Series: Studio Techniques
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (June 25, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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I am about 2/3 of the way through the book and overall it is very satisfying. There is also lots of good secondary info. I would have given it 5 stars, but it feels like there could have been better QC done.Several times it seemed I was not segued real well between topics. In the downloaded files, there were multiple cases when required files weren't carried forward or the example files weren't checked thoroughly. So, they don't run as expected or at all. To be fair, some of the latter could be because of changes in JQuery since publication.The above aside, it's a good book and worth the money spent.
Dreamweaver 5.5. 6 already has the tools at its deposal to make a decent phone application. Of course, the technology is based on Iquery and to some extent CSS. I would have to say this book is at the beginner and immediate level. There is quite a bit of coding needed here.When you on click-on new in Dreamweaver three choices of mobile phone design are given. These include I Query Mobile (CDN), I Query mobile (local) and JQUERY Mobile (Phone Gap). You basically follow the templates here and create a simple mobile phone interface.I have just reviewed the easiest part of the book. Creating a Native app with Phone Gap is far more intensive. On top of that you will need to install Android SDK, which can be confusing for a beginner.It seems Dreamweaver has finally woken up to the realization that much html and css are going to be finding their way onto mobile devices. To my knowledge Dreamweaver is the only web editor that has this capabilityHowever, I would have liked a CD-ROM to go along with the book. It would be nice to play around with the books samples and try to create your own mobile app. I find messing around with code can get the creative juices flowingThis is an excellent book since no other publications that covers both Dreamweaver and phone app design to my knowledge. Until another such book arrives this is the laymans standard for mobile web content.Andrew Kear
I bought DW thinking I would use it to redo my website. I ended up just coding it with an HTML editor. Having spent the money, I figured I would try and learn this program so when ahead and bought this book. I am still trying to find time to get to work on this.