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Feb. 13-15 2012: Dreamweaver CS5.5: Website Development

Sign up today for Dreamweaver CS5.5: Website Development provides web designers with the knowledge and hands-on practice they need to build and manage professional web sites using Dreamweaver CS5. This course is 3 days in length and was developed by Fig Leaf Software. Fig Leaf Instructors were also contracted by Adobe to write the official Adobe Dreamweaver Certification Exam. 

Duration: 3 days 

REGISTER HERE:  http://training.figleaf.com/courses/Dreamweaver-Website-Development.cfm 

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience with Windows Operating Systems or the Macintosh operating system, where systems are available in a classroom
  • Use and knowledge of the web environment and web browsers
  • Basic understanding of document formatting programs, such as Microsoft Word

Course Objectives

  • Open and use the Dreamweaver CS5 interface to create pages and preview the pages in a browser
  • Use Dreamweaver to generate HTML tags for page formatting and view the resulting HTML source code
  • Create and link style sheets for a consistent look and feel of your web pages
  • Use graphics to make your website attractive and link to other pages
  • Create links between and within pages, as well as links to email addresses
  • Create and implement a page design using <div> tags and CSS box model
  • Use Dreamweaver templates to implement a consistent page design
  • Create HTML forms to get information from your users
  • Test your web pages and upload them to a remote site
  • Understand the benefits of CSLive services

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introducing the Course

  • Understanding the course
  • Reviewing the course objectives and prerequisites
  • Reviewing the course format
  • Outlining the course content
  • Understanding static page architecture

Unit 2: Getting Started

  • Introducing Dreamweaver CS5
  • Learning the interface
  • Defining a local site
  • Creating a website
  • Testing pages with Live View
  • Testing pages with primary/secondary browsers
  • Testing pages with Adobe Device Central

Unit 3: Adding Content to a Site

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

Unit 4: Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets

  • Formatting text
  • Introducing cascading style sheets
  • Creating styles
  • Creating Tag Styles
  • Exporting CSS rule definitions
  • Creating class styles
  • Attaching external style sheets
  • Creating compound and pseudo-element styles
  • Creating a new external style sheet
  • Displaying styles with the Style Rendering Toolbar
  • Understanding cascading order and inheritance of styles
  • Creating internal styles with the Property inspector
  • Using the Code Navigator

Unit 5: Working with Graphics

  • Using graphics on web pages
  • Placing graphics on the page
  • Modifying image properties
  • Editing images
  • Doing round trip editing with Fireworks
  • Adding Flash content
  • Adding Flash Video

Unit 6: Navigating Your Site

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

Unit 7: Designing Page Layouts with CSS

  • Understanding page layout
  • Using AP DIV's for layout
  • Adding CSS to DIV tags for layout
  • Using absolute and relative positioning
  • Designing with DIVs
  • Designing navigation links with CSS
  • Importing tabular data

Unit 8: 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

Unit 9: Creating Forms with Adobe Spry

  • Understanding forms
  • Form Accessibility and Usability
  • Using the Spry toolbar to add validation to form fields
  • Setting focus in a form
  • Creating tableless forms with CSS
  • Processing a form using an Application Server (ASP/JSP/ColdFusion/PHP)

Unit 10: Testing, Maintenance, and Uploading

  • Testing your site
  • Maintaining your files and folders
  • Connecting to a remote site
  • Synchronizing files
  • Understanding Adobe Business Catalyst and CSLive Services

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