Monday, May 28, 2007

Developing Extensions for Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Powerful development and design tools require thorough and authoritative technical advice and documentation. When it comes to Macromedia Dreamweaver, no one is more authoritative than Macromedia's own development and writing teams. Now their official documentation is available to you in printed book form. As you work, keep this guide by your side for ready access to valuable information on using Dreamweaver. We've designed it so that it's easy to annotate as you progress.
This book describes how to customize the Dreamweaver user interface to suit your working style, and to build Dreamweaver extensions to add functionality. It explains how each type of extension works and describes the application programming interface (API) functions that Dreamweaver calls in order to implement its various objects, menus, floating panels, server behaviors, and so on, providing a simple example for each type. The book also describes the utility API and the JavaScript API, which let you perform various supporting tasks when developing Dreamweaver extensions.
In "Developing Extensions for Macromedia Dreamweaver 8," learn how to:
- Create an extension that streamlines site development by providing a new Property inspector, panel, or dialog box to perform tasks Dreamweaver users encounter frequently
- Rearrange the objects in the Insert bar, create new tabs to reorganize the objects, and add new objects
- Change the names of menu items, add new commands to menus, and remove existing commands from menus
- Change browser profiles and create new ones
- Change the way third-party tags (including ASP and JSP tags) appear in the Document window's Design view
- Customize variousDreamweaver elements, including default documents, page designs, dialog boxes, workspace layouts, and the Code view toolbar
Includes the following books in the Macromedia online documentation:
"- Extending Dreamweaver
- Dreamweaver API Reference

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ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit

Book Description
* This Starter Kit serves as an entry-level introduction centered around prebuilt projects that developers can easily deploy and customize for their own sites * Explains how to build good basic Web sites, including design and architecture, for users who plan to build more complex sites in the future * Details the key site features that beginners like to implement, including catalogs, shopping carts, images, and secure site sections * The authors use very little code, but where coding is needed, they feature the simple Visual Basic language * The CD-ROM includes Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition

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Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Security, Membership, and Role Management

Now in its second version, ASP.NET has over one million programmers, and they all need to know how to use the new, tighter security model Helps programmers build better sites, control user access, and interface securely with other parts of the Microsoft platform, such as Windows Server, Active Directory, LDAP, and SQL Server 2005 Explains in depth all the security and user management functionality of ASP.NET 2.0, including many new built-in security functions that free the developer from hand-coding

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Beginning ASP.NET.2.0.E Commerce in C Sharp

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Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 with C Sharp

Book Description
ASP.NET 2.0 is an amazing technology that allows you to develop web sites and applications with very little hassle, and its power and depth enable it to host even the most complex applications available. Using code examples in C#, this invaluable beginner's guide shows you how to program web applications in ASP.NET 2.0 and see dynamic results with minimal effort.

Through detailed explanations and working C# code examples, this popular author team eases you into the world of ASP.NET development and gradually introduces you to all sorts of interesting ASP.NET tricks and tools. You'll quickly see how ASP.NET 2.0 is designed to ensure a significant reduction in the amount of code you have to write—and, in turn, to make your life easier.

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From the Back Cover

“This book is a phenomenal start for someone new to ASP.NET, as well as a complete guide to the new features of version 2.0 for programmers familiar with an earlier version. The beginning chapters detail concepts using a hypothetical company, examining the myriad sorts of requests and situations often requested by clients. The authors deal with these in an eloquent, realistic manner. They have clearly worked in the industry and have faced real-world challenges that programmers encounter daily. The content covers everything from the most basic tasks to the most complex, and is a comprehensive collection of information on ASP.NET 2.0. Every topic is well-referenced for additional information, but contains clear examples that work. The content is technical but the clear writing makes it easy to understand. Difficult concepts are explained in such a way that this book will quickly become your favorite reference for ASP.NET!”
—Ronda Pederson, consultant, Microsoft MVP Visual Developer, ASP/ASP.NET
“As to be expected from two of today’s leading technical authors, this book is a cracking guide to getting the most from the ASP 2.0 Framework. Detailed chapters, concise yet practical examples, and clear explanation provide the grounding and support necessary to leverage the new features that ASP 2.0 brings to the table—all explained with a logical, no-nonsense approach. This book will be borrowed by every developer you work with, so guard it wisely!”
—John Timney, Microsoft MVP, senior Web services consultant, British Telecom
“This book will absolutely change the way you view ASP.NET technology. Read it and your existing Web sites will suddenly appear to be underperforming.”
—Chris Carpenter, senior software engineer, L3 Communications, Inc.
“The authors have worked closely with the ASP.NET team at Microsoft to makesure that this book is authoritative, accurate, and informative. Anyone usingASP.NET will find a wealth of useful information on ASP.NET 2.0.”
—Scott Guthrie, general manager, .NET Developer Platform, Microsoft Corporation

Developers moving to ASP.NET 2.0, the breakthrough Web development environment from Microsoft, will want to learn how to take full advantage of the new features that make this the most productive and powerful Web development environment ever. ASP.NET 2.0 Illustrated teaches developers exactly what they need to know to create exciting Web sites and applications quickly and easily using ASP.NET 2.0.

