Dreamweaver CS5 Digital Classroom, (Book and Video Training covers CS5 & CS5.5)

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-21
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Learning Dreamweaver is a dream with this instructional book-and-DVD package!

Adobe Dreamweaver allows you to easily create robust Web sites without needing extensive programming knowledge or skills. The latest version of Dreamweaver boasts enhanced capabilities and this exciting book-and-DVD training package makes learning the new features of Dreamweaver less intimidating. Thirteen self-paced lessons explain how to design, develop, and maintain a fully functioning site. The complementary lessons featured on the DVD are each approximately five minutes long and demonstrate the concepts and features covered in the lesson.

-Features full-color, step-by-step tutorials that complement the topics covered in each lesson

-Walks you through the basics of the newest release of Dreamweaver, such as applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, adding style with images and multimedia, and publishing and maintaining a Web site

-Addresses how to use hyperlinks to navigate throughout a Website or link to other sites on the Internet and use databases to create dynamic Web sites

It's not a dream—Dreamweaver CS5 Digital Classroom really is just like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson.

You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom

If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Expert instructors guide you through 16 lessons, helping you learn essential Dreamweaver CS5 skills at your own speed. Full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Dreamweaver CS5.

-Set up Dreamweaver CS5 and use its design and layout tools

-Create, publish, and maintain Web sites

-Add text, images, and Flash animations to your pages

-Build CSS-based Web sites, using styles to create consistent, standards-based site designs

-Maximize site design with reusable Snippets, Library Items, and Templates

-Use the Code view to edit pages using XHTML

-Create HTML forms with text fields, drop-down menus, and check boxes

A Complete Training Package!

-Full-color, step-by-step instructional book

-Video training from Adobe Certified Experts

-Tutorials and lesson files on companion DVD

Author Biography

Jeremy Osborn is Training Director at American Graphics Institute and an expert on Web and interactive technology. He is a member of the AGI Creative Team, which develops and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals through the American Graphics Institute.

