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Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CC for Web Authoring

Book Description

This study guide uses text integrated with video to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in planning websites and designing web pages and lays the foundation for taking the Dreamweaver ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.

Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008.

To create this new product, Peachpit and Adobe Press have joined forces with team of outstanding instructors who have a great track record getting students certified: Rob Schwartz and his colleagues at

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. Book Learning Objectives
    2. About This Book and Video
    3. Conventions Used in this Book
    4. Installing the Software
    5. Accessing the Free Web Edition and Lesson Files
    6. Additional Resources
    7. Adobe Certification
    8. Resetting the Preferences to Their Default Settings
  8. Chapter 1. Welcome to the World Wide Web
    1. World Wide What?
    2. Working in the Web Design World
    3. Project 1.1 Create Your First Dreamweaver Website
    4. Project 1.2 Under the Hood—Examining Code in a Web Page
    5. Challenge! Customize the Starter Page and Make It Your Own
    6. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2. Dreamweaver CC Essentials
    1. How Does Dreamweaver Help?
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 2 Website
    4. Dreamweaver Workspace Overview
    5. The Document Window
    6. The Property Inspector
    7. Panels and Panel Groups
    8. Coding Tools in Dreamweaver CC
    9. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3. Building Your First Website
    1. Your First Client—Chris the Cartoonist
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 3 Website
    4. Project 3.1 Translating Client Project Requirements
    5. Project 3.2 Modifying Page Properties
    6. Project 3.3 Setting Font Formats and Links
    7. Project 3.4 Adding Content Containers and Attributes
    8. Project 3.5 From Blueprint to Assembly: Positioning Page Elements with CSS
    9. Challenge! Create Your Own Page Comps
    10. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4. Getting the Big Picture
    1. Bring On the Art!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 4 Website
    4. Image File Formats for the Web
    5. Project 4.1 Prototyping and Designing with Background Images
    6. Project 4.2 Inserting and Editing Images
    7. Project 4.3 Floating Images into Position
    8. Project 4.4 Creating Structured Layouts with Images
    9. Project 4.5 Styling the Header Area
    10. Challenge! Create Your Own Design with Photoshop
    11. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5. Working with Web Page Content
    1. Bring on the Content!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 5 Website
    4. Project 5.1 Styling the Navigation Sidebar
    5. Project 5.2 Styling Navigation Elements
    6. Project 5.3 Styling Structured Data
    7. Project 5.4 Building and Designing Interactive Forms
    8. Project 5.5 Finalizing the Prototype for Production
    9. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6. Moving from Prototype to Production
    1. Let’s Go Live!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 6 Website
    4. Reviewing CSS Syntax
    5. Project 6.1 Putting the Style Sheet into Production
    6. Project 6.2 Building Out the Site with Dreamweaver Templates
    7. Project 6.3 Adding Optional Content with Library Items
    8. Project 6.4 Publishing and Updating a Dreamweaver Site
    9. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7. Exploring the Brave New World of HTML5 and Responsive Design
    1. Let’s Go Mobile!
    2. Get Your Files Here
    3. Define the Chapter 7 Website
    4. Understanding HTML5, CSS3, and Responsive Design
    5. Project 7.1 Exploring Responsive Design with Media Queries
    6. Project 7.2 Exploring Responsive Design with jQuery and Bootstrap
    7. Project 7.3 Inserting HTML5 Video
    8. Project 7.4 Exploring CSS3 Animation
    9. Your Final Challenge
    10. Conclusion
  15. ACA Objectives Covered
  16. Glossary
  17. Index
  18. Chapter 8. Leveling Up with Design
    1. Creativity Is a Skill
    2. The Design Hierarchy
    3. The Elements of Art
    4. The Principles of Design
    5. Conclusion
  19. Chapter 9. Working with Outsiders
    1. Who You’re Talking FOR and Who You’re Talking TO
    2. Copyrights and Wrongs
    3. Think Like a Boss
    4. The Language of Web Project Management
    5. Conclusion
    6. Onward and Upward!
  20. Code Snippets