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This course uses the "Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom" textbook as part of the course. You are required to go through the textbook, do the practise exercises and pay special attention to the sections, topics and pages highlighted below.

A fantastic resource for Dreamweaver is available here. There is a PDF file on that page that you can download to your desktop as well. Thanks to Reem, Section 1, for this link!!

Chapters and Assignments

Chapter Topics and tasks Pages Assignment
1.
  • Watch the Chapter Video
  • Install CS4
  • Install practise files to desktop
  • Photoshop smart objects
  • Spry Widgets
  • Tags
  • Tag hierarchy
8,9, 11 (Live View), 12-15, 18-19 (networking), 20 (tags), 22, 25, 28-29 (tag hierarchy)  
2.
  • Watch the Chapter Video
  • Creating a site (local)
  • nmasse.com tutorial
  • Root folders
  • Local and server
  • Hexadecimal codes)
  • Self Study exercises
38-39, 43-44, 50-55 (hex codes for color), 59, 65 (Self Study) Do Self Study. Use your name and last name as the name of your site.

Create Local Root folders for every chapter of the book.
3.
  • View Video
  • Property inspector + CSS
  • Intro to styles
  • Live View
  • Understanding hyperlinks
  • Linking to e-mail
  • Lists
  • Images
  • Self-study
68-68, 71-74, 76, 80-82, 84-92,93 Do Self study, understand CSS styles in html pages, images and resizing, hyperlinks (images, e-mails), relative and absolute linking)

In class discussion:

Page Topic Section Date
9. Coding environment and text editor 1 Oct 4
12. Code navigator (later) 1 Oct 4
15. CVS difference between CVS and Subversion 1 Oct 4
18. Doman Name and IP address (ipconfig, cmd, ping) 1 Oct 4
20. Tag structure 1 Oct 4
22. Code structure of an HTML doc 1 Oct 4
26. Whitespace in an HTML document 1 Oct 4
28. Tag Hierarchy 1 Oct 4
29. XHTML or HTML 1 Oct 4
37. Creating a New Site 1 Oct 4
38. Relative links - links related to document or site root. What is a "local root" folder. Creat a "site" for every chapter of the book. 1 Oct 4