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The Workshop area is meant to reinforce your reading with a series of questions and exercises.


Q1: How are layers typically used?
A1: Layers are barely handled correctly in 4.x level browsers. Rather than using them for layout, most layer-based sites use them for animation—which you'll learn about tomorrow!
Q2:How can style sheets be used to create cross-platform/cross-browser compatible Web sites?
A2: Besides setting spacing/margin attributes in pixels, style sheets can be used to force pixel font sizes for text in the design view. This enables you to develop a Web page that is pixel-per-pixel identical (or as close to identical as possible) between browsers and platforms.
Q3:What's the best way to get files to my server?
A3: I prefer to use Network/Local server access—this won't require anything more than mounting a server volume on your computer and choosing the folder using the standard file-browsing tools.
Q4:Why do forms require server behaviors to work?
A4: Forms submit information back to a server. It is up to the server to process the form's information and produce a result. Alternatively, you can write JavaScript to process the contents of a form, but this is best left to books on JavaScript!


1:What does the Cloaking option do?
A1: Cloaking hides files and folders that should not be considered an “active” part of the Web site.
2:What is the Z value in reference to layers?
A2: The Z index is refers to the level of the layers. If a layer appears above another layer, it has a higher Z value.
3:What does a frameset hold?
A3: A frameset contains the individual frames that, in turn, contain their own full HTML pages.
4:What is a testing server?
A4: Dreamweaver MX supports three types of file locations—local, remote, and testing. The testing (or “staging”) server is used as an intermediate testing ground before moving files to the remote server.
5:What advantage does a navigation bar offer over simply inserting navigation elements?
A5: The navigation bar allows you to insert and manage navigation elements, including re-ordering and changing their on-page orientation.


  1. Assuming you have an ISP or server, try setting up a remote connection and uploading the Day 1 site to the remote server.

  2. Practice using the tools and techniques (specifically style sheets and layers) discussed in the chapter. There are many things to explore—take your time.

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