Dreamweaver CS5 When You Need It

Dreamweaver is probably the most popular and versatile website creation software package. If you are serious about the web development and are designing a fairly complex website, then Dreamweaver will be an essential tool that will save you many hours of work and post-creation maintenance. Dreamweaver CS5 is the most sophisticated version of Dreamweaver yet, and it adds several very useful features and enhancements to an already great development environment. If you want to make the most out of Dreamweaver, as well as if you want to simplify your workflow, then it would behoove you to invest a bit of your time to familiarize yourself with as many subtleties and features of Dreamweaver as you can. However, if you are too busy (and who isn’t these days), then you may not want to invest too much time in going through a long-winded book that takes you systematically through all of the aspects of Dreamweaver. If you just need to know very specific things that you need to know immediately, then “Dreamweaver CS5 on Demand” is an ideal book for you.

The book is essentially built out of many individual tasks, which are grouped in thematic units. These thematic units are essentially book chapters, although they are much more loosely organized. You don’t have to go through chapters, or event the book, sequentially – you can focus on all the tasks that interest you at the moment, and each task is completely self-contained.

There is no prior knowledge necessary for reading this book, and even if you are an absolute beginner you will not feel intimidated with its content. However, there are many tasks and chapters that deal with the latest Dreamweaver features, and even people who use Dreamweaver professionally in their daily work stand to benefit from learning more about these by reading

Each task is presented on two facing pages. This greatly improves readability and accessibility of the content, and makes it easier to work on those tasks while simultaneously reading the book.

Many tasks involve manipulating or modifying various files. All the files that are required for the completion of the given examples can be downloaded from the publisher’s website. This is a fairly straightforward procedure, and the files are relatively small and don’t take long to download.

A lot of the information that can be found in this book is available online on various helpful websites. However, in my experience it is always easier to just leaf through a book when you need to find out something “on demand”. This particular book is very useful in that regard, especially if you are new to Dreamweaver. If you’ve already had experience with previous versions of Dreamweaver you could still benefit from knowing what’s new in CS5, but getting this book might be overkill for you.

Overall this is a very well written and informative book. Highly recommend it.

**** Review copy provided by the publisher. ****


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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