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Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release), First Editon

Book Description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Dreamweaver CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 13 project-based lessons in this book show users step by step the key techniques for working in Dreamweaver. Learn how to create webpages for the modern web; use and customize web frameworks to build responsive designs for a wide variety of desktop computers and mobile devices with a minimum of hand coding; incorporate graphics, and text; add links to text and images; add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible interactivity; work with the latest HTML5 and CSS3 code and structures; and publish a finished site to the web. A 14th lesson in this book provides valuable hands-on experience with Dreamweaver’s new and improved tools for coders and developers that can vastly increase your productivity. In addition, three bonus online lessons give you more information on the basics of CSS and HTML and show you how to add HTML5 animation and video to your websites.

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Where are the Lesson FIles?
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. TinyURLs
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Conventions used in this book
      1. Code font
      2. Strikethrough
      3. Missing punctuation
      4. Element references
    5. Windows vs. macOS instructions
    6. Installing the program
    7. Updating Dreamweaver to the latest version
    8. Online Content
    9. Recommended lesson order
    10. Bonus material
    11. On first launch
    12. Choosing the program color theme
    13. Setting up the workspace
    14. Defining a Dreamweaver site
    15. Checking for updates
    16. Additional resources
      1. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. 1. Customizing Your Workspace
    1. Touring the workspace
    2. Using the Start Screen
      1. Recent Files
      2. CC Files
      3. Quick Start
      4. Starter Templates
      5. New and Open
      6. Show All
    3. Exploring New Feature guides
    4. Working with toolbars
      1. Document toolbar
      2. Standard toolbar
      3. Common toolbar
    5. Switching and splitting views
      1. Code view
      2. Design view
      3. Live view
      4. Split view
      5. Live Source Code
      6. Inspect mode
    6. Selecting a workspace layout
      1. Standard workspace
      2. Developer workspace
    7. Working with panels
      1. Minimizing panels
      2. Closing panels and panel groups
      3. Dragging
      4. Floating
      5. Grouping, stacking, and docking
    8. Personalizing Dreamweaver
      1. Saving a custom workspace
    9. Working with Extract
    10. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
    11. Using the Property inspector
      1. Using the HTML tab
      2. Using the CSS tab
      3. Accessing image properties
      4. Accessing table properties
    12. Using the Related Files interface
    13. Using tag selectors
    14. Using the CSS Designer
      1. Sources
      2. @Media
      3. Selectors
      4. Properties
      5. All and Current modes
    15. Using the Visual Media Query interface
    16. Using the DOM Viewer
    17. Using the heads-up displays
      1. Position Assist HUD
      2. Element HUD
      3. Image HUD
      4. Text HUD
    18. Exploring, experimenting, and learning
    19. Review questions
    20. Review answers
  8. 2. HTML Basics
    1. What is HTML?
    2. Where did HTML begin?
      1. Basic HTML code structure
    3. Frequently used HTML elements
      1. HTML tags
      2. character entities
    4. What’s new in HTML5
      1. HTML5 tags
      2. Semantic web design
      3. New techniques and technology
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  9. 2B. HTML Basics Bonus Online Lesson
    1. Writing your own HTML code
      1. Understanding HTML syntax
      2. Inserting HTML code
      3. Formatting text with HTML
      4. Applying inline formatting
      5. Adding structure
      6. Writing HTML in Dreamweaver
  10. 3. CSS Basics
    1. What is CSS?
    2. HTML vs. CSS formatting
    3. HTML defaults
      1. HTML5 defaults?
      2. Browser antics
    4. CSS box model
    5. Applying CSS styling
      1. Cascade theory
      2. Inheritance theory
      3. Descendant theory
      4. Specificity theory
      5. Code Navigator
      6. CSS Designer
    6. Multiples, classes, and ids, oh my!
      1. Applying formatting to multiple elements
      2. Using CSS shorthand
      3. Creating class attributes
      4. Creating id attributes
      5. CSS3 features and effects
      6. CSS3 overview and support
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  11. 3B. CSS Basics Bonus Online Lesson
