BN.com Gift Guide

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Learn by Video: Core Training in Web Communication

Overview

This critically acclaimed product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality HD video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Dreamweaver CS6 as well as the basic principles of web design. Structured around the objectives of the Adobe Certified Associate exam 'Web Communication Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6', the product includes 13 hours of video, complete with lesson files (included on the DVD), assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video's unique interface allows the ...
See more details below
Paperback
$43.04
BN.com price
(Save 33%)$64.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $31.34   
  • New (8) from $36.10   
  • Used (4) from $31.40   
Sending request ...

Overview

This critically acclaimed product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality HD video and a printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Dreamweaver CS6 as well as the basic principles of web design. Structured around the objectives of the Adobe Certified Associate exam 'Web Communication Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6', the product includes 13 hours of video, complete with lesson files (included on the DVD), assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video's unique interface allows the viewer to jump to any topic and bookmark favorite sections. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to follow along with the instructor in Dreamweaver.

Experienced instructor David Powers shows you how to build modern, standards-compliant websites using Dreamweaver CS6. David starts with a quick overview of what Dreamweaver is used for, then goes into the nuts and bolts of HTML: the language that governs the appearance of web pages, and how web pages are assembled and connected to create an entire web site. He shows you how to add text to a page, then to add images and hyperlinks.

To add visual sophistication to the design, David introduces Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and shows how to add special effects to objects, like rounded corners and drop shadows. Further topics include multimedia (video, audio, and Flash), tables, forms, and managing large sites with many pages. Finally, David shows how to use Media Queries to make your site look good on any screen, from a desktop to a tiny mobile device.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321840370
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/11/2012
  • Series: Learn by Video Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 476,606
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

video2brain, located in Graz, Austria, is a company focused on producing high-quality video training content for software, photography and programming topics. Crucial to the flexible training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips from well-known industry experts, and the focus on learning by doing with project files. video2brain is an Adobe Certified Training Provider.

David Powers first started developing websites in 1994 while at the BBC in Japan. In 1999 he went independent and wrote his first book (of twelve) on web development in 2003. David is an Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Instructor for Dreamweaver who often gives advice in the Dreamweaver forums and Adobe Developer Center.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 introducing dreamweaver CS6
1.1 What Is Dreamweaver?
1.2 About This Course and the Project Files
1.3 What’s New in Dreamweaver CS6

2 Web Basics
2.1 How Web Pages Are Built
2.2 Naming Conventions
2.3 Choosing a Doctype
2.4 Planning Your Website
2.5 Understanding Copyright
2.6 Making Your Site Accessible

3 Dreamweaver Basics
3.1 The Welcome Screen
3.2 Defining a Site in Dreamweaver
3.3 Exploring the Document Window
3.4 Viewing Pages with Live View and Live Code View
3.5 Using the Property Inspector
3.6 Organizing Your Workspace
3.7 Finding Hidden Toolbars and Panels
3.8 Changing Dreamweaver Preferences
3.9 What’s Different on a Mac?

4 Getting a Quick Start with a Predefined Layout
4.1 Choosing a Layout 4.2 Adding Your Own Content
4.3 Adding Images
4.4 Changing the Appearance and Color Scheme
4.5 Moving the Styles to an External Style Sheet
4.6 Adding More Pages

5 Working with Text
5.1 Typing Directly in Design View
5.2 Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
5.3 Creating a Definition List
5.4 Copying and Pasting or Importing from Word
5.5 Inserting Special Characters
5.6 Using Blockquote Correctly

6 Adding Style and Structure with CSS
6.1 What Is CSS?
6.2 Setting Colors and Opacity
6.3 Setting Up for the Case Study
6.4 Using Page Properties for Basic Styles
6.5 Inserting Div Tags and IDs
6.6 Adding Background Images and Colors
6.7 Understanding the CSS Box Model
6.8 Adjusting Padding and Margins
6.9 Floating Elements
6.10 Inside Page Layout

7 Diving deeper into CSS
7.1 CSS Selectors
7.2 Understanding Specificity
7.3 Exploring the CSS Styles Panel
7.4 Examining the Cascade
7.5 Using the Code Navigator
7.6 How CSS Positioning Works
7.7 Layout with AP Divs
7.8 Positioning a Nested Element

8 Working with Images
8.1 Preparing Images for the Web
8.2 Organizing Images in Dreamweaver
8.3 Inserting Images and Alternate Text
8.4 Scaling Images with HTML
8.5 Making Images Responsive
8.6 Adding a Caption to an Image
8.7 Modifying Images
8.8 Using Photoshop Smart Objects
8.9 Associating a Fireworks File

9 Using Text and Images as Links
9.1 Links Basics
9.2 Internal Links
9.3 External Links
9.4 Linking to a Specific Point in a Page
9.5 Linking to Non-Web Files
9.6 Email Links
9.7 Using an Image as a Link
9.8 Creating an Image Map
9.9 Styling Links
9.10 Styling External Links
9.11 Converting a List into a Navigation Bar

10 Adding Special Effects with CSS3

10.1 Adding Rounded Corners
10.2 Creating Drop Shadows on Page Elements
10.3 Installing Web Fonts
10.4 Creating a Custom Font Stack with Web Fonts
10.5 Using Text Shadows
10.6 Rotating Elements
10.7 Introduction to CSS Transitions
10.8 Using the CSS Transitions Panel
10.9 Setting the Transform Origin
10.10 Checking Older Browsers

11 Multimedia
11.1 Inserting a Flash Movie
11.2 Displaying Video Filename Extensions
11.3 Inserting HTML5 Video
11.4 Inserting HTML5 Audio
11.5 Troubleshooting HTML5 Video and Audio

12 Using Tables for Structured Data
12.1 Inserting a Table
12.2 Modifying a Table

12.3 Splitting and Merging Table Cells
12.4 Importing Data from an Excel or CSV File
12.5 Styling a Table with CSS

13 Creating Online Forms
13.1 Introduction to Forms
13.2 Inputting Single- and Multiple-Line Text
13.3 Specialized Text Input Fields
13.4 Checkboxes and Checkbox Groups
13.5 radio Buttons
13.6 Select Menus and Multiple- Choice Lists
13.7 Submit and reset Buttons 13.8 Styling Form Elements

14 Managing Site Assets
14.1 Renaming and Moving Files
14.2 Creating a Library Item
14.3 Modifying a Library Item
14.4 Creating a Template from an Existing Page
14.5 Creating Child Pages from a Template
14.6 Detaching a Page from a Template

15 Responsive Web Design with Media Queries

15.1 Creating Styles for Print
15.2 What Are Media Queries?
15.3 Creating a Site-Wide Media Query File
15.4 Using Multiscreen Preview
15.5 Creating Styles for Tablets
15.6 Optimizing for Mobile Phones
15.7 Using a Fluid Grid Layout
15.8 Snapping Layout Divs to the Grid
15.9 Styling a Fluid Grid Layout

16 Useful Tools and Utilities
16.1 reformatting HTML and CSS Markup
16.2 Using the Spell Checker
16.3 Using Find and replace
16.4 Updating Specific Tags

17 Publishing Your Site
17.1 Running Site Reports
17.2 Adding a Description to a Page
17.3 Validating Your HTML and CSS
17.4 Testing in BrowserLab
17.5 Logging into Your remote Web Server
17.6 Uploading and Downloading Files
18 Closing Thoughts
18.1 Thanks for Watching

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)