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Dreamweaver By Abbey Salmans and Michelle Smith Dreamweaver 3 Dreamweaver is a professional visual editor for creating and managing web sites and pages. Dreamweaver System Requirements Intel Pentium processor or equivalent, 120 MHz or faster running Windows 95 or above 32 MB of RAM plus 20 MB of available disk space A color monitor with 800 x 600 resolution CD ROM drive Create a Site To create a local site: Choose SITE > NEW SITE In site name field enter a name for the site In the local root folder field, specify the folder on your local disk click the folder icon to browse to and select the folder In the HTTP address field, enter the URL that your completed web-site will use click OK under the cache option Create a Page Choose FILE > SAVE In the SAVE AS dialog box, select the site you wish to save to. In the FILE NAME field, select the folder to save in Click SAVE Change a Page Title Choose MODIFY > PAGE PROPERTIES Enter the title for the page in the TITLE box click OK Creating Layers To insert a layer place the insertion point in the Document Window where you want to position the layer Choose INSERT > LAYER If layer markers aren’t visible, choose VIEW > IVISABLE ELEMENTS Creating A Frameset Choose MODIFY > FRAMESET >SPLIT FRAME LEFT OR RIGHT OR UP OR DOWN TO DELETE A FRAMESET Drag the frame border all the way of the page Creating a Nested Frame Place the insertion point in the frame where you want to insert a nested frame Choose MODIFY > FRAMESET > SPLIT FRAME you must save a frameset file and all associated files before you can preview the page in a browser. Specifying frame sizes Click frame border to select the frameset. When the cursor turns into a vertical arrow, then left click and move the frame. Setting Frame Borders Select the frame by clicking the frame in the Frame Inspector Set the following options in the property inspector borders controls the border of the current frames border color sets a border as a color Page Color Choose MODIFY > PAGE PROPERTIES Set a background image and/or page color: click the BROWSE button to select the image to choose a color, use the eyedropper to select a color from the swatch palette Adding Text Type directly into the document window Copy text from another application, using EDIT > PASTE To Insert Table, Images, or Objects Choose WINDOW > OBJECT find the type of object you want and click and drag to where you want it You can do this for tables and images also Aligning Text Select the text you want to align choose TEXT > ALIGNMENT Creating Lists Place the insertion point where you want to add a list of new items Choose TEXT > LIST and select the type of list desired To complete the list, press ENTER twice To Change Font Select the text Choose a font combination from the property inspector To undo changes Choose EDIT > UNDO Editable Regions Editable regions are the part of the template that change. Non-editable regions are areas that remain constant, such as letterhead or logo Create a Template To create a new, blank template Choose WINDOWS > TEMPLATES Click the contest menu button, then select NEW TEMPLATE a new untitled template is added While template is still selected, enter a name for the template Defining a Template’s Editable Regions In the template select the text or content you want to make editable choose MODIFY > TEMPLATES > MARK SELECTION AS EDITABLE In the NEW EDITABLE REGION template box, enter a name for the region. Linking to a document Select text or an image in the Document Window Open the Property Inspector (WINDOW > PROPERTIES) Click the folder icon to the right of the Link field to browse to select a file The path to the linked document appears in the URL field. Use the Relative To pop-up menu in the Select HTML File dialog box To Link the document to your site, Enter a document-relative or root-relative path. To Link a document outside your site Enter an absolute path including the protocol (http://) Select a location where your document will open Linking to an Anchor In the document window, place the insertion point where you want the named anchor. Choose INSERT > NAMED ANCHOR In the Insert Named Anchor dialog box, type a name for the anchor Linking to E-mail Choose INSERT > E-MAIL LINK In the e-mail field, type the e-mail address Putting the page on the web Go to SITE > DEFINE SITE click on the site to put on the web press edit Under CATEGORY highlight Web Server Info Highlight FTP under SERVER ACCESS FTP HOST is barney.gonzaga.edu HOST DIRECTORY is /home/ug/s/asalmans/public_html Enter login and pass word and press ok. Click DONE Press REFRESH Then your remote site should come up and show you all the remote files. Our personal opinions Dreamweaver is beneficial to the experienced web page designer it is user friendly because it is equipped with a graphical user interface it is quick to compile an entire uniform site easy to insert graphics and background colors … continued However, we do not recommend Dreamweaver to the inexperienced web designer because the designer will not be familiar with the physical structure.
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