Aims

Adobe Dreamweaver is the leading WYSIWIG (what you see is what you get) web page authoring and management software. Dreamweaver’s simple but powerful tools let you create and design amazing web pages and sites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You’ll learn to manage sites and site files, as well as efficient design and build using libraries and templates.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to understand the Dreamweaver interface, learn how to add content to web pages, create new pages, organise and build a site efficiently, add images, navigation components, videos and other assets. You’ll also learn some HTML and CSS fundamentals and web best practise methods.

Prerequisites

You’ll need some enthusiasm and energy, but otherwise no previous technical experience is necessary. A reasonable understanding of your chosen Mac or Windows operating system will be useful.

Versions

Courses are delivered in CS5, CS6, CC.

What will I learn?

The Basics

  • Web technology fundamentals
  • The Dreamweaver interface
  • Setting up for site builds
  • Creating and previewing web pages
  • Dreamweaver workspaces
  • Exploring the preferences

Adding Text and Structure

  • Importing text files
  • Cleaning word HTML and old files
  • Headings for document structure
  • Creating lists
  • About the insert panel
  • Adding special characters and dates

Formatting Text with CSS

  • CSS fundamentals
  • The Dreamweaver Styles panel
  • Selecting and styling text
  • Working with fonts, sizes and colours
  • Editing CSS values
  • Creating class styles and compound styles
  • Using specialist web-fonts
  • Moving CSS rules and files

Adding Graphic Content

  • Image file basics for web
  • Placing images on the page
  • About accessibility
  • Positioning and sizing images
  • Editing images in Dreamweaver
  • Round trip editing
  • Image Optimisation
  • Adding Flash banners, components
  • FLV and HTML 5 video

Adding Links and Navigation

  • Linking web pages together
  • Adding simple email
  • Using images for links
  • Doing file and document downloads
  • Making an image map
  • Using named anchors on long pages
  • Inserting a drop down list for navigation
  • Styling links with CSS

Page Design and Layout

  • Dreamweaver templates
  • Inserting containers (DIV tags)
  • Placing containers
  • Adding layout styles with CSS
  • Selecting page components
  • Dreamweaver’s visual aids
  • Adding a Navigation bar
  • Styling buttons and roll overs
  • Adding tables
  • Importing tabular data

Library Items and Templates

  • What are library items and templates?
  • Creating a library item
  • Adding a library item to your pages
  • Editing library items
  • Creating a custom template
  • Adding editable regions
  • Building a new page from a template
  • Applying templates to existing pages
  • Resolving editable regions
  • Site wide changes with template edits

Uploading your site to a live server

  • Checking accessibility, links and spelling
  • Checking your site in other browsers
  • Cleaning and organising your site files
  • Cloaking files and folders
  • Setting up a connection to a live server
  • Using the Files panel
  • Uploading files to live
  • Synchronising and editing files
  • About checking in and checking out

Creating Forms

  • About forms
  • Adding forms with the insert panel
  • Creating a simple contact form
  • Submitting the form contents
  • Form validation with Javascript, Spry and HTML5

Revisiting the Files Panel

  • Changing local and remote files
  • Moving individual files to the server
  • Synchronising changed files

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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