Aligns the bottom of an image with the bottom of a line of text, including portions of the text that descend below the text baseline, such as y or g.
absolute middle image alignment
Aligns the middle of an image with the middle of the text.
File paths that include the complete URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for a linked document, including the protocol used.
Refers to the issue of people with visual, hearing, physical, or neurological disabilities being able to access Web page content.
Form tag attribute used to specify a path to the dynamic page or script that will be used to process the form data.
A plugin type developed by Microsoft and embedded in documents using object tags.
Text consisting of letters and/or numbers.
alternate text description
Accessibility feature that provides a description of an image that is interpreted by screen readers, and also appears in the latest browser versions as a descriptive tooltip when the pointer is moved over the image.
Links to locations within a document.
HTML tags (<a>) used to create a hyperlink, along with an href attribute identifying the path to the link target.
Images that appear to move, created by using multiple images that change incrementally.
Small applications (programs) that can run inside a browser window to provide an interactive experience, including audio and video.
A panel that can be used to store various assets used on a site, such as images, URLs, favorite colors, and so on.
Assets panel Favorites list
Frequently used assets such as images or URLs can be saved in the Assets panel Favorites list and reused.
Layout mode function used to create liquid or flexible tables.
An image used as a background for a table or table cell.
baseline image alignment
Aligns the baseline of text or elements to the bottom of a selected image.
A panel that allows you to attach behaviors to HTML elements.
The HTML tags (<blockquote>) used to indent text.
The color of a table border.
bottom image alignment
Like baseline, aligns the baseline of text or elements to the bottom of a selected object.
Links containing an invalid path, or a path leading to a document that no longer exists.
Refers to the hierarchical order in which style sheets are interpreted by browsers, as in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
The term for a collection of one or more CSS styles or rules. A cascading style sheet can be a separate document (an external style sheet), or located inside the head section of an HTML document (internal or embedded style sheet).
The distance between cell content and cell borders.
The amount of space between cells.
A form object consisting of a small box that can be checked with a check mark to enable it.
Check Spelling dialog box
Allows users to check spelling in a document while ignoring HTML tags and attributes.
Check Target Browsers
A Dreamweaver MX 2004 tool that checks documents for any code that is not supported by specified browsers.
Term used to describe a nested layer.
A type of style that is not tag specific.
Layer property that specifies the visible portion of a layer.
A Dreamweaver MX 2004 feature that can be used to prevent specified folders or file types from being uploaded to, or downloaded from, a server.
Code and Design view
A horizontally split Document window view, with Code view displayed in the top window and Design view in the lower window.
A Document window view used for viewing and working with HTML code.
The Web-safe color palette opened by clicking a color box.
Color Wheel button
Clicking this button opens the Windows Color Selection palette containing 48 basic colors.
Vertical lines of table cells.
A segment of text inserted into HTML code to provide information for anyone viewing or working on the code at a later time.
Help that is accessible in most dialog boxes, panels, and inspectors by clicking a Help button.
A type of CSS selector used to instruct browsers to apply a style only when certain tag combinations are encountered, such as when level-one heading tags (<h1>) contain strong tags (<strong>).
crosshairs (plus sign)
Pointer shape (+) when designing tables in Layout mode, creating hotspots, working with layers, and other activities.
CSS Properties panel
A panel that can be used to edit CSS style properties. To use the panel the Tag panel group must be open and a CSS style must be selected in the CSS Styles panel.
See CSS styles.
Formatting rules used to redefine HTML tag properties and values. Also known as CSS rules.
A hyperlink linking to a long description file and positioned next to the image. A D link is an alternative to using a long description, which is poorly supported by browsers.
Declarations declare and define the properties of a tag that a selector is redefining, and are composed of properties and values.
default image alignment
Browsers usually interpret default as a baseline alignment, aligning text or elements to the bottom of an image.
A list that contains indented text that can be used to describe each list item.
delimited text file
A file format that allows tabular data to be imported for use in Dreamweaver MX 2004 documents.
Files containing predesigned layouts, elements, and objects ready for customization.
A Document view that approximates how a page will appear in a browser.
The folder where Web photo album pages and associated documents are stored.
Table Property inspector buttons that can be used to clear column and row heights, and convert table widths and heights to pixels or percentages.
The HTML tags (<div> </div>) that provide structure and content for block-level content in a document. Dreamweaver MX 2004 uses division tags to create layers.
Refers to the attachment of panels and panel groups to the left, right, top, or bottom of the Document window.
document relative paths
File paths used to link documents that are located in the same folder or site.
