Adobe Cs3 Web Workflows: Building Websites with Adobe Creative Suite 3
Joseph W. Lowery is a professional Web developer who has been writing about computers and technology since 1981. He is the author of numerous editions of the Dreamweaver Bible and Fireworks Bible as well as CSS Hacks and Filters, all published by Wiley. He is well-known for his presentations at Web conferences, including Adobe MAX, in the U.S. and Europe, and is currently Vice President of Marketing for WebAssist, the leading provider of Adobe extensions.
Table of Contents
1. Creating the Comp.
Initializing the Comp.
Working with Layers.
2. Completing the Comp.
Aligning Graphic Elements.
Positioning with the Layers Palette.
Working with Text.
Applying Simple Text Labels.
Adding Headings and Blocks of Text.
Inserting Decorative Text.
3. From Comp to Layout.
Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site.
Establishing Basic Preferences.
Creating CSS Layout Styles.
Inserting div Tags.
Incorporating Background Images.
Adding a Background Image to the body.
Layering Background Images.
Bringing in Foreground Images.
Inserting and Styling Text.
Part II. Fireworks to Dreamweaver.
4. Composing with Vectors.
Getting Started in Fireworks.
Working with Vector-Based Graphics.
Adding Rounded Rectangles.
Inserting Navigation Tabs.
Drawing with the Pen Tool.
Integrating Bitmapped Images.
5. Comping Multipage Sites.
Working with Text.
Creating Logos and Display Text.
Adding Navigation Labels.
Including Sidebar Placeholder Content.
Comping Main Content Text.
Applying Live Filters.
Creating a Master Page
Building New Pages.
Exporting Comp Pages.
6. Combining Navigation and Layouts.
Incorporating Background Images
Creating Background Slices.
Crafting CSS Backgrounds.
Integrating Foreground Images
Slicing Foreground Graphics.
Placing Fireworks Images in Dreamweaver.
Implementing CSS Navigation.
Exporting the Navigation States.
Creating Web Standard CSS Navigation.
Part III. Flash to Dreamweaver.
7. Building Flash Intros.
Setting the Stage.
Working with the Timeline.
Creating Navigation Buttons.
Making the Button Symbol.
Adding ActionScript Code.
Displaying in Dreamweaver.
8. Setting up Flash video.
Integrating video in Flash animations.
Working with Playback components.
Adding Captions to Flash video.
Inserting video into Dreamweaver.
Editing Flash from Dreamweaver.
Part IV. Photoshop to Fireworks to Bridge to Dreamweaver.
9. Asset Creation and Comping.
Aligning Crooked Shots.
Automatic spot healing.
Targeted sampling for healing.
Moving assets into Fireworks via Bridge.
Increasing productivity with commands.
Comping forms with rich symbols.
10. Adding Interactive Forms in Dreamweaver.
A. Additional Workflows.
Illustrator – Photoshop – Flash – Dreamweaver.
The Flow: Illustrator to Flash and Photoshop and Flash to Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver – Contribute.
The Flow: Dreamweaver to Contribute.
Fireworks – Flash – Dreamweaver.
The Flow: Fireworks to Flash to Dreamweaver.
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