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About the Authors of This Site

All of the authors on this site are regular participants of the Macromedia Dreamweaver Newsgroup news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver. DreamweaverFAQ.com was created for and is dedicated to helping all of the newsgroup's members and Dreamweaver developers. Thanks to all contributing tutorial authors for donating their expertise to this site.

Originally this site began as a simple FAQ, and since has grown into so much more than that. We hope to continue to grow and develop into even more. If you'd like to find out how you can help this site grow, please visit this page to find out how to offer help. Thank You!

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Bryan Ashcraft

If you must know, it actually began about 4 ½ years ago with, believe it or not, WebTV. I was burnt out with my job and wanted to use the Internet to look for a new one. Shortly thereafter Jimmy, a friend of mine, got me into these things called E-Feds. Basically they are Internet wrestling leagues. It was actually kinda fun. You got to create your own character and role-play with the others for matches, etc. I won't bore you with all the details, but I started noticing that some of the players posts would have different colors and sizes of text, scrolling effects, etc. I had to know how it was done. One thing led to another and Jimmy had an "online magazine" for the league, so I started helping him and created a "backstage" section.

It didn't take long to figure out WebTV wasn't going to cut it for this purpose (no hard drive, no programs, etc.). Within a year I bought a computer and started playing around with different applications. The more I played, the more I liked it and the more I wanted to learn. What started as a hobby, became a passion. So now this is what I do and I haven't been happier. Richer... but not happier :^)

My Site: http://www.paragonvisuals.com

Color Scheme: Paragon Purple
Why?: "Paragon" - First part of my company's name. "Purple" - Part of the color scheme and begins with a P so it flows ;^). If you're wondering why I chose "Paragon" for any of this simply look up the definition.


Images from a Database
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/UltraDev/images_from_db1.asp

Using Frames To Align Page Content
-Method One: Using the "Letterbox Frameset" Extension
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Frames/align_wframes1.asp
-Method Two: The Manual Method
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Frames/align_wframes2.asp

Hide Page Until Loaded
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Layers/hide_wLoading1.asp

Angela C. Buraglia, Founder/Site Architect

I have spent the last six years as a makeup artist for independent films. Wanting to start a family, I soon realized that I wanted a career that would allow me to stay home with my child. I started a small business called All Occasion Connection to sell invitations for special events and weddings. Once pregnant and unable to carry heavy albums around, I decided to take the business online. A new passion was found; building websites. Long gone are the days of doing makeup, now its long hours of designing for the web, and more importantly, being home with my baby boy.

I am currently building a web development business thanks to the support and encouragement of the Macromedia Dreamweaver Newsgroup community. In an effort to give back to this community that has supported me so deeply, I have compiled this FAQ and resource site for Dreamweaver users and developers alike, featuring tutorials from various members of the Dreamweaver Newsgroup. I just can't thank everyone enough for all of their help and support of this site. Thank You!

My Site: http://www.Site-Drive.com

Color Scheme: Irie in Jamaica
Why?: Irie is a Jamaican word that describes a feeling that everything is cool, nice, wonderful, & peaceful. I've been to Jamaica twice- once for our honeymoon and again for our 2nd Anniversary. The colors remind me of our visits there. Oh how I long to go back...


How to Make Disjointed Rollovers
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/basics/disjointed.asp

The Insert DIV Tag Extension
Extension Author: Angela C. Buraglia
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Extensions/insert_div_tag.asp

Nesting Tables in Layout View
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Tables/layout_nesting.asp

Objects Panel Tips & Tricks
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/DW-Interface/tips_objects.asp

Setting Page Margins
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/margins.asp

Quick Tag Editing
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/DW-Interface/quick_tag_editor.asp

Kim Cavanaugh

I became fascinated with the Internet when I began using the Web for classroom instruction back in 1996. That interest led me to start looking at how those mysterious web pages were built, and ultimately to Macromedia. I found that once I learned enough about web design to be just slightly dangerous that I wanted to start teaching is as well. I currently teach Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Freehand to middle school students (!) as well at teaching Dreamweaver and Fireworks at my local community college.

I really never found a book that I liked when I was learning Dreamweaver and Fireworks, and ultimately set out to write my own. After 4 and a half months of hard work, and some serious lurking at the Dreamweaver newsgroup, "Dreamweaver 4/Fireworks 4 Studio: A Beginner's Guide" was published in September of 2001. My second book, "Fireworks MX: A Beginner's Guide" is due in June of 2002.

