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Dreamweaver CS5 for Mac Course

Dreamweaver CS5 for Mac Course

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Dreamweaver CS5 for Mac Course

3 Sessions -
8 Hours of Interactive Training

Harness the power of Adobe® Dreamweaver® CS5 and learn how to build professional quality standards-based Web sites with confidence. Design visually or directly in code, develop pages with content management systems, and accurately test browser compatibility thanks to integration with Adobe® BrowserLab®, a new Adobe® CS Live® online service. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time. In this course expert Debbie Berg will walk you step-by-step through all of the features and functions of Dreamweaver CS5 all the while preparing you for the Dreamweaver CS5 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam. Learn to import any FLV file directly into Dreamweaver and quickly integrate a player skin of your choosing. Test your pages in Adobe BrowserLab on multiple browsers and operating systems. Get a jump on creating standards-based Web pages with updated CSS-based starter pages. All these new features and much more are covered in LearnKey's Dreamweaver CS5 course.

Benefits
  • Learn to import any FLV file directly into Dreamweaver and quickly integrate a player skin of your choosing
  • Test your pages in Adobe BrowserLab on multiple browsers and operating systems
  • Get a jump on creating standards-based Web pages with updated CSS-based starter pages

About The Author
Debbie Berg is a web designer and the owner of WebDeb Productions, Inc. She has been designing web sites since 1996. Berg is also an instructor and a keynote speaker and has trained thousands of individuals and hundreds of corporations on web-related topics since 1997. Berg holds a bachelor's degree in technical writing from the University of South Florida and when not training others, she's designing web sites for clients throughout the U.S. Debbie currently holds Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS6 certifications.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Starting Dreamweaver
  • Document Toolbar
  • Standard and Style Rendering Toolbars
  • Tabbed Document View
  • Property Inspector
  • Panels
  • Grouping Panels
  • Collapse to Icons
  • Status Bar

Section B: Planning and Preparation

  • Web Site Goals
  • Target Audience
  • Site Mapping
  • Screen Resolution
  • Target Windows Layout
  • Defining Your Web Site

Section C: Web Design Essentials

  • File Management
  • Create Page Title
  • Page Properties

Section D: Text Formatting and Structure

  • HTML Text Formatting
  • Applying Headings
  • Using Lists
  • HTML Character Formatting
  • Spell Check
  • Importing Text
  • Clean Up Imported Text HTML
  • Importing Tabular Data

Section E: Links

  • Creating Text Links
  • Hyperlinks
  • Absolute Links
  • Previewing Links
  • Image Links
  • Email Links
  • Image Mapping
  • Named Anchors
  • Linking to Named Anchors

Section F: Working with Images

  • File Size vs. Image Quality
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • Background Images via HTML
  • Background Images via CSS
  • Foreground Images
  • Using the Insert Panel
  • Editing Images
  • Native Photoshop Images
  • Smart Object Icon

Section G: XHTML

  • XHTML Defined
  • DocTypes
  • Specifying DocTypes
  • Code View vs. Design View
  • Quick Tag Editor
  • Using the Tag Selector
  • Meta Tags
  • Clean Up XHTML

Session 2

Section A: Templates

  • Save As Template
  • Creating Editable Region
  • Optional Regions
  • Create Page from Template
  • Repeating Regions
  • Resolving Inconsistent Region Names
  • Repeating Table Controls
  • Updating Templates and Pages

Section B: CSS Essentials

  • CSS Defined
  • Selector Types
  • Class Selector
  • ID Selector
  • Tag Selector
  • Compound Selector
  • Active Link Properties
  • Code Navigator

Section C: Working with CSS

  • Embedded vs. External Style Location
  • Exporting Styles
  • Attaching Style Sheets
  • Edit Style Sheets using Inspect Mode
  • Enable CSS

Section D: AP Elements

  • AP Divs Defined
  • Tracing Images
  • Drawing AP Elements
  • Inserting AP Divs
  • Modifying AP Divs
  • Apply CSS Properties to AP Divs
  • Convert AP Divs to Tables

Section E: Working with Tables

  • Inserting Tables
  • Formatting Tables using HTML
  • Formatting Rows, Columns, and Cells
  • Formatting with the Insert Panel
  • Merging Cells and Background Colors
  • Formatting Tables using CSS
  • Expanded Tables Mode

Session 3

Section A: Working with Forms

  • Inserting Forms
  • Text Fields
  • Check Boxes
  • Radio Buttons
  • Drop-Down Menus
  • Text Areas
  • Button Options
  • Script
  • Form ID
  • Stylistic Changes

Section B: Interactivity

  • Adding Flash Content
  • SWF Properties
  • Flash Video
  • Adding Sound
  • Adding Video

Section C: Behaviors

  • Rollover Images
  • Open Browser Window
  • The Behaviors Panel
  • Event Actions
  • Check Plugin Behavior
  • Adding Spry Effects

Section D: Productivity

  • Creating and Applying Effects
  • The History Panel
  • Library Items
  • Editing Library Items
  • Using Find and Replace

Section E: Site Publishing

  • Web Publishing Essentials
  • Server Settings
  • Remote vs. Testing Server
  • Local Network Connection
  • Upload to Remote Server
  • Synchronizing
  • Cloaking Files

Section F: Site Management and Collaboration

  • Using BrowserLab
  • Design Notes
  • File Check-Out
  • Checking Out Files
  • Checking In Files
  • Workflow Reports
  • HTML Reports