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Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Essential Training

with James Williamson

Video: Welcome

Teaches the entire process of CSS management in Dreamweaver, following a step-by-step workflow.
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  1. 3m 2s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 23s
    3. Prerequisites
  2. 29m 40s
    1. Understanding how Dreamweaver manages CSS
      1m 22s
    2. Understanding the CSS Styles panel
      7m 31s
    3. Setting CSS preferences
      5m 43s
    4. Understanding Dreamweaver’s CSS visual aides
      4m 8s
    5. Creating default styles
      6m 53s
    6. Understanding the Reference panel
      4m 3s
  3. 50m 55s
    1. Working with starter pages
      4m 12s
    2. Defining fixed, elastic, liquid, and hybrid
      5m 31s
    3. Understanding starter page structures
      7m 13s
    4. Modifying CSS globally
      7m 41s
    5. Moving CSS between files
      12m 14s
    6. Preparing custom starter pages
      8m 9s
    7. Creating custom CSS starter pages
      5m 55s
  4. 56m 23s
    1. Designing with CSS in mind
      3m 8s
    2. Determining page structure
      8m 34s
    3. Creating the initial layout
      8m 26s
    4. Using common libraries to create site prototypes
      7m 17s
    5. Creating pages for site prototypes
      9m 32s
    6. Slicing images in Fireworks
      9m 28s
    7. Optimizing images in Fireworks
      6m 56s
    8. Exporting Fireworks content to Dreamweaver
      3m 2s
  5. 56m 51s
    1. Separating structure from presentation
      5m 18s
    2. Adding meaning with ID and class attributes
      6m 43s
    3. Understanding basic selectors
      9m 8s
    4. Understanding complex selectors
      11m 31s
    5. Examining the Cascade
      7m 48s
    6. Understanding order of inheritance
      3m 53s
    7. Understanding specificity
      5m 11s
    8. Using Dreamweaver to resolve conflicts
      7m 19s
  6. 1h 5m
    1. Declaring font families
      4m 32s
    2. Creating custom font family declarations in Dreamweaver
      4m 31s
    3. Understanding units of measurement
      5m 30s
    4. Controlling font sizing
      7m 2s
    5. Controlling line spacing
      7m 12s
    6. Controlling vertical margins
      6m 56s
    7. Horizontally aligning text
      2m 51s
    8. Vertically aligning text
      4m 8s
    9. Vertically centering block-level elements
      9m 7s
    10. Setting column width
      4m 22s
    11. Using font shorthand notation
      9m 25s
  7. 1h 3m
    1. Background properties
      4m 58s
    2. Using background images
      6m 14s
    3. Controlling background image tiling
      5m 39s
    4. Positioning background images
      6m 27s
    5. Using percentage values for positioning
      5m 24s
    6. Creating custom list bullets
      6m 34s
    7. CSS drop shadows
      6m 53s
    8. Image replacement techniques
      8m 12s
    9. Adding screen-only content
      5m 56s
    10. Complex background graphics
      6m 45s
  8. 34m 52s
    1. Reviewing table tag structure
      3m 46s
    2. Using thead and tbody for styling
      5m 38s
    3. Styling table captions
      4m 44s
    4. Styling headers
      6m 22s
    5. Styling table content
      3m 42s
    6. Creating alternating row colors
      3m 4s
    7. Using pseudo-class selectors for tables
      2m 55s
    8. Creating custom table borders
      4m 41s
  9. 29m 43s
    1. Examining form structure
      3m 3s
    2. Styling fieldset and legend elements
      7m 18s
    3. Styling form elements globally
      5m 19s
    4. Using classes to identify form elements
      5m 17s
    5. Styling user feedback
      6m 1s
    6. Adding user interaction
      2m 45s
  10. 44m 10s
    1. Using lists for navigation
      1m 41s
    2. Creating horizontal menus pt. 1: Stripping list styling
      3m 39s
    3. Creating horizontal menus pt. 2: Displaying links horizontally
      3m 34s
    4. Creating horizontal menus pt. 3: Styling links
      3m 31s
    5. Creating horizontal menus pt. 4: Rollovers
      5m 29s
    6. Creating horizontal menus pt. 5: Indicating current page
      4m 5s
    7. Creating horizontal menus pt. 6: Modifying cursor usage
      2m 45s
    8. Creating horizontal menus pt. 7: Positioning menus
      3m 32s
    9. Styling vertical menus pt. 1: Vertical menu considerations
      5m 48s
    10. Styling vertical menus pt. 2: Defining width for link elements
      4m 16s
    11. Styling vertical menus pt. 3: Using background graphics with navigation
      5m 50s
  11. 1h 5m
    1. Box model review
      5m 4s
    2. Understanding margin collapse
      5m 22s
    3. Reviewing normal document flow
      8m 10s
    4. Understanding relative positioning
      4m 46s
    5. Understanding absolute positioning
      5m 4s
    6. Understanding the AP Elements panel
      11m 32s
    7. Understanding fixed positioning
      2m 32s
    8. Understanding floating elements
      5m 21s
    9. Containing and clearing floats
      6m 1s
    10. Using Dreamweaver to define document structure
      8m 10s
    11. Using Dreamweaver's Design-Time style sheets
      2m 59s
  12. 39m 54s
    1. Introducing Spry widgets
      1m 50s
    2. Updating the Spry framework
      3m 16s
    3. Examining the default Spry styles
      4m 45s
    4. Modifying tabbed panels through CSS
      6m 37s
    5. Styling Spry widgets
      7m 38s
    6. Organizing Spry style sheets
      5m 4s
    7. Adding Spry form validation fields
      5m 59s
    8. Styling Spry form validation fields
      4m 45s
  13. 36m 24s
    1. Creating print style sheets
      2m 38s
    2. Assigning media types
      4m 13s
    3. Styling type for print
      9m 2s
    4. Suppressing element printing
      2m 37s
    5. Controlling page breaks
      8m 54s
    6. Using @media blocks
      3m 55s
    7. Creating alternative style sheets
      5m 5s
  14. 26m 30s
    1. Using Dreamweaver’s Browser Compatibility Check
      5m 24s
    2. Adobe’s CSS Advisor
      6m 34s
    3. Formatting code for deployment
      3m 31s
    4. Creating modular style sheets
      4m 48s
    5. Assembling modular style sheets
      6m 13s
  15. 36s
    1. Goodbye

