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Learning Adobe DreamWeaver CC

by Greg Bowden (476 pages)

 

The Learning Adobe DreamWeaver CC tutorials provide activity-based web page authoring lessons for beginners through to advanced users using Adobe DreamWeaver CC 2017.

 

Tutorials for Adobe DreamWeaver CC 2014 and DreamWeaver CC 2015 are also available, contact us if you prefer either of those.

 

The tutorials are available in two modules:

 

Module 1 introduces the basics of using Adobe DreamWeaver CC for web page creation and maintenance.

Module 2 covers advanced Adobe DreamWeaver CC features using CSS styles and CSS page layouts.

Support files providing all the images, videos and text are included with the modules.

 

There are chapter descriptions and more details below, and a sample book with the first few pages of each chapter can be downloaded from the following zip file:

 

 

Learning DreamWeaver CC 2017 Module 2 Sample (11.3 MB)


 

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  • Chapters and Sample Pages
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Module 1: DreamWeaver CC Basics

 

Contents (Modules 1 and 2)

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Chapter 1: Introduction to DreamWeaver CC (24 pages)

 

Chapter 2: Using Text and Graphics (26 pages)

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Chapter 3: Using Tables (27 pages)

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Chapter 4: Creating Links (13 pages)

 

Chapter 5: Links Within a Page and Hotspots (19 pages)

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Chapter 6: Site Assets and Library Items (20 pages)

 

Chapter 7: Using Templates (24 pages)

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Chapter 8: Creating Forms (33 pages)

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Chapter 9: Rollover Images (16 pages)

 

Chapter 10: Cascading Style Sheets (24 pages)

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Chapter 11: Uploading Web Files (13 pages)

 

Project 1 Multi-user version only (3 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2: DreamWeaver CC Advanced Exercises

 

Chapter 12: Sample CSS Page Layouts (7 pages)

 

Chapter 13: Creating a CSS Based Page (18 pages)

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Chapter 14: Adding Content to CSS Pages (12 pages)

 

Chapter 15: Formatting CSS Pages (30 pages)

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Chapter 16: Centring Web Pages With a Background (9 pages)

 

Chapter 17: Responsive Web Layouts (19 pages)

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Chapter 18: Adding Content to Responsive Layouts (31 pages)

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Chapter 19: Using Behaviours (19 pages)

 

Chapter 20: Editing and Importing Tools (14 pages)

 

Chapter 21: Inserting Media (14 pages)

 

Chapter 22: Code Snippets (10 pages)

 

Chapter 23: Useful Tools (18 pages)

 

Project 2: Multi-user version only (4 pages)

 

 

 

The tutorials can be used onscreen next to the software package, from a tablet or printed.

 

Assignments are provided at the end of each chapter and the multi-user version provides projects at the end of each module.

 

Support files that provide all the images and data required to complete the activities are included with the product.

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Module 1

Introduces how to set up a site, format text, insert images, use tables, create links, anchor points and hotspots, manage assets, create templates and forms, insert rollover images, CSS stylesheets and upload files to a remote server.

 

Module 2

Covers using CSS styles, creating CSS based page layouts, formatting CSS based pages, centring web pages, creating responsive web pages and adding content to them, using behaviours to validate forms and create help messages, importing Word and Excel files, inserting Photoshop files, HTML5 and YouTube videos, CSS Transitions, code snippets and inserting tab panels.

 

 

Summary of Module 1 Chapters

 

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to DreamWeaver CC

 

This chapter demonstrates the different panels and tool bars on the DreamWeaver screen then students are shown how to set up a site.

 

 

Chapter 2: Entering Text and Graphics


This chapter provides activities that demonstrate how to insert text and graphics into a page. Students are shown how to format text, adjust the size and position of images, insert page backgrounds and horizontal rules. The following page is created:

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC text and graphics

 

 

 

Chapter 3: Using Tables

 

This chapter demonstrates how to insert and format tables. Students learn how to enter text and images into tables, name tables, adjust column widths and row heights, use rulers and grids and add backgrounds to tables. The following Travel Packages page is created:

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC tables

 

 

 

Chapter 4: Creating Links

 

This chapter demonstrates how to link text and graphics. Text then graphic links are added to the Travel Packages page

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Adobe DreamWeaver CC links

 

 

 

Chapter 5: Links Within a Page and Hotspots

 

This chapter demonstrates how to add links within a page (ID links) and how to create links on sections of a page (hotspots or image maps). The following page is used to create hotspots on a world map.

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC links within a page, hotspots

 

 

 

Chapter 6: Site Assets and Library Items

 

This chapter demonstrates how to use the Assets panel to manage and use the resources of the site, and how to create Library items such as the date a page was updated message on pages and placing link tables as a library items to automate the updating of links on pages. The following page is used to include a navigation bar library item and an updated date library item.

