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Creating a Page Layout with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

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In this lesson from Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book, you’ll learn the basics of webpage design, how to create design thumbnails and wireframes, insert and format new components into a predefined CSS layout, use Code Navigator to identify CSS formatting, and check for browser compatibility.

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Using the Welcome screen

Using the Welcome screen

The Dreamweaver Welcome screen provides quick access to recent pages, easy creation of a range of page types, and a direct connection to several key Help topics. The Welcome screen appears when you first start the program or when no other documents are open. Let’s use the Welcome screen to explore ways to create and open documents.

  1. In the Create New column of the Welcome screen, click HTML to create a new, blank HTML page instantly.
  2. Choose File > Close.
  3. The Welcome screen reappears.

  4. In the Open A Recent Item section of the Welcome screen, click the Open button. This allows you to browse for files to open in Dreamweaver. Click Cancel.

The Welcome screen shows you a list of up to nine of your recently opened files; however, your installation may not display any used files at this point. Choosing a file from this list is a quick alternative to choosing File > Open when you want to edit an existing page you have recently opened or created.

You will use the Welcome screen several times in this book. When you’ve completed the lessons in this book, you may prefer not to use the Welcome screen or even see it. If so, you can disable it by selecting the Don’t Show Again option in the lower left of the window. You can re-enable the Welcome screen in the General category of the Dreamweaver Preferences panel.

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