Adobe Certified Associate – Web Authoring using Abobe Dreamweaver


Course Aims

  • Participants will learn to build and maintain websites for personal interest or as a move towards a career in web design.
  • At the end of the course you will have built a website, with links, graphics and content which you then upload, and edit.
  • You will have a solid foundation in CSS styling techniques, understand best design principles for web, accessibility, and have covered industry processes of working to commercial briefs in order to pass the widely recognised Adobe Certified Associate in Web Communication using Dreamweaver.

Course Content

1.  Setting Project Requirements

  • Identify the purpose, audience, audience needs for a website and the appropriate content
  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules (related terms, obtaining permission, and citing copyrighted material).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of website accessibility standards that address the needs of people with visual and motor impairments.
  • Make website development decisions based on your analysis and interpretation of design specifications.
  • Understand project management tasks and responsibilities.

2.  Planning Site Design and Page Layout

  • Demonstrate general and Dreamweaver specific knowledge of best practices for designing a website, such as maintaining consistency, separating content from design, using standard fonts, and using a visual hierarchy.
  • Produce website designs that work equally well on various operating systems, browser versions/configurations, and devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of page layout design concepts and principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of flowcharts, storyboards, wireframes, and design comps to create web pages and a site map (site index) that maintain the planned website hierarchy.

3.  Understanding the Adobe Dreamweaver Interface

  • Identify elements of the Dreamweaver interface.
  • Use the Insert panel, Property Inspector, Assets panel, Files panel, Customize the workspace.

4.  Adding Content by Using Dreamweaver

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Hypertext Markup Language.
  • Define a Dreamweaver site, create, title, name, and save a web page, add text, insert images and apply alternative text.
  • Link web content using hyperlinks, email links, and named anchors.
  • Include video, sound, animation and interactivity in a web page.
  • Insert navigation bars, rollover images, and buttons created in a drawing program on a web page.
  • Import tabular data to a web page, import and display a Microsoft Word or Excel document and create forms.

5.  Organising Content by Using Dreamweaver

  • Set and modify document properties and web page layout with relative and absolutely-positioned div tags and CSS styles.
  • Modify text and text properties, images and image properties; Create web page templates.
  • Use basic HTML tags to set up an HTML document, format text, add links, create tables, and build ordered and unordered lists.
  • Add head content to make a web page visible to search engines.  Use CSS to implement a reusable design.

6.  Evaluating and Maintaining a Site by Using Dreamweaver

  • Conduct technical tests, Identify techniques for basic usability tests.
  • Identify methods for collecting site feedback.
  • Manage assets, links, and files for a site.
  • Publish and update site files to a remote server.

27 April, Thursday, 6.30pm – 10pm, 10 weeks

Entry Requirements
Basic knowledge of computer applications and file management.

€475 plus €135 Exam Fee

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