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Dreamweaver CS4 Dynamic Development

with David Gassner

Video: Welcome

Demonstrates the installation of Apache, MySQL, and PHP for Mac OS X and Windows.
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  1. 7m 39s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Series overview
      3m 7s
    3. Using ASP and ASP.NET with Dreamweaver
      1m 38s
    4. Installing the exercise files
      1m 34s
  2. 17m 37s
    1. Static vs. dynamic web pages
      5m 58s
    2. Selecting an application server
      4m 51s
    3. Selecting a database
      6m 48s
  3. 12m 54s
    1. Introducing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      2m 51s
    2. Installing WAMP on Windows
      4m 34s
    3. Installing MAMP on Mac OS X
      3m 4s
    4. Installing the exercises database
      2m 25s
  4. 25m 55s
    1. Setting up the PHP exercise files
      1m 55s
    2. Defining a Dreamweaver site
      3m 50s
    3. Understanding basic PHP code
      2m 24s
    4. Inserting simple PHP commands
      2m 40s
    5. Using Live View and Live Code with PHP
      2m 49s
    6. Using server-side includes
      6m 46s
    7. Defining a database connection
      5m 31s
  5. 44m 19s
    1. Installing ColdFusion on Windows
      4m 39s
    2. Installing ColdFusion on Mac
      5m 35s
    3. Completing the ColdFusion installation
      1m 22s
    4. Using the ColdFusion Administrator
      4m 44s
    5. Setting up the ColdFusion exercise files
      1m 44s
    6. Defining a Dreamweaver site
      3m 22s
    7. Understanding basic ColdFusion code
      3m 30s
    8. Using Live View and Live Code with ColdFusion
      2m 1s
    9. Inserting simple ColdFusion commands
      3m 25s
    10. Using server-side includes
      7m 10s
    11. Defining a ColdFusion data source
      6m 47s
  6. 46m 37s
    1. Working with data in PHP and ColdFusion
      1m 36s
    2. Using the Bindings and Server Behaviors panels
      2m 54s
    3. Building a simple recordset
      5m 30s
    4. Building an advanced recordset
      5m 8s
    5. Using repeating regions
      3m 32s
    6. Generating a dynamic table
      4m 23s
    7. Applying string formats
      4m 32s
    8. Displaying the total number of records
      1m 52s
    9. Limiting the number of records with paging controls
      5m 58s
    10. Creating conditional regions
      3m 39s
    11. Creating a Master Detail page set
      7m 33s
  7. 53m 10s
    1. Understanding data entry systems
      3m 47s
    2. Preparing a record insert form with recordsets
      3m 38s
    3. Using the Record Insertion Form wizard
      7m 17s
    4. Creating a custom data entry form
      7m 44s
    5. Using the Insert Record server behavior
      4m 26s
    6. Using the Record Update Form wizard
      7m 15s
    7. Displaying existing data in form controls
      6m 23s
    8. Using the Update Form behavior
      3m 14s
    9. Creating list page links to edit and delete data
      3m 28s
    10. Using the Delete Record server behavior
      5m 58s
  8. 24m 28s
    1. Enabling J2EE sessions in ColdFusion
      3m 24s
    2. Creating an Application.cfc file
      4m 58s
    3. Creating a login form page for ColdFusion
      4m 26s
    4. Logging in with a ColdFusion server behavior
      5m 2s
    5. Protecting page access with ColdFusion server behaviors
      3m 30s
    6. Logging out with a ColdFusion server behavior
      3m 8s
  9. 16m 18s
    1. Creating a login form page for PHP
      5m 17s
    2. Logging in with a PHP server behavior
      2m 56s
    3. Protecting page access with PHP server behaviors
      4m 18s
    4. Logging out with a PHP server behavior
      3m 47s
  10. 15m 48s
    1. Understanding client-side form validation
      3m 48s
    2. Validating form controls
      6m 18s
    3. Laying out the validation user interface
      2m 55s
    4. Modifying validation display with CSS
      2m 47s
  11. 37m 1s
    1. Creating a Spry XML data set
      5m 58s
    2. Generating XML output with ColdFusion
      4m 19s
    3. Generating XML output with PHP
      4m 22s
    4. Generating HTML output
      5m 23s
    5. Creating a Spry table
      4m 13s
    6. Formatting Spry tables
      4m 59s
    7. Generating a repeating list
      3m 23s
    8. Creating a Spry repeating region
      4m 24s
  12. 23m 2s
    1. Using multiple record sets and displaying multiple dynamic tables
      3m 49s
    2. Using a Spry accordion
      4m 24s
    3. Using Spry tabbed panels
      4m 21s
    4. Using Spry collapsible panels
      4m 23s
    5. Using a Spry menu bar
      6m 5s
  13. 54s
    1. Goodbye

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Dreamweaver CS4 Dynamic Development
Video duration: 0s 5h 25m Intermediate


Dreamweaver CS4 Dynamic Development takes users to the next level in their understanding of the application. David Gassner demonstrates the installation of Apache, MySQL, and PHP for Mac OS X and Windows. He also shows how to define sites, integrate ColdFusion and PHP, implement AJAX-style pages with the Spry framework, add visual effects, and present XML-formatted data. David explores Dreamweaver's new features, Live View and Live Code, showing how they can be used to build and test web pages before they go live. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing software Authenticating users Integrating websites with ColdFusion and PHP Layering web pages with the Spry framework Adding visual effects to a web page Building data-entry systems Testing web pages with Live View and Live Code
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(Music playing.) Welcome to Dreamweaver CS4 Dynamic Development. Hi! I'm David Gassner. I've used my background as an Adobe certified developer of ColdFusion and Dreamweaver to put together a course that shows you how to use the latest development functions of Dreamweaver CS4 to improve your website without having to do the heavy lifting of a programmer. That's right. It can be easier now to make your site look more professional. In the course, I describe the process of using Dreamweaver CS4 to integrate websites with two major application servers, ColdFusion and PHP, so you have the tools to access and present dynamic data on your web pages.

I also described how to use the Spry framework, a set of Ajax based tools to present XML based data and to add cool visual effects to a web page. You will also see how you can build and test your dynamic web pages with more speed and ease. These are all functions that you can do using the code that's in Dreamweaver. So you don't need to know JavaScript or cascading style sheets to get the results you want for your website. However, to get the most out of this course I'd suggest a basic understanding of Dreamweaver CS4. You will find a course for that here on

Now, let's get started with Dreamweaver CS4 Dynamic Development.

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Q: I set up the Apache server in MAMP I am not able to get green lights on the Apache server with the default port. If I use 8888 for Apache port and 8889 for MySQL port, the green lights for server connection appear. Why don't I get server connection with default settings of Apache Port 80 and MYSQL 3306?
A: You might have another copy of the Apache web server running on your system that conflicts with the version included in MAMP. Go to your Mac's System Preferences and click Sharing. Then make sure that Web Sharing is disabled - this preference on Mac OS X controls whether the included Apache server is running.
After disabling Web Sharing, go back to MAMP and try to change the ports to the standard ports, 80 (Apache) and 3306 (MySQL).





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