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Advanced Diploma in Dreamweaver 8

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Advanced Diploma in Dreamweaver 8


During this Dreamweaver 8 Advanced course you’ll learn from the bestselling author of Dreamweaver for Dummies, who will give you helpful tips and tricks, so you can use the advanced features of Dreamweaver like a true professional. This Dreamweaver 8 course will help you to create rich media designs and streamline your workflow process. Learn how to work much more efficiently using Dreamweaver 8, and develop your design approach, so you can work with tables, layers, and cascading style sheets.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What will I learn?

  • Get up to speed quickly with a focus on the advanced design features, templates, extensions, and behaviours in Dreamweaver 8.
  • You’ll learn three different design approaches using real-world Web sites as examples so you can find the best approach for your Web site projects.
  • Polish your skills with tutorials on how to best work with tables, layers, and cascading style sheets.

Meet the instructor:

Since 1995, Janine Warner has written more than a dozen books about technology and the Internet, including her latest Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies.

A recognized Internet expert known for making technology fun and accessible, she has been a featured guest on a variety of radio and television programs, and her articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the Miami Herald, Shape magazine, and the Point Reyes Light newspaper.

Janine is a popular speaker at conferences and events in the United States and her fluency in Spanish brings her regular invitations to Latin America and Spain. Janine has also been a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the University of Miami where she taught online journalism.

From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked full time for the Miami Herald as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.

An award-winning former reporter, Janine earned a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. To learn more, visit her Web sites at and

Course outline:

  • Module 01: The Many Ways to Design a Web Page
  • Module 02: Enhancing Dreamweaver® with Extensions
  • Module 03: Getting Started with Cascading Style Sheets
  • Module 04: Creating Contextual or Descendant Styles
  • Module 05: Designing with Dreamweaver’s Layers
  • Module 06: Using Behaviors to Make Layers Interactive
  • Module 07: Slicing with Photoshop® & Fireworks®
  • Module 08: Saving Time with CSS & Templates
  • Module 09: Combining Templates, CSS, & Behaviors
  • Module 10: Adding Multimedia to your Website
  • Module 11: Creating Centered CSS Layouts
  • Module 12: Tips & Tricks

