Web Design 1Author: Mike Amante
24 Jun 2017

Web Design 1

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This podcast features live screencasted lessons in the use of Fireworks and Dreamweaver as part of the Web Design 1 class at New Hartford High School in New Hartford, NY, USA. Skills taught here specific for students enrolled in the class but anyone is free to subscribe and learn how to make great looking web graphics and websites!

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    Site Upload to Web Server via FTP

    During the lesson, students learn how to publish their site files so that other people can view them online. In the lesson, students first learn how to to connect to our internal web server and upload their files to it using FTP via the Files panel built-into Dreamweaver. They then learn how to test their final site in the browser, correct errors or updates they need to make, and then upload those changes to bring their site to completion.

  • Posted on 02 Jun 2017

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    Final Site Details

    This lesson overviews the finishing details students need to take to complete their final website. During this lesson, they will learn how to correctly title each page of their site. Next, they will learn how to place the required code so that their favicon file will load for each page of their site. Finally, they learn how to create and place text navigation links, a contact link, and copyright notice at the bottom of each of their pages.

  • Posted on 26 May 2017

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    Creating Your Site's Rollover Navigation System - Exporting & Placement

    In this lesson, students learn to implement their navigation system thought their website. It begins by showing students how to correctly export and then add the necessary hyperlinks to their navigation system to make it functional. Finally, students learn the best practices for drag and drop placement of the completed navigation system into each page of their website.

  • Posted on 18 May 2017

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    Creating Your Site's Rollover Navigation System - Creating the Buttons

    During this lesson, students start the process of creating the Javascript-powered navigation system for their final website. The lesson begins with a quick explanation of how Javascript rollover buttons work in their design and function. It then gets right into the process of showing them how to create their own rollover buttons using their navbar’s source images within Fireworks’ its Button editor. In our next lesson, they will learn how to export to an HTML document that contains all of the images and Javascript of their completed navbar as well as how to insert this content into each page of their website

  • Posted on 16 May 2017

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    Why & How to Create Forms in Dreamweaver

    This lesson starts out with a quick discussion of the reasons for using, the technology behind, and the design concepts related to web-based forms that are commonly found and used on all kinds of websites. This lesson then progresses through the tools & techniques to be applied in Dreamweaver to create the contact page and form that will be part of their final website.

  • Posted on 12 May 2017

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