Table of Contents

Starting Up
About Dreamweaver Digital Classroom
System requirements
Starting Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Resetting the Dreamweaver workspace
Loading lesson files
Working with the video tutorials
Setting up for viewing the video tutorials
Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player
Hosting Your Web sites
Additional resources
Dreamweaver CS5 Jumpstart
What is Dreamweaver?
Design and layout tools
Site management and File Transfer Protocol
Coding environment and text editor
Who uses Dreamweaver?
An overview of features
Live View
Related fi les
Code Navigator
Photoshop smart objects
How web sites work
A simple fl ow chart
Domain names and IP addresses
Servers and web hosts
The role of web browsers
An introduction to HTML
Tag structure and attributes
The structure of an HTML document
Placing images in HTML
Colors in HTML
Case sensitivity and whitespace rules
Tag hierarchy
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
What's the difference?
Explorations in code
A look at the Welcome Screen
Creating, opening, and saving documents
Creating new documents
Self study
Setting Up a New Site
Creating a new site
Advanced site-creation options
Adding pages
Saving a page to your site
Defi ning page properties
Work views
A deeper look into the Files panel
Viewing local files
Selecting and editing files
Adding Text and Images
Typography and images on the web
Adding text
An introduction to styles
Previewing pages in a web browser
Understanding hyperlinks
Creating hyperlinks
Relative versus absolute hyperlinks
Linking to an e-mail address
Creating lists
Using the Text Insert panel
Inserting images
Image resolution
Image formats
Creating a simple gallery page
Linking images
Using image placeholders
Editing images
Adjusting brightness and contrast
Resizing images
Updating images
Styling Your Pages with CSS
What are Cascading Style Sheets?
The dawn of CSS
How do you create CSS rules in Dreamweaver?
Understanding Style Sheets
Understanding why they're called Cascading
Creating and modifying styles
Creating a class style with the Property Inspector
Creating and modifying styles in the CSS Styles panel
Advanced text formatting with CSS
Fine-tuning page appearance with contextual and pseudo-class selectors
Div tags and CSS IDs
Internal versus external style sheets
Attaching an external style sheet to your page
Modifying attached style sheets
Creating a new .css fi le (external style sheet)
Adobe Device Central
Creating Page Layouts with CSS
The CSS Box model
The basics of CSS margins, padding, and borders
Reviewing the ID selector
Creating a centered container for your page
Making layouts cross-browser compatible
Absolute versus relative positioning
Positioning content with AP Divs
Creating a header section with the Draw AP Div
Adding an introduction section to your page
Adding images to your layout
Photoshop Integration
Adding Main and Sidebar content areas
Adding additional content and styles
Setting margins and borders
Overriding default margins in CSS
Adding borders to elements
Futureproofi ng your layout
The pros and cons of Absolutely Positioned CSS layouts
Advanced Page Layout
Layout with AP divs versus layout with floats
Creating a floated
Creating columns with HTML and CSS
Creating the HTML Structure with div elements
Setting the width and fl oating the columns
Using the Clear property
Creating a list-based navigation bar
Changing column layout and size
Creating the appearance of equal height columns
Browser compatibility
Adding code for IE 6
Applying fi nishing touches
Creating more sophisticated layouts
Working with Tables
Using tables in web design
Importing table data
Selecting table elements
Modifying table size
Modifying table structure
Creating a table
Formatting and styling tables in HTML
Formatting and styling tables with CSS
Advanced CSS styling of tables
Controlling cell alignment, padding, and borders with CSS
Creating alternate row styling with CSS
Reusing CSS for other tables
Data sorting tables
Fine-Tuning Your Workfl ow
Customizing panels and panel groups
Using the Favorites tab on the Insert bar
Resizing the document window
Using guides
Using grids
The tag selector
Switching between tabs and cascading documents
Adding Flash, Video, and Sound Content
Making web content interesting
Inserting Flash movies
Adding video
Flash Video
QuickTime video and Windows Media
Inserting sound
Maximizing Site Design
Creating modular page elements
Introducing snippets
The Snippets panel
Creating new snippets
Introducing library items
Modifying and updating library items
Introducing templates
Creating a new template
Working with editable regions
Creating new pages from templates
Modifying templates
Repeating regions
Putting repeating regions into action
Detach from Template command
Working with Code-editing Features
Working with code
Accessing code with the tag selector
Inserting tags with the Tag Chooser
Inserting and editing comments
Working in the Code view
Modifying the Code View Workspace
The Coding toolbar
Collapsing and expanding tags and code blocks
Validating your code
Highlighting and correcting invalid code
Running a Report
Formatting code
Building Web Forms
Forms in everyday (web) life
How forms work
Building a contact form
Setting form properties
Adding form elements
Adding text fields
Adding checkboxes
Adding radio buttons
Adding radio groups
Adding lists and menus
Adding a text area
Adding a File Upload field
Creating Submit and Reset buttons
Styling forms with CSS
Attaching external styles
Setting a background color
Styling form elements
Applying the .label style
Form processing and validation
Adding form validation
A look at the Behaviors panel
Setting an event or trigger
Previewing the button behavior
Validating form fields
Changing a form field's behavior order
Verifying field contents
Working with the Spry Framework
Introducing the Spry Widgets
The Spry framework for AJAX
What is AJAX?
A look at the project
The Spry Menu bar
Customizing Spry Widgets with CSS
The Spry Tabbed panel
The Spry Accordion panel
The Spry Collapsible panel
Working with Spry Data Widgets
What is XML?
Creating a Spry XML data set
Adding a Spry Data Widget
Styling and fi ne-tuning data widgets
Managing Your Web Site Reports, Optimization, and Maintenance
Working with the Files panel
Creating a remote connection
Viewing fi les on a remote web server
Transferring fi les to and from a remote server with Get and Put
Using Check In/Check Out and Design Notes
Check In and Check Out
Using Design Notes
Sharing Design Notes
Displaying Design Notes in the Files panel
Testing site integrity
Using Check Links
Checking links sitewide
Generating site reports
Understanding report results
Addressing a listed item
Saving reports
The Browser Compatibility Check
The CSS Advisor
Optimizing pages for launch
Search engine visibility and Search Engine Optimization
Adding meta keywords and descriptions
Describing images with alternate text
Launching your site
Site Launch Checklist
Uploading your site
Getting help and using the reference guides
The Reference panel
Suggested next steps
Using Legacy Tools Frames and Tables
Starting up
Legacy sites
How frames work
Advantages and disadvantages of frames
Common frame usage
Creating framesets
Selecting frames
Selecting framesets
The Frames panel
Setting frameset properties
Setting frame properties
Splitting a frame
Dragging a frame border
Specifying frame content
Targeting frames
Linking to outside web pages
Using _top to replace a frameset
Using tables for layout
Tables versus CSS
Inserting a table
Selecting tables
Modifying tables
Setting table borders
Merging cells
Nesting a table inside a row
Specifying column widths
Adding content to tables
Adding another table
Formatting tables
Dreamweaver CS5 New Features
What's new in Dreamweaver CS5?
New support for Content Management Systems
CSS inspection
CSS Enable/Disable
Preview pages using Adobe Browserlab
Site setup and support for multiple servers
PHP Code hinting
Other new features
Business Catalyst Integration
CSS Starter Pages
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