Adobe Dreamweaver CC

32 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2020 is one of the most powerful programs that are within the Adobe Creative Cloud suite when it comes to website and app development. Students taking this course will gain knowledge as to how to create interactive and engaging websites and simple applications that can be used on mobile devices. Within the course, students will be able to insert pictures, objects, images, and use templates to create these projects. Additionally, gaining fundamental knowledge of website design basics will help students to work in numerous environments as well as incorporating animation and video. In order to complete the course successfully, students will need a copy of Dreamweaver CC.

This course prepares a student to take the Adobe Web authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver certification exam.

Students will need a copy of the Dreamweaver CC software in order to do coursework.

Students will:
  • Student will define a Dreamweaver site and create basic web page.
  • Students will create a page layout for a web page.
  • Students will manage cascading styles sheets in their Dreamweaver projects.
  • Students will create a template for their Dreamweaver website.
  • Students will add text and images to their web pages in Dreamweaver.
  • Students will add navigation and interactivity to their web pages in Dreamweaver.
  • Students will add Flash animation to a web page and design forms.
  • Students will create a website that uses data from a database.
  • Students will publish their websites to a web server.
  • Students use Dreamweaver and the skills learned in this class to create a web site.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this lesson, students will install the Dreamweaver CC software and class files, and get comfortable working with the Dreamweaver environment. If one is already familiar with other Adobe applications, then some of this will be familiar, but spend time getting comfortable with the information that is available on the screen. The more aware you are of where you are in a document and what the screen is displaying, the better you'll be able to handle any issues that come up.  Students, conclusively, will take a tour of the Dreamweaver workspace and learn about the tools that are available.  

Lesson 2: HTML & CSS Basics

The second lesson of the course explores how coding can be used to enhance projects created within Dreamweaver CC. Specifically, HTML and CSS. These two tools are the building blocks of all web sites. While using Dreamweaver to create and format pages, the pages will be created in HTML and CSS. Many times users find that there is a problem with the page and the only way to fix it is to use the code view. The author will go in-depth in the fundamentals of these programming languages and one is free to decide to determine which view is more comfortable for them as they learn other aspects of Dreamweaver CC when developing online content.

Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Website Design

Learning the fundamentals down of website design is important to know so that you are able to harness the power that Adobe Dreamweaver CC offers. The next step towards mastering the software is building website pages within it. In this lesson, participants will review the basics of building websites within Dreamweaver CC. Shared in this lesson includes creating and customizing the template experience within it. Having knowledge of this aspect of the program goes a long way in being able to create websites quickly and efficiently.

Lesson 4: Page Layouts & Templates

As a website designer's basic web pages take shape, they will want to create pages that are more complex and interactive with their visitors. Instead of starting from scratch for each page or copying/pasting from a home page, students will create a template that can be used as a starting point for the other pages on the site. This template will contain the basic structure and formatting for your pages so that you can focus more on content. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of how page layouts can be used along with templates to make a consistent look and feel of projects from page to page.

Lesson 5: Working With Images, Lists, Tables, & Tables

The fifth lesson of the course gives students an opportunity to continue to enhance website pages by adding additional layers of text and images to website pages. Website pages need to have engaging and interactive content so that they can not only provide the information they're looking for but to keep them coming back time and time again. Students will look at different ways to structure the text on a web page, including lists, tables, and images.

Lesson 6: Navigation & Interactivity

Have you ever been on a road trip and didn't know where you were going? What would you need in order to get to the intended destination? A road map of course. This lesson provides students the knowledge to create navigation elements for websites and apps. Navigation is more than just creating a table of contents within the site as that is only one element of this website function. Intralinks, navigation within a website page or app, is a secondary element that is often underutilized in website design. Students will learn how to incorporate both of these elements to maximize moveability within the projects they create.

Lesson 7: Designing For Mobile-Friendly Devices

In the seventh lesson of the course, students will learn how to use "mobile-first" design which considers designing for mobile devices before designing for traditional desktop computers. Students will go in-depth in learning how to use two basic tools that adapt to this new design concept, media type, and media query.  Finally, one will create and edit a web page for mobile and handheld devices.

Lesson 8: Working With Animation & Video

Maximizing the functionality of a website is more than just creating content so that an intended purpose is fulfilled. It includes complex elements such as video and animation to help add additional life to content on the site. In this lesson of the course, students will gain fundamental knowledge as to how to properly leverage animations and videos into website pages and apps. It is strongly recommended to look into other courses available in the suite for additional information on elements that can be incorporated into Dreamweaver CC projects.

Lesson 9: Publishing To The Web

Now that the website or app that has been developed is ready to be shared with others, the next step is to publish it. In this lesson, students will walk through the process of publishing one's site to a web server and best practices specific to how to keep a website or app up-to-date. Websites should be viewed as living documents since they are often in a constant state of change. Note that as the audience changes, so should a website or app. Hence, knowing the fundamentals of publishing to the internet through Dreamweaver CC will help accomplish this task quickly and easily.

Lesson 10: Putting It All Together

In the final lesson of the course, students are encouraged to look back through all you have learned and apply this to a site of your own. Whether it is chosen to create one from scratch or finish up the site you've been working on all along for the Assignments or you can start over with a new site now that you've seen the complete process. Focus your attention first on your home page. Choose the colors, text, and layout you want for your site. Once the home page is designed and the result looks satisfactory, then build a template and move on to the other pages.


This course prepares a student to take the Adobe Web authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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