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Dreamweaver MX Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
This series presents instruction on designing for the Web using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX. Topics include an introduction to the new interface and the basic concepts of Web design, in addition to procedures for setting up the site, managing the site and a development team, creating pages, inserting basic text, links, and images, and finding or creating Web-optimized images. The latter part of the series covers advanced topics such as tables and frames, stylesheets, DHTML, data and interactivity, and other complex designs. The content is geared toward basic computer users who are new to Web design, but is also useful for professional Web designers who wish to learn about the new features of Dreamweaver MX.

Audience:
This series is for anyone who is interested in learning more about designing Web sites with Dreamweaver MX.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●   Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Dreamweaver MX Series: Introduction
Dreamweaver MX Series: Setting Up a Web Site
Dreamweaver MX Series: Designing the Site
Dreamweaver MX Series: Adding Graphics
Dreamweaver MX Series: Tables
Dreamweaver MX Series: Frames
Dreamweaver MX Series: Styles and CSS
Dreamweaver MX Series: Dynamic HTML
Dreamweaver MX Series: Advanced DHTML
Dreamweaver MX Series: Multimedia Integration
Dreamweaver MX Series: Dynamic Web Sites
Dreamweaver MX Series: Forms and Interactivity

Dreamweaver MX Series: Introduction
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to the interface and the new features of Dreamweaver MX.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the new features of the Dreamweaver interface
Implement design ideas that will enable the creation of a compelling Web site
Use timesaving tips and techniques

Topics:
Introducing Dreamweaver MX
Designing your site
Workspace windows and panels
Workspace Inspectors and the Status bar
The Launcher bar
The Menu bar
Using Dreamweaver MX with other programs
Ten timesaving Dreamweaver MX tips
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Setting Up a Web Site
Summary:
This course shows users how to define a new Web site or import an existing site, create new pages, apply basic formatting to text, place images, and set links. It also describes how to set up Web access and put a site online.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define a new site
Make new pages
Create links
Put a Web site online

Topics:
Defining a new site
Setting up Web server access
Using Check In/Out and Design Notes
Cloaking files
Activating Site Map Layout
Downloading an existing Web site
Creating new pages
Adding images
Setting internal links
Using named anchor links
Setting external and e-mail links
Changing page properties
Putting a Web site online
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Designing the Site
Summary:
This course explains Web site management and structure, the principles of good site design, and how to use the features of Dreamweaver MX to work with a team of designers. Specific procedures for using templates, Library items, Tracing Images, and the Quick Tag Editor are also included.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Propose a Web site design after assessing various planning issues
Manage the work of a team of developers using site management features in Dreamweaver MX
Employ various tools in Dreamweaver MX to manage a site

Topics:
Preparing to develop a new site
Managing your site's structure
Naming your files
Organizing images and managing links
Making global changes to links
Finding and fixing broken links
Using the Site Reporting feature
Synchronizing local and remote sites
Working with templates
Creating templates
Saving an existing page as a template
Using templates
Making global changes with templates
Creating and using Library items
Highlighting and changing Library items
Using the Tracing Image feature
Integrating e-mail addresses
Using the Quick Tag Editor
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Adding Graphics
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to Web graphics and shows users how to integrate graphic elements on a Web page. It also includes tips and strategies for creating Web graphics and for finding or buying images that are already optimized for the Web.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Obtain royalty-free images from the Internet
Choose an image-editing program for working with graphics
Insert and align images on a Web page using appropriate file formats
Use image maps

Topics:
Getting great graphics
Creating your own images
Understanding the basics of Web graphics
Inserting images on your pages
Aligning images on a page
Creating a background
Creating image maps
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Tables
Summary:
This course explains how to use HTML tables to create complex page layouts that work in the most common Web browsers. A highlight of this course is the Dreamweaver MX Table Layout View, which makes it easy to create complex Web designs.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create and edit HTML tables
Use table sorting and formatting features
Practice importing table data into Dreamweaver
Arrange complex HTML page designs using tables

Topics:
Creating simple tables in Layout View
Editing tables in Layout and Standard Views
Controlling cell options
Using the Format Table feature
Formatting multiple cells in a table
Using the Sort Table feature
Importing table data from other programs
Using tables for spacing and alignment
Aligning a navigation bar
Merging and splitting table cells
Using nested tables
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Frames
Summary:
This course provides information on HTML framesets: when to use them, when to avoid them, and step-by-step instructions for creating them using Dreamweaver MX.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe how frames function in Web pages
Create, save, and name frames in a frameset
Create targeted links in frames
Change frame and frameset properties
List some design guidelines to follow when using frames