Renowned authors, developers, and conference speakers Alex Homer and Dave Sussman have written a concise, detailed exploration of the “must learn” features of ASP.NET 2.0. The book’s many original examples, fully updated for the release version of ASP.NET 2.0, are all downloadable from the authors’ Web site, and many can be run live online.

The authors provide detailed coverage of

  • Connecting to databases, using data source and data display controls with SQL statements and stored procedures; creating business layers and data layers with custom classes and Typed DataSets; and providing declarative access to business and data layers
  • Techniques for improving the scalability and responsiveness of data-driven sites, including caching techniques for data and ASP.NET pages
  • Binding to XML, transforming XML, updating XML data, and managing XML data stored in SQL Server 2005
  • Building interactive Web forms with a wide variety of ASP.NET controls
  • Understanding and using the core functionality of the Page class and key .NET Framework classes
  • Providing a consistent sitewide look and feel using Master Pages
  • Six ways to provide site navigation, including the new navigation controls
  • Securing sites and implementing membership and roles
  • Using profiles, personalization, and themes in your applications
  • Building user-customizable Web portals with Web Parts
  • Supporting multiple browsers, disabled users, mobile devices, and international users
  • Creating and consuming Web services

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ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming Problem Design Solution

ASP.NET 2.0 Programming: Problem Design Solution is aimed at describing, designing, and implementing a site much like the ones you’re probably working on or will be soon, while taking the opportunity to introduce and explain many of the new features that the new great ASP.NET 2.0 framework offers. Difficult problems are addressed head-on so you'll be ready for most of the problems you’ll typically face when writing a modern website, and have one or more solutions ready for them.

Unlike many other ASP.NET books that show examples for individual pages or features, the example in this book is an integrated end-to-end site (written in C#). The entire book and site has been written specifically for ASP.NET 2.0, to use the ASP.NET 2.0 features wherever they make sense.

The end-result is a website which features a layout with user-selectable themes, a membership system, a content management system for publishing and syndicating articles and photos, polls, mailing lists, forums, an e-commerce store with support for real-time credit card processing, homepage personalization, and localization. The book leads the reader through development of a site with:

  • Account registration, personalization and theming
  • News and events, organized into categories
  • Opinion polls
  • Newsletter
  • Forums
  • E-commerce store with shopping cart and order management
  • Localization

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Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Databases From Novice to Professional

Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Databases: From Novice to Professional is a comprehensive introduction to connecting a website to many different data sources--not just databases. You'll learn how to build a relational database, use SQL to communicate with it, and leverage both in your web applications.

You'll also learn about the new features of ADO.NET and ASP.NET in .NET 2.0. The authors cover mission-critical issues, such as design, transactions, error handling, optimization, and scalability. They examine SQL Server, Jet, and MySQL databases, and highlight the differences among them.

This comprehensive resource is packed with information about 2.0 beta improvements and building database-driven websites. You will obtain practical solutions, learn multiple routes to achieve success, and examine a handy case study to wrap up core content.

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Essential C Sharp 2.0

From the Back Cover

Essential C# 2.0 pulls off a very difficult task. The early chapters are comprehensible by beginning developers, while the later chapters pull no punches and provide the experienced developer with the detailed information they need to make the most of C# 2.0. Starting with the first chapter, Mark has successfully interwoven tidbits of information useful to even the most advanced developer while keeping the book approachable.”
—Chris Kinsman, chief architect, Vertafore, Microsoft Regional Director
“How refreshing! This book deals with C# thoroughly, rather than skimming over the whole .NET framework. It is valuable to newcomers and professionals alike.”
—Jon Skeet, C# MVP
Essential C# 2.0 is a one-stop shop for an experienced programmer looking to ramp up on one of the hottest languages around today. Mark delivers an intelligent and detailed tour of C#, providing newcomers to the language with a solid foundation of skill on which to build their next generation of applications.”
—Stephen Toub, technical editor, MSDN Magazine
“This book provides complete, up-to-date coverage of all the programming constructs in C#. Masterfully organized, it allows beginning programmers to get on board and leads more experienced programmers into the world of structured programming. Because of its unwavering focus on the essential programming constructs of C#—such as generics, delegates, and much more—this book is indispensable. For programmers who want to solve their day-to-day programming issues using the latest features this modern programming language has to offer, this book is indispensable.”
—Narendra Poflee, IT integration specialist, Itron Inc.
Essential C# 2.0 is an ideal book for all programmers interested in C#. If you are a beginner, you will quickly learn the basics of C# programming and become familiar with the concepts. The flow of the text is easy to follow and does a great job of not repeating concepts that have already been covered. For the experienced programmer, this book has priceless nuggets embedded within its pages, making it a great read for programmers who are already familiar with C#. This will be a book that I will keep next to my computer for years to come.”
—Michael Stokesbary, software engineer, Itron Inc.

