Review of Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile

January 19, 2015 •  dreamweaver •  html5 •  js •  phonegap


This is the review of the book "Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile", written by the author David Karlins, who has authored many books. The book practically covers the rudiments of Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile, it goes the extra mile to even break things to the basics; readers who are both new to Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML5 will find this quick enough to grasp, and for those already familiar with the HTML5 but new to Adobe Dreamweaver, will find this very useful as it increases productivity and better workflow, a major benefit is the integration of tools within Adobe Dreamweaver to make building a mobile app a breeze. I had the opportunity of getting the book for reviewing, enjoy

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Chapter Reviews

This section contains the reviews of the chapter and explains what each chapter entails for the user to get a good perspective of the book.

Chapter 1: Creating Sites and Pages with Dreamweaver CS6

This chapter covers using Adobe Dreamweaver to set up the workflow for creating your projects, it sheds light on various terms such FTP (File Transfer Protocol) working with remote servers, and the basic structures that make up HTML.

Chapter 2: Using HTML5 for Page Structure

HTML5 Markups, this dives into new HTML5 tags and sheds details about HTML5 compatibility and browsers

Chapter 3: Collecting Data with Forms

This chapter breaks down the complexity of form validations and styling, it further introduces the user to the "Adobe Spry Framework"; and using Dreamweaver to create validations and gives real world examples of form validations.

Chapter 4: CSS3 Effects and Transform

CSS3 Transforms and Transitions are first introduced to the users, this also dives into browser compatibility and CSS3 vendor specific rules. You will gain in-depth knowledge on creating complex CSS3 animations easily using the Adobe Dreamweaver.

Chapter 5: HTML5 Native Audio and Video

This explains handling multimedia on the web with the new <audio> and <video> tags, it gives the reader a good and detailed information about Video/Audio formats and compression, the chapter further talks about using open source tools and Dreamweaver for managing both video and audio. The chapter also tackles Non-HTML5 browser and using Flash as fallback options using Dreamweaver.

Chapter 6: Responsive Design with Media Queries

This covers creating responsive websites using the CSS Media queries; it discusses how Adobe Dreamweaver can aid in assisting responsive designs for multiple screens using the Adobe Multi-Screen Preview tool. It shows examples how you can easily generate media queries for tablets, mobile phones and desktop.

Chapter 7: Creating Mobile Pages with jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile is introduced in this chapter, it explains various topic such as JavaScript, and getting to speed with jQuery Mobile using the Adobe Dreamweaver, it elaborately covers the framework and customization of jQuery Mobile themes (Themeroller).

Chapter 8: Enhancing Mobile Sites

Further explains additional aesthetics and layouts that can be adopted in jQuery Mobile to achieve complex layouts and improving the interface of your application.

Chapter 9: Customizing Themes with ThemeRoller

Shows themes options and available themes that can be used with jQuery Mobile and using Dreamweaver to manage themes.

Chapter 10: Building Apps with PhoneGap

This chapter is highly detailed, and focuses on how you can take your mobile web app and transform them into native applications. The chapter brilliantly touches on PhoneGap , Android and IOS Platforms. it furthers shows the use of the Adobe Dreamweaver and how you can build a web app into a cross platform application. You will get to see the author test an application built with PhoneGap on the Android SDK.


The book "Dreamweaver CS6 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5,CSS3 and jQuery Mobile" is carefully written to cater to both new users to HTML5 & Dreamweaver and those new to Dreamweaver, it's doesn't just cover the rudiments of HTML5 and Adobe Dreamweaver, it further goes to explain various topics relating to them. This book can be finished within a day, as most examples are easy to follow with detailed steps. I strongly recommend this books to readers looking to get started with creating web applications using HTML5/CSS3 and also for users already familiar with web application but not to Dreamweaver, it shows how Adobe Dreamweaver can improve your workflow from creating to testing and deploying them on the respected platforms. I practically had fun reading this, and kicking myself in the leg especially when i discovered Adobe Dreamweaver simplified so many processes that i normally have headaches with. However my recommendation to new users is to get familiar with the basic HTML markups and some basic JavaScript.

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About Author

David Karlins is a web design consultant, teacher, and author of dozens of books on web design, including Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (co-author with Doug Sahlin), Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, Peachpit, and Dreamweaver CS5.5 Mobile and Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, Packt Publishing.

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