Adobe Dreamweaver Introduction (2 days – £1,190, plus VAT)

This course requires no knowledge of Dreamweaver, web development or HTML and aims to equip users with a step by step plan for creating basic Dreamweaver websites and making them live. The course features practical exercises designed to demystify the process of building accessible, standards-compliant sites using Cascading Style Sheets and Dreamweaver templates to maintain a consistent look and feel on all pages.

Getting started

Dreamweaver overview, The Dreamweaver toolbars, Inspectors and panels, The Objects panel, Code and design views, The Tag Editor, The tag selector, Working in site view, Working in document view

Basic web pages

Creating and formatting paragraphs, Aligning text, Inserting line breaks, Setting font attributes, Changing background and link colours, Inserting graphics, Inserting a rollover image, Using images as backgrounds, Using Flash buttons, Using Flash text, Adding text links, Adding links to graphics, Email links

Site setup

Creating a new site, Importing an existing site, Creating new files and folders, Specifying local folder information, Specifying remote host information, Connecting and uploading to a server, Updating and deleting files, Using the Assets panel, Adding assets to the Favorite list, Grouping assets

CSS

Overview of cascading style sheets, How Dreamweaver handles CSS, Creating a style rule for a tag, Creating custom classes, Creating advanced selectors, Dreamweaver CSS Styles panel, Applying classes to elements

Page layout

CSS and page layout, Dreamweaver preset CSS layouts, Fixed, elastic and fluid designs, Understanding the DIV tag, Modifying DIV attributes, The Float attribute, Padding and margin settings, Absolute positioning

Templates and libraries

Creating a new template, Defining editable areas, Applying templates to documents, Updating dependent documents, Creating library items, Using library items, Updating library items

Forms

Creating a new site, Importing an existing site, Creating new files and folders, Specifying local folder information, Specifying remote host information, Connecting and uploading to a server, Updating and deleting files, Using the Assets panel, Adding assets to the Favorite list, Grouping assets