Dreamweaver: The Basics

NOTE: If you're designing or developing an IU departmental website, we strongly encourage you to use IU's WCMS. Learn more about publishing departmental pages at IU.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the Dreamweaver interface
  • Add text and image content
  • Re-use content from external text files
  • Work with CSS styles
  • Insert links
  • Implement templates to reduce website maintenance time
  • Upload a completed site to a web server

Prerequisite Skills

  • Understand the general interface of Adobe programs
  • Structure text and image content for the web using HTML5
  • Style a web page using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Understand the box model for basic layout

Enroll in the online course

Follow the appropriate enrollment method below, depending on your IU status.

IU faculty, staff, and students

IU logoJoin using the self-enroll feature of Canvas (requires IU username and passphrase).

Enroll in Dreamweaver: The Basics (IU: No cost)

Non-IU learners

world iconJoin via IU Expand at a low cost (requires an IU Guest account, a free sign-up for anyone).

Enroll in Dreamweaver: The Basics (Non-IU: $9.99)

This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Web Creation Certificate Series.

Materials and Files

For IU learners, if you're interested in this content, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.

Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.

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