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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch007
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DiMarco, John. "Web Authoring." Web Portfolio Design and Applications. IGI Global, 2006. 122-156. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch007


DiMarco, J. (2006). Web Authoring. In J. DiMarco (Ed.), Web Portfolio Design and Applications (pp. 122-156). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch007


DiMarco, John. "Web Authoring." In Web Portfolio Design and Applications, ed. John DiMarco, 122-156 (2006), accessed October 22, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch007

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Web authoring is the process of developing Web pages. The Web development process requires you to use software to create functional pages that will work on the Internet. Adding Web functionality is creating specific components within a Web page that do something. Adding links, rollover graphics, and interactive multimedia items to a Web page creates are examples of enhanced functionality. This chapter demonstrates Web based authoring techniques using Macromedia Dreamweaver. The focus is on adding Web functions to pages generated from Macromedia Fireworks and to overview creating Web pages from scratch using Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver and Fireworks are professional Web applications. Using professional Web software will benefit you tremendously. There are other ways to create Web pages using applications not specifically made to create Web pages. These applications include Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. The use of Microsoft applications for Web page development is not covered in this chapter. However, I do provide steps on how to use these applications for Web page authoring within the appendix of this text. If you feel that you are more comfortable using the Microsoft applications or the Macromedia applications simply aren’t available to you yet, follow the same process for Web page conceptualization and content creation and use the programs available to you. You should try to get Web page development skills using Macromedia Dreamweaver because it helps you expand your software skills outside of basic office applications. The ability to create a Web page using professional Web development software is important to building a high-end computer skills set. The main objectives of this chapter are to get you involved in some technical processes that you’ll need to create the Web portfolio. Focus will be on guiding you through opening your sliced pages, adding links, using tables, creating pop up windows for content and using layers and timelines for dynamic HTML. The coverage will not try to provide a complete tutorial set for Macromedia Dreamweaver, but will highlight essential techniques. Along the way you will get pieces of hand coded action scripts and JavaScripts. You can decide which pieces you want to use in your own Web portfolio pages. The techniques provided are a concentrated workflow for creating Web pages. Let us begin to explore Web page authoring.

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
John DiMarco
This chapter introduces the concept of the portfolio and defines the electronic portfolio and Web portfolio. In print, electronic form, and through... Sample PDF
Introduction to the Web Portfolio
Chapter 2
Conceptualization  (pages 32-51)
John DiMarco
This chapter provides instruction, examples, and steps on how to begin the creative production process. Focus will be on user centered design... Sample PDF
Chapter 3
Information Design  (pages 52-61)
John DiMarco
This chapter provides explanation and steps on transforming ideas into information architecture. The main emphasis is on developing a framework of... Sample PDF
Information Design
Chapter 4
Visual Design  (pages 62-88)
John DiMarco
This chapter explores visual design and the methods used to develop Web site storyboards and screen creation. This process is a critical step in the... Sample PDF
Visual Design
Chapter 5
John DiMarco
It’s time to hunt and gather. In a large part, the Web portfolio design process relies upon you as the author to be an investigator. What this means... Sample PDF
Content, Collection, Development and Management
Chapter 6
Web Page Design  (pages 105-121)
John DiMarco
This chapter focuses on digital design for the Web using Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Fireworks. It’s time to review the storyboards that you... Sample PDF
Web Page Design
Chapter 7
Web Authoring  (pages 122-156)
John DiMarco
Web authoring is the process of developing Web pages. The Web development process requires you to use software to create functional pages that will... Sample PDF
Web Authoring
Chapter 8
John DiMarco
This chapter presents motion graphics and provides simple lessons on creating text animation using Macromedia Flash. I will provide background... Sample PDF
Motion, Graphics and Multimedia Production
Chapter 9
John DiMarco
You have come a long way in your journey; the end is near, and it is time to take your Web portfolio site and present it to the world. This stage is... Sample PDF
Uploading and Testing Your Web Portfolio Site
Chapter 10
Launch and Promotion  (pages 208-212)
John DiMarco
At this point you should be excited. You have created a Web portfolio and uploaded it to the Internet. You and your immediate circle of friends and... Sample PDF
Launch and Promotion
Chapter 11
Server-Side Technologies  (pages 213-221)
John DiMarco
When this book went out for review, one of the reviewers was insightful enough to recommend that I include some information on server-side... Sample PDF
Server-Side Technologies
Chapter 12
Cases and Interviews  (pages 222-276)
John DiMarco
As I examined hundreds of Web sites promising electronic or Web portfolio data for this text, and performed observations and interviews with dozens... Sample PDF
Cases and Interviews
Chapter 13
John DiMarco
This chapter offers theories behind why the networked e-portfolio (Web portfolio) will evolve into the post modern identity vehicle for the... Sample PDF
Web Portfolios in the Information Society and Future