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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Essentials Online Training

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Essentials Online Training

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Course Overview


Beginner and Intermediate web designers will find the tools and techniques discussed to be invaluable while designing, updating and creating websites using Dreamweaver CS4. Once oriented with the new CS4 interface you apply the techniques you have learned instantly whether you are building your first site or redesigning an existing one.

You will get a solid introduction to Web design as well as step-by-step instructions for how to use the most important features in this award-winning program. After watching the series will comfortable optimizing image files for faster loading web graphics how to use CSS, Tables, Frames and how to add interactive features to your website like Flash files, JavaScript elements and AJAX.

The major lessons include the details you will need to have a solid understanding how to create CSS styles and CSS layouts using Div tags and styles, optimizing content, and using Dreamweaver's Interactive features in publishing your content to the web.

Chapter 1: DESIGNING WEB SITES WITH DREAMWEAVER CS4 (20 min)

Introduction
Reviewing Designs Created with Tables
Considering Frames
Understanding the CSS Advantage
Saving Time with Templates
Using Advanced Design Technologies

Chapter 2: CREATING A NEW WEBSITE (50 min)

Setting Up a New Web Site
Creating a New Web Page
Adding Images with Alternate Text
Inserting & Formatting Text
Understanding Font Options
Aligning Images Using the Property Inspector
Creating Links
Organizing Files & Folders
Changing Background & Page Settings

Chapter 3: OPTIMIZING THE INTERFACE (33 min)

Opening an Existing Site
A New Look in CS4
New Features in CS4
Reviewing Menu Options
Using the Status Bar & Tag Selector
Setting Preferences
Previewing Pages in Multiple Browsers

Chapter 4: CREATING & INSERTING IMAGES (24 min)

Optimizing Images for the Web
Saving JPEGS in Adobe Photoshop
Saving GIF & PNG Files in Photoshop
Using Smart Objects with Photoshop
Cropping & Editing Images within Dreamweaver
Changing Dreamweaver's Editor Preferences

Chapter 5: WORKING WITH CSS (60 min)

Getting Started with Styles
Understanding Style Selectors
Creating Class Styles
Creating Tag Styles
Aligning Images with Floats
Comparing Span, Div, & P Tags
Creating & Editing Link Styles
Reviewing CSS Code
Using External Style Sheets
Creating a Simple Centered Design

Chapter 6: DESIGNING WITH CSS (14 min)

Understanding the Box Model
Comparing Margins and Padding
Creating a Page from a Template
Customizing a CSS Template
Pasting Text, Inserting Images & Applying Styles
Styling Headlines
Styling the Nav Bar & Setting Up Links
Duplicating Styles to Create the Footer Bar
Editing & Refining Styles
Creating a 3-Column Layout
Review of Working with CSS

Chapter 7: SAVING TIME WITH TEMPLATES (33 min)

Creating a New Template
Creating Editable Regions
Creating a New Page from a Template
Editing Templates
Combining Templates with Style Sheets
Template Tips

Chapter 8: DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE TABLES (28 min)

Understanding Tables
Creating a Table for Tabular Data
Styling a Table
Editing Table Layouts, Part 1
Editing Table Layouts, Part 2

Chapter 9: USING HTML & CSS (35 min)

Writing HTML: The Fundamentals
Creating a Simple HTML File
Formatting the HTML Page
Reviewing the Code Behind the Scenes
Linking Pages Using HTML
Troubleshooting Using Split View

Chapter 10: TESTING & PUBLISHING A WEBSITE (30 min)

Checking the Site Reports
Testing & Fixing Links
Checking Browser Compatibility
Publishing a Website
Editing a Website

Chapter 11: DREAMWEAVER'S INTERACTIVE FEATURES (35 min)

Inserting Flash Video
Adding Other Multimedia
Creating a Simple Rollover
Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 1
Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 2
Credits

Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 6 Hours
Platform: Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included

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