Adobe Dreamweaver CS3: Introduction to Website Development

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT026

This course has been retired in favour of the CS4 and CS5 versions.

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INTRODUCING DREAMWEAVER CS3 (2 topics)

  • Course objectives
  • Static page architecture

GETTING STARTED (7 topics)

  • Introduction to Dreamweaver
  • Dreamweaver interface basics
  • Creating a local site
  • Creating a new HTML page
  • Using development views
  • Previewing pages
  • Setting document properties

ADDING CONTENT TO A SITE (8 topics)

  • Adding content
  • Importing text files
  • Importing Word and Excel content
  • Controlling document structure
  • Adding special characters
  • Creating lists
  • Horizontal rules
  • Adding special characters

FORMATTING TEXT WITH CSS (6 topics)

  • Formatting text
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating styles
  • Exporting CSS rule definitions
  • Creating class styles
  • Creating advanced styles

EXTERNAL STYLES (5 topics)

  • Attaching external style sheets
  • Creating new external style sheets
  • Displaying styles
  • Cascading order and inheritance of styles
  • Creating internal styles with the Property Inspector

WORKING WITH GRAPHICS (9 topics)

  • Seamless integration with Photoshop and Fireworks
  • Placing graphics on the page
  • Accessibility settings
  • Modifying image properties
  • Importing images from Photoshop
  • Copying layered images into Dreamweaver
  • Image editing
  • Optimising an image
  • Adding Flash movies

NAVIGATING YOUR SITE (7 topics)

  • Linking files to your site
  • Adding anchors
  • Adding e-mail links
  • Linking from images
  • Linking from an image map
  • Creating a navigation bar
  • Creating a jump menu

DESIGNING PAGES WITH CSS (11 topics)

  • Dreamweaver CS3 CSS templates
  • Inserting DIV tags
  • Using the rules and guides
  • Drawing layers to design your pages
  • Adding CSS to a layer
  • Using visual aids for DIV tags
  • Attaching external style sheets
  • Adding tables
  • The Spry Framework for Ajax - an overview
  • Importing tabular data
  • The Adobe CSS Advisor website

USING LIBRARIES AND TEMPLATES (7 topics)

  • Creating library items
  • Placing and editing library items
  • Detaching library items
  • Creating templates
  • Applying a template to an existing image
  • Defining editable regions
  • Modifying templates

CREATING FORMS (5 topics)

  • Creating a form
  • Form processing
  • Setting focus on a form
  • Adding Javascript
  • Form validation in Dreamweaver CS3

TESTING, MAINTENANCE AND UPLOADING (9 topics)

  • Checking accessibility, links and
  • browser compatibility
  • Maintaining files
  • Using the integrated File Browser
  • Connecting to a remote site
  • Cloaking folders and files
  • Uploading files
  • Synchronising files
  • Using Browser Compatibility Check

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