I have just got myself a copy of dreamweaver4, fireworks and flash 5 also dreamweaver ultradev4?, i really want to use these to create my web site, as at the moment i only use frontpage but i think dreamweaver would be much better, the only problem is i have no idea on how to use it. i have made my home page with one frame on the left of the page, in this frame i want to put all my links but i want to make them interactive so basically when you hover over them with your mouse something will happen to the button can i do this in dreamweaver or do i need to use one of the other macromedia software, as you can see i am a real beginner with dreamweaver and i have no idea about Html either.
Can you guy help in anyway?
yout probably gonna see alot more of me
It might be worth getting a book about DreamWeaver 4, or HTML if you want to learn it!
But DW isn't too hard to learn really. You can get backgrounds by going to MODIFY>PAGE PROPETIES and sorting most things from there. IMAGES, INSERT>IMAGES, and use a table layout to make space for menus text etc.!
HTML CODE, HTML/WYSIWYG, or WYSIWYG??
Secondly, you need an FTP program. Either use DW's built in or go to download.com and pick up a free one. That's it!
> yeah but then your using two files (twice the space)
> Fireworks is great for everything image wise,
> although it takes a while to get used to, great things have been made on this,
> but considering it costs over $300 it should do.
Great things have been produced on Photoshop and Quark, both almost twice the price of Fireworks!! It's not the tools that produce the results but the user!!
> yeah but then your using two files (twice the space) if you make one file that
> does all the work, it saves space making the overall page smaller. You can just
> use normal links with rollovers but I don't know how, maybe someone will be kind
> enough to enlighten us.
I assume you mean creating an effect which changes the state of the text giving the impression of a rollover? If so, this is simple CSS.
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
You can change any of the variables to create a roll over effect ie:
This will make the text switch to Bold underlined when the mouse goes over it.
Much quicker that producing text bases image rollovers.