Dreamweaver 8: Advanced

Dreamweaver 8: Advanced


Total Run Time: 7.5 hrs

In this series, you'll receive detailed instruction on the advanced design features of Macromedia Dreamweaver.


  1. Get up to speed quickly with a focus on the advanced design features, templates, extensions, and behaviors in Dreamweaver 8.
  2. You'll learn three different design approaches using real-world Web sites as examples so you can find the best approach for your Web site projects.
  3. Polish your skills with tutorials on how to best work with tables, layers, and cascading style sheets.

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Led by industry pro Janine Warner, this Dreamweaver 8: Advanced series is peppered with tips and tricks to help you create rich media designs and streamline the workflow process. Every topic includes tips and tricks designed to help you work faster, more efficiently, and above all else, with the best design control possible on the Web today.

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Course Outline

Chapter 2: Enhancing Dreamweaver® with Extensions (20:06 min)

  1. Downloading Extensions from the Exchange Site
  2. Creating a Slideshow Using an Extension
  3. Updating the Remote Site to View the Slideshow
  4. Adding Flash® Buttons Using an Extension
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Cascading Style Sheets (44:20 min)

  1. Using CSS Styles to Rede.ne an HTML Tag
  2. Creating a New Class Style
  3. Adjusting Margins & Fonts for Tags
  4. Creating CSS Link Styles
  5. Working in the CSS Styles Panel
  6. Creating CSS Styles Automatically
  7. Formatting Text Using CSS Styles
  8. Using CSS Styles to Align Images
  9. Formatting & Adjusting a Bulleted List with CSS
  10. Exporting & Attaching an External Style Sheet
  11. Removing a Tag
Chapter 4: Creating Contextual or Descendant Styles (55:13 min)

  1. Setting Up the Page Properties
  2. Designing Different Regions on the Page with Div Tags
  3. Designing Formatting Styles for the Heading 1 Tag
  4. Designing a Paragraph Tag to Control Text Spacing
  5. Adjusting the Float to Align Images Left & Right
  6. Redesigning a Class Style within an Area of a Page
  7. Creating a CSS Style to Adjust Cell Padding
  8. Setting Negative Margins
  9. Exporting Styles to be Used on Another Page in the Site
  10. Attaching an External Style Sheet to the Page
  11. Understanding CSS Hierarchy & Cascading
  12. Looking at Inline Styles in Split View
  13. Taking a Look at the Code
Chapter 5: Designing with Dreamweaver’s Layers (31:41 min)

  1. Deconstructing a Complex Design
  2. Using a Tracer Image & Cloaking
  3. Creating Layers
  4. Adding Rollover E.ects
  5. Aligning with Guides & a Tracing Image
  6. Ordering Layers with the Z Index
  7. Adjusting Layers & Previewing in a Browser
  8. Options for Alignment & Positioning
Chapter 6: Using Behaviors to Make Layers Interactive (44:25 min)

  1. Setting Up the Art & Design Page
  2. Using a Tracer Image & Layers to Place Graphics
  3. Creating a CSS Text Style
  4. Aligning Graphic Elements on a Page
  5. Inserting Rollover Images
  6. Going over the Navigation Plan for the Website
  7. Setting CSS Style Rules for Behavior Layers
  8. Setting Rollover Behaviors
  9. Setting onClick Image Layers
  10. Setting onClick Behaviors
Chapter 7: Slicing with Photoshop® & Fireworks® (30:12 min)

  1. Slicing an Image in Photoshop
  2. Exporting Sliced Images & Tables from Photoshop
  3. Editing a Photoshop Sliced Design in Dreamweaver
  4. Slicing & Optimizing Images in Fireworks
  5. Exporting Sliced Images & Tables from Fireworks
  6. Centering Tables for Design Flexibility
  7. Inserting a Table Background Image
Chapter 8: Saving Time with CSS & Templates (53:12 min)

  1. Getting a Table Design Started
  2. Designing Table Regions Using CSS Styles
  3. Adding a Header & Navigation Buttons
  4. Formatting the Navigation Bar
  5. Changing Table Cell Size & Alignment
  6. Pasting Text & Creating a Type Style
  7. Adding & Formatting Footer Elements
  8. Aligning Text with Graphics
  9. Save As Template & Insert Editable Region Commands
  10. Creating Pages Based on a Template
  11. Modifying Template-Based Pages
  12. Using Image & Text Placeholders
Chapter 9: Combining Templates, CSS, & Behaviors (39:51 min)

  1. Detach Page from Template & Create Library Items
  2. Applying Styles & Splitting Table Cells
  3. Setting Alignment & Inserting Cells
  4. Using Div Tags to Create Layers
  5. Duplicating Layers in HTML Code
  6. Inserting Placeholders & Adding Editable Regions
  7. Applying Show-Hide Layers & Swap Image Behaviors
  8. Pasting Text into a Template-Based Page
  9. Selecting the Swap Images
  10. Previewing in Multiple Browsers
Chapter 10: Adding Multimedia to your Website (22:56 min)

  1. Linking & Embedding Flash Audio Files
  2. Adding Audio Controls & Disabling Autoplay
  3. Embedding Video Files with Video Controls
  4. Adding Parameters & Setting a Starting Frame
  5. Launching a Video in a Separate Window
  6. Setting Flash Video Properties & Play Options
Chapter 11: Creating Centered CSS Layouts (28:07 min)

  1. Comparing Sites with Layers, Tables, & CSS
  2. Setting Up a Container
  3. Positioning Div Tags with Styles
  4. Using Math to Position Properly
  5. Troubleshooting Positioning & Viewing CSS Layout Backgrounds
  6. Creating Styles within CSS Layers
  7. Additional CSS Resources & Testing Tips
  8. Demonstrating the Power of Flexible Accessible Design
Chapter 12: Tips & Tricks (49:17 min)

  1. Backing Up Your Main Pages onto a Server
  2. Making Changes & Uploading to a Server
  3. Modifying Style Sheets on Pages & Templates
  4. Working with Search Engines & Meta Tags
  5. Browser Testing & Resources
  6. Helpful Sites for Matching & Downloading Fonts
  7. Creating an Email Form
  8. Finding & Installing CGI Scripts
  9. Customizing CGI Scripts
  10. Uploading Forms & Files to a Server
  11. Setting Permissions & Checking the Email Form
  12. Using an Automated System to Install CGI Scripts
  13. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Janine WarnerSince 1995, Janine Warner has written more than a dozen books about technology and the Internet, including her latest Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies.

A recognized Internet expert known for making technology fun and accessible, she has been a featured guest on a variety of radio and television programs, and her articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the Miami Herald, Shape magazine, and the Point Reyes Light newspaper.

Janine is a popular speaker at conferences and events in the United States and her fluency in Spanish brings her regular invitations to Latin America and Spain. Janine has also been a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the University of Miami where she taught online journalism.

From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked full time for the Miami Herald as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.

An award-winning former reporter, Janine earned a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. To learn more, visit her Web sites at www.jcwarner.com and www.digitalfamily.com.