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5-day "Virgin-to-expert" £1580+VAT

InDesign CS5

5-day Course Topics

Content Summary: The whole lot: from panels and tools to a fully slick site … not for the feint-hearted!

Results: A complete website, ready to upload, with bells, whistles and technical clout.

Ideal for: Anyone wishing to move from being the office ignaramus to the office expert in Dreamweaver, in one fell swoop.

Basics

Workspace
Creating a new Dreamweaver site
Using the Welcome screen
About style sheets
Pre-defined CSS templates
Saving a page
Document view
Absolute v. relative paths
Title data
Default settings
How headings work

Setting up a file

Page properties
Differences between CSS and HTML
Inserting text
Placing images
Selecting tags
Modifying CSS code
Properties panel-based adjustments
Previewing a Page in Live View
Browser preview
Preview pitfalls

Navigation

Linking to other pages
Creating external links
Creating e-mail links
Targeting links
Inserting Spry Menu Bars
Inserting Spry Tabbed Panels
Checking your page

Styling

In-line styles and when to use them
Working with basic CSS

Text control

Formatting text
Creating lists
When to use tables
Editing and creating tables
Find and replacing code and text
Spell-checking a document
Using the Spry Tooltip Widget

Imagery

Image optimisation
Inserting an image
Using background images - how they work
Image properties panel
Copying and pasting from Photoshop
Smart Object integration
Linking to larger images

Adding interactivity

Basic behaviours
Creating and editing Spry Accordions
Basic Javascript
Show / hide elements
AP Elements
Interactive behaviours
Adding Shockwave and Flash content
Using Javascript to control frames
Creating a dynamic layout with hidden layers and javascript
Image-mapping / hotspots
Password settings

Interface design

Looking at code view
Exploring CSS styles
Using rulers and guides
Checking the Layout
Code v Design view

Forms

Forms basics
Adding a form to the page
Inserting text form elements
Creating radio buttons
Inserting check boxes
Working with drop-down lists /jump menus
Submit buttons - image and standard
Styling Forms
Form types - creating and editing
Spry functionability
Creating form fields and objects
Processing forms

Increasing productivity

Creating and updating a template
Inserting editable regions
Shortcuts
Using library items
Using Server-side Includes

Publishing to the web

File Transfer Protocol
Defining a remote site
Uploading your site

Tables

Troubleshooting complex tables
Controlling and nesting tables
Sliced images
Complex tables
Adding an merging cells, rows and columns
Using with Photoshop

Cleaning up code

Clean up HTML command
Site-wide find and replace
Checking links
Alt tags

Frames

iFrame examples
Good and bad
Creating and editing framesets
Troubleshooting framesets

Layers

Composing layouts with layers
Browser support for CSS-P
Converting layers to a table layout

Effects

Absolute Positioned Elements
Relstive Positioned Elements
Show / hide layer and object behaviour
Spry Effects (Appear & Blind)
Double column layout with DIVs
Background imagery and repeats
Troubleshooting
Navigation bar lists
Opacity rollovers
CSS effects

Content Management

Using templates and library items to control content
Creating and using library items
Introduction to templates
Formatting text and links with CSS
Redefining tag styles
Creating external style sheets
Nesting CSS styles

Workflow

Live Preview
Site-checking
Server-side include
Cloaking
Checking in and out

Management

SEO friendly imagery
Tags
Extensions
Downloading and installing useful extensions for Dreamweaver

Dynamic web pages

Database interaction (Filemaker Pro example)

Publishing files

Uploading to web
Platform issues
Gamma issues
FTP procedures
Coding

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