Any good Books?
Just wanted to ask if anyone can recommend any good books for Dreamweaver which covers everything? even it is a series of books which would be beneficial to my web development.
I am taking my time to learn the basics and try and cover most points in web design and dreamweaver. I know its going to be a long road to developing websites but I am willing to put in the effort to get where I want to be.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated
Many Thanks for your time
- I don't want to shatter your dreams of becoming web designer/developer but no one uses WYSIWYG editor to create professional pages 1st it's hugely inefficient, 2 its just wrong....
- Victorious is a bit aggressive, but also correct. Professionals don't let wannabe professionals use Dreamweaver, get yourself a proper editor :)
I have no book recommendations, sorry, it's not really how I learn. If you don't relish the thought of Googling everything yourself (which does work, btw) you could always consider one of the courses from SitePoint/Learnable.
- If you want the absolute basics, you could try one of those x for Dummies books but if you're more serious then try and look for a book about Dreamweaver by Addison-Wesley. They have published some of the better books about web design and other aspects of computer technology in the past few years.
- Hi John
I recommend The Missing Manual for learning Dreamweaver. I've got the one for CS4 which is brilliant, I'm sure the one for CS5 is just as good. I found it really well written, it pretty much covers all of Dreamweaver's functions and it touches on CSS/HTML too. The author has quite a humorous style which is refreshing. The Missing Manual series has books on CSS, HTML (and most other software and coding languages really), so you could always check those out too. That said, I do google a lot of problems/questions too.
I'm a designer, not a developer, but I'm very conscious of the fact that designers need a basic knowledge of web development these days, which is why I gave DW a go. It was the obvious option for me as it felt less daunting than just looking at a window of line after line of code – plus the fact that I could get it as part of CS. I code by hand in split view, as this means I'm learning the coding side of it rather than just using DW as a layout app.
Good luck with it 🙂
Sorry if I appeared aggressive I did not meant to. I guess everyone ventured through Dreamweaver (including me). The Coder view in dreamweaver is ok but there is a lot far more advanced editors.michelledancer, post: 16894 a écrit : Victorious is a bit aggressive, but also correct. Professionals don't let wannabe professionals use Dreamweaver, get yourself a proper editor :)
If someone really thinks to do web development really should wean themselves off Dreamweaver as soon as possible it is simply perceived as WYSIWYG and may give wrong impression when applying for jobs (especially in creative agencies) although a lot of people use it for reasons known only to themselves. I personally use Komodo which I found to be the best tool.
The Dreamweaver creates buggy, code heavy sites if not coded by hand which is simply unprofessional.
- But I guess there is a bit of a gap between being a web developer and web designer...
- I recommend the book dreamweaver MX 2004: Visual QuickStart Guide By: J. Tarin Towers :happy
- try to write your own code. editors are not for serious design stuff. there are a lot of good books. go with the publishers. Google them
I think you could check out the Dreamweaver CS5 - The Missing Manual or yes could just google for tutorials, there are loads available.
- Why are you looking a book? why don't you try online so many site are available who learning Dreamweaver and videos are also helpful for you...
- Why don't you learned online lots of options are available to learn dream weaver...