the book are now available online. For access information please refer to the directions available in the preface of the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Without doubt HTML5 is the future of the web and HTML5 in easy steps demonstrates all you can achieve NOW in the latest browsers - all described in easy to follow steps. HTML5 in easy steps instructs you how to employ the latest development for web page design with HyperText Markup Language (HTML5). Modern web browsers have united to support exciting new features of the HTML5 standard that allows easy creation of stunning web pages and engaging interactive applications. HTML5 in easy steps contains examples and screenshots that illustrate each feature of HTML5, describing how to incorporate meta information about a document within its 'head' section and how to add structured 'body' content. You'll learn how to create web pages to display text, images, lists, tables, hyperlinks, forms, audio, and video - and also how to write script instructions that draw and animate graphics on embedded 'canvas' areas. Each chapter builds your knowledge so by the end of the book you'll have gained a sound understanding of HTML5. HTML5 in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone looking to create compelling web pages for the latest browsers. Ideal for programmers who need to quickly learn the latest HTML5 techniques, students learning website design at school or college, those seeking a career in web development who need a thorough understanding of HTML5, and the enthusiast eager to build the latest HTML5 features into their websites.
ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6: COMPLETE, 1E follows the Shelly Cashman Series proven step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach to teaching the Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
We all communicate, every day, all of the time. So why can communications go so wrong in the workplace? Sometimes it is because the wrong methods are used at the wrong times, and sometimes it is because the communications process becomes too complicated and bogged down in corporate jargon. Effective Communications in easy steps offers clarity in the world of corporate communications. There is no blue-sky, synergy-based, customer-centric thinking here; just informed, clear, practical and common sense advice on how to use communications to actually get the right message across to the correct audience. Written by two communications experts, with over 25 years experience between them, the book will show you how to: Create a practical Communications Strategy that worksUnderstand how, and why, to evaluate your strategyBuild and maintain websites that keep deliveringUnravel the mysteries of social mediaExplode the myths about communications at workGet your message across using the right channel to engage your audience. Communications in the workplace should be a simple thing and, with Effective Communications in easy steps to guide you, it really can be.
Arduino in easy steps is for anyone wanting to get started with Arduino - the popular circuit board that allows users to build a variety of circuits. For artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino is the first widespread Open Source Hardware platform. It was launched in 2005 to simplify the process of electronic prototyping and it enables everyday people with little or no technical background to build interactive products. The Arduino ecosystem is a combination of three different elements: A small electronic board manufactured in Italy that makes it easy and affordable to learn to program a microcontroller, a type of tiny computer found inside millions of everyday objects.A free software application used to program the board.An online community, connecting thousands of people with others to contribute and ask for help with projects. Arduino in easy steps begins with an explanation of what Arduino is, why it came into being and what can be done with it. We see what is required both in terms of hardware and software, plus the writing of code that makes it actually work. The Arduino environment has to be installed and set up on the user’s computer and Arduino in easy steps provides full instructions for doing this with all the operating systems – Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The book explains what tools are required to build Arduino projects and also runs through certain techniques, such as soldering, that will be needed. Arduino in easy steps then provides a primer in basic electricity and electronics, which will help the reader to understand how electronic circuits work and how to build them. This is followed by another primer, this time on how to write the code that will enable users to program their projects, plus how to debug that code. To illustrate how to use Arduino, there is a chapter detailing a number of typical projects. For each of these projects, the required components, the schematic diagram, and the code are provided. The book also takes a look at how to extend the basic Arduino board with the use of shields. These enable the user to construct larger and more complex projects. Finally, Arduino in easy steps details where the reader can get further information and help on Arduino, advice on how and where to buy Arduino and other required electronic parts, and where to find ready-made code that can be freely downloaded. Table of Contents Chapter One – What is Arduino? Chapter Two – The Arduino Kitbag Chapter Three –Tools Chapter Four – Installing Arduino Chapter Five – Electricity Chapter Six – Circuits Chapter Seven – Sketches Chapter Eight – Programming Chapter Nine – Debugging Chapter Ten – Projects Chapter Eleven – Expanding with Shields Chapter Twelve – Resources