7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2009 6:17 AM by marer1976

    Dynamic websites - how to

    marer1976 Level 3
      Hi,

      I've been designing websites in dreamweaver for a couple of years and now want to start building dynamic websites with Dr. Does anyone know any good resources to start with? I don't know anything about building dynamic websites and have no programming experience. Maybe some good books?

      I'll be grateful for any ideas..
        • 1. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
          Level 7
          Hello marer1976,

          Depends on what language you want to use to do your dynamic content in.
          ASP, ASP.net, Coldfusion (my favorite!), PHP, etc.

          There are generally a ton of books at your local bookstore that can get you
          started

          Steve

          > Hi,
          >
          > I've been designing websites in dreamweaver for a couple of years and
          > now want to start building dynamic websites with Dr. Does anyone know
          > any good resources to start with? I don't know anything about building
          > dynamic websites and have no programming experience. Maybe some good
          > books?
          >
          > I'll be grateful for any ideas..
          >


          • 2. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
            Level 7
            Hi

            I started with an easy to read book by a certain David Powers :-)

            http://www.friendsofed.com/book.html?isbn=9781590595695

            Give it a try takes you from "this is a web site to ........"

            Ok many may say it's an idiot guide - me I was happy to be an idiot. I now
            have several of Davids books and whilst I've never managed to read one cover
            to cover I always seem to have one open for reference.

            I've even writen to father Xmas and asked for the new one out!

            HTH

            Ian
            "marer1976" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Hi,
            >
            > I've been designing websites in dreamweaver for a couple of years and now
            > want
            > to start building dynamic websites with Dr. Does anyone know any good
            > resources
            > to start with? I don't know anything about building dynamic websites and
            > have
            > no programming experience. Maybe some good books?
            >
            > I'll be grateful for any ideas..
            >

            • 3. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
              Level 7
              For PHP/MySQL, I think the absolute best available are the books by David
              Powers, published by Friends of Ed. What's really great is that he is a
              frequent visitor here, and you can get your answers straight from the
              horse's mouth, so to speak!

              A read through this might also help -

              http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/develop_web_application.html

              --
              Murray --- ICQ 71997575
              Adobe Community Expert
              (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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              "marer1976" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:gg4mee$fb0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi,
              >
              > I've been designing websites in dreamweaver for a couple of years and now
              > want
              > to start building dynamic websites with Dr. Does anyone know any good
              > resources
              > to start with? I don't know anything about building dynamic websites and
              > have
              > no programming experience. Maybe some good books?
              >
              > I'll be grateful for any ideas..
              >

              • 4. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
                marer1976 Level 3
                Hi Steve,

                Thank you for your reply.

                What would you advice for learning Coldfusion (beginner)?

                • 5. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
                  Level 7
                  Murray *ACE* wrote:
                  > For PHP/MySQL, I think the absolute best available are the books by
                  > David Powers, published by Friends of Ed.

                  So do I, but I am rather biased. ;-)

                  > What's really great is that
                  > he is a frequent visitor here, and you can get your answers straight
                  > from the horse's mouth, so to speak!

                  Neeeeeigh!

                  --
                  David Powers, Adobe Community Expert
                  Author, "The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3" (friends of ED)
                  Author, "PHP Solutions" (friends of ED)
                  http://foundationphp.com/
                  • 6. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
                    Level 7
                    marer1976 wrote:
                    > What would you advice for learning Coldfusion (beginner)?

                    There's only one book worth getting to learn ColdFusion: ColdFusion 8
                    Web Application Construction Kit by Ben Forta. Its coverage of
                    ColdFusion is superb, but it's three volumes long. The other downside is
                    that Ben and his co-authors use HTML and design techniques that belong
                    to the 1990s, spoiling an otherwise excellent resource.

                    --
                    David Powers, Adobe Community Expert
                    Author, "The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3" (friends of ED)
                    Author, "PHP Solutions" (friends of ED)
                    http://foundationphp.com/
                    • 7. Re: Dynamic websites - how to
                      marer1976 Level 3

                      Thank you guys for all your help.