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Overview

Total Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS4: Essentials Beginner and Intermediate web designers will find the tools and techniques discussed to be invaluable while designing, updating and creating websites using Dreamweaver CS4. Once oriented with the new CS4 interface you apply the techniques you have learned instantly whether you are building your first site or redesigning an existing one.
You will get a solid introduction to Web design as well as step-by-step instructions for how to use the most important features in this award-winning program. After watching the series will comfortable optimizing image files for faster loading web graphics how to use CSS, Tables, Frames and how to add interactive features to your website like Flash files, JavaScript elements and AJAX.
The major lessons include the details you will need to have a solid understanding how to create CSS styles and CSS layouts using Div tags and styles, optimizing content, and using Dreamweaver's Interactive features in publishing your content to the web. This an upgrade worthy of Dreamweaver's 10th anniversary.

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Average Rating: 5 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"Dreamweaver Training" - by Sharon on 21-JUN-2010
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Thank you so much for this training video. It was fantastic!!! I have just paid for an external course and found your training to be better!! Especially the part on CSS.
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"Total Training for Adobe Dreamweaver CS4: Essentia" - by SkyJester on 06-MAY-2010
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I have been using Computers since 1974 using Texas Instruments and basic... before Macintosh and Microsoft.  Although I had CS3 Web Premium (mainly for Photoshop), I have little to no knowledge of Dreamweaver.  I thought I could use any program easily.  Well, I failed miserably and thought this program was TOO HARD TO LEARN!  I have since switched to Macintosh and upgraded to CS5.

With the above in mind, I bit the bullet searching for a basic video to learn Dreamweaver and found this.

From the start it seemed close to condescending with a some humor close to diabetic... but now I feel comfortable and trust her.  I'm only up to Chapter 4 but now have a VERY GOOD GRASP ON THE BASICS which I know know is where the title comes in... ESSENTIAL.  She covered every one of my questions without being in a classroom.  She set up a logical sequence to future chapters somehow knowing I wanted to dive right in with the advanced section to make blistering hot web pages.  But each chapter tells me to be patient because the basics are more important than the really cool bells and whistles. Without the bottom dwelling dweeb section (which I proudly declare to be), I will never succeed at the blistering hot web graphics.

So... for those truly wanting to learn to become a great designer, humble yourself and watch this.  You'll accomplish more in 30 minutes that you ever would opening the start page and naming your first website.

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"Great Experience" - by dmon on 21-FEB-2010
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I learned a lot in the 2 days it took me to take this training.

The examples and naration were on point and covered a lot of material. And if you go to Janine's website: www.digitalfamily.com there is even more guidance.

This is a great start on getting down to being productive with Dreamweaver.

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Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1: DESIGNING WEB SITES WITH DREAMWEAVER CS4

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Introduction

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00:03:17

Reviewing Designs Created with Tables

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00:02:37

Considering Frames

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00:03:28

Understanding the CSS Advantage

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00:04:37

Saving Time with Templates

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00:02:01

Using Advanced Design Technologies

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CHAPTER 2: CREATING A NEW WEBSITE

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Setting Up a New Web Site

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Creating a New Web Page

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Adding Images with Alternate Text

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Inserting & Formatting Text

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Understanding Font Options

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00:06:34

Aligning Images Using the Property Inspector

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Creating Links

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00:09:48

Organizing Files & Folders

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Changing Background $amp; Page Settings

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CHAPTER 3: OPTIMIZING THE INTERFACE

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Opening an Existing Site

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A New Look in CS4

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New Features in CS4

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Reviewing Menu Options

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Using the Status Bar & Tag Selector

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Setting Preferences

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Previewing Pages in Multiple Browsers

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CHAPTER 4: CREATING & INSERTING IMAGES

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Optimizing Images for the Web

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Saving JPEGS in Adobe Photoshop

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Saving GIF & PNG Files in Photoshop

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00:02:53

Using Smart Objects with Photoshop

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Copying & Editing Images with Dreamweaver

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Changing Dreamweaver's Editor Preferences

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CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH CSS

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Getting Started With Styles

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Understanding Style Selectors

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Creating Class Styles

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Creating Tag Styles

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Aligning Images with Floats

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Comparing Span, Div, & P Tags

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Creating & Editing Link Styles

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00:04:28

Reviewing CSS Code

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Using External Style Sheets

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Creating a Simple Centered Design

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CHAPTER 6: DESIGNING WITH CSS

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Understanding the Box Model

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Comparing Margins and Padding

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CHAPTER 7: SAVING TIME WITH TEMPLATES

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Creating a New Template

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Creating Editable Regions

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Creating a New Page from a Template

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Editing Templates

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Combining Templates with Style Sheets

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Template Tips

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CHAPTER 8: DESIGNING ACCESSIBLE TABLES

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Understaing Tables

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Creating a Table for Tabular Data

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Styling a Table

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Editing Table Layouts, Part 1

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Editing Table Layouts, Part 2

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CHAPTER 9: USING HTML & CSS

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Writing HTML: The Fundamentals

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Creating a Simple HTML File

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Formatting the HTML Page

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Reviewing the Code Behind the Scenes

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Linking Pages Using HTML

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Troubleshooting Using Split View

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CHAPTER 10: TESTING & PUBLISHING A WEBSITE

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Checking the Site Reports

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Testing & Fixing Links

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Checking Browser Compatibility

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Publishing a Website

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Editing a Website

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CHAPTER 11: DREAMWEAVER'S INTERACTIVE FEATURES

Intro

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Inserting Flash Video

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Adding Other Multimedia

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Creating a Simple Rollover

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Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 1

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Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 2

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Outro

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