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Dreamweaver - A Comprehensive Approach

You will design, build, and upload a website, develop professional-looking web pages using the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 application, and create and manage database-driven websites.

Dreamweaver - A Comprehensive Approach course offered at MasterGrade.

Who should attend?

The first part of this course (lessons 1–6) is intended for novice web designers, web developers, website designers, and graphic artists with some programming background who need to build simple websites and want to utilize the features of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.

The middle part of this course (lessons 7–12) is intended for web developers, designers, and administrators who are familiar with the basic tools and features of Dreamweaver and who want to expand on existing knowledge to gain intermediate to advanced skills for creating and maintaining more robust interactive websites.

The last part of this course (lessons 13–18) is intended for web designers and developers who have experience in using Dreamweaver to build websites and have a desire to expand on their knowledge to create professional, dynamic websites. The course covers the ACA and ACE exam objectives for Dreamweaver CS5, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate and ACA and ACE exams.

Dreamweaver - A Comprehensive Approach

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Dreamweaver

  • Identify the Basic Concepts of Web Design
  • Locate Dreamweaver Interface Elements
  • Customize the Interface

Lesson 2: Initiating a Website

  • Identify the Elements of a Project Plan
  • Determine the Workflow of a Web Project
  • Define a Website
  • Create a Document

Lesson 3: Designing Web Pages

  • An Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
  • Format a Web Page
  • Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
  • Insert Images
  • Insert Tables
  • Import Data from Other Applications
  • Organize Files and Folders

Lesson 4: Creating Reusable Site Assets

  • Create and Use Library Items
  • Update Library Items
  • Use Snippets

Lesson 5: Working with Links

  • Create Hyperlinks
  • Create Anchors
  • Create Email Links
  • Create Image Maps
  • Create Image Link Rollovers

Lesson 6: Uploading a Website

  • Validate a Website
  • Upload Files onto a Site

Lesson 7: Working in Code View

  • Use Coding Tools
  • Search for and Replace Code
  • Add Design Notes and Comments

Lesson 8: Formatting with Advanced CSS Techniques

  • Use External Style Sheets
  • Create a Layout Using CSS
  • Apply Rollover Effects Using CSS

Lesson 9: Working with AP Elements

  • Create AP Elements
  • Control AP Elements

Lesson 10: Working with Spry Elements

  • Use Spry Interface Widgets
  • Use Spry Data Sets

Lesson 11: Creating a Form

  • Set Up a Form
  • Add Form Elements
  • Validate a Form

Lesson 12: Integrating External Files with Dreamweaver

  • Integrate Photoshop Images in Dreamweaver
  • Insert Media Objects
  • Integrate XML-Based Data

Lesson 13: Establishing Database Connectivity

  • Connect to a Server
  • Identify the Components of a Database-Driven Site
  • Create a Connection to the Database

Lesson 14: Working with Recordsets

  • Create Recordsets
  • Display Records
  • Navigate Through Recordsets

Lesson 15: Creating Interactive Page Elements

  • Create Master and Detail Pages
  • Create Search and Results Pages
  • Use Dynamic Form Elements

Lesson 16: Administering Records

  • Insert Records
  • Edit Records
  • Delete Records

Lesson 17: Creating User Authentication Systems

  • Create User Registration Forms
  • Secure Web Pages

Lesson 18: Administering Websites

  • Transfer Files to Servers
  • Manage Websites


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3 Days

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Course Content
Dreamweaver - A Comprehensive Approach

   • Getting Started with Dreamweaver
   • Initiating a Website
   • Designing Web Pages
   • Creating Reusable Site Assets
   • Working with Links
   • Uploading a Website
   • Working in Code View
   • Formatting with Advanced CSS Techniques
   • Working with AP Elements
   • Working with Spry Elements
   • Creating a Form
   • Integrating External Files with Dreamweaver
   • Establishing Database Connectivity
   • Working with Recordsets
   • Creating Interactive Page Elements
   • Administering Records
   • Creating User Authentication Systems
   • Administering Websites


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