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Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Essential Training
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Those who are new to CSS, or who want to create more efficient and powerful style sheets, will benefit from Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Essential Training. Instructor James Williamson teaches the entire process of CSS management in Dreamweaver, following a step-by-step workflow. He covers XHTML/CSS fundamentals, and working with typography, navigation, background properties, layout, and multiple media types. This in-depth training explores the entire process of creating site-wide style sheets, from concept to deployment. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding how Dreamweaver manages CSS
  • Working with Starter Pages and Typography
  • Designing with CSS in mind
  • Separating structure from presentation
  • Controlling background properties
  • Styling tables and forms
  • Building navigation
  • Building print style sheets
  • Testing and deploying CSS


Hello and welcome to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS Essential Training. I'm James Williamson, director of training for Lodestone Digital, and an Adobe Certified Master Instructor. In this title we'll discuss how working with CSS integrates into Dreamweaver's workflow, how to officially plan your CSS, and explore topics such as typography, styling forms and tables, creating CSS-based navigation, layout, and having some fun with styling Spry widgets, creating alternative style sheets, and exploring testing and deploying your styles site-wide.

Our finished site features rich visual styling with a heavy use of background graphics, heavily styled navigation, styled forms that feature custom borders, user interactivity, forms the focus on accessibility and usability, interactive Spry AJAX widgets, and styles designed for the printed page.

I hope you're excited about getting started, and I hope you enjoy this title as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

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