File Size: 65860 KB
Print Length: 672 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; '001 edition (August 24, 2007)
Publication Date: August 24, 2007
Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Not Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled
Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
Best Sellers Rank: #3,699,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #87 in Books > Computers & Technology > Digital Audio, Video & Photography > Adobe > Adobe Fireworks #529 in Books > Computers & Technology > Digital Audio, Video & Photography > Adobe > Adobe Dreamweaver #717 in Books > Computers & Technology > Digital Audio, Video & Photography > Adobe > Adobe Flash
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.
The Web Collection Revealed Standard Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Flash CS3 & Fireworks CS3 The Web Collection Revealed Standard Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5 and Fireworks CS5 (Adobe Creative Suite) The Web Collection Revealed, Standard Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Flash CS6 and Fireworks CS6 (Adobe CS6) The Web Collection Revealed: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5, Fireworks CS5, Standard Edition The Web Collection, Revealed: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Flash 8, and Fireworks 8, Deluxe Education Edition (Revealed Series) The Web Collection Revealed, Premium Edition: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Flash CS6, and Photoshop CS6 (Adobe CS6) The Web Collection: Macromedia Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, and Fireworks MX Adobe CS6 Web Tools: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash Illustrated with Online Creative Cloud Updates (Adobe CS6 by Course Technology) After Effects for Flash / Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe After Effects CS4 and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud Revealed (Stay Current with Adobe Creative Cloud) The Design Collection Revealed: Adobe Indesign CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 Macromedia Studio MX 2004: Step-By-Step Projects for Flash MX 2004, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, and FreeHand MX Macromedia Studio MX: Step-by-Step Projects for Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, and FreeHand 10 how to create a web button using fireworks cs6 and then use it in Dreamweaver Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud Revealed Update The Video Collection Revealed: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and Encore CS6 (Adobe CS6) The Design Collection Revealed: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 (Adobe CS6) The Design Collection Revealed: Adobe InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6 & Illustrator CS6 (Adobe CS6) ActionScript 3.0 for Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Hands-On Training Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: Complete (Adobe CS5 — Shelly Cashman Series®)