Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 by Video: Core Training in Web Communication

Video description

This innovative product from Adobe Press combines interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Dreamweaver CS5 as well as the basic principles of web design. Structured around the objectives of the 'Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5' exam at the Adobe Certified Associate level, this Adobe-approved product teaches how to create well-designed rich media websites with Dreamweaver.

Experienced instructors present 12 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Dreamweaver.

Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Table of contents

  1. 1. HTML Refresher
    1. 1.1 URL Overview
    2. 1.2 HTML Introduction
    3. 1.3 Basic HTML Tags
  2. 2. Dreamweaver Introduction
    1. 2.1 WYSIWYG HTML Editor
    2. 2.2 The Welcome Screen
    3. 2.3 The Dreamweaver Interface
    4. 2.4 The Workspace Switcher
    5. 2.5 Customize Workspace
    6. 2.6 Dreamweaver Preferences
    7. 2.7 Insert Bar
  3. 3. Getting a Quick Start
    1. 3.1 Starter Layouts
    2. 3.2 Building the Starter Layout Homepage
    3. 3.3 Creating the Header Area
    4. 3.4 Adding a Navigation Bar
    5. 3.5 Adding Main Content
    6. 3.6 Modifying Link Styles
    7. 3.7 Completing the Homepage
    8. 3.8 Adding a Page Border
  4. 4. Planning Your Website
    1. 4.1.1 Project Overview
    2. 4.1.2 Design Questionnaire
    3. 4.1.3 Design Document
    4. 4.1.4 Project Plan
    5. 4.1.5 Project Communication
    6. 4.2.1.1 Copyright
    7. 4.2.1.2 Accessibility
    8. 4.2.1.3 Screen Readers
    9. 4.2.1.4 Maintaining Consistency
    10. 4.2.1.5 Separating Content from Design
    11. 4.2.1.6 Using Standard Fonts
    12. 4.2.1.7 Web-safe Colors
    13. 4.2.1.8 Browsers
    14. 4.2.1.9 Design Principles
    15. 4.2.1.10 Usability and Readability
    16. 4.2.2.1 Visual Hierarchy
    17. 4.2.2.2 Wireframes
    18. 4.2.2.3 Flowcharts
    19. 4.2.2.4 Storyboards
    20. 4.2.3.1 Site Testing
    21. 4.2.3.2 Usability Testing
  5. 5. Defining a Site in Dreamweaver
    1. 5.1 Introduction and Benefits
    2. 5.2 Course Setup
    3. 5.3 Defining a Site in Dreamweaver
    4. 5.4 Using the Files Panel
  6. 6. Creating a New Web Page
    1. 6.1 Creating a Web Page
    2. 6.2 Saving a Web Page
    3. 6.3 Assigning a Title to a Web Page
    4. 6.4 Inserting Meta Tags
  7. 7. Adding Text Content
    1. 7.1 Typing, Copying/Pasting, or Importing Text
    2. 7.2 Setting Headings
    3. 7.3 Creating Lists
    4. 7.4 Bold and Italics
    5. 7.5 Special Characters
  8. 8. Formatting Text with CSS
    1. 8.1 Introduction to CSS
    2. 8.2 Places to Store Styles
    3. 8.3 Creating and Linking to a .CSS File
    4. 8.4 Creating a Style for an HTML Tag
    5. 8.5 Creating a Class Style
    6. 8.6 Editing a Style
    7. 8.7 Custom Font Stack
    8. 8.8 Styles Created by Page Properties
    9. 8.9 CSS for Printing
    10. 8.1 Using the Code Navigator
  9. 9. Images and Rich Media
    1. 9.1 Web Image File Formats
    2. 9.2 Inserting Images and “Alt” Text
    3. 9.3 Image File Path
    4. 9.4 Working with the Assets Panel
    5. 9.5 Modifying Images
    6. 9.6 Photoshop Smart Objects
    7. 9.7 Flash Files
    8. 9.8 Flash Video
    9. 9.9 Favorites
  10. 10. Creating Links
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 Linking to a Page on the Internet
    3. 10.3 Linking to a Web Page in the Same Site
    4. 10.4 Linking to a Word or Excel File
    5. 10.5 Named Anchors
    6. 10.6 E-mail Links
    7. 10.7 Images and Image Mapping
    8. 10.8 Creating a Rollover Image
    9. 10.9 Inserting a Navigation Bar
  11. 11. Page Layout with CSS
    1. 11.1 Why CSS for Page Layout
    2. 11.2 How to Use CSS for Page Layout
    3. 11.3 Understanding the Box Model
    4. 11.4 Inserting <div> Tags
    5. 11.5 Creating a Style for a <div> Tag
    6. 11.6 Editing a Style for a <div> Tag
    7. 11.7 Inserting a <div> Tag with an ID
    8. 11.8 Creating More Styles
    9. 11.9 More Practice with Styles
    10. 11.1 Creating a Style for Links
    11. 11.11 Center Page Content
    12. 11.12 Creating AP Layers
    13. 11.13 CSS Inspection Tool
    14. 11.14 CSS Positioning
    15. 11.15 CSS Selectors & Tools
  12. 12. Tables
    1. 12.1 Creating a Table
    2. 12.2 Using Table Properties
    3. 12.3 Using CSS for Formatting Tables
    4. 12.4 Importing Tabular Data
    5. 12.5 Merging and Splitting Table Cells
    6. 12.6 Modifying Rows and Columns
    7. 12.7 Aligning Tables
  13. 13. Forms
    1. 13.1 Creating a Form
    2. 13.2 Text Fields
    3. 13.3 Additional Form Fields
    4. 13.4 Checkboxes and Submit Button
    5. 13.5 Validating Form Data
    6. 13.6 Using Spry for Form Validation
  14. 14. Reusable Content
    1. 14.1 Template & Library Overview
    2. 14.2 Creating a Library Item
    3. 14.3 Modifying a Library Item
    4. 14.4 Converting a Page into a Template
    5. 14.5 Creating a Template Page
    6. 14.6 Working with Editable Regions
    7. 14.7 Applying a Template
    8. 14.8 Detaching from a Template Page
  15. 15. Testing
    1. 15.1 Spell-checking
    2. 15.2 Checking for Broken Links
    3. 15.3 Previewing Pages in the Browser
    4. 15.4 Checking Browser Compatibility
    5. 15.6 Browser Issues
    6. 15.7 Gathering User Feedback
    7. 15.8 Page Load Time
    8. 15.9 Dreamweaver Extensions
  16. 16. Publishing & Maintenance
    1. 16.1 Managing Files
    2. 16.2 Entering Web Server Information
    3. 16.3 Expanding the Files Panel
    4. 16.4 InContext Editing
    5. 16.5 Subversion Control
  17. 17. Bonus Videos
    1. 17.1 Creating a New Window through Behaviors
    2. 17.2 Inserting a Spry Tab Interface
    3. 17.3 Creating a CSS-based Menu

Product information

  • Title: Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 by Video: Core Training in Web Communication
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: April 2010
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780132179294