10 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2008 8:04 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Buiding my first web site

    Ian Hill70
      Hi i'm trying to build my first web site using Dreamweaver MX. Could anyone please point me in the right direction
        • 1. Re: Buiding my first web site
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          "devonguy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi i'm trying to build my first web site using Dreamweaver MX. Could
          > anyone please point me in the right direction

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          • 2. Re: Buiding my first web site
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            "devonguy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > Hi i'm trying to build my first web site using Dreamweaver MX. Could
            anyone please point me in the right direction


            • 3. Re: Buiding my first web site
              JoeDaSilva Level 4
              Yes it's quite easy. First learn HTML and CSS. You can use the website http://www.w3schools.com for that, just follow along until you have a decent understanding. After that most professionals start in a graphics program like Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop or Illustrator. You'll want to "mock up" the site as a flat image, so as to avoid having to rewrite a lot of code as you figure out how to present your site content. After you've completed the design, rebuild the site using Dreamweaver and the knowledge you picked up during your training.

              If you have any questions during this process just let us know!
              • 4. Re: Buiding my first web site
                Level 7
                On 01 Aug 2008 in macromedia.dreamweaver, devonguy wrote:

                > Hi i'm trying to build my first web site using Dreamweaver MX.
                > Could anyone please point me in the right direction

                How much HTML and CSS do you know?

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                • 5. Re: Buiding my first web site
                  Ian Hill70 Level 1
                  I've just started a web site design course and dont know where to start. What do you advise. I've got all the files just need to know where to start. I need to do a site from scratch. The site requirements are listed below

                  At least ten pages
                  Good Navigation
                  Several images (.gif or .jpg)
                  Some basic Javascript (applet or rollovers)
                  Use of Behaviours
                  Use of Headings and Fonts
                  Use of Colours (page backgrounds and Fonts)
                  Use of Css stylesheets
                  Clickable link to a sound or video file
                  Be sure to give all page images some 'alt text'
                  Be sure to give each page a Page Title.


                  (The Site may be built either using a Template or a Frameset)





                  • 6. Re: Buiding my first web site
                    Level 7
                    Don't even think of using a Frameset.

                    And don't think of using DW without doing a quick refresher on HTML (and CSS
                    if you can take the time). DW will punish you if you do not have this under
                    your belt - you will get bogged down and will fall way behind.

                    When you are ready, start by using FILE | New > HTML > and select a layout
                    you like (they are unadorned) but what you are looking for is the basic
                    layout properties, not the decoration. Exercise your creative skills on
                    these 'skeleton' pages until you have it the way you want. Then save it as
                    a template (FILE | Save As Template...). Define editable regions in this
                    template so that you can put unique content on each page and save it again
                    (FILE | Save). Now you can spawn child pages from the template (FILE | New
                    > Page from Template > template name > Create), add page content to the
                    editable regions, and save. Pop them out like a Pez dispense, and you are
                    done.

                    BE SURE YOU BRING YOUR HTML BRAINS WITH YOU.

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                    "devonguy" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > I've just started a web site design course and dont know where to start.
                    > What
                    > do you advise. I've got all the files just need to know where to start. I
                    > need
                    > to do a site from scratch. The site requirements are listed below
                    >
                    > At least ten pages
                    > Good Navigation
                    > Several images (.gif or .jpg)
                    > Some basic Javascript (applet or rollovers)
                    > Use of Behaviours
                    > Use of Headings and Fonts
                    > Use of Colours (page backgrounds and Fonts)
                    > Use of Css stylesheets
                    > Clickable link to a sound or video file
                    > Be sure to give all page images some 'alt text'
                    > Be sure to give each page a Page Title.
                    >
                    >
                    > (The Site may be built either using a Template or a Frameset)
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >

                    • 7. Re: Buiding my first web site
                      Level 7
                      On 02 Aug 2008 in macromedia.dreamweaver, devonguy wrote:

                      > I've just started a web site design course and dont know where to
                      > start. What do you advise. I've got all the files just need to
                      > know where to start. I need to do a site from scratch. The site
                      > requirements are listed below
                      >
                      > At least ten pages
                      > Good Navigation
                      > Several images (.gif or .jpg)
                      > Some basic Javascript (applet or rollovers)
                      > Use of Behaviours
                      > Use of Headings and Fonts
                      > Use of Colours (page backgrounds and Fonts)
                      > Use of Css stylesheets
                      > Clickable link to a sound or video file
                      > Be sure to give all page images some 'alt text'
                      > Be sure to give each page a Page Title.
                      >
                      > (The Site may be built either using a Template or a Frameset)

                      If they're telling you to use framesets, then the place to start may be
                      the registrar's office to get a refund. You /should/ learn about
                      framesets, but you'll find that they have a number of inherent
                      disadvantages which lead to them not being used much in the here and
                      now.

                      How to start? Forget about Dreamweaver. (The course has DWMX
                      available to you? While you can certainly learn web development using
                      MX, it's 3 releases old, soon to be four.) Learn how to hand code HTML
                      and CSS using a text editor. The book I recommend (no connection, etc)
                      is Elizabeth Castro, /HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual
                      QuickStart Guide/ ( http://www.cookwood.com/html6ed/). It's not
                      expensive, and walks you through easy to digest lessons.

                      There are many, many tutorial sites on the web. W3 Schools
                      ( http://www.w3schools.com/) is good. You might also have a look at the
                      tutorials at Project Seven ( http://projectseven.com/) for something a
                      little beyond the basic.

                      --
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                      http://makowiec.net/
                      Email: http://makowiec.net/contact.php
                      • 8. Re: Buiding my first web site
                        splive
                        I have a decent understanding of html and some css. however, where would one find dreamweaver sites [in my mind, they're "templates"] where one could copy and re-design to one's own liking? for example, i don't want to start from scratch to build a site for my photos, i'd like to "harvest" one from somewhere else and modify it in dreamweaver!
                        • 9. Re: Buiding my first web site
                          Level 7
                          Try the PagePacks from ProjectSeven. They start you on a very sound
                          foundation of HTML/CSS and even menu effects....

                          http://www.projectseven.com/

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                          Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                          Adobe Community Expert
                          (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                          "splive" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          >I have a decent understanding of html and some css. however, where would
                          >one
                          > find dreamweaver sites [in my mind, they're "templates"] where one could
                          > copy
                          > and re-design to one's own liking? for example, i don't want to start
                          > from
                          > scratch to build a site for my photos, i'd like to "harvest" one from
                          > somewhere
                          > else and modify it in dreamweaver!
                          >

                          • 10. Re: Buiding my first web site
                            Level 7
                            On Mon, 4 Aug 2008 06:56:34 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                            <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

                            >Try the PagePacks from ProjectSeven. They start you on a very sound
                            >foundation of HTML/CSS and even menu effects....
                            >
                            > http://www.projectseven.com/


                            They also have great widgets for galleries for your photos.

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