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Dreamweaver Essential Training

Duration:  2 days | This course is temporarily unavailable.
Cost: $790.00 + GST

Course Description

You want to make some information available on the Internet. To do this, you might want to design and build a website and upload it. The features and functions in Dreamweaver will enable you create a web page to suit your requirements.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the Windows operating system and Internet are essentials. A comfortable skills level in Photoshop is ideal but not a strict requirement

Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for people tasked to maintain a website or intending to create one from scratch.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Define a website.
  2. Explore the Dreamweaver environment and learn its tools.
  3. Organize site files.
  4. Add content and images to a web page.
  5. Identify the different types of links and create them for easy navigation.
  6. Create template webpages.
  7. Create CSS styles to streamline text formatting within a page, and create external style sheets to allow formatting information to be used throughout a site.
  8. Add a form to your web page. 
  9. Use libraries to manage repeating site elements.
  10. Insert behaviours and spry widgets for added functionality.
  11. Define keyword, description, and other meta tags in order to make your site visible to automatic search engine spiders.
  12. Upload a website.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Planning a website: Basic Site Structure
  • Current Web Design Practices
  • Understanding web languages
  • File Naming Conventions

Exploring the Dreamweaver Interface

Starting a new site

  • Defining a new site
  • Managing Files and Folders 

Building a website

  • Creating new documents
  • Assigning Page Titles
  • Adding content to webpages
  • Structuring content 

Formatting Text

Working with Images

Creating Links

  • Link basics: Types of link
  • Creating links
  • Using named anchors and inserting email links 

Working with Tables

  • Tables vs. CSS
  • Understanding table elements
  • Inserting tables
  • Modifying table properties

Creating a basic template

  • Creating editable attributes (i.e. regions)
  • Creating new pages from a template
  • Working with repeating regions 

Site Management

  • Removing, moving, and deleting files
  • Checking for broken links
  • Checking for browser compatibility
  • Uploading and downloading files
  • Synchronising sites 

CSS Foundations

  • Understanding style sheets
  • Anatomy of a CSS rule
  • The CSS Styles panel
  • Using the Code Navigator
  • Working with different types of selectors
  • Attaching external style sheets

Controlling Layout with CSS

  • CSS structuring basics
  • Structuring with DIV tags
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding CSS floats 

Creating Forms

  • Understanding how forms work
  • Creating a form
  • Adding form elements
  • Setting form properties
  • Inserting submit buttons
  • Testing the form

Extras

  • Creating and modifying library items within the Library Panel
  • Inserting Behaviours and Spry Widgets
  • Defining Meta tags in the <HEAD> section
  • Inserting plug-ins (e.g. Flash, Quicktime movies)