Topics:
Appreciating HTML frames
Understanding how frames work
Creating a frame in Dreamweaver
Saving files in a frameset
Using links and naming frames
Setting links to a target frame
Changing frame borders and sizes
Creating alternative designs for older browsers
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Styles and CSS
Summary:
This course provides an overview of Cascading Style Sheets: how they work and how they can save development time. Also included are descriptions of all of the styles available in Dreamweaver and instructions for creating and applying styles.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create and apply a new HTML style
Create and apply a new CSS Style
Demonstrate the process of redefining HTML tags
Create and edit an external style sheet

Topics:
Formatting text
Applying font attributes
Creating your own HTML styles
Working with Cascading Style Sheets
Creating Cascading Style Sheets
Defining styles
Creating a custom style
Redefining HTML tags
Applying styles
Creating external style sheets
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Dynamic HTML
Summary:
This course explains the features of Dynamic HTML, such as layers and behaviors, which allow precise design control and new levels of interactivity. It also introduces extensions and shows how to locate, download, and install them.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe what Dynamic HTML (DHTML) is and how it is used
Position elements using layers
Create and apply behaviors
Describe what extensions are and how they are used

Topics:
DHTML
Creating and manipulating layers
Adding layers to layers
Nesting layers
Layer options
Converting layers to tables
Behaviors
Events
Creating a rollover image
Varying behaviors and events
Extensions
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Advanced DHTML
Summary:
This course introduces the Dreamweaver MX timeline, and shows users how to create animations and even more complex designs with DHTML.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create timelines
Use behaviors with timelines
Employ options for supporting multiple browsers

Topics:
Understanding timelines
The Timelines panel
Creating a timeline
Recording a layer's path
Playing animations
Swapping images
Supporting older browsers
Converting to 3.0 browser compatibility
Dreamweaver and XML
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Multimedia Integration
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to Fireworks, the Macromedia image program for the Web, and shows how to take advantage of the Dreamweaver/Fireworks integration to create complex images. This course also demonstrates how to use Dreamweaver to link a variety of multimedia file types - from Flash to Java to RealAudio - to Web pages.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Employ roundtrip graphics editing between Dreamweaver and Fireworks
Use other image editors with Dreamweaver
Demonstrate the process of inserting and editing Fireworks HTML in Dreamweaver
Integrate Shockwave and Flash elements into your Web pages
Create Flash files in Dreamweaver
Apply elements from Java, ActiveX, and other technologies to your Web pages

Topics:
Integrating Fireworks and Dreamweaver
Using other image editors
Optimizing an image
Inserting and editing Fireworks HTML
Shockwave and Flash plug-ins
Inserting Shockwave and Flash movies
Setting parameters for Shockwave and Flash
Creating Flash files from within Dreamweaver
Working with Java and ActiveX
Working with other plug-in technologies
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Dynamic Web Sites
Summary:
This course helps the user understand how database-driven Web sites work and why they have become so important on the Web. It also shows how to add dynamic content to a Web site, define data sources, and display recordsets.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Define a dynamic Web site
Identify the required components of a dynamic Web site
Create and utilize recordsets
Create a Web page that uses dynamic data

Topics:
Understanding the dynamic Web site
Defining key concepts
Server technologies supported by Dreamweaver MX
Making the data connection
Exploring the panel
Creating a recordset
Using a recordset on your page
Repeating a region
Adding a dynamic image
Creating a master-detail page set
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Dreamweaver MX Series: Forms and Interactivity
Summary:
This course explains HTML forms and how to use Dreamweaver to add interactive elements, such as search engines, online discussion areas, and e-commerce systems, to a Web site. Other topics include how to build master pages, create pages to search databases, and test the site with a live connection.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Create and use forms and form elements
Set up user authentication
Search and edit databases
Understand the basics of e-commerce

Topics:
Understanding forms
Understanding CGI scripts
Creating HTML forms
Creating radio buttons
Creating check boxes
Adding text fields
Adding a drop-down list
Adding Submit and Clear buttons
Using jump menus
Other form options
Establishing user authentication
Securing sensitive information
Searching for database records
Editing a database from a browser
Updating a record via a browser
E-commerce basics
Extending Dreamweaver
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12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30