Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Dreamweaver Training Syllabus

Website Development

3 Day Course

Course Description

As a prospective Web developer, you'll need to create both individual pages and to fit those files into an entire site structure. In this course, you'll learn to take full advantage of Dreamweaver's efficient interface for developing a static site with text, images, media, navigation elements, and forms. By applying its site management tools, you'll ensure that the site you create works as you intended for the widest possible audience.

Course Objective

You will use Dreamweaver's graphical page-building interface to efficiently develop and manage static Web sites that feature text, graphics, multimedia, navigation, and form elements. Target Student: The target student is the professional who wants to use Dreamweaver to design and develop Web pages with a WYSIWYG application, but who also needs a basic understanding of the architecture and coding of Web pages. Students are those in small companies or departments within large companies who use Web technologies for electronic communication through the use of new technologies. Some examples of target customers are advertising agencies, marketing agencies, and groups involved in intranet and extranet production.


Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create a Web site structure on your local machine.

  • add text content to a site.
  • format text.
  • work with images.
  • add navigation elements to a site.
  • structure pages.
  • streamline workflow with libraries and templates.
  • develop forms.
  • test, maintain, and upload a site.

Unit 1: Introducing the Course

  • Course Objectives.
  • Understanding Static Page Architecture
  • HTML

Unit 2: Getting Started

  • Introducing Dreamweaver
  • Learning the Interface
  • Defining a Local Site
  • Creating a Website

Unit 3: Adding Content to a Site

  • Adding Content
  • Controlling Document Structure
  • Making Lists
  • Adding Horizontal Rules
  • Adding Special Characters

Unit 4: Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets

  • Formatting Text
  • Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating Styles
  • Exporting CSS Rule Definitions
  • Creating Class Styles
  • Attaching External Style Sheets
  • Creating Advanced Styles
  • Creating a New External Style Sheet
  • Displaying Styles
  • Understanding Cascading Order and Inheritance of Styles
  • Creating Internal Styles with the Property Inspector

Unit 5: Working with Graphics

  • Using Graphics on Web Pages
  • Placing Graphics on the Page
  • Accessibility Setting
  • Modifying Image Properties
  • Editing Images
  • Doing Roundtrip Editing with Fireworks
  • Adding Flash Content
  • Adding Flash Video

Unit 6: Navigating Your Site

  • Understanding Site Navigation
  • Linking to Files in Your Site
  • Linking to Sites
  • Targeting a Link
  • Linking to Named Anchors
  • Adding E-mail Links
  • Linking from Images
  • Image Maps
  • Creating a Jump Menu

Unit 7: Designing Page Layouts with CSS

  • Understanding Page Layout
  • Using Layers for Layout
  • Adding CSS to Layers
  • Using Absolute and Relative Positioning
  • Designing with DIVs
  • Designing Navigation Links with CSS
  • Importing Tabular Data

Unit 8: Using Libraries and Templates

  • Using Site Library Items
  • Creating Site Templates
  • Defining Editable Regions
  • Using Templates
  • Modifying Templates

Unit 9: Creating Forms

  • Understanding Forms
  • Setting input tag accessibility
  • Processing Forms
  • Setting Focus in a Form
  • Validating a Form

Unit 10: Testing, Maintenance, and Uploading

  • Testing Your Site
  • Maintaining Your Files and Folders
  • Connecting to a Remote Site
  • Synchronizing Files
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Paul F Adams

Adobe Certified Instructor

Specialist in the Adobe Creative Suite.