I live in West Palm Beach Florida with my fabulous wife of 15 years, Kayleen, and our gifted and talented daughter, Katy. We also share the house with a goldfish named Ron, a cat named Miss Kitty, and Tasha the dog.

My Site: http://www.dw-fw-beginners.com

Color Scheme: Tropical Troubadour

Why?: I've been a Parrothead (Jimmy Buffett fan) for many many years. The color scheme has that rum-drink/Key West sunset/salt-air tropical look to it.


Creating a Multiple State Navigation Bar (Fireworks MX Integration)
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Integration/multi_nav1.asp

More Tutorials:

A Collection of Dreamweaver and Fireworks Tutorials
URL: http://www.dw-fw-beginners.com/tutorials/

Marcello Cerruti

I was born in Palermo (Italy) in 1961 and still live in this sunny town. I have done several jobs before starting my web design profession. At the end of the '80s I worked in Rome at the Italian Chemical Industries Federation, monitoring the EEC environmental laws and proposal of laws. At the beginning of '90s I went back to Palermo to manage my family's olive oil bottling firm, but after a very bad story with some avid relatives of mine I was obliged to sell the minority quote of shares, finding myself unemployed at the age of 32.

After a long term unemployment Period (in Sicily unemployment is over 25%) I accepted a job in a small exporting society, but I felt I was choking. So in the second half of 2000 I became self-employed with web design activity, just having a superficial knowledge of Word and Excel. In the first months of 2001 I switched from FrontPage to Dreamweaver and it was a love at sight!

My Site:http://www.ilcreaweb.com

Color Scheme: Marcello's Splitting Tree
Why?: Because splitting a tree comes easier then splitting hairs!


Importing Dreamweaver snippets into the TopStyle 3 Clip Library
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/integration/import_to_ts.asp

Kindler Chase

I am a native of Colorado; born in Boulder and moved to Vail when I was five. I guess you could consider me a small town mountain boy.

While growing up, I've always had an affinity for computers and in the later half of the 1990's I took the plunge into Web Development. Shortly thereafter I happened upon the Macromedia Community and was welcomed with open arms. I never thought I would meet so many great people across the country and world through my on-line collaboration in this community.

If you'd like to know a little more about me, then feel free to stop by my favorite site I've developed at: http://www.espcycling.com. Once there, you can read my athlete highlight and even take a peek at my rider journal and drop me line.

My Site: http://www.nCubed.com

Color Scheme: The Roubaix Blues
Why?: It just sounds so cool... not to mention it looks great! Hmmmm... Take a look at the above espcycling.com site and I'm sure you'll make the connection. (Also see roubaixinteractive.com)


Multiple Repeat Regions on the Same Page: 15633
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/dynamic/MultipleRepeatRegion.asp

Popup Redirect or Refresh Parent Window
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/JavaScript/popToParent1.asp

Corey Eiges

After college (B.S. from Cornell, Master of Management from Northwestern) I traded futures and eventually found my way into computer tech support. I was Support Manager at a small software company until I was the last active employee (the rats deserted a sinking ship...gurgle...gurgle). I enjoyed creating websites so I went solo in this business from that point.

And now the stuff for which you've all been waiting. I am known in the Dreamweaver and UltraDev forums as "Frozen Carp." Why? you ask. It's a long story. The short answer is that it's Murray's fault. Here's the long answer.

One night, Al Sparber (http://ProjectSeven.com) a Macromedia Evangelist, held a contest to name his newest Design Pack®. So, being me, I spammed the crap out of him. Sent him lots of names to consider. No response. Knowing his affinity for gray websites, I submitted "Grayed Expectations." Still no response. Hmmm…. I then submitted "Frozen Carp" as the proposed name. I also said, "just checking to see if you are even reading these." He finally replied that he was.

Shortly thereafter Al announced the winning name, "Carrington Press" and the person who submitted it. Someone in the Dreamweaver forum asked if there were any runners-up. Al replied that everyone was a runner-up - except Corey Eiges. I expressed my disappointment, that I had such high hopes for "Frozen Carp." When another Evangelist, Murray Summers (http://great-web-sights.com), saw that he was apoplectic. How could I even think to suggest such a name?

A few weeks later, I found that I was no longer the only Corey in the forum. Coreys, Corys, Corries, Koris, and Korries started coming out of the woodwork. After I had had just about enough of that, I announced that there appeared to be a Corey version control problem. I solicited suggestions for a pseudonym that I could use to post in the forum. Murray, barely able to contain his glee, suggested "Frozen Carp" would be a suitable name. Yum…a taste of my own medicine… A few days later I posted as Frozen Carp, and have remained that way. So you see, it really is Murray's fault.

