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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Tutorial


Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is the industry-leading HTML editor for designing, coding, and developing websites, web pages, and web applications. author, James Gonzalez, provides concise and straightforward but complete demonstrations of Dreamweaver’s visual design tools. Dreamweaver contains both a design and code editor, so you can enjoy the control of hand-coding HTML, or take advantage of Dreamweaver’s rich visual editing features to quickly create web pages without typing a line of code. Gonzalez demonstrates how to set up a site, manage the files within, work with text, layers, and layout tables. Learn CSS, how to design and create forms, work with templates, and much much more. To being learning today, simply click on one of the Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 links.

Introduction to Dreamweaver 8

Course Introduction
What is Dreamweaver?
New with Dreamweaver 8 pt. 1
New with Dreamweaver 8 pt. 2
Covered in this Course pt. 1
Covered in this Course pt. 2
System Requirements

Site Setup

Creating a Site pt. 1
Creating a Site pt. 2
Using the Dreamweaver FTP Client
Files Window
Site & File Management

Dreamweaver Workspace

Application Workspace Overview
Dreamweaver View Options
Insert Menu
Properties Inspector
Panels & Panel Groups
Zoom Tools
Guide Tools
XHTML vs. HTML
Coding Toolbar
Page Properties

Text

Placing Text by Dragging & Dropping
Placing Text by Cutting & Pasting
Working with Word Documents
Formatting Text with CSS vs. HTML
Formatting Text with Property Inspector pt. 1
Formatting Text with Property Inspector pt. 2
Formatting Paragraphs
Problems with HTML Formatted Text
Working with Lists
Finding & Replacing Text
Spell Checking

Layers & Layout Tables

HTML Layers Overview
Creating Tables in Layout Mode
Working with Layer Content
Overlapping & Nesting Layers
Layer Visibility & Stacking Order
Converting Layers to Tables

Tables

Inserting Tables
Creating Tables in Layout Mode
Selecting Table Elements
Adding & Removing Columns & Rows
Resizing Table Elements
Cell Padding & Cell Spacing
Aligning Table Elements
Table Colors & Backgrounds
Sorting Tables

Images

Image Formats
Inserting Images
Setting Image Properties pt. 1
Setting Image Properties pt. 2
Image Placeholders
Image Rollovers
Tracing Images

Cascading Style Sheets

Why Use CSS?
How CSS Works
Types of Styles
Using The CSS Panel
Creating & Editing Styles
Manual HTML Formatting
Applying CSS Formatting
Editing Styles
Style Rendering
CSS Layout Visualization
External Style Sheets
Style Definitions - Overview
Style Attributes - Type Appearance
Style Attributes - Text Blocks
CSS Troubleshooting Tips

CSS Positioning

CSS Positioning Techniques
Relative vs. Absolute Positioning
CSS Positioning Properties pt. 1
CSS Positioning Properties pt. 2

Links

Absolute vs. Relative Links
How Document Relative Paths Work
Text & Image Links
Named Anchors
E-Mail Links
Opening Links in a New Window
Image Maps

Designing & Creating Forms

Forms Overview
Positioning Form Objects
Adding Form Objects
Text Fields
Checkboxes
Radio Buttons
Menus & Lists
Jump Menus
Submit & Reset Buttons
Other Form Elements
Processing the Form Data

Library Items

About Library Items
Creating Libraries
Inserting & Updating Libraries
Library Management Tips

Templates

How HTML Templates Work
Creating Templates
Types of Template Regions
Setting Editable Regions
Applying Templates to Pages
Updating Pages Based on Templates pt. 1
Updating Pages Based on Templates pt. 2

Adding Interactivity Using Behaviors

How Behaviors Work
Applying Behaviors - Check Plug-in
Check Browser Behaviors
Open Browser Window
Swap Image
Show or Hide Layers
Validate Form

Frames

What are Frames?
Creating Framesets & Frames
Setting Content Pages
Setting Frame Targets
Specialized Frame Targets

Site Management

Moving/Renaming & Deleting Files
Checking Links
Checking & Fixing External Links
Fixing Broken Links with the Link Checker
Checking In & Checking Out Files
Synchronizing Modified Files
Cloaking Files & Folders

Extending Dreamweaver

Accessibility Features
Using Dreamweaver Exchange
Managing Extensions
Installing & Using Extensions

Course Wrap-up

Course Wrap up/Summary

Credits

About Your Instructor


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