Document Size/Estimated Download Time indicator
An indicator located on the Status bar that estimates the size of a document as well as the time needed to load it and any other files linked to it.
Open documents are indicated by a document tab appearing at the top of a maximized document. The document tab contains a document’s name and extension.
A toolbar containing buttons and drop-down menus for different document-viewing options, as well as other functions, such as the No Browser Check Errors, Preview/Debug in Browser, and Refresh buttons.
Refers to the different modes for viewing and working with documents. There are three Document views to choose from: Code view, Code and Design view, and Design view.
The window where open documents appear in Dreamweaver MX 2004.
A behavior that can be attached to layers so that viewers can use the mouse to drag the layers in the browser window.
The act of clicking a folder, file, or screen object and moving it (dragging) while holding down the mouse button.
Draw Layout Cell button
Insert bar button (Layout menu item or tab) used to create table cells in Layout mode.
Dreamweaver General Discussion forum
A Dreamweaver online forum for general topics related to Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Coder workspace
An integrated workspace in the layout style used by Macromedia HomeSite and Macromedia ColdFusion Studio. It opens in Code view by default and is recommended for those who prefer to do their own coding.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Designer workspace
This workspace contains all document windows and panels integrated in a single application window, with panel groups located on the right side of the window. This workspace is recommended unless users plan to frequently work in code.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 templates
Special templates in Dreamweaver MX 2004 that can be used to create new documents or templates (nested templates). Documents created from a template automatically are attached to it, and changes to a template’s locked regions or the addition of new editable regions are propagated (passed on) to documents created from the template.
The local site (root folder) on a computer or network where documents related to a Web site can be worked on and tested before uploading to a remote server. Also called site.
Dreamweaver Support Center
A Dreamweaver Web site with the latest Dreamweaver information, including technical releases, tutorials, articles, product downloads, support programs, and much more.
Tutorials provide step-by-step lessons on different topics and are available by clicking Tutorials from the Help drop-down menu, or by clicking the Start Page Dreamweaver Tutorial link. Additional tutorials are available on the Dreamweaver Support Center Web site.
dynamic HTML (DHTML)
Lists containing questions that are frequently asked about a topic, along with answers to those questions.
Favorites list folders
Folders that can be used to organize assets in the Assets panel Favorites list.
Form object that creates a text box and Browse button that allow users to upload a file when a form is submitted.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
A method used to upload files to a server (put), or download files from a server (get).
Find and Replace dialog box
Allows users to search for text, code, and combinations of text and code in documents or in entire sites.
Widths for tables or table cells indicated as a fixed measurement.
Interactive buttons that function somewhat like rollover images, but with the ability to display animation when clicked. They also can be linked to other documents.
Flash MX 2004
The latest version of the Flash program, and part of the Macromedia suite of programs that includes Dreamweaver MX 2004. Flash MX 2004 can be used to create videos, interactive animations, and other types of rich Internet applications.
Special text created in a Flash movie format. Flash text can be used to insert text into Web pages in font sizes that could not be displayed using the fonts normally available in a browser.
See liquid tables.
Panels that have been undocked and relocated.
A font design, such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. Also known as font face or typeface.
The HTML tags (<form>) used to create forms.
Three-dimensional frame borders that can be specified to appear when frames are displayed in a browser window.
Target link frames are identified by frame names, which appear in the Property inspector Target text box drop-down list.
Frame Property inspector
The Property inspector that is displayed when a frame is selected.
Frame Tag Accessibility Attributes dialog box
Dialog box that can be used to create frame titles.
The tag (<frame>) used to create frames in a frameset document.
Titles used to identify frames for accessibility.
Page regions containing an HTML document as specified in a frameset document.
A panel used for selecting framesets and frames.
An HTML document that controls frame layout and properties.
Frameset Property inspector
Property inspector mode used to modify frameset properties.
The tags (<frameset>) used to create framesets.
The address of the server that hosts a Web site, such as ftp.angelfire.com.
A method for transmitting form data. The GET method should not be used for long forms, or for confidential data such as credit card numbers or passwords. The GET method has been deprecated, and the POST method should be used if possible. The GET method is selected using the Form Property inspector.
Most commonly used image format on the Web, with several varieties that support interlacing, transparency, or animation.
A button that can be added to a jump menu to select the default item in the jump menu.
Go To URL behavior
A behavior that can be attached to a layer so that a layer event (clicking, hovering over, and so on) opens an HTML document in the same browser window.