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Formatting Text
      1. Cascade Theory in action
      2. Inheritance Theory in action
      3. Descendant Theory in action
      4. Using class and id selectors
      5. Understanding descendant styling
      6. Specificity Theory in action
      7. Using Code Navigator to identify specificity
      8. Using CSS Designer to identify specificity
    3. Formatting objects
      1. Width
      2. Fixed widths
      3. Relative widths
      4. It’s all relative, or not
      5. Borders and backgrounds
      6. Borders
      7. Backgrounds
      8. Positioning
      9. Height
      10. Margins and padding
      11. Margins
      12. Padding
      13. Normalization
      14. Final touches
  12. 4. Web Design Basics
    1. Developing a new website
      1. What is the purpose of the website?
      2. Who is the audience?
      3. How do they get here?
    2. Scenario
    3. Working with thumbnails and wireframes
      1. Creating thumbnails
      2. Creating a page design
      3. Creating wireframes
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  13. 5. Creating a Page Layout
    1. Evaluating page design options
    2. Working with predefined layouts
      1. Introducing the Visual Media Queries interface
      2. Introducing Bootstrap
      3. Creating a layout with Bootstrap
      4. Adding semantic elements to Bootstrap
    3. Review questions
    4. Review answers
  14. 6. Working with a Web Framework
    1. Creating a navigation menu
      1. Adding new items to a navigation menu
      2. Cleaning up Bootstrap components
      3. Working with the CSS Designer
      4. Styling a navigational menu
      5. Creating a CSS gradient
      6. Adding borders to menu items
      7. Adding dynamic styling
      8. Centering the navigation menu
    2. Creating header content
      1. Formatting type
      2. Creating custom classes
      3. Adding a background image
      4. Adding other background effects
    3. Building semantic content
      1. Using the DOM viewer
      2. Inserting main content placeholders
      3. Creating custom element classes
    4. Managing Bootstrap component width
    5. Inserting HTML entities
    6. Creating global type styles
      1. Using Edge Web Fonts
      2. Building font stacks with web-hosted fonts
      3. Specifying font size
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  15. 7. Designing for Mobile Devices
    1. Responsive design
      1. Mobile-first design
      2. Media type properties
      3. Media queries
      4. Media query syntax
    2. Adapting the site to different screen sizes
      1. Working with the responsive Scrubber
      2. Hiding Bootstrap elements
      3. Creating a mobile-first structure
      4. Manipulating column widths in Bootstrap
    3. Working with media queries
      1. Identifying media queries
      2. Creating a custom media query
      3. Adding rules to a custom media query
      4. Copying and pasting CSS properties
      5. Completing the mobile design
    4. More information on media queries
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  16. 8. Working with Templates
    1. Creating a template from an existing layout
    2. Inserting editable regions
    3. Inserting metadata
    4. Producing child pages
      1. Creating a new page
      2. Adding content to child pages
      3. Formatting content in editable regions
      4. Updating a template
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  17. 9. Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
    1. Previewing the completed file
    2. Creating and styling text
      1. Importing text
      2. Creating semantic text structures
      3. Creating headings
      4. Adding other HTML structures
    3. Creating lists
      1. Creating indented text
      2. Making it responsive
    4. Creating and styling tables
      1. Creating tables from scratch
    5. Copying and pasting tables
      1. Styling tables with CSS
      2. Styling table cells
      3. Controlling table display
      4. Inserting tables from other sources
      5. Adding and formatting caption elements
      6. Making tables responsive
    6. Spell-checking webpages
    7. Finding and replacing text
    8. Optional self-paced exercise
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  18. 10. Working with Images
    1. Web image basics
      1. Vector graphics
      2. Raster graphics
      3. Raster image file formats
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Inserting an image
    4. Adjusting image positions with CSS classes
    5. Working with the Insert panel
    6. Using the Insert menu
    7. Inserting nonweb file types
    8. Working with Photoshop Smart Objects (optional)
    9. Copying and pasting images from Photoshop (optional)
      1. Adapting images to smaller screens
    10. Inserting images by drag and drop
    11. Optimizing images with the Property inspector
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  19. 11. Working with Navigation
    1. Hyperlink basics
      1. Internal and external hyperlinks
      2. Relative vs. absolute hyperlinks
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Creating internal hyperlinks
      1. Creating relative links
      2. Creating a home link
      3. Updating links in child pages
    4. Creating an external link
      1. Creating an absolute link in Live view
    5. Setting up email links
    6. Creating an image-based link
      1. Creating image-based links using the Element HUD
      2. Creating text links using the Text HUD
    7. Targeting page elements
      1. Creating internal targeted links
      2. Creating a link destination using an id
      3. Creating a destination link in the Element HUD
      4. Targeting id-based link destinations
      5. Freezing a navigation menu
      6. Creating a drop-down menu
      7. Styling a drop-down menu
      8. Identifying styling on an interactive element
      9. Adding hyperlinks to a drop-down menu
      10. Replacing the site navigation menu
    8. Checking your page
    9. Adding destination links to the same page (optional)
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  20. 12. Adding Interactivity
    1. Learning about Dreamweaver behaviors
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Working with Dreamweaver behaviors
      1. Applying a behavior
      2. Applying a Swap Image Restore behavior
      3. Removing applied behaviors
      4. Adding behaviors to hyperlinks
      5. Making it responsive
    4. Working with Bootstrap Accordion widgets
      1. Inserting a Bootstrap Accordion widget
      2. Styling a Bootstrap Accordion
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  21. 13. Publishing to the Web
    1. Defining a remote site
      1. Setting up a remote FTP site
      2. Establishing a remote site on a local or network web server (optional)
    2. Cloaking folders and files
    3. Wrapping things up
    4. Putting your site online (optional)
    5. Synchronizing local and remote sites
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  22. 14. Working with Code
    1. Creating HTML code
      1. Writing code manually
      2. Writing code automatically
    2. Working with multicursor support
    3. Commenting your code
    4. Working with CSS preprocessors
      1. Enabling a preprocessor
      2. Creating the CSS source file
      3. Compiling CSS code
      4. Nesting CSS selectors
      5. Calculating CSS values
      6. Importing other style sheets
      7. Learn more about preprocessors
      8. Linting support
    5. Selecting code
      1. Using line numbers
      2. Using tag selectors
      3. Using parent tags
    6. Collapsing code
    7. Expanding code
    8. Accessing split Code view
    9. Previewing assets in Code view
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  23. Appendix TinyURLs
  24. Index
  25. 15. Working with Web Animation and Video Bonus Online Lesson
    1. Understanding web animation and video
    2. Previewing the completed file
    3. Adding web animation to a page
      1. Making the animation responsive
    4. Adding web video to a page
      1. Adding alternate video sources
      2. Setting HTML5 video options
      3. Making the video responsive
    5. Don’t host your own videos
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers