Advanced Dreamweaver Course

Dreamweaver II

Powerful features lie just below the surface in Adobe Dreamweaver. In this advanced Dreamweaver course, you'll learn how to build responsive layouts using Bootstrap, add advanced CSS styles and transitions, add JavaScript and jQuery features, all without reams of code. Working with a pro Web designer, you'll learn how to apply these techniques to practical design project scenarios.

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Build advanced, interactive sites with Dreamweaver

Instructor-Led Course

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Creative Projects

Stretch your skills, grow your portfolio

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Self-paced and scheduled programs available
Course Outline
Preview course topics and assignments.

1 - Bootstrap Layouts

We'll dive right into the latest options for building responsive layouts using the Bootstrap framework. Emphasis will be placed on making good design decisions, not just the right technical moves. After a foundation in Bootstrap, you'll learn how to use absolute positioning to expand the possibilities of a responsive layout, incorporate and organize HTML5 structural elements within Dreamweaver, and apply layout changes using the Code Navigator and CSS Inspector.

2 - Extending Dreamweaver

In this lecture, you'll explore how to use Dreamweaver to apply advanced CSS techniques to improve your visual design concepts and speed up site development. Before CSS, text shadows, box shadows, gradients required extra graphics. Now, you can achieve the same effects with a few lines of code. And Dreamweaver can implement that code for you—with the right clicks! We'll also take a look at Dreamweaver's tools for collaborative site editing.

3 - JavaScript Components

Did you know that—in addition to writing HTML and CSS—Dreamweaver can write some pretty extensive JavaScript code as well? JavaScript can give a Web page added functionality and graphic pizzazz, but it's pretty tricky to master "by hand." In this lecture, you'll explore how to apply a number of useful JavaScript components in Dreamweaver, including carousel slideshows, accordions, tabbed panels, and more.

4 - CSS Transitions

No matter how pretty your Web page is, no one is going to stop and stare at it for long. What users do is interact. And when they interact, you want that pretty page to come to life. A live Web page is not a static design comp; a live page moves and breathes. Using CSS transitions, you can control the timing and effects created by interactivity. In this lecture, we'll try out transitions of all shapes and forms.

5 - Form Page Design

In this lecture, you'll learn how to design and "hook up" a basic form that looks and works great. We'll look at how to create various form elements such as text fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, and submit buttons, explore ways of implementing different types of form handlers and learn to troubleshoot common form problems.

6 - jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized Web framework for smartphones and tablets. The code is based in HTML5 and the design themes are customized with CSS. Add jQuery widgets for accordions, toolbars, grids, and form elements, and you've got yourself a great toolset. Dreamweaver makes jQuery Mobile easy to implement, whether you are planning to build a native app or a browser-based mobile Web site. It's the perfect place to end our journey through Dreamweaver's advanced features.

Course Objectives
Building skills? Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn in this course:
  • Develop and submit for feedback six responsive Web sites demonstrating specific Dreamweaver techniques.
  • Create attractive, consistent, and responsive Web site designs relative to target audiences.
  • Use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to format all text and content areas in a site.
  • Incorporate a navigation system using a Bootstrap navbar.
  • Utilize the following CSS techniques: text shadows, border radius, box shadow, opacity, and gradients.
  • Utilize CSS positioning to accurately position and align content areas.
  • Add interactive JavaScript components to a HTML page.
  • Build an attractive working image carousel.
  • Insert three accordion menus and customize the accordion menus styles.
  • Create and style a photo gallery using caption hover effects.
  • Create the front-end of a Web-based form using appropriate HTML form elements.
  • Integrate a form with a free form handler service.
  • Apply CSS transitions to the main navigation bar and external links.
  • Design an effective and attractive custom jQuery theme using ThemeRoller.
  • Accurately incorporate jQuery list views and collapsible blocks.
  • Embed Google maps in HTML files and link to them using jQuery buttons.
Course Registration

Interested in this course? Scheduled and self-paced enrollment options are available. Ask Admissions about taking this course as part of a degree or certificate program.

Course LevelClasses startRegistration FeeTechnology FeeTuition
Degree course
3 credits, 15 weeks
Jan, May, Aug$200$50/semester$475/credit
Vocational course
60 clock hours, 3 months access
Enroll today, start tomorrow$50$25/course$534
* Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from enrollment. All tuition includes a digital materials fee for updates to course or program content.

Software and Supplies

To take this course you'll need:

  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Basic experience in the above software.
  • An account with a Web hosting service. Free services are available. Check with your Web host to make sure it supports Dreamweaver's FTP protocol.
  • Adobe Photoshop recommended but not required.

Who’s Teaching

Course developed by Piper Nilsson

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The instructors have top credentials and experience and are always there to offer a new perspective, as well as valuable coaching and mentoring. - Myriam Keaton, Associate Degree in Graphic Design.

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