Building Dynamic Websites with Macromedia Studio MX 2004 by Tom Green, Jordan L. Chilcott, Chris Flick

By Tom Green, Jordan L. Chilcott, Chris Flick

All of the functions in Macromedia's just-released Studio MX 2004 product suite-Dreamweaver MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, and FreeHand MX-is, in its personal correct, a powerhouse in a few point of net improvement. placed them jointly, and you will be conquering the realm along with your dynamic, data-driven websites! All you wish is that this consultant to tug all of it jointly. Written via a trio of internet specialists, this quantity makes use of the construction of a fictitious neighborhood middle to offer you a superior evaluate of the way you should use the built-in workflow of Macromedia's Studio MX product suite to create your personal marvelous websites. you are going to begin via studying concerning the rules that govern the construction of database-driven websites and the making plans that guarantees their profitable deployment. Then the thrill starts! the rest of the e-book exhibits you ways to take advantage of the instruments at your fingertips-along with give a contribution, Flash Remoting, and Flash Communications Server-to construct real-world purposes.

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They are an invaluable resource for code that is often reused. This includes ColdFusion MX code used to perform certain repetitive functions. Be aware, though, that Snippets created in Homesite and ColdFusion Studio are not compatible with Dreamweaver MX 2004. com/Snippets/. This site should be bookmarked because it contains almost 300 code Snippets in a variety of categories. Dreamweaver and ColdFusion Markup Language The concept of letting the software do the work also applies to the construction of dynamic sites using the team of Dreamweaver MX 2004 and ColdFusion MX.

When the database confirms his identity, he is then able to move to his personal page to check his account. When he enters his PIN, he clicks a submit button. When he wants to move elsewhere on the site, he is presented with an HTML solution. The bottom line here is, when planning the navigation through a dynamic site, never lose sight of the fact there is a living, breathing human being doing the clicking. If a navigation element is not available or appropriate, then don't put it on the page. If you give them a button, they will most likely press it.

The solution is ColdFusion MX. ColdFusion MX is middleware. By this, we mean it works in between the web server and the database to interpret requests for web pages and publishes the results. cfm extension are handed off to ColdFusion MX, which then reads the tags and functions in the file and outputs the results as HTML. This interpreted document is sent back to the web server and then to the browser where it appears on the user's screen. In the case of the left-handed widgets, ColdFusion MX pulls the information from the database and uses it to build a web page using the Dreamweaver template that was called by a user's browser.

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