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Managing CSS in Dreamweaver
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Managing CSS in Dreamweaver

with James Williamson

Video: Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Dreamweaver CS5 Managing CSS. My name is James Williamson. I am a senior author at lynda.com and an Adobe certified instructor. In this course, I want to dive a little deeper into the creation and management of CSS within Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful Web design and development programs on the market, and has some of the most complete and compelling CSS tools available. In this course, we'll focus on how to build an environment in Dreamweaver more conducive to creating CSS, how to streamline the process of creating styles, and explore using powerful tools like Snippets to rapidly build external styles.
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  1. 4m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. Who is this course for?
      1m 5s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 57s
  2. 1h 21m
    1. Controlling CSS in Dreamweaver
      2m 34s
    2. Style formatting options
      4m 59s
    3. Controlling shorthand notation
      6m 9s
    4. Building a style-focused workspace
      6m 10s
    5. CSS Styles panel overview
      8m 18s
    6. The Properties Inspector
      6m 39s
    7. Creating styles visually
      11m 32s
    8. Hand-coding styles
      8m 15s
    9. Code hinting and code completion
      7m 11s
    10. Modifying styles visually
      5m 24s
    11. Using the Code Navigator
      4m 47s
    12. Using CSS Inspect
      9m 52s
  3. 1h 14m
    1. Structuring style sheets
      4m 52s
    2. Writing a style header
      2m 40s
    3. Building a color guide
      6m 5s
    4. Writing a style sheet table of contents
      8m 46s
    5. Creating sections for styles
      9m 10s
    6. Using the CSS Styles panel to organize styles
      10m 29s
    7. Resolving conflicts
      7m 3s
    8. Organizing style properties
      9m 33s
    9. Writing a CSS reset
      5m 20s
    10. Writing global classes
      3m 57s
    11. Creating a style guide
      6m 6s
  4. 1h 7m
    1. Preparing custom starter pages
      11m 32s
    2. Building custom starter pages
      10m 8s
    3. Working with code snippets
      9m 54s
    4. Writing snippets
      11m 30s
    5. Importing snippets
      6m 3s
    6. Understanding snippets libraries
      8m 11s
    7. Building a CSS framework using snippets libraries
      10m 36s
  5. 52m 15s
    1. Writing a print style sheet
      10m 3s
    2. Creating print-specific styles
      10m 45s
    3. Preparing modular styles
      4m 33s
    4. Creating modular style sheets
      7m 9s
    5. Checking browser compatibility
      6m 25s
    6. Using conditional comments for Internet Explorer
      6m 58s
    7. Optimizing CSS with Dreamweaver
      6m 22s
  6. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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4h 40m Intermediate Jun 03, 2010

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Managing CSS in Dreamweaver with James Williamson shows how to create cascading style sheets that are efficient, reusable, and easy to navigate. In this course, James shares tips on how to find and use panels and tools, and how to deploy style sheets to screen, print, and mobile environments. Course topics include creating customized starter pages, learning to rapidly hand-code CSS through using Snippets, and using Dreamweaver's CSS preferences to deploy lightweight styles. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Building a CSS-friendly workspace in Dreamweaver
  • Creating style sheets visually
  • Hand-coding styles
  • Working with code hinting
  • Organizing style sheets with color coding and sections
  • Writing global classes
  • Eliminating style conflicts
  • Deploying styles
  • Dealing with browser compatibility issues
Subject:
Web
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
James Williamson

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Dreamweaver CS5 Managing CSS. My name is James Williamson. I am a senior author at lynda.com and an Adobe certified instructor. In this course, I want to dive a little deeper into the creation and management of CSS within Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful Web design and development programs on the market, and has some of the most complete and compelling CSS tools available. In this course, we'll focus on how to build an environment in Dreamweaver more conducive to creating CSS, how to streamline the process of creating styles, and explore using powerful tools like Snippets to rapidly build external styles.

We'll also focus on organizing styles, with tips on ways to make your stylesheets easier to work with, eliminate style conflicts, and building style guides to give yourself and your clients a quick overview of your site's styles. Finally, we'll discuss deploying your styles, examine creating print stylesheets and discuss how we can deal with browser compatibility issues without creating a mess of your existing styles. That's a lot to cover, so let's get started with Dreamweaver CS5 Managing CSS.

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