Essential C# 2.0 is a clear, concise guide to C#—including the features new to C# 2.0. The book clearly presents material for beginners and experts and provides contrasts and comparisons between C# and other languages. The C# language is covered comprehensively and each important construct is illustrated with succinct code examples. Complete code examples are available online. Mark Michaelis has organized the material for quick access. Graphical “mind maps” at the beginning of each chapter show what material is covered and how each topic relates to the whole.

Following the C# introduction, readers will learn about

  • C# primitive data types, value types, reference types, type conversions, and arrays
  • Operators and control flow, loops, conditional logic, and sequential programming
  • Methods, parameters, exception handling, and structured programming
  • Classes, inheritance, structures, interfaces, and object-oriented programming
  • Well-formed types, operator overloading, namespaces, and garbage collection
  • Generics, collections, and iterators
  • Reflection, attributes, and declarative programming
  • Threading, synchronization, and multi-threaded patterns
  • Interoperability and unsafe code
  • The Common Language Infrastructure that underlies C#

C# 2.0 has a multitude of new features that make the language even more powerful, productive, and efficient. These new features are thoroughly covered in this book. A separate appendix on C# 2.0 topics helps readers quickly find new features of the language.

Whether you’re just starting out as a programmer, are an experienced developer looking to learn C#, or are a seasoned C# programmer interested in learning the new features of C# 2.0, Essential C# 2.0 gives you just what you need to quickly get up and running writing C# applications.


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Drawing Nature

With enthusiasm and skill, artist Stanley Maltzman shows you how to turn nature's inspiration into pencil and charcoal drawings that have the expressiveness and power of paintings.

You'll learn how to choose your subject wisely, plan your drawing's format and style to express your feelings, and improvise to capture the mood of the moment.

You'll find out how to build depth and focus, and how to use specific techniques--such as circular shading, angular buildup, crosshatching and blending.

You'll see how to work with different materials and surfaces to create a variety of landscapes. And you'll get advice and instruction on rendering the basic element of outdoor scenes:

Trees-learn how to convey the character of a maple or an oak, and apple tree or a birch without showing every leaf. Let shapes tell the story.
Clouds-Maltzman introduces you to some cloud formationsthat will add strength and beauty to your compositions.
Snow-learn how to use a snowy landscape to create interesting, abstract shapes with fields, trees, houses and winding roads
Plus barns, grass, rocks, water, stone walls, ponds and more
You'll see how to go beyond photographic imitation to create original, powerful art...drawn for the love of drawing, inspired by the beauty of nature.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Drawing Tools and Equipment
Chapter 2 - Getting the Most From Your Pencil
Chapter 3 - Composing Your Picture
Chapter 4 - Trees
Chapter 5 - Clouds
Chapter 6 - Snow
Chapter 7 - Barns, Grass, Rocks and Water
Chapter 8 - Drawing Nature in Various Mediums
Tips on Storing and Framing Your Drawings

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On Drawing Trees and Nature

Book Description
This classic of art instruction is the work of James Duffield Harding, who served as drawing master and sketching companion to the great 19th-century art critic John Ruskin. Highlights include:
• Direct reproduction of Harding's chalk and lead pencil sketches of vignettes from natural settings
• A series of lessons emphasizing both practical and theoretical considerations
• A bonus of 23 outstanding plates from the author's Lessons on Trees

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The Technology of Video and Audio Streaming Second Edition

  • aperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 024051694X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240516943
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches

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FriendsofED AdvancED Flash Interface Design

Book Description
As a competent Flash designer, you're probably comfortable with all of the basics that Flash has to offer. However, you've probably looked at some of the amazing Flash sites on the web and thought, "How'd they do that?" Well, you'll find out in this book.

Flash allows users to create some amazing interactive interfaces to interact with Rich Internet Applications, eLearning systems, and simple web sites. In this book, two of the most talented Flash designers in the world will show you how to use them effectively to create breathtaking visuals for your Flash web sites. You'll also learn how to take advantage of Flash's powerful built-in vector-based drawing tools.

The authors discuss general background theory, such as site planning, color theory, and Information architecture. They reveal techniques using gradents, layers, lighting and shadowing, 3D objects, animation, and photo editing. Techniques are illustrated and the book concludes with a discussion of usability and final tweaks. There is also a tutorial on testing your work, and exporting and finally publishing it.

