Building a Forum with Dreamweaver – Part 1: Setting Up the Development Framework
Setting Up the Development Framework
First you have to set up your application server environment and install Dreamweaver 8 and ImpAKT.
This article assumes that you have already installed and configured a web server with PHP and MySQL support. If this is not the case, take a look at the following articles from the Developer Center:
- Setting Up Your PHP Server Environment Using Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (by David Sklar) if you use the LAMP platform
- Setting Up the PHP, MySQL, and Apache Server Platform on Macintosh OS X for Dreamweaver MX (by Minh Huynh) if you’re working in Mac OS
- Setting up PHP for Microsoft IIS (by Andrew Stopford) if you’re a fan of IIS
Before you install ImpAKT, you need to have installed Dreamweaver 8. You can install and manage the extensions using Extension Manager, an accessory to Dreamweaver.