Book: Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual
Websites continue to evolve, growing in scope and complexity every year,
with new features popping up all the time to make the Web look and
work better. Even people building personal websites use various programming
languages and server technologies to dish up content.
Throughout its history, Dreamweaver has managed to keep pace with this changing
landscape, and Dreamweaver CS5.5 is no exception. It’s capable of doing more than
any previous version of the program. Whether you want to create database-enabled
PHP pages, use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for cutting-edge design effects, dip
for mobile devices, use content management systems like WordPress or Drupal, or
simply stick to straightforward HTML pages, Dreamweaver has just about all the
tools you need.
programs with a simple text editor. In fact, Dreamweaver CS5.5’s powerful
text editor lets you handcraft basic text files or complex database-driven pages. But
why go to all that trouble when you can use Dreamweaver’s visual approach to pagebuilding,
where you use friendly buttons, dialog boxes, and panels to create beautiful
and complex websites. That way, you can let Dreamweaver tackle the bothersome
chore of writing the underlying HTML code, making creating beautiful and complex
websites so much easier. Whether you’re new to building web pages or a hard-core,
hand-coding HTML jockey, Dreamweaver is a powerful tool that lets you build websites
quickly and efficiently, without compromising the quality of your code.