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Basics of Behaviors

The basic mechanics of using Dreamweaver behaviors are simple—although, as usual, the more you know about what’s happening behind the scenes when you apply that Swap Image or other behavior, the better off you’ll be.

How Behaviors Work: JavaScript and HTML

HTML was originally designed for scientists and researchers to put their documents in an electronic format that could be shared and viewed over a wide range of computers. Therefore, it is primarily designed to display static text with a simple, basic structure. The current state of the web has stretched HTML way beyond the purpose for which it was designed. The rising needs of early web developers created a demand to extend the basic functionality and interactivity of the Web. JavaScript was developed and incorporated into HTML to satisfy this demand.


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