A mesh of horizontal and vertical lines that can be used to position table elements and content in Layout and Standard modes.
The dotted area on the left side of a panel or panel group’s Title bar used for docking and undocking.
A CSS selector that redefines more than one tag at a time. Also called multiple selector.
A column or row used to identify column or row content. Header columns and rows automatically center and bold text.
Area at the top of a Web page used to contain a heading or introductory text and/or image for a Web site. Also called banner area.
Stand-alone programs that browsers can call on to display different media types.
hexadecimal color values
Hexadecimal (base 16) values for colors, composed of the pound sign and a combination of six numbers and/or letters composing the hexadecimal value; for example, #FFFFCC produces a light shade of yellow.
hidden field marker
An icon to indicate a hidden field.
Form objects used to transmit data that is provided by the Web page rather than the user.
A vertical panel that can undo, redo, or automate any of the activities performed in open documents when working in Design view.
Specifies the horizontal alignment for row, column, or cell content.
A cushion of space to the left and to the right of an image.
The folder on a Web server that contains a site’s root directory.
Areas of an image map that link to other documents when clicked. Also called image maps.
Used with anchor tags to identify the path to a link target.
The function of Web browsers, meaning that their job is to interpret and display the HTML code contained in Web page documents.
Text or object that, when clicked, takes users to another location on the same page, or to documents located on other servers. Also called link.
A form object that can be used create a graphical Submit button.
Images containing hotspots that link to other documents when clicked. See hotspots.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 feature that allows users to visualize how images will work on a page by inserting a temporary placeholder in a planned image location. The placeholder can later be replaced by an image.
The HTML tag (<img>) used in conjunction with a source attribute (src) to direct a browser to an image file location so that the file can be retrieved and displayed as part of a Web page.
Refers to the way a style can inherit rules from styles located higher up the style chain as long as they do not conflict with its own rules.
CSS style located inside an HTML tag.
The HTML tags (<input>) used to insert form objects (elements) in forms.
A toolbar containing buttons that allow users to insert various elements and objects into a document.
Documents created from templates that can be saved as nested templates or HTML documents.
integrated file browser
The Files panel contains an integrated file browser that provides access to the files and folders located on a computer or local network.
interactive Web pages
Web pages that allow users to interact with pages by performing tasks or changing page content.
Feature of some GIF images that allow them to be displayed gradually, somewhat like a picture slowly coming into focus.
internal style sheet
A CSS style sheet located (embedded) in the head section of an HTML document.
The HTML tags (<label>) that can be wrapped around a form object input tag. When a for attribute is specified, check boxes and radio buttons can be selected by clicking their label.
Coordinates that specify the position of a layer in relationship to the upper-left corner of an HTML document, or the upper-left corner of another layer in the case of nested layers.
Layer names cannot contain spaces and should be composed only of letters and/or numbers. You should rename layers descriptively so that their functions are easy to identify.
Layer property that specifies the default visibility status of a layer. The four possibilities are default, inherit, visible, and hidden.
Small yellow markers that indicate the presence of a layer on a page. They can be used to select or delete a layer. Right-clicking a layer-code marker opens a context menu.
A panel that can be used to select, rename, and change z-index and visibility status for layers. It also contains a Prevent overlaps check box that can be used to prevent layers from overlapping.
Layout mode bar
A light blue bar at the top of the Document window that lets users know they are no longer working in Standard mode.
Insert bar view that can be used to conveniently create layout tables.
Layout Table button
Insert bar button (Layout menu item or tab) used to create tables in Layout mode.
left image alignment
Aligns an image to the left margin, with text wrapped around the image to the right.
A folder automatically created by Dreamweaver MX 2004 to store all of the library items created in a site.
Sections of code that can be created, saved, and then inserted in documents whenever needed.
Link Checker panel
A panel located in the Results panel group used to report and repair broken links.
The document a hyperlink leads to.
Tables that adjust to fit browser window dimensions. Also called flexible tables.
A form object that users can scroll to view the list items. Lists can be formatted to allow more than one list item to be selected at a time.
A local site is where users work on and test their Web site before placing it on a server so that others can view it. See Dreamweaver site.
Areas of a template that prevent users from making changes to any content in the locked region in a document created from the template. See editable regions.
Image accessibility feature providing a link to a file containing a longer description of an image.
low source image
A smaller file size version of an image that loads first, often in black and white. The purpose is to let people with slower Internet connections see an image without having to wait for the image to fully download.
