New to DW - advice appreciated.

New to DW - advice appreciated.

Post by larry-new_ » Wed, 28 May 2008 06:27:39

I am new to using Dreamweaver web design software . I have developed web sites
using FP2003 and coding in HTML/CSS. I have Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (2002)
and it's time to start using the software. Should I start with all the
documentation pdf's for the initial learning process? Any recommendations for
entry-level books are appreciated. I have searched the internet and found
several books for the MX version (2002) for DW, Flash, etc...

What I would like to accomplish is to create web pages that function similar
to the samples at this web link
( # ).

Select ?View a Quick Sample? OR one of the EXPLORE options to select a sample
template to view the process.....
I would appreciate any insight as to how these types of pages are created with
the images and text that slide into the page. Appreciate all replies and

New to DW - advice appreciated.

Post by Murray *AC » Wed, 28 May 2008 06:35:58

Start with a detailed review of HTML and CSS - DW will expect this from you.

I don't see any sliding images on your link, but I'm guessing it's Flash.
If I were you, I'd avoid Flash for website work - it's value is cosmetic

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New to DW - advice appreciated.

Post by TC211 » Wed, 28 May 2008 06:53:00

The examples are made with flash.
I had to turn it on in FF to see it :-)

Take care,

New to DW - advice appreciated.

Post by Nancy » Wed, 28 May 2008 07:44:06

The html side of the site is built with Front Page 5.0.
The View Quick Sample link takes you to a Flash Driven site.
As Murray said, Flash is mostly cosmetic. It doesn't provide much meat for
search engines to grab onto so Flash-only sites tend to get poor rankings on
search results pages. And many people - especially those who have Flash
disabled or use web assistive technologies - won't be able to use it. To
overcome this obstacle, some Flash site developers build two versions of
their site (Flash and Html).

If you enjoy working with Action Scripts (the language of Flash) , you will probably need a
Flash authoring program such as Adobe Flash or Swishmax2.
You'll find many Flash driven site templates at

--Nancy O.
Alt-Web Design & Publishing


New to DW - advice appreciated.

Post by larry-new_ » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 05:29:18

Thank You for the replies. The info has helped greatly. Nancy O, great web site. Thanks.

Thank you, larry