December 27, 2004

Review - Macromedia Dreamweaver for Windows & Macintosh

Review - Macromedia Dreamweaver MX for Windows & Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide

by J. Tarin Towers

Well here it is, a few days to 2005, and I finally finished this book long after I had installed Macromedia Studio MX 2004, a newer version of the software. Unfortunately I've never gotten around to learning Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash, maintaining my mediocre sites with HomeSite and an ancient version of FrontPage that produces really ugly code.

I vow to transfer all of the sites that I maintain to Dreamweaver in the coming year, and take advantage of its clean code and powerful capabilities. I also want to redesign all of my sites with XHTML and CSS stylesheets.

I started this book early in 2004, and found it buried in a corner of my desk a week ago and decided to finish it. It's a clear, well-illustrated guide to the intricacies of Dreamweaver. It's a fairly exhaustive treatment that remains readable and accessible.

Manuals included with software are getting thinner and thinner, and one has to rely on books like this one to learn new programs.

Posted by Paul at December 27, 2004 04:36 PM