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    • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed CHAPTER ONE: GETTING STARTED WITH DREAMWEAVER
    • Chapter 1 Lessons
      • Explore the Dreamweaver workspace
      • View a Web page and use Help
      • Plan and define a Web site
      • Add a folder and pages, and set the home page
      • Create and view a site map
    • Getting Started with Dreamweaver
      • What is Dreamweaver?
        • Web design software for creating a Web page or a complex Web site
      • What is a Web site?
        • A group of related Web pages that are linked together and share a common interface and design
    • Using Dreamweaver Tools
      • What does Dreamweaver CS3 offer?
        • Design tools that can create dynamic and interactive web page without writing HTML code
        • Organizational tools
        • Site management tools
        • Graphic site maps
    • Figure 1: Dreamweaver Workspace Title bar Menu bar Insert bar Document window Tag selector Status bar Select tool Hand tool Zoom tool Document toolbar Property inspector
    • Working with Dreamweaver Views
      • Design view
      • Code view
      • Code and Design view
    • Starting Dreamweaver: Windows
      • Click the Start button on the taskbar
      • Point to All Programs , click Adobe Web Premium CS3 , then click Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
    • Figure 3: Starting Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
    • Fig. 4: Starting Dreamweaver (Macintosh)
      • Click Finder in the Dock, then click Applications
      • Click the Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 folder , then double-click the Dreamweaver CS3 application
    • Changing Views
      • Click the Show Code View button
      • Click the Show Code and Design Views button
      • Click the Show Design View button
    • Figure 5: Code view for new document Show Code View button Show Code and Design View button Show Design View button Coding toolbar
    • Viewing Panels
      • Expand the Application panel
      • Click each panel tab
      • Collapse the Application panel
      • Study the CSS and Files panel groups
      • Collapse the CSS panel group
    • Opening a Web Page
      • Create new or open existing
        • Web site
        • Web page
      • Homepage
        • First Web page that appears when viewers go to a Web site
        • Sets the look and feel of the Web site and directs viewers to the rest of the pages in the Web site
    • Basic Web Page Elements
      • Text
      • Hyperlinks (links)
      • Graphics
        • Banners
      • Navigation bars
        • Image map
      • Flash button objects
    • Figure 7: Common Web Page Elements Images Text Navigation structure includes several sets of text links Form to fill out for free shipping Small form for signing in and checking out
    • Figure 8: Striped Umbrella web page elements Banner Flash button objects that link to other pages in the Web site Text links to other pages in the Web site Text Image
    • Using Dreamweaver Help
      • Contents
      • Index
      • Search
      • Favorites
    • Web Site Development Process FIGURE 10 Phases of a Web site development project
    • Planning a Web Site
      • Audience needs
      • Site goals
      • Gathering content
      • Budget
      • Schedule
      • Team
      • Updates
    • Creating Storyboards FIGURE 11 The Striped Umbrella Web site storyboard
    • Testing the Pages
      • Browsers and browser versions
      • Screen sizes
      • Connection download time
      • Testing is a continuous process
    • Modifying the Pages
      • Changes are constantly needed
      • Test page after each change
      • Modifying and testing is an ongoing process
    • Publishing the Site
      • Transfer all the files to a Web server
        • Web server: a computer that is connected to the Internet with an IP address
      • A Web site must be published to the Web server before it can be viewed by others
    • Publishing the Site
      • IP: Internet Protocol
        • IP address
        • Example: 207.456.123.2
      • ISP: Internet Service Provider
        • Hosts Web site
      • FTP: File Transfer Protocol
        • Host, host directory, login, password
    • Publishing the Site
      • Create a root folder
      • Define the Web site
      • Set up Web server access
    • Fig. 12: Creating a Root Folder (Windows) Root folder FIGURE 12 Creating a root folder using Windows Explorer
    • Fig. 14: Site Definition Striped Umbrella Web Site Links relative to options Enable cache Web site name Local root folder
    • Fig. 15: Setting the Remote Access Remote info category Access list arrow
    • The Assets Folder
      • Stores all non-HTML (media) files:
        • Image files
        • Sound files
        • Video files
      • Set it as the default location to store the Web site images
      • You might want to create subfolders for each type of file
    • Setting the Home Page
      • Starting point for a site map
      • Tells Dreamweaver which page you have designated to be your home page
      • Usually index.html (.htm), or default.html (.htm)
    • Adding Pages to a Web Site
      • Once you add and name pages to your web site, you can add content to each page (text and graphics)
      • You have a choice of several default document types you can generate when you create new HTML pages
      • XHTML 1.0 Transitional is the default document type when you install Dreamweaver
      • The default document type is designated in the Preferences dialog box
    • Fig. 16: Striped Umbrella Assets Folder (Windows) Root folder New assets folder Site list arrow8
    • Fig. 18: Site Definition with Assets Folder Set as Default Images Folder Default images folder text box Browse for file icon
    • Fig. 19: Index.html Placed in Striped_Umbrella Root Folder Broken link icon Path for file Root folder Index.html
    • Fig. 21: Adding New Pages to Striped Umbrella Web Site New pages added to root folder su_banner.gif in the assets folder
    • Creating a Site Map
      • Keeps track of relationships between pages
      • Graphical representation of pages
      • Shows the folder structure
      • View visual clues to learn about details
      • Checked out pages
    • Viewing a Site Map
      • Map view in the Files panel
      • Show file names or page titles
      • Edit page titles in the site map
      • Uses a tree structure to visually represent the how pages are linked
    • Verifying Page Titles
      • Search engine keywords
      • Title in browser window
      • Bookmark in browser
    • Using Site Maps for Visitors
      • In the Web site as an informational tool
        • PNG or JPEG
      • Print for report or meeting
        • BMP or PICT
      • Create an XML site map, or a listing of the Web site links that can be made available to search engines
    • Fig. 24: Options for Site Map Layout Site Map Layout option Page titles option button Path for home page
    • Fig. 25: Expanding the Site Map Site list arrow View list arrow Expand to show local and remote sites
    • Chapter 1 Tasks
      • Explore the Dreamweaver workspace
      • View a Web page and use Help
      • Plan and define a Web site
      • Add a Folder and Pages, and set the home page
      • Create and view a Site Map