4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2013 8:36 AM by MurraySummers

    which book to start with?

    alexvoicu

      Hi, my name is Alex I'm new on adobe but I have heard good things about the dreamweaver  program , I would like to learn more about but I do not know where to start, I mean which book to buy first bicouse I should start from zero, sorry abut my english, I learning this to , I'm from Italy, thanks all!

        • 1. Re: which book to start with?
          MurraySummers Level 8

          The more you know about HTML and CSS, the easier DW will be to learn. If you spend time now learning about those two things, you can learn everything you need to know about DW in a week (well, maybe more). DW is very focused on sound layout practices and solid, valid HTML/CSS code. Learn those things first. And, just so you'll know, if you try the other approach, you'll find DW very frustrating and quite a steep climb.

           

          I would begin with simple HTML tutorials at http://www.w3schools.com.

          • 2. Re: which book to start with?
            Preran Adobe Employee

            In addition to what Murray suggested, you could also have a look at the tutorials on Webplatform.org (http://www.webplatform.org/). If you are conversant with HTML and CSS, you can start with the video tutorials for Dreamweaver on Adobe TV (http://tv.adobe.com/product/dreamweaver/).

             

            If you are familiar with design principles but are not keen on working with code, I suggest that you try Muse. (http://www.adobe.com/in/products/muse.html).

             

            Thanks,

            Preran

            • 3. Re: which book to start with?
              David_Powers Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              MurraySummers wrote:

               

              I would begin with simple HTML tutorials at http://www.w3schools.com.

              I would NOT begin with anything from w3schools. In spite of its name, it has nothing to do with the World Wide Web Commission (W3C), and contains incorrect information. Preran's advice to use webplatform.org is much better. It's officially supported by the W3C.

               

              However, I agree wholeheartedly with Murray's advice to learn what you can about HTML and CSS. They're the key to working successfully with Dreamweaver.

               

              I see Preran recommends Muse if you're not keen on working with code. If you're serious about creating websites, don't use Muse. If you edit a site created in Muse with another program, Muse no longer recognizes it. Dreamweaver works with HTML and CSS created in any program. It's much more versatile.

              • 4. Re: which book to start with?
                MurraySummers Level 8

                I will change my recommended site. While I find some of the information on w3schools to be offbase, it is an easy ramp to overall understanding of HTML, but better to start with the right stuff than the almost right stuff for sure.