PDA

View Full Version : Starting from scratch in Dreamweaver


Tim1981
01-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Hi, I have been browsing these forums for the last couple of days because I have recently purchased Dreamweaver.I am a complete novice and am looking for a good starting point for learning the different aspects of the software.


I was hoping to find some good video tutorials for beginners.Could someone direct me to some links for video tutorials.I have been told that Dreamweavermadesimple is a good place to start.Can anyone recomend this or should I look elsewhere.

Any help would be much appreciated

domedia
01-21-2009, 05:54 PM
Make sure you look in the manual for how to at least set up a site first. This is a common noob mistake which will give you heaps of problems afterwards.

78Vette
01-21-2009, 09:16 PM
youtube has alot of Dreamweaver tutorials, and as the other dude said, setting up a site correctly is key.

infoweb
01-22-2009, 07:08 AM
Hi,

Great to hear someone recommended DreamweaverMadeSimple to you, I'm the creator of it :)

78vette is right, there are some good vids on youtube. here's one showing you how to get started: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=nkty3HvoNd8

You can get a good noobs step be step start here also: http://www.dreamweavermadesimple.com/setup_dreamweaver.htm

Hope this helps you get started

Mark :)

Tim1981
01-22-2009, 01:15 PM
Thank you for the reply's, I have made a good start to my website.It is for my fathers building construction firm.I will post here when I have progressed enough for some feedback.

Rob_Che
01-27-2009, 03:44 PM
Thank you for the reply's, I have made a good start to my website.It is for my fathers building construction firm.I will post here when I have progressed enough for some feedback.
Yeah do that... I'm sure we'll be able to give you some 'constructive' criticism... :roll:

Welcome :)

Tim1981
02-12-2009, 05:04 PM
Well im sorry I have not got back to you earlier with the finished article but I am having a few difficultys.I have created my site in Dreamweaver and it looks fine, the one problem I have is that the Template I used:

http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2471

Once i go to my live site the template does not show up in the background, it just shows a white background instead.Is there a way of working in dreamweaver while showing what it will look like online.

I spent quite some time getting it right in Dreamweaver only for it to look completely different once I bought a domain and webspace.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Rob_Che
02-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Did you preview it in a browser - this is simple. Just press F12 whilst in DW.

Other than that, eg if you have dynamic code, you'll need a local server set up or just upload it and keep checking it. I prefer to do it this way.