My Site: http://www.YouNeedaWebstore.com

Color Scheme: Playing Koi
Why?: In the DW forums I am known as Frozen Carp, Koi is a type of carp, I like word games. Hence, "Playing Koi." It matches my site.


Site Structure Planning & Mapping
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/sitemap_plan.asp

Setting the Default Editor for Internet Explorer 5.x
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/default_editor.asp

Shane Fowlkes

I am a Team Macromedia Member and a Dreamweaver UltraDev enthusiast. I started off several years ago working for a large well known, retail corporation as a database application developer. A few years ago, I began experimenting with web site development and was quickly hooked. A natural evolution and transition for me was to start developing dynamic web applications using database integration and Active Server Pages. I was able to quickly migrate my database and Visual Basic experience into the realm of web development.

For the first three years, I used MS FrontPage as my main web development studio but as I got into ASP programming, I needed software that was better suited for ASP programming (and FrontPage was not it). For a while, I was hand coding all of my ASP. One day, I found the courage to try something new so I bought Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 and the rest is history. It was only a few months before I was proficient enough to use UltraDev as my main web development tool.

I currently work as a web developer and consultant for the Commonwealth of Virginia and have worked on other federal government web projects. Unfortunately, although I am very proud of my work, I cannot directly reveal (a.k.a: "advertise") my company or the government projects I work on due to confidentiality agreements and security issues. I also moonlight as a freelance web developer and have developed and maintain some smaller web sites such as Public-Sector.com, CreativeHomeConceptsVA.com, and HomesForSaleHere.com.

My Site: http://www.raccoonbob.com

Color Scheme: Raccoon Bob
Why?: Because it's bold and it tends to match my personality.


Saving Time with Templates
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/dwtemplates1.asp

Colm Gallagher

I live in Dublin, Ireland and have worked full-time as a policeman since 1989. In 1998 I gave up chasing bad guys and transferred to our I.T. Section combining my hobby and job. I started out in Technical Support and drifted into System Administration. I got into web design in a roundabout way. I figured that I could reduce my workload long-term if I built an Intranet site and placed all our support documentation and FAQs on it. How wrong I was. It's been nonstop ever since...

My Site: http://www.colmgallagher.com

Color Scheme: Vino
Why?: Because I was on my second bottle of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo when I picked the colours. ;-)


Creating a Simple, But Useful Extension
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Extensions/simple_object.asp

Not your typical links

-Mailto, Telnet & News
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/special_links.asp

- URL encoding
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/special_links_encoding.asp

Jay A. Grantham

I am an Engineer/Operator with the Houston Fire Department, a licensed paramedic and a certified emergency medical and fire dispatcher. I live in Houston Texas with my best friend Dana and our two small children, Garrett and Katelyn.

In 1996, I decided that my church needed a web presence and I was willing to learn how to make it happen. By the end of 2000 I had enough people wanting me to create websites that I decided to make the endeavor a side business to fighting fire and saving lives. I started my business and found Dreamweaver concurrently in the fall of 2000, my knowledge in both are growing at a steady pace. I'm having a blast learning what Dreamweaver can do for me and what I can do for the Dreamweaver community.

My Site: http://www.websiteic.com

Color Scheme: Jay's Firehouse
Why?: Going for a pseudo-fire look.


Nesting Tables to Create Borders
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/tables/table_borders.asp

Creating Rules with Tables
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Tables/creating_rules.asp

Named Anchors
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/named_anchors.asp

Brad Halstead, Snippets Exchange Admin

It's been so many years, it's hard to remember, but I was first hooked by computers back in Grade 6 in Inuvik, NWT, back in 1975. From there I have almost always had a computer of one kind or another and pride myself on my troubleshooting skills for PC related hardware and software faults, then doing the repair. I've worked in the computer industry since 1989 starting out in sales and ending up being a Senior Corporate Technician. Holding Service Contracts with the likes of IBM, System House, PC Service Partners, Xerox and Olivetti but to name a few has taught me the value maximizing your effectiveness while minimizing your time spend on the project. Now, I am venturing into the completely unknown realm of authoring (as in books) and it is extremely exciting and is always pushing my threshold of knowledge to the limits

My Site: http://www.PrettyLady2.net

Color Scheme: Pretty Lady 2
Why?: To simply match my site. Hold tight though, it's being reworked into something new and fantabulous!


