Getting Started With Dreamweaver CC

Bring your web projects to life with this easy to follow, step-by-step course!

This course includes…

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

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$122

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

How does it work?

“Thanks for your clear and fun to follow along courses. As a newbie to Dreamweaver and CSS, I have learned lots from you to start my website. I look forward to learning more tricks of the trade and other goodies from Ten Ton! My deepest appreciation always!”

Cath

Build the layouts you envision, all through Dreamweaver’s easy to use interface!

It’s one thing to draw it out on paper or even design it in Photoshop, but translating your layout into an acutal web page in Dreamwaver is straightforward — so long as you understand a few key principles!

Discover how to handle a variety of content!

Get a grip on how to work with text, headings, images and more, all inside Dreamweaver’s robust interface!

Learn how to launch your site 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

Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step 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, and defining new websites. Then, it’s on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You’ll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!

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 is great. Before taking it I’d designed four website without knowing the true power of Dreamweaver. Now I know what I’ve missed!”

John

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!

$122

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

How does it work?

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!

$122

Enroll in this course
  • 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

Chapter 1: Welcome to Getting Started With Dreamweaver CC

  1. Welcome to Dreamweaver (Free Lesson!)
  2. A Look At What We'll Build (Free Lesson!)
  3. Web Design Fundamentals: HTML & CSS (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 2: Let’s Get Started with Dreamweaver

  1. A Look at the Welcome Screen (Free Lesson!)
  2. Creating New Documents (Free Lesson!)
  3. Touring the Dreamweaver Interface (Free Lesson!)
  4. Dreamweaver's Different Views (Free Lesson!)
  5. Using the Tag Selector (Free Lesson!)

Chapter 3: Working with Websites and Browsers

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

Chapter 4: Building A Web Layout From Scratch

  1. Getting the Layout Started, Part 1
  2. Getting the Layout Started, Part 2
  3. Understanding How The CSS Designer Panel Works
  4. Understanding How the Layout Code Works
  5. Inserting the Main Menu
  6. Creating the Main Content Area
  7. Hand Coding Layout Containers
  8. A More Economical Approach To Layout
  9. Using Float And Clear
  10. Centre-Aligning The Entire Layout
  11. Nesting Layout Objects, Part 1
  12. Nesting Layout Objects, Part 2
  13. Spacing Apart the Layout, Part 1
  14. Spacing Apart the Layout, Part 2
  15. Final Touches

Chapter 5: Inserting & Formatting Text And Menus

  1. Inserting Text Into the Layout
  2. Adjusting the Layout For Text
  3. Inserting Structural Headings
  4. Redefining HTML Headings With CSS
  5. Redefining The Rest Of Our Text
  6. Working More Efficiently with CSS
  7. Formatting Individual Words With Class Rules
  8. Inserting and Formatting Lists
  9. Using A List to Build A Menu

Chapter 6: Inserting & Formatting Graphics

  1. Inserting Images
  2. Resizing Images In Dreamweaver
  3. Controlling Graphics with CSS
  4. Inserting The Site Logo
  5. Placing A Homepage Image
  6. Inserting the FeatureBox Images
  7. Setting Up the FeatureBox Titles

Chapter 7: Site Rollout: Building Out The Site & Going Live

  1. Setting Up An External Style Sheet
  2. Creating Placeholder Site Pages
  3. Setting Up the Internal Hyperlink Structure
  4. Creating The Site's Pages
  5. Testing And Final Adjustments
  6. Setting the Remote Site Info
  7. Uploading the Local Site to the Remote Server
  8. Testing the Live Site

Chapter 8: Wrapping Up

  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!

$122

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

How does it work?

“Ten Ton has put everything in plain english for me. This course is such a joy and does not feel like a “text book” at all. I work as a freelance print designer and am looking forward to adding web design to my skill set! Thanks for making it all make sense.”

Kristen

Welcome to Dreamweaver (Free Lesson!)

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

Web Design Fundamentals: HTML & CSS (Free Lesson!)

A Look at the Welcome Screen (Free Lesson!)

Creating New Documents (Free Lesson!)

Touring the Dreamweaver Interface (Free Lesson!)

Dreamweaver's Different Views (Free Lesson!)

Using the Tag Selector (Free Lesson!)