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Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4
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Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4

with Paul Trani

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Also included with your exercise files are some additional bonus sites that you can go ahead and use, sort of pick apart, sort of see how they were put together. But for the most part, there are three, definitely different looking sites, all based on the same content. So you can see just one is a little more feminine than the others you're going to see, but again, it's the same content just repurposed, mostly through a style sheet. The second one is definitely more Goth looking and darker, but you can tell it's the same content, just repurposed differently.

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Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4
2h 41m Beginner Sep 16, 2009

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Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4 shows the basics of doing just that—building a first web site. Adobe Certified Instructor Paul Trani walks through the important steps of creating a web site from concept to publishing, using Dreamweaver CS4. He teaches how to create basic web pages, add text and image content, use Cascading Style Sheets for design and layout, create a photo gallery, and even check the final site for browser compatibility. He also demonstrates how to create a contact form to encourage viewer feedback on the site. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the Dreamweaver workspace for first-time users
  • Linking to external web pages and sites
  • Improving the presentation of text and images on the site
  • Building a layout using Cascading Style Sheets
  • Making navigation reusable across multiple pages
  • Displaying content using the Accordion widget
  • Creating a contact form and sending data from it
  • Making the final site search engine-friendly
Subjects:
Web Web Design Projects
Software:
Dreamweaver
Author:
Paul Trani

Visiting the bonus sites

Also included with your exercise files are some additional bonus sites that you can go ahead and use, sort of pick apart, sort of see how they were put together. But for the most part, there are three, definitely different looking sites, all based on the same content. So you can see just one is a little more feminine than the others you're going to see, but again, it's the same content just repurposed, mostly through a style sheet. The second one is definitely more Goth looking and darker, but you can tell it's the same content, just repurposed differently.

The last one is just a real clean look and not only is there different content, but it works slightly differently as well. It's all the idea of sort of taking this content and applying these different styles and graphics. It gives you a totally different look. I hope you find these sites helpful and feel free to use them at your leisure.

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Q: After creating the website as instructed in the tutorial, and uploading the site to the internet, the website does not seem to work for every browser. How can one make sure that the website will work for all browsers?
A: An important step when creating a website is to check for browser compatibility. To do so in Dreamweaver, go to Window > Results > Browser Compatibility. Click the Play icon in the left corner then go to Settings and target the browsers you¹re after. Then hit the Play button to run it and check the page that’s open. If there’s an issue, best-case scenario, it should show you what the issue is and link out to a solution. Worst case is that it’s a pretty unique issue, in which case further troubleshooting would be needed.

Q: The background image is tiling, instead of being one large image. How is this corrected in Dreamweaver?
A: This can be corrected by using a larger image, something around 1024x768 that will fill up most of the monitor space. The issue is that the background image is just too small. Note that tiling of the background image can be turned off in the CSS Panel, but that would only result in a single small image. So it’s better to just use a larger image for the background.
Q: When trying to import SWF content, I get a message: “This file is outside the root folder of site ‘xxxxx’ and may not be accessible when you publish the site.” What is causing this?
A: Make sure your SWF file (and all files you put on a page) are located in your local site. Basically make sure you set up a local site in the site panel. It will ask where to put your local site on your computer. Just make sure you SWF is in that folder and you won’t get that error.
 
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