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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is a versatile web site development application, suitable for personal and enterprise development environments. This course explores the concepts of creating a new site in Dreamweaver CS4, including configuring site properties and application preferences, adding content, and manipulating text. A look at the major interface elements of Dreamweaver CS4, including new features such as Live View and improved workspaces, is also provided.
  • recognize how to set the workspace layout
  • recognize how to use Adobe Bridge together with Dreamweaver CS4
  • customize the Dreamweaver CS4 workspace
  • match the Dreamweaver CS4 interface elements with their functions
  • recognize how to create a root folder
  • recognize how to set up a local site
  • recognize how to use the Files panel
  • define a local site in a given scenario
  • customize the workspace in Dreamweaver CS4
  • access Adobe Bridge from within Dreamweaver CS4
  • create a new web page
  • identify the features of Spry
  • recognize how to set web page preferences
  • recognize how to change page properties
  • add a tracing image to a web page
  • import Microsoft Word or Excel content
  • recognize how to clean up Word HTML
  • create a web page and add content to it
  • modify text styles using the Page properties dialog box
  • recognize how to inspect style sheet rules
  • modify the layout of a page
  • add special characters and dates to a document
  • create a list
  • format and organize a web page in a given scenario
Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 in conjunction with other products, such as Adobe Photoshop CS4, you can create web sites that are media rich and visually appealing. This course explores processes of creating intuitive site navigation using linking, and performing asset management. The course also discusses working with rich media in the form of Flash video, a pervasive web technology. Working with images, creating image maps, and methods of optimizing images for best performance are also covered.
  • add links to a page
  • create named anchors using Dreamweaver CS4
  • create e-mail links in Dreamweaver CS4
  • create links in a given scenario, using Dreamweaver CS4
  • add an accessible image to a page
  • add an image map to a web page
  • edit an image in Dreamweaver
  • optimize an image
  • insert an image created in Photoshop into a web page
  • add a resource using the Assets panel
  • use the Assets panel favorites list
  • add Flash movies to a web page
  • add Flash videos to a web page
  • add and optimize images in Dreamweaver CS4
  • add Flash movies to a page in Dreamweaver CS4
When designing a web site, it's important that your content is engaging, but it's also crucial that it is structured in an intuitive and accessible manner. Creating a site layout using tables is one method of ensuring a consistent and easy to navigate web site. This course explores how to structure content using tables, and examines creating and manipulating tables and other layout elements, and working with tabular data. Building an accessible web site that complies with international standards, and applying basic design principles to a Dreamweaver CS4 site are also covered.
  • create a table in Dreamweaver CS4
  • modify a table's properties
  • add information to a table
  • import tabular data
  • export tabular data
  • format a table
  • build and modify a table in Dreamweaver CS4
  • set accessibility preferences
  • check target browser compatibility
  • change the default encoding for a site
  • modify accessibility settings for a site
  • apply design standards to a web site
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 provides web developers with a variety of tools that allow them to reuse existing content and assets when developing web sites. This course explains these features, including templates, the site library, and the implementation of frames and framesets. The practice of using server-side includes to dynamically load content at runtime is also explored.
  • create a web page template
  • create a new page from a template
  • create library items
  • modify library items
  • use templates and library items
  • create framesets in Dreamweaver CS4
  • add content to a frameset
  • create hyperlinks in a frameset
  • add noframes content
  • create a frameset and add content to it
  • create server side include files
  • modify server-side include properties
Adding interactivity to web pages enhances the functionality and overall appeal of a site. Dreamweaver CS4 allows developers to increase web site interactivity by using forms and behaviors. The application also includes the Spry framework for Ajax, allowing Dreamweaver users with no advanced programming knowledge to quickly and easily visually design and deploy interactive interfaces, including visual transitions. This course provides an overview of form creation and customization, and form data processing. Also covered are Spry widgets and effects, and creating and editing behaviors to build such features as rollover images and jump menus. A new feature – InContext Editing – allowing end users to edit specific portions of your web pages, is also covered.
  • create a form in Dreamweaver CS4
  • add checkboxes and radio buttons
  • add list items and menu options
  • add Submit and Reset buttons
  • configure a form to work with a CGI script
  • recognize how a CGI script works
  • add a Spry widget
  • build a form using Dreamweaver CS4
  • adding behaviors to web pages
  • recognize the functions of behaviors
  • modify a behavior
  • recognize how to swap images on a web page
  • add interactivity to a web page
  • add a jump menu to a page
  • add a Spry effect to a web page
  • add Spry widgets to a web page
  • create a Spry HTML data set
  • recognize how InContext Editing can be used
  • add built-in interactive elements to a web page
Cascading Style Sheets, commonly referred to as CSS, are a set of formatting conventions allowing you to standardize and enhance the appearance of a web site. By implementing CSS you can fully separate your web site's presentation from its content, and give the site a consistent feel. Dreamweaver CS4 provides increased CSS support, with the introduction of separate tabs on the Property inspector dividing general properties from CSS. This course explores this new interface feature along with other CSS features including a set of prebuilt CSS layouts complete with educational inline comments, access to the Adobe CSS Advisor web site, and CSS management features that facilitate moving CSS rules from page to page and converting inline CSS to CSS rules. This course examines the process of creating, editing, and applying the various types of cascading style sheets and style rules. CSS visual layout tools and advanced CSS techniques are also covered.
  • identify the features and functions of Cascading Style Sheets
  • set CSS style preferences
  • recognize the features of the CSS Styles panel
  • create and attach an external style sheet
  • recognize the functions of various style selectors
  • create a style rule
  • edit a style rule
  • edit a style sheet
  • export a style sheet
  • create, attach, and edit an external style sheet in a given scenario
  • create a new page with a CSS layout
  • customize a CSS layout
  • recognize the CSS positioning properties
  • use AP Divs to position elements in Dreamweaver
  • use class styles
  • create advanced style rules
  • identify when you would apply advanced style rules
  • apply advanced CSS techniques to a web page
Many advanced web site developers prefer the flexibility of hand coding to interface-based design. Dreamweaver CS4 offers a number of tools and options, which can be used to hand code entire sites, or customize specific page sections. This course explores these coding features, and provides basic coverage of XML and XSLT. Collaborative site design and Dreamweaver extensions are also covered. The course also delves into how to make parts of your web pages editable to users on the web. Following the creation of a web site, significant amounts of time are spent on testing, maintenance, and management. Dreamweaver CS4 provides features for link checking, reporting, cloaking, comparing and synchronizing files, and configuring remote access, which are also examined in this course.
  • identify site testing guidelines
  • create a site report in Dreamweaver CS4
  • check for broken links
  • upload a web site to a server
  • cloak files and folders
  • synchronize files
  • check files in and out
  • add a Design Note
  • test a site
  • upload files to a site
  • enable Design Notes and check in/check out features
  • recognize the options for code formatting
  • use the Quick Tag Editor
  • use the JavaScript Extractor
  • identify how to use XSL to transform XML data
  • use Extension Manager
  • work with tags using the Quick Tag Editor
  • add extensions using Extension Manager

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