Summary of contents:

Chapter 1 Flash Overview

Chapter 2 Creating Usable and Innovative Experiences

Chapter 3 Interface Designers' Guide to Color

Chapter 4 Planning Your Interface Design

Chapter 5 Vector Drawing and Effects in Flash and Illustrator

Chapter 6 Understanding the Timeline and Layers

Chapter 7 Working with 3D Vectors

Chapter 8 Using Video in Flash

Chapter 9 Photoshop Techniques

Chapter 10 Moving from Photoshop to Flash and Effective PNGs

Chapter 11 Creating Animated Effects

Chapter 12 Flash Textures

Chapter 13 Photo Editing in Photoshop and Flash

Chapter 14 Finishing Off Your Site

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Drawing Portraits Faces and Figures

Brimming with practical advice and packed with everything from simple exercises and studies to landscapes, buildings and portraits, this excellent series is ideal for all those wanting to learn how to draw - or for those wanting to improve their skills. Giovanni Civardi discusses composition, perspective, light and shade, detail, texture, building up an image and capturing a likeness, drawing trees, mountains, skies, water and much more. You will find plenty of encouragement and guidance in these enjoyable books, with many helpful tips, a selection of step-by-step demonstrations and a wealth of information. A practical easy-to-follow guide, which shows how to observe and draw portraits of children and adults - and how to capture a likeness. The artist covers all the important techniques including anatomy, proportions of the face, creating realistic features, using tone, formal and informal portraits, and more.

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Adobe Lightroom eBook for Digital Photographers

You've just downloaded the brand-new, free Beta version of Lightroom, the revolutionary new workflow application from Adobe. Now what? Pick up this ebook, written by best-selling author Scott Kelby, to give you all the dirt you need on Lightroom to allow you to work faster, smarter, and more creatively. You'll learn the eleven essential shortcuts you need to know to save hours every week, the best ways to import and organize your images, which tools and features to really hone in on to get the most out of this application, how to manage your photos like a pro, plus all the inside secrets on processing raw images. Perhaps most importantly, you'll learn how to use Lightroom together with Photoshop to get the best, most efficient workflow, along with the best images. Finally, the book is loaded with tips, tricks, and insights that will absolutely transform the way you work with digital images!

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OReilly Flash 8 The Missing Manual

Book description Macromedia's Flash 8 is the world's premier program for adding animation to websites. But Flash isn't intuitive. And it doesn't come with a manual. This hands-on guide to today's hottest web design tool is aimed at nondevelopers, and it teaches you how to translate your ideas into great web content. Whether you want to learn the basics or unleash the program's true power, Flash 8: The Missing Manual is the ideal instructor.

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Macromedia Press Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Training from the Source

Book Description
Learn by doing! The lessons in this book guide you step-by-step through the creation of a project Web site, “Yoga Sangha.” With Macromedia's official guide, you’ll learn how to use the leading, best-selling Web editor and gain a thorough understanding of how you can use Dreamweaver 8 to effectively manage and maintain Web sites, develop sites that are accessible to a wide audience, and work in an environment that integrates visual and code editing. As you complete the tasks, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that you need to create Web sites on your own. In addition to the basics of creating a Web page that incorporates text, graphics and tables, you'll learn about all that's new in Dreamweaver 8: visual authoring with XML data, advanced CSS support including a unified CSS panel and a style rendering toolbar, integration with the latest Web technologies and standards, and more. The companion CD-ROM contains all of the lesson files as well as a free trial version of Dreamweaver 8.

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Sybex Maya Secrets of the Pros 2005

Featuring completely original material from a new team of Maya know-it-alls, this second edition of an award-winning book is sure to inform and inspire even the most seasoned Maya user. In this distinctive Maya Press title, a cadre of professionals led by two acclaimed Maya pros, reveal the precious secrets they've learned using Maya on high-profile CG projects such as The Matrix, Shrek 2, and X-Men.

In nine unique and compelling chapters, you'll get detailed and sophisticated instruction on how to:

  • Enhance fluidity and realism by generating complex motion with Maya Cloth

  • Apply non-photorealistic rendering styles that mimic the look of comic books and impressionist paintings

  • Emulate real-world camera motion, from dolly-and-pan movement to varying levels of camera shake

  • Produce natural lighting effects using global illumination and image based lighting

  • Ensure smooth and accurate transfer of character data from modeling to rigging to animation to lighting

  • Control IK chains, deformers, and surfaces with Maya Hair's dynamic curves

  • Use dynamics effectively to create flexible objects and add secondary effects to enhance your animation

  • Use Maya's built-in noise function to produce powerful effects similar to those used in "The Matrix" trilogy

  • Create a human face from a conceptual sketch using subdivision surfaces

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    ANDREW LOOMIS Drawing the Head and Hands

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