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Adobe Dreamweaver & Adobe Fireworks Training - 3 Days

Adobe Dreamweaver TrainingAdobe Fireworks Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Training available for Adobe versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, 8, MX 2004, MX

Course Overview:
This 3 day training course is designed to give you a solid grounding of Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Dreamweaver. You will first learn how to create, edit and manipulate a variety of professional web ready graphics with Fireworks before moving on to Adobe Dreamweaver where you will learn how to plan, create,
edit and maintain professional looking web pages. You will also gain a thorough understanding of how the two applications integrate for seamless web design.


Dreamweaver and Fireworks 3 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Dreamweaver and Fireworks Overview

  • About Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • How to plan a successful web project
  • Understanding compliant web design
  • Working with graphic types for the web

Day 1 - Working with Fireworks

Image Concepts

  • About graphics on the web
  • Planning graphic content
  • Download times

The Fireworks Interface

  • Setting preferences
  • Using the menu bar/panels
  • Working with image/object modes
  • Creating a new document
  • Importing images/graphics
  • Magnifying
  • Using the info palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the selection tools
  • Selection options
  • Feathering
  • Editing images

Drawing and Editing

  • Working with the drawing tool
  • Creating shapes/lines
  • Working with the colour tools
  • Using the colour table
  • Using the colour mixer
  • Working with swatches

Working with Vectors

  • Using the modify bar
  • Rotating/scaling vectors
  • Grouping/splitting
  • Arrange and align
  • Merging vectors
  • Masking with vectors

Working with Text and Styles

  • Inserting text
  • Using the text palette
  • Typography and formatting
  • Using styles and effects
  • Saving styles
  • Putting text on a path

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Changing layer order
  • Maintaining layers
  • Sharing layers


Day 2 Morning Session - Fireworks Continued

Animating Graphics

  • About animation
  • Using tweening
  • Working with symbols/instances
  • Using the frames panel
  • Frame x frame animating
  • Frame timing

Working with Slices

  • Setting up links
  • Inserting slices
  • Naming and exporting slices

Creating Buttons and Rollovers

  • About JavaScript and behaviours
  • Setting up a rollover
  • Simple rollovers


  • Using the optimization panel
  • Optimizing simple graphics/Quality images
  • GIF vs JPEG – when and why
  • GIF’s and the colour palette
  • GIF colour options
  • JPEG’s and quality settings


Day 2 Afternoon Session - Working with Dreamweaver

Concepts and Preparation

  • About Dreamweaver and Web Design
  • Understanding HTML
  • Planning a web site
  • Screen design considerations
  • Creating efficient web pages
  • Web browsers
  • Download times
  • Images, animations and PDF’s
  • CSS content

Web Site Structure

  • Setting up a local site
  • Using the site window
  • Setting preferences
  • Site management
  • Creating a new file

The Assets Panel

  • About the assets panel
  • Adding and deleting objects
  • Adding objects to a page
  • Organising assets

Working with Text

  • Adding text
  • Importing text
  • Text formatting
  • Basic HTML styles
  • Using CSS to style text
  • External style sheets


Day 3 - Dreamweaver Continued


  • Understanding HTML
  • How browsers and search engines read your pages
  • Viewing HTML
  • Editing in HTML code view
  • Effective tips and techniques for HTML

Working with Graphics

  • Placing graphics on a page
  • Using image formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG
  • Applying and changing attributes
  • Positioning text to graphics
  • Working with the colour palettes
  • Using safe colours
  • Creating alternate text

Working with Hyperlinks

  • Internal and external links
  • E-mail links
  • Working with anchors

Basic Interactivity

  • Creating rollover buttons/images
  • Creating a navigation bar

Working with Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Table attributes
  • Absolute and relative measurements
  • Nested tables
  • Applying contents and colour

Page Layout

  • Planning your page
  • Using tables for layout
  • Using layout mode
  • Working with layers
  • Manipulating layers
  • Tables versus layers

The Upload Process

  • Checking links and preparing the site
  • Adding keywords and descriptions
  • Setting server details
  • Uploading
  • Synchronising/editing posted files


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