Building Websites with Dreamweaver CS6

Dreamweaver’s unlike the other Adobe suite applications—but master it and your web ideas will come together with ease!

This course includes…

  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable project files
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

Start right now!

$79

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“I have been a graphic designer for 14 years, so I know all the other Adobe applications inside out, but I’ve spent hundreds of hours trying to learn Dreamweaver. I gave up, and put it in the “Too Hard To Learn” basket…until I found your course! Finally someone who doesn’t confuse things. With your course, learning Dreamweaver was a breeze! You are awesome!”

Allen

Turn your ideas into well-built web layouts!

Learn how to construct modern web layouts, insert images, format text, and bring your ideas to life!

Integrate Photoshop and Illustrator!

See how you can incorporate Photoshop and even Illustrator into your web building workflow!

Upload your projects live to the web!

See how to connect Dreamweaver directly to your live web server, and upload your website for live viewing!

Free course included!

Enrollment includes Foundations In Web Design, a free bonus course, at no extra cost!

  • Worksheets
  • Hands-on lessons
  • Other extras and goodies!

Let’s make sure this is a good fit

Before going further, let’s make sure you’re in the right spot. The info below will help…

Who is this course for?

Those wanting a solid understanding of web design, including…

  • People who don’t know where to start, who just want simple answers.
  • People who want to become full or part-time web designers.
  • Print designers who want to expand their skills into web design.
  • Employees who want to add to their skills, advance their careers, and become more marketable.
  • Small business owners who want complete control over their website.
  • Those who’ve been out of web design for a while, who feel out of touch, but who want to get back into the swing of things.
  • Artists, writers, photographers, and other creative-types wanting to build a site to showcase their work.
  • Those wanting to save the cost and headache of hiring an expensive web designer.
  • Non-profits, churches, and fundraising organizations.
  • Those who are retired, who want to supplement their income and help their community.
  • People with ideas for side-projects, small businesses, and creative online ventures.
  • Hobbyists and those interested in doing web design on the side.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

Course description

Jump into the world of Dreamweaver CS6 and web design with this 7+ hour hands-on course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, defining new websites, and customizing the interface. Then, it’s on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You’ll learn how to wireframe a rough design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and building a well-constructed set of sitewide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through Photoshop and Illustrator workflows, showing you how to get the most out of your favourite Creative Suite applications. Then, you’ll see how to roll out your site, and set and test hyperlinks; followed by a look at how to integrate various page elements, including a self-running slideshow, tables, a contact form, and a Google map. Finally, take your site live by uploading it to a live web server, and test it across various browsers on both the Mac and Windows platforms. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CS6!

Course prerequisites

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the following before enrolling in this course:

  • General computer skills (comfortable copying and pasting, navigating through folders…the basics).
  • Comfortable using a web browser, navigating web pages, etc.
  • A working copy of Dreamweaver CS4 or above (the free trial version is fine).
  • No prior experience with coding or web design is required.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

“This course was extremely helpful, informative, and fun to watch. Geoff takes you through the website building process step by step in Dreamweaver and doesn’t dumb it down or go over your head, which is why watching it was less like work and more like fun. I’ll be able to use what I learned from this course going forward. Highly recommended.”

Claire

Let a friend show you how

Hey, I’m Geoff. I help graphic designers, small business owners, and creative people just like you learn about web design, develop valuable, in-demand skills, launch online businesses and creative projects…and yeah, make more money! Learn more about me here.

Learning how to build websites is no different than figuring out perspective drawing, how to weave literary prose, or how to combine chords to make beautiful music. It’s like cooking or woodworking or learning how to fix your car…But for whatever reason, web design’s made out to be highly technical and overly complicated. Let’s change that.

Whatcha waitin’ for?!

Start right now!

$79

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Watch these sample lessons

Get a feel for the casual, hands-on approach that your training takes, and have some fun along the way!

Creating Different Documents In Dreamweaver

See how easy it is to create different kinds of documents in Dreamweaver CS6.

Touring Through Dreamweaver’s Interface

Get a handle on how Dreamweaver’s interface is laid out and arranged.

Fast Selecting with Dreamweaver’s Tag Selector

The Tag Selector makes selecting components and elements in your layout a breeze.

What others are saying

People just like you are building dream web projects every day. A few would love to tell you how Ten Ton helped them get there.

“With Geoff’s excellent training, I graduated at the top of my 3-year college program in just 2 years.”

Ian’s story

“I fired my web designer and saved tons of money, thanks to Geoff’s videos.”

Bridgette’s story

“It’s because of Geoff that I can now call myself a web designer and can get paid for it.”

Patrick’s story

Start right now!

$79

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  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Course outline

Here’s a complete outline of all of the topics covered in this course

Welcome to Building Websites with Dreamweaver CS6!

  1. Welcome to Dreamweaver CS6 (Free Lesson!)
  2. A Look At What We'll Build (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 1: Let’s Get Started with Dreamweaver!

  1. A Look at the Welcome Screen (Free Lesson!)
  2. Creating New Documents (Free Lesson!)
  3. Dreamweaver's Different Views (Free Lesson!)
  4. Touring the Dreamweaver Interface (Free Lesson!)
  5. Customizing the Interface (Free Lesson!)
  6. Exploring Dreamweaver Workspaces (Free Lesson!)
  7. Creating A Custom Workspace (Free Lesson!)
  8. Using the Tag Selector (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 2: Workin’ with Websites and Browsers!