How to ask for a Site Check or Troubleshooting Assistance
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/site_check_please.asp

Ken D. Husveg

I live in West Vancouver, British Columbia. I am not a designer. I make the designers concepts viable. I primarily work with clients who want to expand their business presence online. My work also involves other media such as audio, video, photography and print.

I've been an active contributor to the Macromedia Dreamweaver newsgroup since version 2 and also have a couple of extension at the Exchange for Dreamweaver, "Close Child Window" and "XML Line Break".

My Site: http://www.factxpress.com/dw/

Color Scheme: Midnight Madness
Why?: I like Midnight blue. I quite often work late at night.


Custom Commands- Keyboard Shortcuts
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Extensions/cmd_shortcuts.asp


I was born in Liverpool in the UK and started working life in the shipyards of the river Mersey. Over the next twenty years I worked in numerous locations ranging from oil refineries to off shore production units, then I found the computer…

My first tentative steps into web design began at the beginning of 1998; I suppose I became serious about it all at the end of that year, and Webade.co.uk came into being.

I am married to my wife (that's strange!) Janette, and I have two children Antony and Eleanor. None of which have the slightest interest in computers or the web!

My Site: http://www.webade.co.uk

Color Scheme: ZOot3
Why?: Because I think its out of this world 8)


Nested Templates (Dreamweaver MX)
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/basics/nestedtemplates.asp

Repeating Regions in MX Templates
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/basics/repeatregions.asp

ASP Data Collection Forms
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Forms/asp_form1.asp

George Mclachlan

My Site: n/a

Color Scheme: Barney Ate My Mother
Why?: n/a


The Thin Table Borders Extension
Extension Author: George Mclachlan
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Extensions/table_borders.asp

Trent Pastrana

Trent was born in Beech Grove Indiana. After graduation he moved to Southern California where he worked independently for several companies using pixel detection technologies for various products and projects such as video motion detectors, fruit grading, and sleep studies.

He discovered the web in 1998 and has since been doing projects with a small group of guys already established in the field.

He is now branching out and doing his own projects with the continued support of the original gang and is continuing to study web technologies.

Trent is an avid surfer (the ocean) and golfer, likes reading, traveling, and the study of the cosmos.

My Site: http://www.fourlevel.com

Color Scheme: Pacifica
Why?: The colors are very smooth.


Creating and Managing Framesets in Dreamweaver
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Frames/framesets1.asp

More Tutorials:

How to use the Dreamweaver 4 Layout View
URL: http://www.fourlevel.com/dreamweaver/layoutview/

How to Open a New Browser Window
URL: http://www.fourlevel.com/dreamweaver/openbrowser/

Mark Reynolds

My Site: http://www.dwzone.net

Color Scheme: Agent Mark's Zone
Why?: Mark is a police officer (agent) and Manager of DWzone.net. Put the two together and you get Agent Mark's Zone.


The Basics of Using Dreamweaver

-Defining Your Site
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/dw-basics.asp

-The Dreamweaver Panels
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/dw-basics2.asp

-Page Properties
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/dw-basics3.asp

-Images and Links
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Basics/dw-basics4.asp

James Shook

I started my career making pictures on a screen about 30 years ago. I began with film animation, making a number of independent animated films, doing animated sequences for sponsored films and for television shows like NOVA.

A few years later, after teaching a class in animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I would wander down the hall to the computer graphics studio. The director of the lab generously allowed me to use the equipment when other students weren't using it, and that's when I first started making computer graphics, using the first Macintoshes and the Amiga.

I eventually started doing computer graphics for money, first for a few games (including "Zork Zero" for the late, lamented Infocom), and later for interactive multimedia.

I learned HTML out of self-defense. A few years go, when I started getting requests for creating graphics for web sites, I would just send a complete page design and hope for the best. Often the results weren't what I intended, so I decided to learn how HTML works so that I could figure out how to put a page together to ensure that my design would look the way I wanted.

My Site: http://www.jshook.com

Color Scheme: n/a
Why?: Will be available soon.


Flexible Page Layout Using Tables
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tables/flexible_tables.asp

Daniel Short, Lead Developer

I never planned to be a web designer, it just kinda happened. I started out in the Army, where I was the only one not afraid to play with the guts of a computer. That lead to a job as an IT Manager for an Architectural firm, which led to me being bored when nothing was broken, so I started playing with HTML.

My first page was created with Arachnophilia (a hand coding freeware app that has greatly improved since I first laid hands on it), which basically just checked your syntax. I eventually migrated up to DW, and eventually UltraDev, which is what I now use for all my development. I've been doing the web gig since the end of 1999, so I honestly consider myself still new to the game.

