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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics

with James Williamson

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If you have been using Dreamweaver for a while, chances are you have been publishing your files already; you have been uploading them and downloading them. There may be a couple of features that you are not aware of though when you are publishing. So we are going to examine Dreamweaver's publishing tools most notably the Synchronization and the Cloaking. I am going to move over to my Files panel, and whether you are on the Mac or the PC it doesn't really matter, there is a little icon that says Expand to show local and remote sites, and it's on the far right hand side and towards the top of the Files panel, I am going to click on that. Now on the Mac this will sort of launch the File panel in its own window, on the PC, it's going to sort of expand and fill up the entire screen. So on the Mac I am just going to make it a little larger, so I am going to move it over, and just make it a little larger. And you might be wondering when the first time this happens to you on Mac is hey, how do I get the thing back into its location.
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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
    2. Using the exercise files
      46s
  2. 1h 23m
    1. Reviewing the Coding toolbar
      8m 42s
    2. Customizing the Coding toolbar
      9m 52s
    3. Taking advantage of Code Hinting
      7m 20s
    4. Using snippets and shortcuts
      11m 10s
    5. Using the Quick Tag Editor
      5m 18s
    6. Using Find and Replace
      9m 50s
    7. Regular expressions
      5m 39s
    8. Using Bridge with Dreamweaver CS3
      8m 28s
    9. Round-trip editing with Photoshop CS3
      3m 40s
    10. Leveraging image variables in Photoshop CS3
      7m 32s
    11. Integrating external variables into your workflow
      6m 16s
  3. 37m 26s
    1. Understanding the CSS Styles panel
      7m 59s
    2. Understanding the Cascade
      5m 50s
    3. Understanding Inheritance
      5m 8s
    4. Understanding Specificity
      7m 5s
    5. Managing CSS styles
      5m 4s
    6. Using Design-Time style sheets
      6m 20s
  4. 2h 19m
    1. Using the new CSS template pages
      5m 59s
    2. Understanding DIV tag structure and layout
      12m 0s
    3. Understanding the CSS box model
      10m 0s
    4. Using absolute and relative positioning
      8m 35s
    5. Understanding floating elements
      7m 9s
    6. Clearing floats
      7m 19s
    7. Using floats to control page layout
      3m 45s
    8. Building structure and assigning IDs
      10m 19s
    9. Applying basic styling to structured content
      11m 14s
    10. Positioning container elements
      11m 4s
    11. Enhancing layouts with background graphics
      11m 48s
    12. Creating faux columns with background graphics
      8m 55s
    13. Creating rounded corners with background graphics
      9m 17s
    14. Building navigation with CSS
      16m 57s
    15. Using Dreamweaver's Browser Check feature
      5m 31s
  5. 53m 22s
    1. Creating properly structured forms
      6m 30s
    2. Creating accessible forms
      6m 41s
    3. Using CSS to lay out form structure
      7m 40s
    4. Creating vertical columns for form elements
      7m 48s
    5. Adding user feedback
      5m 52s
    6. Applying advanced styling to forms
      8m 11s
    7. Client-side form validation
      4m 17s
    8. Validating forms with the Spry Validation tools
      6m 23s
  6. 1h 20m
    1. Understanding the Spry framework
      3m 43s
    2. Defining a data source for use in Spry
      3m 56s
    3. Creating a Spry table
      8m 8s
    4. Using the Spry widgets
      8m 11s
    5. Connecting various data sets
      4m 50s
    6. Understanding Spry widget structures
      7m 1s
    7. Applying custom styles to Spry widgets
      6m 24s
    8. Applying additional custom styles to Spry widgets
      8m 46s
    9. Controlling Spry widget behaviors with JavaScript
      6m 0s
    10. Controlling Spry widget animations with JavaScript
      9m 31s
    11. Creating effects with Spry behaviors
      4m 42s
    12. Hand-coding Spry
      9m 11s
  7. 1h 11m
    1. Creating a base template
      8m 6s
    2. Creating editable attributes
      6m 26s
    3. Creating a new page from a template
      7m 42s
    4. Applying a template to an existing page
      4m 36s
    5. Creating nested templates
      5m 24s
    6. Using repeating regions
      6m 34s
    7. Creating editable and non-editable optional regions
      6m 0s
    8. Using template parameters
      7m 26s
    9. Using template expressions
      9m 59s
    10. Using conditional template expressions
      8m 54s
  8. 54m 40s
    1. Examining XML structure
      2m 44s
    2. Creating an XML document
      9m 9s
    3. Using the CDATA structure
      5m 7s
    4. Creating an XSLT file
      4m 33s
    5. Binding data from an XML to an XSLT document
      5m 6s
    6. Inserting repeating regions into an XSL document
      5m 16s
    7. Creating a client-side XSL transformation
      2m 52s
    8. Styling a remote RSS feed
      7m 29s
    9. Creating a server-side XSL transformation
      5m 31s
    10. Writing XSL expressions
      6m 53s
  9. 1h 2m
    1. Overview of building dynamic websites
      1m 35s
    2. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Mac
      3m 22s
    3. Installing PHP, MySQL, and Apache on Windows
      3m 54s
    4. Creating a MySQL database
      3m 16s
    5. Defining a testing server and database bindings
      6m 14s
    6. Creating a database recordset
      4m 35s
    7. Adding dynamic content to the page
      5m 14s
    8. Creating repeating regions of dynamic content
      7m 6s
    9. Filtering database records
      7m 39s
    10. Using the Live Preview
      10m 22s
    11. Passing URL parameters
      4m 23s
    12. Dynamically generating links
      5m 18s
  10. 57m 9s
    1. Understanding behaviors
      5m 16s
    2. Installing additional behaviors
      3m 39s
    3. Planning to create a custom behavior
      3m 42s
    4. Examining existing behaviors
      5m 32s
    5. Building a behavior function
      7m 23s
    6. Creating an Action file
      6m 48s
    7. Enabling behavior functions
      9m 1s
    8. Initializing the user interface for a behavior
      3m 9s
    9. Loading behaviors in Dreamweaver
      6m 47s
    10. Testing and debugging behaviors
      5m 52s
  11. 27m 12s
    1. Running reports
      7m 41s
    2. Checking and validating links
      3m 40s
    3. Using cloaking
      5m 42s
    4. Using Check In/Check Out
      4m 3s
    5. Using Design Notes
      6m 6s
  12. 20s
    1. Goodbye
      20s

