Spry is Adobe's AJAX framework, and enables you to add interactive functions to web pages Our Verdict A good set of new features, but the lack of an interface overhaul and occasional clumsiness can grate For Good collection of CSS layouts Spry effects easy to use and powerful Photoshop and Fireworks integration Spry widgets too hard for beginners No built-in support for Web 2. Without doubt the de facto standard of professional web development, it's been streets ahead of Adobe's GoLive application in popularity for years. Now part of the Adobe family, Dreamweaver has already replaced GoLive in the Creative Suite 3 collection, relegating its former rival to standalone status; every new web function in Creative Suite 3 now uses Dreamweaver instead of GoLive. But what of the program itself? What has Adobe done to make everyone glad of the change of ownership and willing to hand over money for the upgrade? The first thing that's immediately obvious is that Adobe hasn't changed the interface at all. This is surprising, partly because Adobe loves to tinker with interfaces, but also because every other app in the CS3 family now has the same look, more or less.
This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced Dreamweaver skills. How This Book Works You don't have to read this book in any particular order. We've designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents or index, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you're done.