Macromedia Dreamweaver is a powerful WYSIWYG site building tool, one just as respected for what it does do as what it doesn’t.
What it does offer is an intuitive environment for building cross-platform sites. What it doesn’t do is alter existing HTML by inserting esoteric tags that add nothing but weight.
Dreamweaver is a favorite of multimedia designers, since it easily integrates with other Macromedia applications, like Flash and Shockwave.
It’s probably a less popular choice for small staffs or corporate sites, since it doesn’t come with a library of Web-ready graphics, like FrontPage and NetObjects does.
This tutorial will start off by guiding you through the first steps of building a site with Dreamweaver.
Next, we’ll look at more advanced elements, like adding media and remotely managing a site.
This tutorial focuses on Dreamweaver 3, so if you’re using an earlier version, you’ll find that some of the features discussed are not available.
Lesson 1: The Basics of Building a Site
Lesson 2: Working with Frames
Lesson 3: Adding “Behaviors”
Lesson 4: Inserting Media
Lesson 5: Managing Your Site
Lesson 5: Other Dreamweaver 3 Timesavers