Dreamweaver Fundamentals: An Introduction to Dreamweaver CC

4 days

FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

Adobe Dreamweaver CC web design software provides an intuitive visual interface for making and editing HTML websites and mobile apps. This course will provide web designers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to build and manage professional websites.

Who Should Attend

This course is for people new to web design and development and want to use Dreamweaver CC to build intuitive, attractive and accessible websites.

Prerequisites:

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows skills.
  • Students should have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. To learn these visit FMC's Web Programming classes.

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Customizing Your Workspace

  • Touring the workspace
  • Switching and splitting views
  • Working with panels
  • Selecting a workspace layout
  • Adjusting toolbars
  • Personalizing preferences
  • Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the Property inspector
  • Using the CSS Designer
  • Explore, experiment, learn

Lesson 2: HTML Basics

  • What is HTML?
  • Where did HTML begin?
  • Writing your own HTML code
  • Frequently used HTML 4 codes
  • Introducing HTML5

Lesson 3: CSS Basics

  • What is CSS?
  • HTML vs. CSS formatting
  • HTML defaults
  • CSS box model
  • Multiples, classes, and IDs, oh my!
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting objects
  • CSS3 overview and support

Lesson 4: Creating a Page Layout

  • Web design basics
  • Working with thumbnails and wireframes
  • Defining a Dreamweaver site
  • Using the Welcome screen
  • Previewing your completed file
  • Modifying an existing CSS layout
  • Adding a background image to the header
  • Inserting new components
  • Inserting a navigation component
  • Changing element alignment
  • Modifying the page width and background color
  • Modifying existing content and formatting
  • Inserting an image placeholder
  • Inserting placeholder text
  • Modifying the footer
  • Validating webpages

Lesson 5: Working with Cascading Style Sheets

  • Previewing the completed file
  • Working with the CSS Designer
  • Working with type
  • Working with background graphics
  • Working with classes, IDs, and descendant selectors
  • Creating an interactive menu
  • Creating faux columns
  • Moving rules to an external style sheet
  • Creating style sheets for other media

Lesson 6: Working with Templates

  • Previewing completed files
  • Creating a template from an existing layout
  • Inserting editable regions
  • Producing child pages
  • Updating a template
  • Using library items
  • Using server-side includes

Lesson 7: Working with Text, Lists, and Tables

  • Previewing the completed file
  • Creating and styling text
  • Creating and styling tables
  • Spell checking webpages
  • Finding and replacing text

Lesson 8: Working with Images

  • Reviewing web image basics
  • Previewing the completed file
  • Inserting an image
  • Adjusting image positions with CSS classes
  • Working with the Insert panel
  • Using Adobe Bridge to insert images
  • Inserting non-web file types
  • Working with Photoshop Smart Objects
  • Copying and pasting images from Photoshop and Fireworks
  • Inserting images by drag and drop
  • Optimizing images with the Property inspector

Lesson 9: Working with Navigation

  • Hyperlink basics
  • Previewing the completed file
  • Creating internal hyperlinks
  • Creating an image-based link
  • Creating an external link
  • Setting up email links
  • Targeting page elements
  • Checking your page

Lesson 10: Adding Interactivity

  • Learning about Dreamweaver behaviors
  • Previewing the completed file
  • Working with Dreamweaver behaviors
  • Working with jQuery Accordion widgets

Lesson 11: Working with Web Animation and Video

  • Understanding web animation and video
  • Previewing the completed file
  • Adding web animation to a page
  • Adding web video to a page

Lesson 12: Working with Forms

  • Previewing the completed file
  • Learning about forms
  • Adding a form to a page
  • Inserting text form elements
  • Inserting checkboxes
  • Creating radio buttons
  • Incorporating text areas
  • Working with lists
  • Adding a Submit button
  • Specifying a form action
  • Emailing form data
  • Styling forms
  • More form information

Lesson 13: Publishing to the Web

  • Defining a remote site
  • Cloaking folders and files
  • Wrapping things up
  • Putting your site online
  • Synchronizing local and remote sites

Lesson 14: Designing for Mobile Devices

  • Previewing your completed file
  • Designing for mobile devices
  • Creating a media query for smart phones
  • Adding rules to a media query
  • Adapting CSS navigation to mobile environments
  • Styling the main content
  • Testing a media query
  • Responsive design
  • Creating style sheets for tablets
  • Edge Inspect
  • More information

Lesson 15: Working with Code (Optional)

  • Code tools overview
  • Selecting code
  • Collapsing code
  • Expanding code
  • Adding new code
  • Identifying CSS styling
  • Working with Live Code
  • Using Inspect mode
  • Working in related files
  • Accessing Split Code view
  • Commenting your code