Online forums where Dreamweaver MX 2004 users can post questions and discuss issues related to Dreamweaver MX 2004 and other Macromedia products.
The white space around the edges of a document or document contents.
A form object that displays a drop-down list of items. Only one item can be selected from the list.
A bar containing different commands (such as File, Edit, and so on). Clicking a command opens a drop-down menu with a list of options associated with that command.
Merge Cells button
Table Cell Property inspector button that merges selected cells, rows, or columns into one cell.
Special tags placed in the head section of an HTML document. There are a number of different meta tags, but the most popular are the description, keywords, and refresh meta tags. The description and keywords meta tags are used to provide information about Web page content to search engines, while the refresh meta tag is used to refresh the page or redirect the viewer to a new browser.
middle image alignment
Aligns the middle of an image with the baseline of an image or text.
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension)
Each file has an extension that indicates its MIME type and determines how it will be displayed by a browser.
An icon that appears when clicking the corner of a frame and dragging to resize it.
Panels grouped together under one heading. For example, the Files panel group contains the Files and Assets panels.
A graphical interface for almost all Dreamweaver MX 2004 functions. Most panels are grouped together with other panels in panel groups.
Characteristics such as color, width, file name, and so on.
Term used to describe a layer that contains a nested layer (child layer).
The table containing a nested table.
The template a nested template was created from. Changes to a parent table’s locked regions, or the addition of new editable regions, are propagated (passed on) to nested templates.
The directions that a browser uses to locate files. See absolute paths and document relative paths.
Latin text used in design files to give users an idea of how a finished document will appear.
Small programs that extend the capability of browsers in dealing with different types of media. They differ from helper applications in that they are not stand-alone programs like Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.
The browser folder where plugins are stored.
Image format that offers interlacing and transparency, and produces smaller file sizes than the GIF or JPEG formats.
Point to File button
A Property inspector button that can be used to create links by dragging an arrow line to a link target file.
Behavior that causes small dialog boxes to pop up when an event triggers this action.
A method used to transmit form data. The POST method is suitable for use with confidential data. The POST method is selected using the Form Property inspector.
predefined CSS style sheets
Ready-made style sheets that can be used as is or modified to suit preferences.
Ready-made framesets available by using the Insert bar frame buttons, or by clicking Insert and then Frames.
Text formatting that retains formatting that HTML code might ignore or override, such as for verse or HTML code.
Behavior that ensures that an image will be loaded in the browser and ready when an event requiring an action takes place. See behaviors.
HTML tags, such as the font tag (<font>), that control the appearance of elements when they are displayed by browsers.
Prevent overlaps check box
A Layers panel check box that prevents layers from overlapping when enabled.
Preview/Debug in browser button
A button on the Document toolbar used to preview the current document in a browser.
A browser used for previewing that can be opened by pressing the F12 key.
Image that first appears when a rollover image is displayed. Referred to in Dreamweaver MX 2004 as the original image.
The insertion point turns into a prohibited sign (a circle with a diagonal slash) when moved over a locked area in a document created from a template to indicate that the content cannot be edited.
A horizontal panel that contains the different Property inspectors.
A context-sensitive horizontal panel that can be used to format text and create links, work with CSS, and perform other tasks.
A tag characteristic, such as color, size, width, and so on.
Widths for tables or table cells indicated as a relative measurement by using a percentage.
A type of style that is active when an event takes place, such as hovering the pointer over a link. Primarily used to change hyperlink properties.
Small round form objects that can be enabled by clicking. When radio buttons have the same name, only one button can be enabled at a time, so they are suitable for questions with only one correct answer. Radio buttons are often inserted as radio button groups.
Frame dimension values that are relative to the width or height of other frames in a frameset.
Relevant CSS panel
A panel that can be used to edit CSS style properties. To use the panel the Tag panel group must be open and a page element selected in a document. The Relevant CSS panel will display any styles controlling the selected element.
A site that resides on a server that will be used to publish the contents of a local site so that others can view it.
Areas of a document created from a template that can be repeated if desired. The repeating region can be locked or editable.
Areas in a document created from a template that allow users to repeat specified table rows and control which table cells are editable.
Button used to reset a form.
A double-headed arrow that can be used to resize the Document window.
A button located in the upper-right corner of a document’s Title bar that can be used to restore the document to its maximum size.
Results panel group
A vertical panel group containing the Link Checker and other tools.
right image alignment
Aligns an image to the right margin, with text wrapped around the image to the left.
Images that change when the mouse pointer is moved across the image when viewed in a browser.