The future looks bright for Web developers! With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, you now have fantastic tools that enable you to create a wide array of content and graphics to deploy on a Web site that is dynamic and easy to maintain.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a hands-on, easy-to-understand guide to the main features in all the CS3 Web development products. The no-nonsense approach is designed to help you build Web sites by covering the basics of each program - Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Flash, Contribute, and Acrobat - as well as the new features in a clear and concise minibook. You get all the expert guidance you need to:
• Choose the right tools for the job
• Create basic HTML Web pages
• Punch up your pages with forms and frames in Dreamweaver
• Save Photoshop images for print and the Web
• Work with text, shapes, and images in Fireworks
• Understand page layout
• Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
• Work with animation, sound, and video in Flash
• Add interactivity to PDF files in Acrobat
• Integrate Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Contribute with other Adobe products
• Tackle advanced concepts
• And much, much more!
This friendly guide doesn't just cover all the new tools in the Suite; it also offers you a primer on Web design as well as insight into how the Suite influences design. Complete with helpful hints on securing your work, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to making the most of the Suite and developing for the Web quickly and easily!
Table of Contents:
• Book I: Dreamweaver CS3.
• Book II: Photoshop CS3.
• Book III: Fireworks CS3.
• Book IV: Illustrator CS3.
• Book V: Flash CS3.
• Book VI: Contribute CS3.
• Book VII: Acrobat 8.
I could rave on and on about this book, and how it saved me so much time and hassle, not to mention hair... but in the end it would devolve to waffling on about it's sheer brilliance and ease of use.
The easiest way to tell you about how much of an asset this book is, is to simply say "You should have it, if you use this software suite. because if you don't buy the book, you'll have a lot of sleepless nights staring at the screen swearing like a sailor with a stubbed toe."
The tips and tricks, the shortcuts, and the oh-so-obvious-in-hindsight bits are worth twice the RRP of the book, and the bonus bits, warnings and cautions just add value icing to a solid common-sense cake. Covering all of the applications in enough detail to give you a good grounding, but not so much as to make the book into a small windowless building, you have all the basic tools to get yourself comfortable with the suite and how it works as a set of stand-alone applications as well as a coherant interactive development platform.
Overall, from whipping up a basic webpage based on a CSS stylesheet, right through to a fully interactive Web 2.0 webapp, you'll find the grounding you need between the covers of this excellent reference book. For anyone who isn't a veteran user of Adobe/Macromedia applications, but who wants to get into the swing of things, this book is simply a 'Must Have' on the shelf. You could spend months trawling the 'net for the stuff you can find in here, at your nearest quality book retailer.
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