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This course includes :
- 4 days trainer led in small groups (maximum 6)
- Your own printed course manual
- Course files & exercises to take away
- Professional environment with high spec computers
- Refreshments throughout the day
- Lunch provided
- Printed course certificate
- Post course support via email
- Access to our FREE workshop days
Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional web design program created to produce highly professional websites from a standard HTML & CSS site to fully functioning e-commerce solutions. With it's powerful interface you can quickly create layouts, manage site content and check for any code based browser compatibility issues. Dreamweaver's built in file syncronisation manager, allows designers to track the upload and download of site components in just one click.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 : Creating Responsive Fluid Grid Layouts
The Dreamweaver software is designed to work closely with other Adobe Creative Suite packages such as Flash and Fireworks to allow you to quickly and easily import and manipulate animations and graphics. The coding within Dreamweaver will aid any web designer to stay well ahead of the game when considering web standards with each new Dreamweaver version generating code that complies with the ever evolving web standards set by the W3C.
By the end of this course students will understand how Dreamweaver works and understand :
- the structure of websites and web design overall
- how to quickly build web pages
- styling content properly using CSS
- building Dreamweaver templates
- include 3rd party media like Flash and video
- publish and test websites
To attend the Introduction to Dreamweaver training course you should have experience using either the Windows or Mac interface and be capable of basic file management. No previous web design software skills or experience is required, but actively working online is always beneficial.
Our Introduction to Dreamweaver courses break down the package into structured sections so that new comers to web design can access and understand the basic components of HTML & CSS, layout, typography, working with images and utilising the built in libraries to increase your productivity.
Dreamweaver has a very simple file management process that will automatically take care of web resources allowing you to track individual sites with ease. The course will walk delegates through site file structures and site definitions to help get things right first time and to ensure that there are no serious issues when the sites go live.
A guide through the panels, menus and workspace will show delegates the extent of Dreamweaver's abilities, and while it has a great deal of depth, the most important features will be highlighted so that the package does not become overwhelming at the start of the web design process. By removing a selection of the more advanced panels and features within Dreamweaver, delegates will be able to have a more focused workspace aiding them in working smarter.
Once the workspace is familiar, the course takes delegates through structuring a web page with CSS using the latest industry standard design methodologies. This then leads neatly into creating both internal and external site links to other pages and resources.
Content is what both people and search engines are looking for and the course focuses on how to introduce, format and position content professionally as well as making it search engine friendly.
Image placement, image links, background images and repeating techniques will provide delegates with an arsenal of methods to deliver professional looking final websites. As the course covers these techniques there will be a look at the pros and cons of each of the file types used to create web optimised images.
With the basics of layout and function covered we will take you through the process of site planning using documents currently employed by working design agencies to produce web site specifications. The final stage will be how to get a site live and the management and monitoring facilities available to both the client and the designer/developer.
All the way through we will make you aware of the quickest and most logical functions and tools that will help you to work most efficiently within Dreamweaver's interface.
"In depth step by step training manual. Well structured with a great tutor. Highly recommended." - Edward @ RAF
"Very intuitive course, which has helped me from not knowing the first thing about web design to building a website in just 4 days - very practical course with clear explanation of each step giving a good understanding of the web. Bjorn was very good at answering any questions along the way, and has helped enormously in giving me confidence to design and build websites for my clients in the future - I think this is an essential offering in any modern Graphic Design business. Many thanks..." - Nick @ Caboodle Creative
"Excellent course material, delivered by a knowledgeable trainer who made a difficult subject easy, overall exceeded my expectations. Highly reccommended!" - Shafique @ Aristos Plus
"This course really helped my confidence in web design work. I was nervous at the start, in that I thought that as a novice I would be out of my depth, however this was not the case. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in this field.." - Richard
Bjorn is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), the industry recognised certification for Adobe products. He has been working with Adobe products since 1997 when many of them were still under Macromedia's label. He has spent many years working with Adobe Dreamweaver creating both static and dynamic websites.
Over the past few years he has closely followed the evolving standards for web development and has spent countless hours discussing appropriate markup with web designers in the industry. He has also run training courses on web standards and accessibility which stems from his vast experience with CSS web design.
The trainers of our Adobe training courses are familiar with most previous versions of Adobe's Creative Suite and therefore will be able to guide your learning no matter which version of the software you have. We try to provide course content that is generic to versions CS3 to CS6, but your trainer will also showcase the features of the latest version. Currently we now demonstrate the functionality of the Adobe CS6 suite.
This Dreamweaver course is run from our rooms in Nottingham's Lace Market district which are a part of the city's main commercial district. These are serviced by a state-of-the-art tram system allowing easy access to the city centre as well as direct hourly rail services from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.
Please note that all course prices exclude VAT.
- Course Duration :
4 days | 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Course Location :
City Centre, Nottingham, UK
- Course Price :
- Applicable versions :
The course covers the following areas :
- Website Basics
- Understanding the Web
- A Brief look at Web Standards
- Understanding HTML & CSS
- Structuring a Website's Files
- Planning a Website Design
- Getting Set Up
- Introduction to the Workspace
- Configuring Panels & Layout
- Site Structure Definitions
- Managing and Previewing Sites
- Creating Web Pages
- Using the Files & Assets Panels
- Creating New Documents
- Document Preferences
- Dreamweaver Starter Pages
- Marking Up Text Content
- Working with text content
- Using the appropriate content tags
- Headings & Sub Headings
- Building Lists
- Creating Links
- HTML Character Encoding
- Importing Content Quickly
- Working with Tabulated Data
- Working with Images
- Overview of Web Image Formats
- Integration with Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Fireworks
- Importing Images
- Image Properties
- Editing Smart Objects
- Making Images Accessible
- Styling with CSS
- CSS Rule Types (type, class, id)
- Style Panel & Property Inspector
- Navigating the CSS Panel
- Internal & External Stylesheets
- Descendant Selectors
- Typography with CSS
- Styling Web Links
- Applying Background Images
- Page Layout with CSS
- Structural DIV tags
- The CSS Box Model
- Floating & Clearing
- Positioning through CSS
- Building Templates
- Creating Page Templates
- Optional Regions
- Repeating Regions
- Editable Attributes
- Building New Pages
- Working with forms
- Creating Form Components
- Form Focus Selector
- Dreamweaver's Form validation
- Inserting Media
- Inserting Adobe Flash Content
- Hosted Video Content
- Including content such as Google Maps & Twitter feeds
- Site maintenance
- Cross Browser Testing
- Using browser compatibility check
- Troubleshooting Problems
- Uploading the site
- Viewing local & remote sites