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2 Chapter 1 Lessons 1.Explore the Dreamweaver workspace 2.View a Web page and use Help 3.Plan and define a Web site 4.Add a folder and pages, and set the home page 5.Create and view a site map

3 Getting Started with Dreamweaver  What is Dreamweaver?  Web design software for creating a Web page or a complex Web site  What is a Web site?  A group of related Web pages that are linked together and share a common interface and design

4 Using Dreamweaver Tools  What does Dreamweaver CS3 offer?  Design tools that can create dynamic and interactive web page without writing HTML code  Organizational tools  Site management tools  Graphic site maps

5 Figure 1: Dreamweaver Workspace Title bar Menu bar Insert bar Document window Tag selector Status bar Select tool Hand tool Zoom tool Document toolbar Property inspector

6 Working with Dreamweaver Views  Design view  Code view  Code and Design view

7 Starting Dreamweaver: Windows  Click the Start button on the taskbar  Point to All Programs, click Adobe Web Premium CS3, then click Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

8 Figure 3: Starting Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

9 Fig. 4: Starting Dreamweaver (Macintosh)  Click Finder in the Dock, then click Applications  Click the Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 folder, then double-click the Dreamweaver CS3 application

10 Changing Views  Click the Show Code View button  Click the Show Code and Design Views button  Click the Show Design View button

11 Figure 5: Code view for new document Show Code View button Show Code and Design View button Show Design View button Coding toolbar

12 Viewing Panels  Expand the Application panel  Click each panel tab  Collapse the Application panel  Study the CSS and Files panel groups  Collapse the CSS panel group

13 Opening a Web Page  Create new or open existing  Web site  Web page  Homepage  First Web page that appears when viewers go to a Web site  Sets the look and feel of the Web site and directs viewers to the rest of the pages in the Web site

14 Basic Web Page Elements  Text  Hyperlinks (links)  Graphics  Banners  Navigation bars  Image map  Flash button objects

15 Figure 7: Common Web Page Elements Images Text Navigation structure includes several sets of text links Form to fill out for free shipping Small form for signing in and checking out

16 Figure 8: Striped Umbrella web page elements Banner Flash button objects that link to other pages in the Web site Text links to other pages in the Web site Text Image

17 Using Dreamweaver Help  Contents  Index  Search  Favorites

18 Web Site Development Process FIGURE 10 Phases of a Web site development project

19 Planning a Web Site  Audience needs  Site goals  Gathering content  Budget  Schedule  Team  Updates

20 Creating Storyboards FIGURE 11 The Striped Umbrella Web site storyboard

21 Testing the Pages  Browsers and browser versions  Screen sizes  Connection download time  Testing is a continuous process

22 Modifying the Pages  Changes are constantly needed  Test page after each change  Modifying and testing is an ongoing process

23 Publishing the Site  Transfer all the files to a Web server  Web server: a computer that is connected to the Internet with an IP address  A Web site must be published to the Web server before it can be viewed by others

24 Publishing the Site  IP: Internet Protocol  IP address  Example: 207.456.123.2  ISP: Internet Service Provider  Hosts Web site  FTP: File Transfer Protocol  Host, host directory, login, password

25 Publishing the Site  Create a root folder  Define the Web site  Set up Web server access

26 Fig. 12: Creating a Root Folder (Windows) Root folder FIGURE 12 Creating a root folder using Windows Explorer

27 Fig. 14: Site Definition Striped Umbrella Web Site Links relative to options Enable cache Web site name Local root folder

28 Fig. 15: Setting the Remote Access Remote info category Access list arrow

29 The Assets Folder  Stores all non-HTML (media) files:  Image files  Sound files  Video files  Set it as the default location to store the Web site images  You might want to create subfolders for each type of file

30 Setting the Home Page  Starting point for a site map  Tells Dreamweaver which page you have designated to be your home page  Usually index.html (.htm), or default.html (.htm)

31 Adding Pages to a Web Site  Once you add and name pages to your web site, you can add content to each page (text and graphics)  You have a choice of several default document types you can generate when you create new HTML pages  XHTML 1.0 Transitional is the default document type when you install Dreamweaver  The default document type is designated in the Preferences dialog box

32 Fig. 16: Striped Umbrella Assets Folder (Windows) Root folder New assets folder Site list arrow8

33 Fig. 18: Site Definition with Assets Folder Set as Default Images Folder Default images folder text box Browse for file icon

34 Fig. 19: Index.html Placed in Striped_Umbrella Root Folder Broken link icon Path for file Root folder Index.html

35 Fig. 21: Adding New Pages to Striped Umbrella Web Site New pages added to root folder su_banner.gif in the assets folder

36 Creating a Site Map  Keeps track of relationships between pages  Graphical representation of pages  Shows the folder structure  View visual clues to learn about details  Checked out pages

37 Viewing a Site Map  Map view in the Files panel  Show file names or page titles  Edit page titles in the site map  Uses a tree structure to visually represent the how pages are linked

38 Verifying Page Titles  Search engine keywords  Title in browser window  Bookmark in browser

39 Using Site Maps for Visitors  In the Web site as an informational tool  PNG or JPEG  Print for report or meeting  BMP or PICT  Create an XML site map, or a listing of the Web site links that can be made available to search engines

40 Site Map Layout option Page titles option button Path for home page Fig. 24: Options for Site Map Layout

41 Fig. 25: Expanding the Site Map Site list arrow View list arrow Expand to show local and remote sites

42 Chapter 1 Tasks  Explore the Dreamweaver workspace  View a Web page and use Help  Plan and define a Web site  Add a Folder and Pages, and set the home page  Create and view a Site Map

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