Layouts with CSS in Dreamweaver

with Joseph Lowery
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Layouts with CSS in Dreamweaver
Video duration: 0s 3h 33m Intermediate


This course shows how to use the combined power of Dreamweaver and CSS to create compelling, easy-to-maintain web page layouts. After demonstrating how to maximize Dreamweaver's built-in layouts (including HTML5 layouts), author Joseph Lowery reviews essential layout concepts such as the box model, document flow, and the proper use of floats. Next, the course covers how to develop an array of basic 2- and 3-column layouts from the ground up, and then how to customize them with advanced features like CSS3 rounded corners, faux columns, and Spry widgets. The course concludes with a demonstration of techniques for converting a desktop layout to one better suited for tablets and smart phones.

Topics include:
  • Exploring HTML5 templates in Dreamweaver
  • Understanding document flow
  • Using floats properly
  • Resetting CSS styles
  • Creating a 1-, 2-, or 3-column layout
  • Deciding on a fixed width versus variable width design
  • Coding layouts for HTML5 and CSS 3
  • Incorporating floated elements
  • Applying the faux column technique
  • Using Spry widgets
  • Using Multiscreen Preview
  • Modifying desktop layout for tablets
  • Developing smart phone layouts


- Hi, I'm Joe Lowery. Welcome to Layouts with CSS in Dreamweaver. In this course, I'll show you how to use Dreamweaver's power tools, to create killer layouts. We'll start with the pre-designed layout, and how they can be customized and styled, to get you off to a quick start. Next, we'll take a deep look into the full range of layout concepts. With that foundation, we'll step through building a complete slate of basic layouts. Including those for HTML5 and CSS3.

This course will also cover the spectrum of interior layout elements. And methods like, floats, faux column, and rounded corners. Then, we'll close it out with a look at developing layouts for mobile and tablets, with Dreamweaver's multi-screen preview feature. An exciting layout can make all the difference to your website. Let's get to it.

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