  1. Defining a New Site
  2. Getting Organized in the Files Panel
  3. Saving Files Into Your Local Site
  4. Understanding Index Files
  5. Previewing Your Work in A Web Browser

Chapter 3: Startin’ with Nothin’: Building A Web Layout From Scratch!

  1. Getting the Layout Started, Part 1
  2. Getting the Layout Started, Part 2
  3. Understanding How the Layout Works
  4. Inserting the Main Menu
  5. Creating the Main Content Area
  6. Hand Coding Layout Containers
  7. A More Economical Approach To Layout
  8. Using Float And Clear
  9. Previewing the Layout And Centering
  10. Nesting Layout Objects
  11. Spacing Apart the Layout
  12. Final Touches

Chapter 4: Text and CSS and Menus…and More!

  1. Inserting Text Into the Layout
  2. Adjusting the Layout For Text, Part 1
  3. Adjusting the Layout For Text, Part 2
  4. Inserting Structural Headings
  5. Redefining HTML’s Top-Level Heading with CSS
  6. Touring the CSS Rule Definition Dialog Box
  7. Redefining Headings and Paragraphs
  8. Working More Efficiently with CSS
  9. Creating A CSS Class Rule
  10. Alternative Ways of Working with Class Rules
  11. Inserting and Formatting Lists
  12. Using A List to Build A Menu, Part 1
  13. Using A List to Build A Menu, Part 2

Chapter 5: And Now, Inserting Graphics!

  1. Inserting an Image
  2. Resizing Images with Dreamweaver and Photoshop
  3. Controlling Graphics with CSS
  4. Setting a Graphical Background
  5. Inserting the FeatureBox Images
  6. Setting Up the FeatureBox Titles
  7. Inserting the Layout’s Logo from Illustrator

Chapter 6: Going Further with CSS: Using External Style Sheets!

  1. Understanding Style Sheet Types
  2. Organizing Your Style Sheet
  3. Moving Styles to An External Style Sheet
  4. Working with an External Style Sheet
  5. Creating New Rules Externally

Chapter 7: Site Rollout: From A Single Page To A Multi-Page Site!

  1. Getting Ready for Site Rollout
  2. Creating Dummy Site Pages
  3. Setting Up the Internal Hyperlink Structure
  4. Creating The Site’s Pages
  5. Previewing And Testing The Site
  6. A Final Thought on Site Rollout

Chapter 8: Insertin’ Additional Page Elements!

  1. Adjusting the Site’s Hyperlink Formatting
  2. Inserting A Simple Slideshow
  3. Inserting and Formatting Tables
  4. Inserting A Google Map
  5. Formatting A Customer Testimonial Page
  6. Setting Up A Contact Us Page
  7. Finalizing the Site

Chapter 9: Going Live: Uploading the Completed Site!

  1. Setting the Remote Site Info
  2. Uploading the Local Site to the Remote Server
  3. Testing the Live Site
  4. Making Edits and Updating the Live Site
  5. Testing And Debugging For Other Browsers

Now Go Forth And Create!

  1. Where to Go from Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

What is Ten Ton?

Hey, I’m Geoff, an award-winning teacher, artist, and designer. Ten Ton Online is my premium online training platform to help graphic designers, small business owners, hobbyists, and other creative rabble-rousers learn about web design. If you want to discover how to build beautiful looking websites, how you can develop valuable, in-demand skills, or how to launch and market online businesses and creative projects, you’re in the right spot! You can view the full list of courses here.

Can I sign up any time?

Yes. All courses are completely self-paced. This means you can enroll now, and start your course whenever you like.

How do I watch the videos?

After enrolling, you’ll be able to stream your course lessons on the web, to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Can I download the video lessons?

To best serve the community, lessons are provided as streaming video only. This is because courses are sometimes updated to provide users with the latest information and content.

How long will I have access to my courses?

All courses come with unlimited, lifetime access. This means you can access your course as often as you’d like, without any limitations.

Are there recurring monthly costs?

Nope. There’s just a single one-time enrollment fee for your course.

Are courses self-paced or scheduled?

Courses are completely self-paced, allowing you to work through lessons at your own speed. You can skip ahead or go back, and otherwise move through your courses as quickly or slowly as you’d like. You can find out more about how it all works right here.

Are project files included?

You bet! Courses come with downloadable project files, allowing you to get the most out of your learning experience. You’re encouraged to follow along, step-by-step, so you can gain real-world, hands-on skills.

What is your refund policy?

All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your course within 30 days of purchase, let us know. We’re here to help.

Where should I start?

Start with my free Foundations In Web Design course. It’ll give you a solid foundation in web design, and help you determine which direction you should head in based on your interests and goals.

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

You can contact me right here.

Start right now!

$79

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“This is my second course with Geoff. The course was easy to follow and understand and Geoff, as usual, makes learning as entertaining as possible! I especially like the little tips Geoff gives for navigating CSS that I likely wouldn’t have picked up on my own, making moving through Dreamweaver easier and quicker. Thanks Geoff!”

Carla

Welcome to Dreamweaver CS6 (Free Lesson!)

A Look At What We'll Build (Free Lesson!)

A Look at the Welcome Screen (Free Lesson!)

Creating New Documents (Free Lesson!)

Dreamweaver's Different Views (Free Lesson!)

Touring the Dreamweaver Interface (Free Lesson!)

Customizing the Interface (Free Lesson!)

Exploring Dreamweaver Workspaces (Free Lesson!)

Creating A Custom Workspace (Free Lesson!)

Using the Tag Selector (Free Lesson!)