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Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics
11h 10m Intermediate Sep 21, 2007

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Covering diverse topics such as improving workflow and managing CSS styles, Dreamweaver CS3 Beyond the Basics is a hands-on course that teaches users how to move beyond standard, static websites. Instructor James Williamson explores how to increase productivity, interactivity, and accessibility with Dreamweaver. He also discusses how to extend the application's capabilities with XML and XSL. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Reviewing and customizing the coding toolbar
  • Understanding the CSS Styles panel
  • Using absolute and relative positioning
  • Creating accessible forms
  • Building AJAX pages with the Spry framework
  • Extending templates
  • Working with XML and XSL
  • Building dynamic content
  • Creating custom behaviors in Dreamweaver
  • Running reports
Subject:
Web
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
James Williamson

Using cloaking

If you have been using Dreamweaver for a while, chances are you have been publishing your files already; you have been uploading them and downloading them. There may be a couple of features that you are not aware of though when you are publishing. So we are going to examine Dreamweaver's publishing tools most notably the Synchronization and the Cloaking. I am going to move over to my Files panel, and whether you are on the Mac or the PC it doesn't really matter, there is a little icon that says Expand to show local and remote sites, and it's on the far right hand side and towards the top of the Files panel, I am going to click on that. Now on the Mac this will sort of launch the File panel in its own window, on the PC, it's going to sort of expand and fill up the entire screen. So on the Mac I am just going to make it a little larger, so I am going to move it over, and just make it a little larger. And you might be wondering when the first time this happens to you on Mac is hey, how do I get the thing back into its location.

Well, if you click this again, it's a toggle. So on the Mac clicking that, once again it will toggle back and forth. And how do I find a remote folder for my site, and I have actually just defined this folder, add on the desktop. So feel free to do exactly that if you are following along with me in the example files, I am just going to turn it on, and there is my remote folder right there, okay. So let's take a look at the synchronization. Now there is a little bit of interface difference between what you are going to see on the Mac versus what you are going to see on the PC. Now in a PC, because it fills up the entire screen, your menu options at top are not quite as broad as mine. You are only going to see a few menu items up there, and one of those menu items is what we are both going to use, which is Site. So we go ahead choose and Site. And if you want rather pull down the menu and you want to choose Synchronize Sitewide, it might also just say Synchronize, but both of them are pretty much going to do the same thing.

