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Using the exercise files

From: Managing CSS in Dreamweaver

Video: Using the exercise files

If you are a lynda.com premium subscriber, you have access to the exercise files that accompany this course. To follow along with the exercises, I recommend setting up a new site for the course, and then modifying the root directory for each new exercise. To illustrate this, I'll walk through the process of setting up our first exercise file and then show you switching to the next exercise. I recommend moving your exercise files to a central location such as the desktop or somewhere on your hard drive where they are easy to find. You can see here, I've copied the Exercise Files folder to the desktop.

Using the exercise files

If you are a lynda.com premium subscriber, you have access to the exercise files that accompany this course. To follow along with the exercises, I recommend setting up a new site for the course, and then modifying the root directory for each new exercise. To illustrate this, I'll walk through the process of setting up our first exercise file and then show you switching to the next exercise. I recommend moving your exercise files to a central location such as the desktop or somewhere on your hard drive where they are easy to find. You can see here, I've copied the Exercise Files folder to the desktop.

Back in Dreamweaver, I'm going to create a new Dreamweaver Site. I'm going to name the site, Manage CSS, and I'm going to browse for my local root directory. I'm just going to go out to the desktop and find my Exercise Files, go in Chapter_01 and since we're going to start on our first movie, I'll double-click the 01_01 folder. Select it, save it, and now we've defined our site. Now, you can see, in our Files panel, that there is nothing inside the 01_01 folder.

It's empty because no exercise files accompanied that particular movie. But when I'm done with the 01_01 exercise, I'll move on to the next one. And to do that, I'll go back up to the Files panel, double-click the Site Manage CSS. That will open up my Edit Site dialog box, and then I'll just browse to the local Site folder. I'll go to the 01_02 folder, select that and save. Click OK. Now, the site refreshes, and I have my new exercise files.

So, changing the root directory for each exercise is going to allow you to work on a clean set of files without worrying about modifying the wrong files. Just be sure that the root directory you choose matches the exercise folder for that movie. At the beginning of each movie, an overlay on the screen will show you the path to the proper exercise folder. Now that we've set our Dreamweaver for our first exercise, let's get started.

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Managing CSS in Dreamweaver

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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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