The Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Course is designed for students who want to learn more about using the industry standard Adobe Dreamweaver Web Design editing software which is used by web designers for the creation of websites.

This course covers the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Web Communication using Dreamweaver CS6 exam but can also be used as a learning resource for the Adobe Certified Expert exam.

The course consists of Adobe Dreamweaver Courses books, student exercise files which are emailed to the student and online iPassExam Test Prep Software (3 Month License).

The Course Consists of the Following Items:

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Basics Course Book:

  • Unit 1: Getting started

Learn how to: Understand Internet, HTML & XHTML concepts. Identify components and create a custom workspace. Switch views, specify page titles and make basic edits using features and tools in the Document window. Use the Property inspector to set element properties. Preview a web page in a browser and set the primary and secondary preview browsers.

  • Unit 2: Website and pages

Learn how to: Use flowchart and wireframe tools to plan your site before building it. Define a local site and local root folder to store the website while development is in progress. Create new web pages and set the default document type and page extension. Use the Files panel to sort files and choose and manage sites. Use the Files panel to organise site files and folders to assist in mapping the site and to keep links intact.

  • Unit 3: Basic Editing

Learn how to: Insert and import text from external files. Insert special characters. Use headings, paragraphs and other structural elements to organise a web page into a logical hierarchy. Insert line breaks. Create unordered, ordered and definition lists.

  • Unit 4: CSS basics

Learn how to: Explore CSS basics. Create external style sheets. Define and apply element styles to text as well as use class styles. Explore the cascade effect.

  • Unit 5: Images, multimedia and links

Learn how to: Add graphics to a web page by inserting images, placeholders and rollovers as well as defining image attributes. Edit images in Dreamweaver and in an external image editor. Add multimedia to a web page by inserting Flash SWF and FLV files. Discuss hyperlink basics. Connect web pages by creating internal and external links, using named anchors and applying link styles.

  • Unit 6: Working with code

Learn how to: Understand the basics of HTML, XHTML and HTML5. Define a website’s keywords and description in the <head> section. Use the Code Navigator and tag selector to select code element. Add and modify code in Code view by using options on the Coding toolbar. Use the Quick Tag Editor to add and edit HTML tags in Design View. Use the Find and Replace dialogue box to update content and code.

  • Unit 7: Publishing

Learn how to: Finalise a website to be published by checking a download time, spelling and links as well as cloaking files. Connect to a remote web server. Transfer local files to the remote server and use the Check In and Check Out feature.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Advanced Course Book:

  • Unit 1: Designing with CSS

Learn how to: Use CSS styles and DIV tags to layout a web page. Define sections with DIV tags, control by modifying the BOX model in CSS and view defines space Inspect mode.

  • Unit 2: AP Divs and Responsive layouts

Learn how to: Use absolutely positioned elements. Modify AP Div tag properties. Create fluid grid layouts.

  • Unit 3: Site assets and templates

Learn how to: Create, insert and update library items and create and apply snippets. Create a template and define editable regions and attributes, create a page from a template and apply a template to an existing page.

  • Unit 4: Behaviours, navigation and tables

Learn how to: Apply behaviours to page elements. Use a Spry widget to create a content navigation system or an interactive page layout. Create and modify tables.

  • Unit 5: Forms

Learn how to: Create a form, add variety of input fields and apply accessibility features. Validate form data by using Spry widgets.

  • Unit 6: Working with XML

Learn how to: Convery an HTML page to an XSLT file and bind XML data to an XSLT file. Create a repeat region in an XSLT file, create dynamic links and attach an XSLT page to an XML document.

  • Unit 7: jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap

Learn how to: Start creating a web application from a sample page. Use PhoneGap Build to start creating native mobile apps.

Student Files:

Once enrolled students will receive a support email giving them access to their student files and to PowerPoint presentations relevant to the content of each unit. These files are also available through a student page and can be sent on disk on request.

Free iPassExam Test Prep Software (3 Month License):

iPassExam has both Question Banks and Sample papers. Both are designed to address specific needs of your learning experience.

Question Banks: The iPassExam question banks contain hundreds of questions categorised to match the official Adobe ACE syllabus. When working in Question Bank mode your response gets immediately marked so you can see if you selected the correct option. If your response was incorrect you will be shown the correct option plus you will be presented with an explanation that provides additional detail on the topic addressed in the question. In addition you will be presented with a "peer response" graph that gives you a visual presentation of how your peers chose to answer the question.

Sample Paper: The "Mock Exam" is a simulation of the actual exam. This resource should be completed after completing the question bank to test if your ready for the actual ACE exam. All the questions are new questions (not used in the question bank). The exam is timed and you don’t get to see the correct answer until you complete the exam and all your answers are submitted. On completing the exam you are presented with your grade and are able to review your responses so you can see what questions you had incorrect (unlike the real exam). You can resit the mock exam 25 times, each time the answers and options are randomised, to prevent learning by memorisation.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements as the course is set out for beginners although students will require their own version of Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 to complete the course.

APPLE MAC USERS: We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. The courses are designed as self-study courses but if you have any problems you can email our support service. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.

Qualification:

Adobe Certified AssociateOn completion of the course students can apply for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Examination. The course can also be used as a learning resource for the Adobe Dreamweaver 9A0-332 ACE Examination.

ACA Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport testing centre and are currently £75.00. Exam Centre's will usually charge an additional proctoring fee (Approximately £15.00) for sitting exams.

ACE Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £115.00 + VAT each.

You can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on their Websites:

Pearson VUE -http://pearsonvue.com/

Certiport -http://www.certiport.com/

Please Note: We advise students to keep checking on the availability of Adobe ACE Exams. Adobe do not usually announce retirement dates for their certification programme tests so we cannot advise when any Adobe tests will be retired.

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