Getting Started with Adobe Dreamweaver

Characteristics Of This Class:

Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the best tools out there for building websites and learning web design, especially if you're a visual person! Dreamweaver produces functional and clean code while being easy to use, and is considered the industry standard for WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editors.

In this workshop, you'll get to know Dreamweaver's user interface and learn how to set up a website, as well as techniques for creating basic HTML pages.

This workshop will cover:

  • Defining a new site using the Dreamweaver site manager
  • Choosing one of Dreamweaver's built-in CSS template layouts
  • The Dreamweaver interface
  • Adding text, links, and images
  • CSS styles to get the look you want
  • Previewing work in browsers
  • Publishing work via FTP
  • Creating a Dreamweaver template for additional pages

Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.

Who Should Take This:

Visually-oriented people who want to design a website but are more comfortable working with a graphical editor than straight code. If you've never used Dreamweaver before, or you've poked at it a little and have no idea what you're doing, this workshop is for you. You should understand the Fundamentals of Web Design first.

Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer

Brian Shaffer is a seasoned web developer and Internet marketer. Over the past eight years, Brian has designed, developed, and marketed over 70 sites that are growing and thriving today. As an HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP expert, Brian builds on all major open source platforms, including WordPress and BigCommerce, to provide companies with sites that they can maintain without knowing how to program. Over the past few years, Brian has taken a liking to Twilio, and has built many phone and text message applications for clients using their platform. Take a look at some of the demos at Brian Shaffer's blog.

Absolutely! I learned so much! Well organized, great instructor, good use of time- exactly as advertised! Brian is so knowledgable, fun. made class interactive, enthusiastic.

Pamela, 9/2/2014

The class was a great introduction into not only Dreamweaver, but the basics of HTML, CSS, and websites in general as well!

Kim, 5/28/2014

class was "very clear and linear" and would like "more advanced classes level II and III."

Michelle, 1/11/2014

helpful "yes" could use more "q & a."

Dana, 1/11/2014

helpful, "yes"

Kevin, 1/11/2014

"exceeded expectations."

Kay, 1/11/2014

Excellent start to finish! Great summary of what we learned, at end of class. Brian is TERRIFIC!

Nadia Eve, 5/29/2013

Unraveled the complexities of Dreamweaver, simplified it.

Agnieszka, 5/29/2013

It was very informative and I learned a lot in 3 hours.

Yonden, 5/29/2013

Great instructor, easy to follow.

Elizabeth, 5/29/2013

Helped fill in missing pieces.

Deborah, 5/29/2013

Learned a lot of useful information on starting Dreamweaver.

Sarah, 1/29/2013

The instructor really gave an excellent introduction to a complex topic.

Nancy, 11/28/2012

[The instructor] really gave an excellent introduction to a complex topic. Thank you!

Nancy, 11/28/2012

Very friendly and thorough instructor with a good pace.

Pauline, 8/7/2012

This was my first real encounter with web development and I found it to be very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered questions very clearly.

George, 8/7/2012

Great into to DW!

Carlos, 8/7/2012

Very well organized and presented.

Reed, 8/7/2012

This was my first real encounter with web development and I found it to be very informative. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered questions very clearly.

George, 8/7/2012

Very friendly and thorough instructor with a good pace.

Pauline, 8/7/2012

A great hands-on refresher on my new (finally!) laptop. Great to DO things to follow the instructor's steps, as opposed to just listening and taking tons of notes. The instructor was a very nice guy very patient and seems to enjoy the material.

Nadia Eve, 8/7/2012

Very well-organized and presented.

Reed, 8/7/2012

The instructor was very friendly and thorough with a good pace.

Pauline, 8/7/2012

Very knowledgeable instructor, willing to answer all questions.

Jamie, 1/31/2012

Great overview.

Jim, 1/31/2012

Just the right level of info I needed!

Dana, 8/17/2011

I feel that I am much more prepared to create my own websites!

Jennifer, 8/2/2010

I just started using Dreamweaver, clarified the use of CSS and using the DW interface.

Dawn, 8/2/2010

the class was a good intro and worth taking. i feel less intimidated than i had previously. i felt like the teacher kept us on track and didn't get into anything too far off the basics.

mary, 9/3/2009

I am hoping to take over maintenance of my website soon and I am well on my way to feeling capable of doing that. The Getting Started With Dreamweaver class instills confidence and was well worth the investment of time and money.

Peg, 6/9/2009

The Dreamweaver class gave me the knowledge I needed to create a unique, smart website.

Tiffanie, 3/3/2009

This was a good beginning overview of Dreamweaver that will help you put off opening the book for a little longer. (Don't pretend you don't know what I am saying!)

Ted, 12/30/2008

I've been fumbling around with Dreamweaver and hiring programmers to do all the work. The day after the class I rebuilt all the nav bars, added new menus and images and cleaned up the look of the entire site without having to call a programmer once.

Blaine, 8/5/2008

I was thrilled to have found an introductory Dreamweaver training class that was not only well worth my time, but also my money! I learned a great deal more in this class than many others I've attended. Thank you!

Dawn, 4/3/2008

Exactly what I was after - thanks!

Marc, 9/5/2007

I enjoyed the instructor very much. Great size of class!

Rae, 6/1/2007

Excellent introduction to Dreamweaver. It was worth both the time and the money spent, especially for someone who knew very little about Dreamweaver. I am editing and creating new pages for my old web site already, after yesterday's valuable introduction. Thank you very much. My son also enjoyed the class a lot and is asking me for more classes in the near future!

Dario, 5/31/2007

Judi is a good teacher and I really did get a better understanding of the details of this software.

Michael, 2/22/2007

This should give me a good starting point. I have a much better understanding to get started.

Lisa, 2/22/2007

Excellent introductory class Well presented!

Richard, 2/14/2007

Great session! Instructor was very organized. Information was clear. Teaching style was very effective and practical. Thanks!

Barry, 10/21/2006

Some years ago I used the Allaire 'ancestor' of Dreamweaver. Haven't used it for a while. This workshop got me up to date quickly.

Kelly John, 1/17/2006

This workshop filled in the gaps of my Dreamweaver knowledge.

allison, 1/17/2006

I just purchased Dreamweaver this class offered visuals and discussion that aids in beginning to use it.

Margie, 1/17/2006

If you are a visual learner, this class was a great start for beginners in Dreamweaver. We had a knowledgeable instructor that was able to capture the class in discussion and problem solving. Thanks!

Margie, 1/17/2006

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Non-Members: $79.00

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You save $10.00 by registering before midnight on 4/10/2015. Standard registration fees for this program are $69.00 for members and $89.00 for non-members.

Scheduled Dates

April 14, 2015

Complete Schedule:
4/14/2015 | 6pm - 9pm

Location: Boulder (Details)