Dreamweaver is a huge selling product with over 3 million users worldwide, and the new version, Dreamweaver CS3, promises to be just as popular, with new features such as Ajax support. The book is written by best selling Dreamweaver author David Powers. He presents a strictly practical, real world series of tutorials to teach aspiring and existing Dreamweaver users how to do everything they could possibly want to do in terms of CSS, PHP (bar far the most popular server-side language Dreamweaver supports, and the only one that is really used a great deal,) and Ajax web sites, from beginner to advanced topics. The Macromedia community was unique. There was a synergy among developers, designers, marketers, and the Macromedia product teams that kept the product line alive and growing year after year. I say "was," because Macromedia is now part of Adobe. Since Adobe acquired Macromedia, the community has gotten larger. Adobe did not previously have a reputation for fostering a community spirit, however, even though the Adobe umbrella is now over the entire former-Macromedia product line, the community has flourished and become even more pervasive. Adobe now feels more like Macromedia than even Macromedia did, because Adobe has somehow taken the best of Macromedia and made it even better. With that acquisition, we have one of the largest software rollouts ever-the CS3 release, which combined all of Macromedia's biggest product lines with Adobe's biggest product lines into one massive release. If it were a normal product release cycle, that would be big news by itself, but with all the major enhancements in most of the products in the line, it's even bigger. Dreamweaver CS3 contains some great new features, most of which are covered extensively in this book, including the Spry tools, page layouts, and CSS tools. Dreamweaver CS3 (or Dreamweaver 9, if you're counting) is the first Adobe version of Dreamweaver, but aside from the Adobe name and the Photoshop integration, it is instantly recognizable as the same great program.
Excellent pages, a little edge and cover wear.