Adobe Dreamweaver Jumpstart

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Prerequisites:

This class is for beginners. As long as you can use a mouse and are familiar with the web and its terminology.

Course Description:

This five day course includes provides you with the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to build and manage professional web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. The extended class also prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam which is taken on the 5th day. This certification is a credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.

In this course, you will examine the basics of Dreamweaver with a focus on best practices and design. Y…

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Prerequisites:

This class is for beginners. As long as you can use a mouse and are familiar with the web and its terminology.

Course Description:

This five day course includes provides you with the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to build and manage professional web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. The extended class also prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam which is taken on the 5th day. This certification is a credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.

In this course, you will examine the basics of Dreamweaver with a focus on best practices and design. You will learn:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver interface basics
  • Creating a website
  • Controlling document structure
  • Intro to Cascading Style Sheets
  • Adding graphics
  • Building Successful Site Navigation
  • Designing Pages with CSS
  • Fireworks/Dreamweaver integration
  • Creating Templates and Site Maintenance

This course includes the following modules:

Introducing the Course

  • Understanding the course
  • Reviewing the course objectives and pre-requisites
  • Reviewing the course format
  • Outlining the course content
  • Understanding static page architecture

Dreamweaver Features

  • CSS Layouts
  • CSS Management
  • CSS Advisor
  • Browser Compatibility
  • Spry Data
  • Spry Widgets
  • Spry Effects
  • Photoshop Integration
  • Adobe Device Central
  • Adobe Bridge

Getting Started

  • Introducing Dreamweaver
  • Learning the interface
  • Defining a local site
  • Creating a website

Adding Content to a Site

  • Adding content
  • Controlling document structure
  • Making lists
  • Adding horizontal rules
  • Adding special characters

Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets

  • Formatting text
  • Introducing cascading style sheets
  • Creating styles
  • Exporting CSS rule definitions
  • Creating class styles
  • Attaching external style sheets
  • Creating advanced styles
  • Creating a new external style sheet
  • Displaying styles
  • Understanding cascading order and inheritance of styles

Working with Graphics

  • Using graphics on web pages
  • Placing graphics on the page
  • Modifying image properties
  • Editing images
  • Doing roundtrip editing with Fireworks /Photoshop
  • Customising the Insert bar
  • Adding Flash content
  • Adding Flash Video

Navigating Your Site

  • Understanding site navigation
  • Linking to files in your site
  • Linking to sites
  • Linking to named anchors
  • Adding email links
  • Linking from images
  • Creating a jump menu

Designing Page Layouts with CSS

  • Understanding page layout
  • Using layers for layout
  • Adding CSS to layers
  • Using absolute and relative positioning
  • Designing with DIVs
  • Designing navigation links with CSS
  • Importing tabular data
  • Using table layout view

Using Libraries and Templates

  • Using site library items
  • Creating site templates
  • Defining editable regions
  • Using templates
  • Applying a template to an existing page
  • Modifying templates

Creating Forms

  • Understanding forms
  • Processing a form
  • Setting focus in a form
  • Validating a form

Testing

  • Maintenance and Uploading
  • Testing your site
  • Maintaining your files and folders
  • Connecting to a remote site
  • Synchronising files

Adobe Certification Prep and ACA Exam day

  • Take Practice exam
  • Work through exam preparation sheet
  • Any other questions?
  • Dreamweaver ACA Exam

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