Flash Catalyst is for making flash animations (action script).
Use Photoshop for images only.
Use DW to build your web site.
Use Flash Catalyst for optional flash animations.
Taking a Fireworks (or photoshop) comp to a CSS Layout in DW
Part 1 - Initial Design
Part 2 - Markup preparation
Part 3 - Layout and CSS
ok, please tell me is it possible to create psyop.tv kindda vertical menu in Dreamweaver? If it is possible then how?
Your example site is built entirely with Flash Professional or similar product. This is not recommended if you want search engines to notice you. To illustrate, view the source code in your browser. It's all scripts. Content on that site is nowhere to be found and cannot be index by search engines. Sadly, people who use web devices that don't support flash (iPhone/iPad, etc...) won't see anything either. All Flash sites may look cool but they pose significant web accessibility problems. Web pros don't build sites in Flash anymore.
For best results, use good semantic markup (HTML) and style your page and menus with CSS.
Thank you, I truly understand. I am going with Dreamweaver for sure but with CSS is it possible to get that kind of vertical menu? Someone suggested me to work with Dreaweaver and if i don't get that effect than I should go for jQuery plugins.
I am totally new to web development & design world. Actually I am a sound designer & mixer, trying to get my site up and running.
Thanks for your support, if you could furthur help me to get that kindda menu please let me know.
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You're on the right path. There's nothing special about the Psyop menu that you can't achive in HTML/CSS and jQuery.
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Not to confuse you as I like jQuery very much. But DW contains an assortment of pre-built Spry Widgets you can use for menus, accordion panels, sliding panels, tabbed panels, and a whole lot more!
- Download and install free Widget Browser.
- Log-in to the Widget Exchange and add selected items.
- Customize on screen and save.
- Add/Export Widgets to your site folder.
Good luck with your project!
Thanks a lot Joey I am happy to hear that !
Thank you Nancy for the Spry Widgets link. Actually, I tried Accordian panel and I was looking for the manual to get the most of it, that link is really helpful.
I'll keep in touch with you as I move ahead with the development. I have few questions right now in my mind but I'll ask later.
Widget Browser works really cool but what if I wanna use other free widgets from web, like this one http://www.i-marco.nl/weblog/jquery-accordion-3/
You would manually install by downloading the demo.zip file. Unzip (extract) files and save to your DW Local Site folder.
Widget browser only works with Adobe widgets; not with other 3rd party products.