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What certification will I receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Dreamweaver 8: Advanced certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This excellent Dreamweaver 8: Advanced course will qualify you to be a Digital Designer. The average salary of a Digital Designer in the UK is £25,245, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Digital Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • CRM Specialist
  • Web Developer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 111
1: The Many Ways to Design a Web Page
1. Comparing the Sites Used in the Training
2. Getting Started with Site Setup
3. Visual Aids & Tips for Designing with Tables
4. Controlling Window Size
5. Introducing Guides & Navigation Tools
6. Status Bar, CSS Styles, & Layer Preferences
7. When to Use HTML Tags Instead of CSS
8. Accessibility & File Types/Editors Preferences
9. Customizing Your Favorite Objects
2: Enhancing Dreamweaver® with Extensions
1. Downloading Extensions from the Exchange Site
2. Creating a Slideshow Using an Extension
3. Updating the Remote Site to View the Slideshow
4. Adding Flash® Buttons Using an Extension
3: Getting Started with Cascading Style Sheets
1. Using CSS Styles to an HTML Tag
2. Creating a New Class Style
3. Adjusting Margins & Fonts for Tags
4. Creating CSS Link Styles
5. Working in the CSS Styles Panel
6. Creating CSS Styles Automatically
7. Formatting Text Using CSS Styles
8. Using CSS Styles to Align Images
9. Formatting & Adjusting a Bulleted List with CSS
10. Exporting & Attaching an External Style Sheet
11. Removing a Tag
4: Creating Contextual or Descendant Styles
1. Setting Up the Page Properties
2. Designing Different Regions on the Page with Div Tags
3. Designing Formatting Styles for the Heading 1 Tag
4. Designing a Paragraph Tag to Control Text Spacing
5. Adjusting the Float to Align Images Left & Right
6. Redesigning a Class Style within an Area of a Page
7. Creating a CSS Style to Adjust Cell Padding
8. Setting Negative Margins
9. Exporting Styles to be Used on Another Page in the Site
10. Attaching an External Style Sheet to the Page
11. Understanding CSS Hierarchy & Cascading
12. Looking at Inline Styles in Split View
13. Taking a Look at the Code
5: Designing with Dreamweaver’s Layers
1. Deconstructing a Complex Design
2. Using a Tracer Image & Cloaking
3. Creating Layers
4. Adding Rollover Effects
5. Aligning with Guides & a Tracing Image
6. Ordering Layers with the Z Index
7. Adjusting Layers & Previewing in a Browser
8. Options for Alignment & Positioning
6: Using Behaviors to Make Layers Interactive
1. Setting Up the Art & Design Page
2. Using a Tracer Image & Layers to Place Graphics
3. Creating a CSS Text Style
4. Aligning Graphic Elements on a Page
5. Inserting Rollover Images
6. Going over the Navigation Plan for the Website
7. Setting CSS Style Rules for Behavior Layers
8. Setting Rollover Behaviors
9. Setting onClick Image Layers
10. Setting onClick Behaviors
7: Slicing with Photoshop® & Fireworks®
1. Slicing an Image in Photoshop
2. Exporting Sliced Images & Tables from Photoshop
3. Editing a Photoshop Sliced Design in Dreamweaver
4. Slicing & Optimizing Images in Fireworks
5. Exporting Sliced Images & Tables from Fireworks
6. Centering Tables for Design Flexibility
7. Inserting a Table Background Image
8: Saving Time with CSS & Templates
1. Getting a Table Design Started
2. Designing Table Regions Using CSS Styles
3. Adding a Header & Navigation Buttons
4. Formatting the Navigation Bar
5. Changing Table Cell Size & Alignment
6. Pasting Text & Creating a Type Style
7. Adding & Formatting Footer Elements
8. Aligning Text with Graphics
9. Save As Template & Insert Editable Region Commands
10. Creating Pages Based on a Template
11. Modifying Template-Based Pages
12. Using Image & Text Placeholders
9: Combining Templates, CSS, & Behaviors
1. Detach Page from Template & Create Library Items
2. Applying Styles & Splitting Table Cells
3. Setting Alignment & Inserting Cells
4. Using Div Tags to Create Layers
5. Duplicating Layers in HTML Code
6. Inserting Placeholders & Adding Editable Regions
7. Applying Show-Hide Layers & Swap Image Behaviors
8. Pasting Text into a Template-Based Page
9. Selecting the Swap Images
10. Previewing in Multiple Browsers
10: Adding Multimedia to your Website
1. Linking & Embedding Flash Audio Files
2. Adding Audio Controls & Disabling Autoplay
3. Embedding Video Files with Video Controls
4. Adding Parameters & Setting a Starting Frame
5. Launching a Video in a Separate Window
6. Setting Flash Video Properties & Play Options
11: Creating Centered CSS Layouts
1. Comparing Sites with Layers, Tables, & CSS
2. Setting Up a Container
3. Positioning Div Tags with Styles
4. Using Math to Position Properly
5. Troubleshooting Positioning & Viewing CSS Layout Backgrounds
6. Creating Styles within CSS Layers
7. Additional CSS Resources & Testing Tips
8. Demonstrating the Power of Flexible Accessible Design
12: Tips & Tricks
1. Backing Up Your Main Pages onto a Server
2. Making Changes & Uploading to a Server
3. Modifying Style Sheets on Pages & Templates
4. Working with Search Engines & Meta Tags
5. Browser Testing & Resources
6. Helpful Sites for Matching & Downloading Fonts
7. Creating an Email Form
8. Finding & Installing CGI Scripts
9. Customizing CGI Scripts
10. Uploading Forms & Files to a Server
11. Setting Permissions & Checking the Email Form
12. Using an Automated System to Install CGI Scripts
13. Final Comments & Credits
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