Making a Content Web Site

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This side of the manual is the technical side. The other side was design - this side tell you how to implement and create your design on the web page itself.

Pretty cool, huh?

First, let me give you a few pointers that are specific to the organization of this side:

If you read the design side, you know I sat down and looked at this as if I was the audience and planned this web site from that angle. I wrote down what I would want as a student and this is the list I came up with:

I couldn't think of anything else, so I decided to start with that list. It seemed both informative and exhaustive. And there's something else important: some people are mouse people, some are linear, and others like to right-click. It would take a year to cover all three areas for each individual ways to think about "how" to do something in Dreamweaver, so demonstrating how to do something will be determined by the most logical way and the fastest way to do it. Also, there is a "shorthand" that needs to be familiar to you. So, let's look at an example:

How to bold text:

There are three ways:

Top Menu Bar Properties Menu Right-click features
  1. Highlight text
  2. Click Text
  3. Click Style
  4. Click Bold
  1. Highlight text
  2. Click the "B"

 

  1. Highlight text
  2. Click Style
  3. Click Bold

For economic use of keyboard strokes and space, I translate the first directions under Top Menu Bar to:

1. Highlight text
2. Text>Style>Bold (so > equals "click")

And you have graphics and videos to walk you through the process. These are indicated by these icons:

Second, some Dreamweaver pointers. It is important to know all the parts of the Dreamweaver screen.

Third, how to use the site? Play in it. I truly mean play IN it. It was created with multiple avenues to follow just so you can choose how you want the information to be delivered to you. You can't break it. You can only learn from it. This web site will give you the basics and will allow you to create a nice web site. Explore and have fun!

 

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Making a Content Web Site

Site Map

Opening Statement
How to look at Dreamweaver

Click to Opening Statement - Why should you consider this?