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This innovative product from Adobe Press combines interactive video and a printed reference to teach you the basics of Dreamweaver CS4. Structured around the objectives of the “Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4” exam at the Adobe Certified Associate level, the product teaches you not only the fundamentals of Dreamweaver, but also how to use the program to create effective forms of Web communication. You’ll get 12 hours of video, presented by experienced instructors, as well as lesson files (so you can follow along), assessment quizzes and review materials. The DVD is bundled with a printed booklet that provides a topic-by-topic guide to the video. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic, and to bookmark individual topics for later review. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disk so the students can practice what they’ve learned, and review questions help to reinforce freshly gained knowledge.
The video presents basic principles of Web site design, including copyright, project planning and management, meeting accessibility standards, and file formats. Building consistency into Web site design and interaction are taught, using CSS styles, and tools for managing multiple pages in a site, such as storyboards, wireframes, and site maps are introduced. Most of the video is devoted to fundamentals of Dreamweaver CS4, introducing the user to the program’s interface, how to use essential tools and commands, and how to use the Insert panel and the Assets bar. Create Web pages, import images and add text, style text and add hyperlinks. More advanced topics include using CSS rules to establish page layout, styling text, and maintaining a site.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
quick and easy lessons on Dreamweaver,
This review is from: Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 by Video: Core Training for Web Communication (Paperback)The video and accompanying booklet are a nifty way to quickly pick up the basics of the latest Dreamweaver version CS4. En route, you also learn in a straightforward way the most common HTML tags, and how to use CSS to factor out styles from your HTML files. At the highest level, you get to see how to define a common look for many of the files in a website.
The lessons drill down from there into the using of Dreamweaver for a particular file [=web page]. Each lesson is short; rather bite sized, as opposed to the typical massive chapters of a book on an entire programming language. (Take a look at many books on C++, C# and java, for example.) What you find is that Dreamweaver provides a rich user interface that makes it easy (and maybe even fun!) to layout HTML elements in a page.
Adobe being Adobe, they wrote Dreamweaver to incorporate image editing abilities typically found in pure programs dedicated to that subject. (Think Photoshop.) So one lesson gives simple... Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Only Way to Learn Dreamweaver CS4,
This review is from: Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 by Video: Core Training for Web Communication (Paperback)I have been using Dreamweaver off and on for a number of years. I know the basics but havent really had the time to really sit down and learn it. A number of books I have purchased cover the material decently, but take too long to get to the point. Being a teacher, I feel that is important to explain the relevant points in an easy to understand manner but as quickly as possible otherwise you will lose your audience. Since I am a student in learning new technologies I try to look for tools that teach me in that manner as well. Of course there are not many tools that do that.
I have also looked at many other video tutorials on Dreamweaver CS4, I still they are not complete in all the topics to be covered in the subject.
This DVD personally, is the best of both worlds in learning Dreamweaver CS4. It covers all the beginning to intermediate topics of Dreamweaver CS4 with a book and excellent videos in an amazing looking interface. I use the Flash CS4 DVD for my... Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Best Training Material for Dreamweaver Cs4,
This review is from: Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 by Video: Core Training for Web Communication (Paperback)This is the best video/class I have yet to experience. Very hands on with grading and awesome video quality. Ms. Stryker is a great personality. The other instructor you wonder if she is really breathing but she too gets the job done. You get a sound understanding of main features. I would have love some more info on spry & widgets. This allowed me to be way ahead of the class I was taking. Dare I say ahead of the teacher who was not yet up to date on features in cs4. If you are making a choice DONT BUY THE the other ONE By TOTAL TRAINING. JANINE WARNER SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF PUTTING OUT SUCH AN ELEMENTARY PRODUCT THAT TEACHES ONLY CHILD LIKE/UNPROFESSIONAL sites. You will be so irritated by what she calls the chocolate game. I liked it so much I am looking for a video by same company for flash and photoshop. Good Luck.
1. Courseware Introduction
2. HTML Refresher
3. Dreamweaver Introduction
4. Getting a Quick Start
5. Planning Your Web Site
6. Defining a Site in Dreamweaver
7. Creating a New Web Page
8. Adding Text Content
9. Formatting Text with CSS
10. Images and Rich Media
11. Creating Links
12. Page Layout with CSS
16. Reusable Content
17. Publishing to a Web Server
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