page labels this book as a "Complete hands-on guide to creating
and managing dynamic Web sites."
is not the fault of author Daniel Gray that the book left me wondering
why I had spent the money to buy it. It is not worth its price.
Adobe PageMill is so easy to use that you can learn it on your own,
with Adobe's own book. Or just practice a bit with the software,
ask a friend a few questions, and save your money. You do not need
an aftermarket book.
sells other useful books and Daniel Gray has written other informative
titles. It is just that you don't need any extra book to handle
Adobe PageMill. If you are keen to learn more and upgrade your skills,
move up to GoLive, but here you need every aftermarket book you
can get your hands on. GoLive has a steep learning curve.
you need Adobe GoLive (former CyberStudio GoLive) or Macromedia
Dreamweaver if you want that class of Internet site. PageMill is
for getting started and learning how to do a web site.
people prefer to avoid Microsoft products (why support a carnivorous
monopoly) and Adobe PageMill is a pleasant alternative to what Bill
Gates wants you to buy.
you wish to do commercial web development, you should aspire to
master Macromedia's Dreamweaver.