LO3 - Lesson 19 - Template & CSS

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LO3 - Lesson 19 - Template & CSS

  1. 1. Creation – Template Lesson 19
  2. 2. Lesson Goals  Know how to structure the layout of a website  Understand the use of editable regions in a template  Be able to create an effective template in Dreamweaver #template #editable
  3. 3. Assessment Criteria  The assessment criteria for this part of the unit is as follows: LO3 – Create a new functional multi-page website P3 Demonstrate web authoring skills by creating a new competent functional multi-page website that includes: • Consistent style across pages • Text and graphics • Method of user feedback M2 Demonstrate proficient design skills. The new multi-page website produced is suitable for the target audience and includes rich media. The website produced is generally of a good technical standard. D2 Make appropriate use of optimisation techniques and site management tools. The website produced is generally of a high technical standard.
  4. 4.  It’s important when setting up a website that we manage the files within our folder structure.  We need to set up the site in Adobe Dreamweaver to allow us carry out the following tasks when making our site:  Keep Files Organised  Link Pages  Edit Pages  Easily Add Assets  Images  Audio  Video Manage Site Understand use of editable regions Be able to create a page template #template #editable
  5. 5. Page Template What is a template and why are they useful in web design?
  6. 6. Templates  A template can help you to design and create a consistent layout for all of your web pages.  The template should include all of the elements of your website that you want to appear in the same position on every page.  All other information will go into editable regions which would be different for every page depending on each page’s content. Understand use of editable regions Be able to create a page template #template #editable
  7. 7. Sample Homepage
  8. 8. CSS  A cascading style sheet can be used in web design to help define the way that a web site will look.  CSS allows you to define formatting for the website by defining:  Colours  Fonts  Layout  The syntax of CSS is very simple as it is mostly created using basic English words to define each element. Understand use of editable regions Be able to create a page template #template #editable
  9. 9. Technical Needs  A typical user of your website will be looking for the following:  Navigation – Easy to get from page to page  Flow – Obvious which bit comes next  Loading – Relatively quick load times  Access – Site accessible to disabled users  Consistency – A clear style across all pages  Browsers – Displays correctly in all browsers  Colours – Effective contrasting colour scheme  Form – Allowing user interaction e.g. Contact  You will need to refer to your mockups while making the template and check these areas have been considered. Understand use of editable regions Be able to create a page template #template #editable
  10. 10. Your Task  Set up a website using the management tools within Adobe Dreamweaver to create a New Site.  Create your website template making sure you include areas for:  Site Logo  Navigation Bar  Copyright Notice  You must also define CSS properties in your template as these will then apply consistently throughout your website. Understand use of editable regions Be able to create a page template #template #editable

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