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CSS-based rollover menu from an unordered list

February 22, 2012

In just over ten minutes this Dreamweaver tutorial video takes you from an HTML list to a dynamic CSS-based menu featuring rollover buttons. Click to view additional Dreamweaver tutorials and tips for using CSS in Dreamweaver…

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Using Google Fonts with Dreamweaver

February 2, 2012

Since the dawn of the web, designers have been frustrated by the lack of font choices. There were work-arounds, such as using images rather than html text or font replacement scripts such as sIFR or Cufón for display fonts. But they weren’t very satisfactory. Today, a number of solutions exist including Google Fonts, Typekit (recently […]

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12-Step Program for CSS’oholics

August 4, 2010

Hi, my name is Jim and I’m a CSS’oholic. I remember my first floated div. It was heaven. Soon I escalated to CSS rollovers buttons and list-based menus. I was on top of the world! And then, the downward spiral began. Before I realized what was happening, I found myself watching the sun come up […]

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Linking to a specific item on a page

January 25, 2010

When you've been creating web pages as long as I have, it's easy to start thinking you're hot stuff. Then along comes some perfectly obvious little html shortcut that you've been overlooking for a decade. It tends to humble you pretty quickly! And judging by the response at the DreamweaverClub.com forum, I wasn't the only […]

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Using the font tag in Dreamweaver CS4

August 3, 2009

A lot of folks are whining and moaning because Dreamweaver CS4 now enforces the use of CSS styles rather than HTML attributes for formatting. One of the things this means is no more font tag (and its related attributes). That's a good thing in my book. No more code like this: <p><font color="#003399" size="5" face="Tahoma, […]

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Open Browser Window and Bring to Front

July 23, 2009

One Dreamweaver feature that been around for a while is the Open Browser Window (OBW for short) behavior. Described simply, the behavior is a JavaScript that opens a page in a new window while at the same time specifying the size, attributes (scrollbars, resize handles. etc.) and name of the window. Once a window is […]

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Center an HTML Page Layout

June 18, 2009

Update: The directions here have been updated to accomodate absolutely positioned divs. Thanks to Dianne Lewandowski for pointing out the issue. You can also view my video on Centering a CSS web page layout… I thought I'd expand a bit on my answer to a question from Brandon85 on Twitter. He asked: Why is this so […]

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