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Using the exercise files

From: Dreamweaver CS6 Essential Training

Video: Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium member of the Lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a disk, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course. Exercise Files for this title are arranged by chapter and are located in folders that are named based on the movie numbers they represent. Since each exercise is self-contained, you'll want to work with these files individually. Prior to each exercise, copy the appropriate exercise folder to your Desktop and redefine your local Dreamweaver site using the new exercise folder as your root folder.

Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium member of the Lynda.com Online Training Library or if you're watching this tutorial on a disk, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course. Exercise Files for this title are arranged by chapter and are located in folders that are named based on the movie numbers they represent. Since each exercise is self-contained, you'll want to work with these files individually. Prior to each exercise, copy the appropriate exercise folder to your Desktop and redefine your local Dreamweaver site using the new exercise folder as your root folder.

To help you with this process, I'll go ahead and demonstrate it for you. So here I am in Dreamweaver and I want to set up my site so that I can begin working with the first exercise file. So to do that, I'm just going to go right to the Welcome screen and I am going to choose a new Dreamweaver Site and all I've to do is just two things: name the site and then point it to the folder that I need to work on. So in this case I'm just going type in DWCS6_Essential. You don't really need the underscore there, you can name the site name anything you want it to be, it doesn't really matter, I just love using underscores.

So for the Local Site Folder I am going to Browse, and as you see, I can Browse out to the Desktop and right there is my Exercise Files folder that I copied over earlier. So I am going to open that up, I'll go in Chapter_01 and find the first folder, which is 01_06. So these exercises will correspond with the sixth movie of Chapter_01. So I'll double-click that to open it up and I'll choose Select on the PC, and on the Mac you'll have to select Choose, you see how that works. So I'm going to choose Select and then I'll Save it.

So Dreamweaver is going to cache out the contents of that folder and you'll notice here, and I'll just expand this so you can see the Files Panel, now inside my Files Panel I have all the files right there that I'm going to be working with. The reason that I recommend working with this particular workflow is it makes sure that you're focusing on exactly the files that you need to work on. It's going to make sure that your site structure is consistent with what's being used in the Exercise Files as well. So this is definitely an approach that I would encourage you to adopt. If you don't have access to the Exercise Files, feel free to follow along with your own files and experiment with the features that we'll cover in this course.

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Dreamweaver CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 4s
    1. What is Dreamweaver?
      1m 4s
  2. 5m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 17s
    3. Learning web design
      2m 23s
  3. 1h 0m
    1. Looking at the Welcome screen
      5m 9s
    2. Exploring Windows and Mac interface differences
      5m 6s
    3. Arranging panels
      8m 44s
    4. Managing workspaces
      10m 14s
    5. Exploring the Application toolbar
      6m 21s
    6. Exploring the Document toolbar
      8m 47s
    7. Working with the Property inspector
      9m 30s
    8. Using the Insert panel
      6m 30s
  4. 53m 3s
    1. Understanding basic site structure
      3m 46s
    2. Exploring file naming conventions
      2m 10s
    3. Defining a new site
      5m 23s
    4. Managing files and folders
      7m 57s
    5. Adding remote servers
      7m 4s
    6. Uploading files
      12m 46s
    7. Previewing in browsers
      9m 11s
    8. Managing multiple sites
      4m 46s
  5. 36m 41s
    1. Creating new documents
      6m 49s
    2. Setting up new document preferences
      5m 30s
    3. Setting accessibility preferences
      6m 49s
    4. Working with starter pages
      4m 32s
    5. Managing starter pages
      13m 1s
  6. 37m 23s
    1. Getting text into Dreamweaver
      8m 43s
    2. Importing Word documents
      4m 6s
    3. Adding structure to text
      7m 35s
    4. Creating lists
      4m 35s
    5. Creating definition lists
      4m 0s
    6. Using the Quick Tag Editor
      8m 24s
  7. 44m 41s
    1. Exploring the Code toolbar
      5m 41s
    2. Setting code preferences
      7m 19s
    3. Using code hints
      8m 8s
    4. Wrapping tags
      5m 7s
    5. Adding comments
      6m 29s
    6. Using snippets
      7m 32s
    7. Formatting source code
      4m 25s
  8. 1h 19m
    1. Setting CSS preferences
      9m 32s
    2. An overview of the CSS Styles panel
      9m 23s
    3. Creating a new CSS rule
      6m 42s
    4. Using the CSS Rule Definition dialog
      7m 25s
    5. Organizing styles
      7m 22s
    6. Modifying style properties
      6m 17s
    7. Controlling CSS through the Property inspector
      6m 37s
    8. Attaching external style sheets
      5m 54s
    9. Using CSS visual aids
      7m 3s
    10. Using CSS Inspect
      6m 48s
    11. Using the Code Navigator
      6m 39s
  9. 1h 11m
    1. Managing assets in Dreamweaver
      7m 30s
    2. Setting external image editing preferences
      4m 26s
    3. Placing images on the page
      10m 12s
    4. Exploring Photoshop integration
      7m 17s
    5. Modifying Smart Objects
      9m 42s
    6. Modifying image properties
      8m 4s
    7. Styling images with CSS
      6m 45s
    8. Using background graphics
      7m 28s
    9. Positioning background graphics
      10m 10s
  10. 36m 23s
    1. Link basics
      3m 17s
    2. Setting site linking preferences
      2m 19s
    3. Creating links in Dreamweaver
      9m 17s
    4. Using absolute links
      3m 43s
    5. Using named anchors
      6m 41s
    6. Creating an email link
      5m 25s
    7. Creating CSS-based rollovers
      5m 41s
  11. 44m 30s
    1. Reviewing table structure
      5m 20s
    2. Importing tabular data
      6m 46s
    3. Creating accessible tables
      6m 11s
    4. Exploring basic table styling
      9m 42s
    5. Styling alternate rows
      8m 57s
    6. Creating custom table borders
      7m 34s
  12. 59m 15s
    1. Understanding how forms work
      2m 45s
    2. Reviewing form design
      3m 44s
    3. Creating accessible forms
      5m 16s
    4. Setting form properties
      2m 39s
    5. Using the fieldset and legend tags
      2m 52s
    6. Inserting text fields
      6m 56s
    7. Inserting list menu items
      7m 54s
    8. Inserting checkboxes
      4m 14s
    9. Inserting radio button groups
      3m 52s
    10. Inserting submit buttons
      2m 25s
    11. Exploring basic form styling
      8m 2s
    12. Exploring form element styling
      8m 36s
  13. 33m 25s
    1. Adding CSS3 transitions
      8m 29s
    2. Spry overview
      2m 44s
    3. Using Spry widgets
      3m 57s
    4. Adding Spry effects
      8m 1s
    5. Using the Widget Browser
      7m 4s
    6. Extending Dreamweaver
      3m 10s
  14. 1m 2s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 2s

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