Dreamweaver is not a web design program, rather it is a tool for building web sites once the process of design has been completed. Web design is done using combination of pen and paper and graphic programs such as Fireworks, Illustrator, Photoshop and ImageReady.
It offers a unified environment for the creation and modification of both client-side pages, such as static HTML pages, and dynamic web pages using such technologies as PHP, ASP, ASP.Net, ColdFusion and Java Server Pages, pages which are executed on a server and often interact with information held in databases.
Learning Dreamweaver will enable you to become productive very quickly, since Dreamweaver's visual interface allows users to create and edit pages by using tools and techniques which have become familiar to all computer users such as clicking on icons, dragging and dropping and choosing element attributes from toolbars.
| Recent Dreamweaver content
|1. An early view into the next generation of Adobe Dreamweaver CC|
Get a first look at the next generation of Dreamweaver, with new features for visual CSS Designer and more.
|2. Working with updated responsive layout features in the Dreamweaver CS6 update|
|Get an overview of the new capabilities in Dreamweaver to help you build responsive layouts faster and more efficiently.|
|3. Creating your first website – Part 3: Styling the header and navigation menu|
|Style the main page’s header and navigation bar for a website in Dreamweaver CS6 using CSS and absolute positioning.|
|4. Creating your first website – Part 2: Creating the page structure|
|Set up the main page structure for a website in Dreamweaver CS6 using div elements and CSS.|
|5. Creating your first website – Part 5: Adding another page|
|Add, style, and link to a second page for a website in Dreamweaver CS6.|
|6. Creating your first website – Part 6: Publishing your website|
|Learn how to publish a website using Dreamweaver CS6.|
|7. Creating your first website – Part 4: Inserting images and styling text|
|Add images and CSS styled text to the main page for a website in Dreamweaver CS6.|
|8. Creating your first website – Part 1: Set up your site and project files|
|Complete the first steps in creating a website with Dreamweaver CS6.|
|9. Advanced design template for jQuery Mobile|
|Chris Converse shows how to create the CSS and HTML markup for a jQuery Mobile project using the streamlined workflow in Dreamweaver CS6.|
|10. Using fluid grid layouts in Dreamweaver|
Use a visual way to control page layout for multiple screen sizes (17:07).
|11. Dreamweaver CS6: Creating smooth changes with the CSS Transitions panel|
|Learn how to use the CSS Transitions panel to rotate and scale images when you mouse over them, and the new options for images in the Property inspector.|
|12. Understanding HTML5 semantics – Part 3: Changed and absent elements|
|Get the latest on HTML5 changes to older elements—plus a few favorite new ones.|
|13. Combining your web skills with PhoneGap to build mobile apps|
Find out about the tools and techniques available for using web standards to deploy your web projects to mobile devices. (From Inspire Magazine.)
|14. Building a mobile app with PhoneGap and Dreamweaver: Submitting to the Apple App Store|
|Learn how to publish your iOS app and make it available on the Apple App Store.|
|15. Learn about the PhoneGap Connection API|
Use the PhoneGap Connection API to detect your mobile device's Internet connection.
|16. Learn about the PhoneGap Device API|
Use the Device API in PhoneGap to get more information about the mobile platform of your running app.
|17. Learn about the PhoneGap Contacts API|
Learn how an HTML-based app can access the contacts list on your iOS or Android mobile device.
|18. Building a mobile app with PhoneGap and Dreamweaver: Creating a release build for iOS|
|Learn how to sign and create an iOS app from your Dreamweaver project.|
|19. Responsive design with jQuery marquee|
|Use jQuery Ajax to load interactive data based on screen size. Share a set of HTML and CSS markup, and combine CSS3 media queries with this template.|
|20. Learn about the PhoneGap Camera API|
Take and load pictures with your mobile app using the PhoneGap Camera API.