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Dreamweaver CS4 Essentials

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Dreamweaver CS4 Essentials


This excellent Dreamweaver CS4: Essentials course demonstrates techniques which will be invaluable while designing, updating and creating websites using Dreamweaver CS4. This Dreamweaver CS4 course is taught by recognised internet expert and author of Dreamweaver for Dummies Janine Warner. This expert instruction will teach you to create CSS styles and CSS layouts using Div tags and styles, optimising content, and using Dreamweaver’s Interactive features in publishing your content to the web. This Dreamweaver CS4 course is the perfect opportunity to take your skills one step further, and give your site professional polish.

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, the course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Learn how to complete the site set up process in Dreamweaver, whether you are creating a new site or revising an existing one.
  • Find out how to optimise JPEGs, GIFs, and PNG files to create fast-loading graphics for the web.
  • Discover how to create CSS layouts using Div tags and CSS styles.
  • See how to add interactive features, including how to insert Flash files, add JavaScript behaviours for rollovers, and more.
  • Learn how to test your site and publish it online for all the world to see.

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 recognised 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: Designing Web Sites with Dreamweaver Cs4
  • Module 02: Creating A New Website
  • Module 03: Optimising the Interface
  • Module 04: Creating & Inserting Images
  • Module 05: Working with Css
  • Module 06: Designing with Css
  • Module 07: Saving Time with Templates
  • Module 08: Designing Accessible Tables
  • Module 09: Using Html & Css
  • Module 10: Testing & Publishing a Website
  • Module 11: Dreamweaver’s Interactive Features

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.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Dreamweaver CS4: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Dreamweaver CS4 course will qualify you to be a Graphic Designer. As a Graphic Designer you could work for an existing organisation, or could work on a freelance basis. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,791, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Web Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Creative Designer
  • Digital Content Creator

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 : 77
1. Introduction
2. Reviewing Designs Created with Tables
3. Considering Frames
4. Understanding the CSS Advantage
5. Saving Time with Templates
6. Using Advanced Design Technologies
1. Setting Up a New Web Site
2. Creating a New Web Page
3. Adding Images with Alternate Text
4. Inserting & Formatting Text
5. Understanding Font Options
6. Aligning Images Using the Property Inspector
7. Creating Links
8. Organizing Files & Folders
9. Changing Background & Page Settings
1. Opening an Existing Site
2. A New Look in CS4
3. New Features in CS4
4. Reviewing Menu Options
5. Using the Status Bar & Tag Selector
6. Setting Preferences
7. Previewing Pages in Multiple Browsers
1. Optimizing Images for the Web
2. Saving JPEGS in Adobe Photoshop
3. Saving GIF & PNG Files in Photoshop
4. Using Smart Objects with Photoshop
5. Cropping & Editing Images within Dreamweaver
6. Changing Dreamweaver’s Editor Preferences
1. Getting Started with Styles
2. Understanding Style Selectors
3. Creating Class Styles
4. Creating Tag Styles
5. Aligning Images with Floats
6. Comparing Span, Div, & P Tags
7. Creating & Editing Link Styles
8. Reviewing CSS Code
9. Using External Style Sheets
10. Creating a Simple Centered Design
1. Understanding the Box Model
2. Comparing Margins and Padding
3. Creating a New Page from a Template
4. Customizing a CSS Template
5. Pasting Text, Inserting Images & Applying Styles
6. Styling Headlines
7. Styling the Nav Bar & Setting Up Links
8. Duplicating Styles to Create the Footer Bar
9. Editing & Refining Styles
10. Creating a 3-Column Layout
11. Review of Working with CSS
1. Creating a New Template
2. Creating Editable Regions
3. Creating a New Page from a Template
4. Editing Templates
5. Combining Templates with Style Sheets
6. Template Tips
1. Understanding Tables
2. Creating a Table for Tabular Data
3. Styling a Table
4. Editing Table Layouts, Part 1
5. Editing Table Layouts, Part 2
1. Writing HTML: The Fundamentals
2. Creating a Simple HTML File
3. Formatting the HTML Page
4. Reviewing the Code Behind the Scenes
5. Linking Pages Using HTML
6. Troubleshooting Using Split View
1. Checking the Site Reports
2. Testing & Fixing Links
3. Checking Browser Compatibility
4. Publishing a Website
5. Editing a Website
1. Inserting Flash Video
2. Adding Other Multimedia
3. Creating a Simple Rollover
4. Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 1
5. Using the Swap Image Behavior, Part 2
6. Credits
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