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The Web Collection Revealed Standard Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3 & Fireworks CS3

This comprehensive introductory book provides step-by-step instruction and in-depth explanation on three of today's most widely used Web design and development programs: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Flash CS3, and Adobe Fireworks CS3. Readers gain practical experience with the software as they work through end-of-chapter learning projects and step-by-step tutorials. An integration chapter demonstrates how to move from one application to the other while creating a Dreamweaver Web site that incorporates both Flash and Fireworks files. Full-color illustrations and a user-friendly design combine to create a solid learning experience that reveals how to master the latest features of these popular applications.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

File Size: 65860 KB

Print Length: 672 pages

Publisher: Cengage Learning; '001 edition (August 24, 2007)

Publication Date: August 24, 2007

Language: English


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This is one of several tutorial packages I bought at the same time to help me learn the Adobe CS3 suite of web-related programs. I wanted to determine which was the best to start with, so I sampled a couple of chapters from each of about six titles before deciding this was the clearly best of the group to get me started. My main interest is in learning Flash, but I've got a use for almost everything in the CS3 suite. This book provided an unanticipated motivation to stop avoiding Dreamweaver and take a fresh look at Fireworks as well. (I no longer find FW redundant in a world dominated by PS and IL.) I can't say enough about how exquisite this book is, and the inclusion of camouflage nature scenes was a smart move. It is well organized, nicely paced and I haven't found any glitches yet, which is seldom the case with tutorial books. If you are just starting out with CS3, my advice, and I write educational books for a living, is to start with WC Revealed and then you'll have better info on how to decide what will be your next move. Everyone associated with this book can be proud of the results. Kudos, and thanks. I'd give it more stars if I could.

This is a step-by-step instruction guide for Dreamweaver. Although this may be satisfactory for more knowledgeable users of computer software, I spend hours during lessons attempting to decode the directions. It assumes the student knows the terms used for Dreamweaver's "workspaces". I regularly had to spend 20 or 40 minutes to understand the terminology within the directions. This could have been corrected by the author if they had graphically provided full sized images (visual as seen by the user who is looking at their computer screen)of the varied and changing "workspaces" to include the names (vocabulary) for each menu, toolbar, button, etc. for each screen; and the page number(s) where each of these is described within the text.I have taken college courses already and am knowledgeable in Flash and Photoshop. I reviewed these sections of the text too. If I did not already know what was ment in some parts of these lessons, I would have been very confused by them. Photoshop offers much more (even for a beginner) than what is shown in this text.

Purchased book as a companion to Intermediated Web Design class that I'm taking at a local junior college.I had already read Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed - first six chapters are the same, word for word. That makes me feel like I wasted my money.I had also already taken a semester of Flash CS3, using the "Hands on Training" book. That's much more in depth that one gets with this book so, again, I feel a bit like this class was a waste of time and money.That said, it's a great book for a beginner or a self taught html programmer to get up to speed pretty quickly with Adobe CS3. It's designed for the Web Standard Edition package of CS3 and one should feel pretty comfortable with that package after working one's way through this book.

Lots of good info, but layout is not very user friendly for a self-learner. This book is probably a fantastic resource if used in a classroom style setting, but I've found online tutorials and "The Missing Manual" series to be better for individual learning. I purchased this looking for something that would give me a good overall implementation of design from FW to DW, but this is set up to first show you step by step learning of the individual suites as opposed to an overall tutorial on webdesign using all three suites. Also - page layout w/ sidebars is not very intuitive. Again - lots of good information, but the delivery not too impressive. Use as a side reference, but find something else to use as a step by step guide / tutorial.

Basically this book is the first few chapters of other books. It'll get you started, but you'll end up needing more, so don't spend your money on this book in the first place. The full Dreamweaver Revealed book is good, the Flash book I don't like as much.

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