Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC for Web Authoring: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation, Second Edition

Book description

Dreamweaver CC is the industry-leading web design and development application from Adobe. With Dreamweaver you can build standards-based web pages using code and design techniques that translate directly into careers in web and user experience design. Learn Dreamweaver by creating an entire website from scratch as you:


  • Use HTML to structure the content of web pages
  • Design web pages that will look great on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
  • Use images, color, and typography, in the web design process
  • Make the most of the great editing and visualization tools
  • Prepare to be a web design professional by understanding the theory and practice behind modern web design.


This study guide uses more than 10 hours of video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career designing and building web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018. It lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate certification exam and helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.


Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to:


  • Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates
  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Contents
  8. Getting Started
    1. Book Learning Objectives
    2. About This Book and Video
    3. Conventions Used in this Book
    4. Installing the Software
    5. Accessing the Free Web Edition and Lesson Files
    6. Additional Resources
    7. Adobe Certification
    8. Resetting the Preferences to Their Default Settings
  9. Chapter 1 Welcome to the World Wide Web
    1. World Wide What?
    2. Working in the Web Design World
    3. Project 1.1 Create Your First Dreamweaver Website
    4. Project 1.2 Under the Hood—Examining Code in a Web Page
    5. Challenge! Customize the Starter Page and Make It Your Own
    6. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 2 Dreamweaver CC 2018 Essentials
    1. How Does Dreamweaver Help?
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 2 Website
    4. Dreamweaver Workspace Overview
    5. The Document Window
    6. The Property Inspector
    7. Panels and Panel Groups
    8. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 3 Building Your First Website
    1. Your First Client—Chris the Cartoonist
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Project 3.1 Translating Client Project Requirements
    4. Project 3.2 Modifying Page Properties
    5. Project 3.3 Setting Font Formats and Links
    6. Project 3.4 Adding Content Containers and Attributes
    7. Project 3.5 From Blueprint to Assembly: Positioning Page Elements with CSS
    8. Challenge! Create Your Own Page Comps
    9. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 4 Getting the Big Picture
    1. Bring On the Art!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 4 Website
    4. Image File Formats for the Web
    5. Project 4.1 Prototyping and Designing with Background Images
    6. Project 4.2 Inserting and Editing Images
    7. Project 4.3 Floating Images into Position
    8. Project 4.4 Creating Structured Layouts with Images
    9. Project 4.5 Styling the Header Area
    10. Challenge! Create Your Own Design with Photoshop
    11. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 5 Working with Web Page Content
    1. Bring On the Content!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Project 5.1 Styling the Navigation Sidebar
    4. Project 5.2 Styling Navigation Elements
    5. Project 5.3 Styling Structured Data
    6. Project 5.4 Building and Designing Interactive Forms
    7. Project 5.5 Finalizing the Prototype for Production
    8. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 6 Moving from Prototype to Production
    1. Let’s Go Live!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 6 Website
    4. Reviewing CSS Syntax
    5. Project 6.1 Putting the Style Sheet into Production
    6. Project 6.2 Building Out the Site with Dreamweaver Templates
    7. Project 6.3 Adding Optional Content with Library Items
    8. Project 6.4 Publishing and Updating a Dreamweaver Site
    9. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 7 Think Mobile First with Responsive Design
    1. Let’s Go Mobile!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 7 Website
    4. Understanding HTML5, CSS3, and Responsive Design
    5. Project 7.1 Exploring Responsive Design with Media Queries
    6. Project 7.2 Exploring Responsive Design with jQuery and Bootstrap
    7. Project 7.3 Inserting HTML5 Video
    8. Project 7.4 Exploring CSS3 Animation
    9. Your Final Challenge (a New Client)
    10. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 8 Leveling Up with Design (online)
    1. Creativity Is a Skill
    2. The Design Hierarchy
    3. The Elements of Art
    4. The Principles of Design
    5. Wrapping Up the Design Concepts
  17. Chapter 9 Working with Outsiders (online)
    1. Who You’re Talking FOR and Who You’re Talking TO
    2. Copyrights and Wrongs
    3. Think Like a Boss
    4. The Language of Web Project Management
    5. Conclusion
    6. Onward and Upward!
  18. ACA Objectives Covered
  19. Glossary
  20. Index
  21. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC for Web Authoring: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation, Second Edition
  • Author(s): Mark DuBois, Rob Schwartz, Kim Cavanaugh
  • Release date: September 2018
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780134878676