This book provides an understanding of the principles of artistic design as they relate to the web, followed by the application of those design principles using Adobe® Dreamweaver and resulting in the ability to create effective websites. Tailored to users of either CS3, CS4, or the latest version of Dreamweaver, CS5, each chapter is comprised of three sections: new concepts; "reinforcing your knowledge" through projects and exercises; and a "build your own website" section designed to offer the reader the opportunity to build their own website using the concepts from each chapter. By the end of the book, the reader will have their very own website!
The book starts with an introduction to the principles of design unique to the web, and then progresses to the incorporation of those principles into Adobe Dreamweaver for aesthetically pleasing web design. In fact, several chapters of this four-color, heavily illustrated text are devoted to web design from an artist's perspective.
The author discusses understanding the psychological influence of colors, web typography and the voice of type, the principles of design as they relate to the web, and how to maximize the potential of the graphic programs the readers are already familiar with to create effective graphics, creative navigation, and more. This text brings the reader through the design stage from initial concept to graphic preparation, followed by the importing of graphics or whole pages into Dreamweaver for building the site and uploading it to the Internet. Although no programming knowledge is required, a chapter on HTML and other web programming fundamentals is included. A CD-ROM with images, sample webpages, and more accompanies the book. An instructor's resource kit is available upon adoption as a text.
Features & Benefits
- Emphasizes design theory and practice in conjunction with using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, CS4, and the latest version, CS5, and Adobe Photoshop applications
- Covers an introduction to HTML, with each Dreamweaver chapter feature shown in split view to further enhance the understanding of HTML
- Includes project exercises and instructor's resource disk with slides in PowerPoint format, quizzes, solutions, 4-color figures, etc.
- Numerous projects and exercises allow the reader to create an original website from concept to uploading
This book is ideal for use in course such as:
Web Page Design: Adobe Dreamweaver, Graphic Design, Website Construction Using Dreamweaver and Photoshop, Web Design using Macromedia Dreamweaver
Part 1 The Design Phase - Before Launching Dreamweaver
Chapter 1 Creating the Cricital First Impression of Your Site
Chapter 2 Typography for the Web vs. the Printed Page
Chapter 3 Designing the Layout of Your Web Site
Chapter 4 Preparing Graphics for the Web
Part 2 Building Your Site in Dreamweaver
Chapter 5 Introduction to HTML
Chapter 6 Site Definition and Management
Chapter 7 Starting a Document in Dreamweaver
Chapter 8 Naming, Titling, and Adding Accessibility to Traditional vs. Frame-Based Website Pages
Chapter 9 Defining Page Properties in Dreamweaver and Previewing a Page in a Browser
Chapter 10 Creating a Web Page Using Tables
Chapter 11 Adding Links, Adding Link Pages, and inserting Media
Chapter 12 Creating a Page Using AP Divs for Layout
Chapter 13 Adding Favicons and More Options for Accessing, Importing, and Editing Image and Media Files
Chapter 14 Working with Text and CSS in Dreamweaver
Chapter 15 Creating a Form in Dreamweaver
Chapter 16 Publishing Your Site