My Site: http://www.web-shorts.com

Color Scheme: Snazz-o-Matic
Why?: 'Cause it's so darned snazzy and matches my current site.


Gotta Getta gifStream: 15635
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/dynamic/gifStream.asp

Working With DataShaping: 15634
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/tutorials/dynamic/DataShape.asp

Magnum P.I. (Property Inspectors, not Private Investigators)
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/DW-Interface/inspectors.asp

Sending HTML E-mails
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/htmlemail.asp

The Behaviors Panel- Changing Behavior Events
URL: http://www.dwfq.com/Tutorials/DW-Interface/behavior_events.asp

More Tutorials:

  • Dynamically Resize an Image
  • HTML E-mailer
  • Send-To-Friend Tutorial
  • Small Business Tips from MS CBarnes

URL: http://www.web-shorts.com/mm

Special Thanks: A very special thanks for all Dan's hard work on this site. Not only is Dan hosting this site on his server for free, he has also spent many, many hours setting things up for the site. Daniel Short is the creator of this site's ASP Style Changer and Font Changer. He has also written a custom script that creates those really cool crumb trails below the navigation bar on every page. The Snippets Exchange is another of Dan's huge contributions to this site. Can't thank him enough!

Murray R. Summers

Murray Summers, is a Biochemist by training, but has spent the last 20 years working in the computer industry. In 1998, Murray started his own website production company, Great Web Sights. As a Macromedia Evangelist, he also participates in the sponsored newsgroups for Dreamweaver and other products. He lives in rural Philadelphia with Suzanne, his lovely wife, their 11-year-old daughter Carly, a Golden Retriever, an Eski-poo, and some goldfish.

As he sometimes gets up on the wrong side of the bed you must be very nice to him on the newsgroups!

My Site: http://www.great-web-sights.com

Color Scheme: Murray's Eye on You
Why?: "Because you need it...."


Managing Fixed Width Tables
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Tables/managing_tables.asp

turtle (Mike)

I started with computers back when a good knowledge of soldering and a steady hand was a prerequisite. I still have my first 8080 S-100 CPU card that I wired myself and I take it out of its shoe box on occasion along with my "monster" 2k ram card. I donated Inky, Blinky, & Nod (my first S-100 front panel) to a local computer museum many years ago but for some reason I could not part with my first floppy drive, an enormous Persci 277, single sided, single density, dual 8" drive. I remember thinking to myself "man I am never going to fill up this whopping 77k of storage space". I wrote my first program in COBOL in 1970, I still have the paper tape with the program on it somewhere around here.

I like to think that I have come a long way since those early days but I find that the more I learn, the more that there is to know. I hope that you find these "turtle" tutorials useful.

My Site: n/a

Color Scheme: typical turtle
Why?: The reason I chose it is because "Blue is Cool".


Never Have a 404 Page Not Found Error Again
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/custom_error_page.asp

Introduction to META Tags
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/intro_to_metas.asp

Oh No, Not More META Tags
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/more_metas.asp

The Mystery of the robots.txt File Revealed
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/robot_txt.asp

What Can and Can't Be Done to Protect Your Stuff (Copyright & Protection)
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/Miscellaneous/copyright_protection1.asp

Manager of:
Search Engine Submission URLs
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/Search-Engines/default3.asp

Mick White

Michael (Mick) White was born on Valentine’s Day in 1944 in the Shepherd’s Bush section of London during the Blitz. He grew up in the nearby town of Acton, and as a youth attended Latymer Upper School. After finishing his studies there, Micky spent some time in the Royal Air Force from 1960-1961.

He came to America in 1967 and began a career at Xerox which lasted until his retirement in 2000. While working, and raising a family of two children, Micky also found time to complete many courses at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Several years ago, Mick became fascinated with web page design, and began a rigorous self training program, learning to use and become expert in JavaScript, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, among many other programs and languages.

Today his work can be seen on his own web page (mickweb.com) that he maintains, as well as commercial sites such as milestonesmusicroom.com, gerrytimlin.com, and warmheartpuppets.com.

My Site: http://www.mickweb.com

Color Scheme: Wimbledon
Why?: In honor of Wimbledon fortnight, purple and teal.


JavaScript Basics- The Function
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/JavaScript/thefunction.asp

Forms and Math
URL: http://www.dwfaq.com/Tutorials/JavaScript/form_math1.asp

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