Even for the two million Dreamweaver users currently creating static Web sites, adding dynamic elements and database connectivity to their sites through Macromedia ColdFusion MX can seem daunting. ColdFusion MX Development with Dreamweaver MX: Visual QuickPro Guide, written by Macromedia's own certified instructors and developers, eases Web designers into becoming developers capable of creating complex Web applications. The book uses task-based chapters and plenty of screenshots to show designers how to use Dreamweaver's built-in wizards and behaviors before moving on to tackle more complex tasks such as creating and assigning variables and performing more advanced coding through the Code View. No other book on the market targets designers accustomed to graphical Web-development tools and shows them how to use Dreamweaver's code-generation tools to create dynamic ColdFusion Web applications. Easy-to-follow step-by-step tasks allow designers to get hands-on from the very first chapter, and in no time, they will be creating database-driven Web applications that can process forms, display data from databases, prompt for logins, send email, and more.
Sue Hove is Macromedia's Director of Instructor Readiness. At Macromedia, she supports and certifies the 800+ instructors worldwide. Neil Robertson Clark is part of Team Macromedia. He has been developing with ColdFusion since 1997 and is also a heavy-duty Macromedia beta tester of Dreamweaver, Fireworks, ColdFusion Server/Studio, and Sitespring.