Creating Data-driven pages in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

Written by Kay Zetkin

Withrepparttar Macromedia’s release ofrepparttar 135657 new version of Dreamweaver,repparttar 135658 Dreamweaver MX 2004, creating data – driven pages have several requirements before you can begin making them. Unlike Dreamweaver 4, a previous version of Dreamweaver, wherein you can just dive in and everything you need are there inrepparttar 135659 application already, Dreamweaver MX requires some bits and bobs that should be in order and set up your environment.

There are three things you need. Here are they:

1. A Web Server – now, don’t panic with this! You can run some free web server software in your computer, for development purposes. Yes, when we say it’s free, you won’t have to spend a dime on any more equipment and you won’t even have to learn much about it.

You needrepparttar 135660 a web server because Dreamweaver MX creates sites using five main technologies – these arerepparttar 135661 ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, PHP and ColdFusion. All these systems require processing ofrepparttar 135662 pages which have to be done using a server. This isrepparttar 135663 main feature that makes Dreamweaver MX different from previous versions. For you to see your pages working, a server is needed to dorepparttar 135664 processing for you.

If you are a beginner, you might find it best to start working with ASP, since it'srepparttar 135665 most common choice. There are also lots of people around who'll know how to help you out once you get stuck. For ASP,repparttar 135666 web server you need comes free with Windows but it's not installed by default. If you have NT (with latest Service Packs), Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro, then you'll have IIS (Internet Information Server) on your Windows CD. To add it, go to Add and Remove Programs.

Apache web server is on your machine if you’re running OS X. And if you’re on Mac, things can be more complicated but reachable still. You can use PHP as an advisable option in order to keep your costs low. But if you have plenty of budget to spare then, ColdFusion is best. Chili!Soft makes ASP servers for many different platforms, including Linux, in addition torepparttar 135667 Microsoft servers. Its good news if you already have a web server on your network. Still, if you want to run using JSP or ColdFusion, then you’ll need to set uprepparttar 135668 appropriate servers for those. Once you have a web server running, we have a method of viewing dynamic pages. Now we need to pay attention torepparttar 135669 source of our data.

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Snippet: Create It and Use It!

Written by kay

By Kay Zetkin

The Macromedia Dreamweaver MX have these powerful new addition to its toolset – introducing, Snippets! Do you often use blocks of code? Well, snippets make it easy to save it or put it overrepparttar same conversion on a block already written on your page. It also allows you to save and reuse chunks of code over and over. Snippets save you time and effort in maintaining a large Web site. You can use snippets to store things like: * Headers and footers * Logos * Scripts * ...

In this tutorial, you will get to know how to create snippets and use them to your heart’s content! Creating snippets are not that difficult and would take only at least 5 minutes of your time to do…

Of course, you need to haverepparttar 135656 Macromedia Dreamweaver MX downloaded and ready on your PC and then, let’s start creating snippets! Here’s how…

Upon opening Dreamweaver MX, click “Snippets” inrepparttar 135657 Window menu. You can also access it by holding downrepparttar 135658 shift key and press F9 (Shift-F9). A number of useful snippets are already pre-installed in Dreamweaver. Then, highlightrepparttar 135659 text or code you wish to turn into a snippet and click onrepparttar 135660 New Snippet icon belowrepparttar 135661 snippets window. This icon looks like a file with a plus sign. Assign a title to your chosen snippet, plus, provide it with a concise description.

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