Now synchronizing is a way of syncing up your remote files in your local files to make sure that you are always working with the most current version. So notice that the Synchronization says the Entire 'Chapter 10' Site, or Selected Remote Files Only. So you could set up whichever files you wanted to synchronize. We are going to do the Entire Site. We've got three options under the Direction, we can take our newer files and put them to remote, so if it notices anything that's newer on the remote, it wouldn't upload. I would say Get newer files from the remote. So it goes out to the remote site, it will look for any files newer than we have local, and then it would bring them back. Then we have this really neat little option here, Get and Put newer files. So let say you have left the office for about a month, and you come back, plug in your compute, you hook up to your sub server, and you have worked on some files while you were gone, but you haven't uploaded them. So now you could take Get and Put newer files. So any of your team members that have created newer files is going to sync up with your local site, and of your local files that are newer are going to sync up with the remote.

So I don't have anything in my remote site yet, so I am just going to say Put newer files to remote. Now there is a real dangerous option right here underneath that, and that option is going to change based on whether you are getting files from the local server or putting files from the remote server, and this is what the option says. If I am putting newer files to remote, it says do you want me to Delete remote files not on the local drive? Wow, that could be dangerous. Same thing for Get, it says okay, do you want me to Delete local files not on the remote server? So again, you really want to be careful about doing that, it will certainly keep everything organize, neat, tidy and clean, but they can also result and you are losing files that you don't want to lose. So instead of saying just okay, notice that because this is such a sensitive operation, Dreamweaver says preview. So I am going to click on Preview, and it's going to give me a report on exactly who is going where. So as I scroll through, notice that everybody says Put. Well, there maybe some files from time to time that I don't want to put, some I do, some I don't, and we'll see.

So if I selected a file, I could choose not to put that file. So I can go ahead and say Ignore selected files during the synchronization, and it would ignore them. I am just going go ahead and click OK, and it's going to go ahead and move everything over, and because we are moving the entire site over, this is going to take a moment, and if you have really, really large site, you would probably want to do this a directory at a time. If you have been using Dreamweaver for a while, you can just drag and drop files over, and you have got the upload and download errors there. So now we have our local files on the right hand side. our remote files on the left hand side. I am just going to click on the files panel to bring that back to the foreground. So that works fantastic, but what if you have got some files that you don't want to upload, and maybe you want to specify specific types of files that you don't want to upload? Well, for that you are going use the Cloaking feature.

So in order to turn Cloaking on, I am going to go and manage my sites, I am going to go Site > Manage Sites, and I am going to pick from all of my chapters here for any sites that you might have defined, so I am going to say Chapter 10, and I am going to Edit that. And when I edit that, there is whole list of categories over here on the left hand side, and I am going to click on Cloaking. The first thing that I want to do is Enable Cloaking, and if that check box is not on, I am going to check it. And then if I want to cloak some files that I don't see listed here as default files, I can turn the check box for Cloak files ending with on, and then I can actually add additional file format. So I might say .xsd for my XML Schemas, and as I can say .psd for my Photoshop files.

So if you have some source creation files that don't need to be uploaded to your Web server, or will be talking up too much space up there, you can just go ahead and Cloak them, and then anytime you do any type of synchronization, Dreamweaver will ignore those file types. So I am going to click OK, and it's going to recreate my cache for me, and I will click Done. So from now when I do a Synchronize. those files will not upload. or will not be affected by the synchronization process. So taking advantage of synchronization and cloaking can make our file uploading and downloading task a little bit more efficient for us. and take away some of the guess work. Now if you are working in a collaborative environment. the next exercise is going to focus on using Dreamweaver's check in and check out features.

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Q: In the Chapter 3 movie “Creating rounded corners with background graphics”, the instructor uses a .last class selector. What are the CSS properties of this selector?
A: The .last selector is as follows:
#current p.last{
background: url(../_images/current_btm_bg.gif) no-repeat bottom
left;
padding-bottom: 2em;
margin: 0;
}
The background is the bottom rounded corner graphic, the bottom padding keeps the type away from the bottom of the box and thus the rounded corners, and the margin ensures that the box elements fit seamlessly with each other.
 
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