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC assets and library

 

 

 

Chapter 7: Using Templates

 

This chapter introduces to concept of templates. A template for the Travel Agency is created and applied to other pages in the site. Adjustments are made to the template to show how all the pages set to the template are also adjusted. A table is created and modifies to create the structure of the following template:

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC templates

 

 

 

Chapter 8: Using Forms

 

This chapter demonstrates how to create Forms. It shows how to insert the form tag, how to insert the text fields, how to insert pop-up menus and add values to the menu, how to insert radio buttons and check boxes, how to insert submit and reset buttons, and how to name the form and set its post properties. The following order form is created:

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC forms

 

 

 

Chapter 9: Rollover Images

 

This chapter demonstrates how to add rollover buttons to create a second navigation system. The template is updated to provide buttons along the left side of the page.

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC rollover image

 

 

 

Chapter 10: Cascading Style Sheets

This chapter demonstrates the difference between internal and external CSS style sheets, how to use the CSS Designer panel, how to export styles to an external style sheet, the advantages of external style sheets, how to attach external style sheets to pages and using external style sheets within templates.

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS styles

 

 

 

Chapter 11: Uploading Web Files

This chapter demonstrates how to cloak file types and folders that don't need to be uploaded to a remote sever, uploading files to a remote folder and managing files once they have been uploaded.



Project 1

For multi-user version students are set the task of using the web authoring skills that they have learned during the module to create a web site for a used car dealer. All the text needed to complete the project is included.




Summary of Module 2 Chapters

 


Chapter 12: Sample CSS Page Layouts

This chapter looks at some of the sample CSS based page layouts that DreamWeaver provides. It introduces students to the concepts of laying out pages using CSS and the difference between static and responsive web designs..

 



Chapter 13: Laying Out a CSS Based Page

 

This chapter demonstrates how to create a CSS based page layout. It includes how to attach a CSS file to a page, how to define DIV tags to regions of the page, how to nest DIV tags and how to set styles to control DIV tags.




Chapter 14: Adding Content to CSS Pages

Students learn how to insert content into the DIV tag regions defined in the previous chapter. A company logo is added to the Banner DIV tag, buttons to the Navigation DIV tag, text links to the secondary navigation region and text to the Content region.

 

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS page layout

 

 

 

Chapter 15: Formatting CSS pages

This chapter demonstrates how to set styles to control the format and layout of a page. The 4 types of styles are covered - Class, ID, Tag and Compound. Students learn how to apply styles to linked text, along with editing styles and saving the CSS page as a template.

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS page formatting

 

 

 

Chapter 16: Centring CSS pages With a Background

This chapter demonstrates how to centre the CSS page layout content so that it displays in the same position on different browsers, and how to add a background behind the page.

 

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS centre page, backgrounds

 

 

 

Chapter 17: Responsive Web Layouts

This chapter demonstrates how to layout a responsive web page that changes for different screen widths. Students are shown how to set up CSS styles on DIV tags and how to create media queries for the different screen widths. The page is set up to display differently on Mobilel, Tablet and Desktop screens

 


Chapter 18: Adding Content to Responsive Layouts

 

This chapter demonstrates how to add content to the DIV tags that were set up in the previous chapter. Students are shown how to enter CSS style properties for the styles that were assigned to the media queries. Each DIV tag is assigned 3 styles; one for Mobile screens, one for Tablet screens and a third for Desktop screens and students are shown how to add CSS properties to control how the DIV tag content appears on the different screen widths. Students are also shown how to hide content on just specific screens.

 

 

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Chapter 19: Using Behaviours

This chapter demonstrates how to use the Behaviours panel to set behaviours to provide help messages, popup windows, display larger versions of images, validate data in fields within forms and add effects to images.


Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS behaviors

 

 

 

Chapter 20: Editing and Importing Tools

This chapter provides activities that demonstrate how to make simple adjustments to images within DreamWeaver using its built in FireWorks tools and how to import formatted text and tables from Microsoft Word and Excel. The following page is created from a supplied Word document.


Adobe DreamWeaver CC CSS edit, import

 

 

 

Chapter 21: Inserting Media

This chapter provides activities that demonstrate how to import Photoshop and video media into DreamWeaver pages. Photoshop documents are compressed and linked so that any changes made to the original Photoshop files are automatically updated within the DreamWeaver page. HTML5 videso and YouTube videos are also imported.

 

 

Adobe DreamWeaver CC insert media

 


 

Chapter 22: Code Snippets

This chapter demonstrates how to use preset code snippets and how to create customised snippets.


 

 

Chapter 23: Useful Tools

 

This chapter demonstrates how to change the work page sizes to suit the application the web page is being created for, how to use CSS Transitions to add animated effects to page elements using CSS and how to use tabbed panels to more efficiently display content on a page.

 

 

Project 2

 

The multi-user version provides a detailed project.

Students are set the task of using the web authoring skills that they have learned during the module to create a CSS based web site on a topic negotiated with the teacher, or on the provided details about a Real Estate Agency. All the text needed to complete the Real Estate task is included.