Dreamweaver MX: Design and Technique (With CD-ROM)

Author: Ethan Watrall
List Price: $35.00
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ISBN: 0782141005
Publisher: Sybex (26 July, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 230,358
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5

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Rating: 5 out of 5
To think this books is just a list of staps is pure lunacy!
I initially purchased this book based on the fact that it covers both design issues and Dreamweaver MX techniques. Don't get me wrong, this is a tool book that focuses on Dreamweaver. However, it features far more design related info/discussion than almost any other tool book that I've run across. First off, the whole first chaper related to design issues (designing intuitive navigation, information design and architecture, the produciton process, etc.). On top of that, throughoutthe book you'll find "Design Reminders" that bring important design issues to light in the context of the Dreamweaver techniques discussions.

So, to say that ths book "is just baout the steps" (like one of the other reviews posted) is complete craziness.

The bottom line is that Dreamweaver MX: Design and Technique is a great book for those wanting to either get started with Dreamweaver MX or further their skills with the program.

Rating: 1 out of 5
A list of steps but no more
This book walks through the features of Dreamweaver MX and shows some impressive things that others have done with it.
I didn't see any discussion of design principles or techniques. In short, this was a complete waste. If you can't read on-line help, perhaps you will benefit. If you can and want to learn about website design using Dreamweaver, look elsewhere.

Rating: 1 out of 5
Extremely disappointed...
I must say, I bought this book on the strength of the glowing reviews everyone here has given this book and all I can say after 3 months with it, I'm giving up and buying something else. Yes, the book is clearly written, but if you are an absolute novice like me, the "WHY's" of what you are doing are missing. The book explains in detail this step and that step but WHY are you doing it? The author does not show the final outcome of your actions. Therefore, your exercises have no meaning. So many computer software books are written this way today by people who expect the reader to know something about what they are trying so desperately to learn in the first place. My advice to them: lighten up, come down to earth like the rest of us. If you have something to say, say it with purpose. Put yourself in the place of the people who are actually buying your books. Very disturbing. MUST TO AVOID IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER.

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