Learn professional techniques that will help you design and develop an impressive web site using Dreamweaver CS4. This training walks through advanced concepts in Dreamweaver CS4 including creating pure CSS layouts, working with reusable assets such as Snippets, Library Items and Templates.
Additionally in this Dreamweaver CS4: Advanced course, you will get the chance to work with Adobe’s Spry Framework to create AJAX-enabled web pages. This series is just what you need to take your Dreamweaver skills one step further and give your site a professional polish.
Learn how to work with Adobe’s Spry Framework to create AJAX-enabled web pages.
Find out all about the Code Navigator and how to use it in your next project.
Discover the Live View feature.
See how to use the New CSS Rules panel.
Learn all about Related Files.
Chapter I: SETTING UP A NEW SITE & WORKSPACE (15 min)
Creating & Managing a Site
Specifying a Local Root Folder
Overview of the Interface
Setting Up Panels & Saving a Workspace Layout
Chapter II: ADVANCED CSS CONCEPTS (56 min)
A Review of CSS Styles
Creating & Modifying Styles from the Properties Panel
Creating & Modifying Styles from the CSS Styles Panel
Working with Page Properties
Working with Compound Selectors
Working with Margins & Padding
Transforming a List Using CSS
Working with Internal & External Style Sheets
Chapter III: CREATING A LAYOUT WITH CSS (70 min)
Using a Tracing Image
Setting Up Guides
Understanding Layout Types
Working with Absolutely Positioned Layouts
Understanding Float Behavior
Creating a Photo Gallery Using the Float & Clear Properties
Creating a Flexible 2-Column Layout
Styling a 2-Column Layout
Adding Finishing Touches
Dealing with Browser Compatibility Issues
Chapter IV: ENHANCING LAYOUTS WITH SPRY WIDGETS (35 min)
An Overview of the Spry Framework
Adding a Spry Menu Bar
Styling the Spry Menu Bar
Adding a Spry Tabbed Panel
Adding the Spry Accordion Widget
Styling the Spry Accordion
Chapter V: USING SPRY DATA WIDGETS (21 min)
Overview of the Spry Data Widgets & XML
Creating the Spry XML Data Set
Adding a Spry Repeat List
Adding Data Fields to a Spry Repeat List
Styling a Spry Repeat List
Chapter VI: SNIPPETS & LIBRARY ITEMS (23 min)
Overview of Snippets & the Snippets Panel
Creating & Reusing Snippets
Working with Library Items
Modifying & Updating Library Items
The Assets Panel
Chapter VII: USING PAGE TEMPLATES (38 min)
Overview of Templates
Creating a New Template & Setting Editable Regions
Creating New Pages from Templates
Working with Repeating Regions for Flexible Information
Removing Template Markup
Chapter VIII: HAND CODING (32 min)
Configuring Code View
Code Hinting & the Coding Toolbar
Advanced Code Formatting Preferences
Chapter IX: ADVANCED SITE MANAGEMENT (17 min)
Review of Remote Connection
Using Check In/Check Out
Creating & Saving a Design Note
Total Run Time: 6 hrs
Jeremy Osborn is a designer, educator and writer who has more than 15 years of design experience and management skills. He is very seasoned in technology strategy with strong expertise in print, web and digital video. In addition, Jeremy is the author of the book “Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom” and is currently the Director of Content for AGI. Prior to working with AGI, Jeremy served as the Program Director of the Graphic and Web Design program at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.
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