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Take Control News/02-Oct-06

by Adam C. Engst


New Ebook Helps Dreamweaver Users Get Started -- Dreamweaver may be the dream tool of the pros, but it can be a nightmare for newcomers and casual Web designers. Users who need help getting around in Dreamweaver and who need to put together a real site in a sensible way can now find help in the handy "Take Control of Getting Started with Dreamweaver [1]." Written by Arnie Keller, a professor who teaches Web design at the University of Victoria, the 88-page ebook gives step-by-step instructions for creating a functional, template-based Web site that uses styles, layers, and an interactive navigation bar.

Like all Take Control ebooks, "Take Control of Getting Started with Dreamweaver [2]" contains clickable links and bookmarks to help readers navigate efficiently and switch to the Web for supplemental material. New in this ebook are video screenshots that play mini-movies to provide live-action illustration of Arnie's instructions. The video screenshots are freely available for previewing from the ebook's Web page.


Upcoming Author Appearances -- TidBITS Senior Editor Joe Kissell, author of numerous Take Control ebooks, will be speaking at the Macintosh Computer Expo [3] (MCE) in Santa Rosa, California this coming Saturday, 07-Oct-06. His presentation, which begins at 10:00 AM, will cover running Windows on an Intel-based Mac. In addition to the material in "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac [4]," Joe will discuss CrossOver and other methods for running Windows applications without Windows itself.

Then, on Tuesday, 17-Oct-06, Joe will be the featured presenter at the Diablo Valley Mac User Group [5] in Walnut Creek, California. At the 7:00 PM meeting, Joe will cover the ins and outs of backing up your Mac based on "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups [6]," and how Leopard's Time Machine feature will affect your backup strategy. He'll also present a special segment devoted to Thanksgiving dinner [7]!

[1]: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/dreamweaver.html?14@@!pt=TRK-TB849-TCNEWS
[2]: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/dreamweaver.html?14@@!pt=TRK-TB849-TCNEWS
[3]: http://www.ncmug.org/mce.html
[4]: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/windows-on-mac.html?14@@!pt=TRK-TB849-TCNEWS
[5]: http://www.dvmug.org/
[6]: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/backup-macosx.html?14@@!pt=TRK-TB849-TCNEWS
[7]: http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/thanksgiving.html?14@@!pt=TRK-TB849-TCNEWS