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For example, if you're using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you might get a suggested name like " c: To change the folder to some other location, click the folder icon next to the field, and select a different folder. Alternatively, if you don't mind the default location, but just don't like the "Unnamed Site 2" portion, simply click somewhere in the field, move your cursor to the "Unnamed Site 2" portion and replace it with your site name eg, "example.
If the above paragraph appears too complicated, and you feel panic rising just trying to understand what I wrote, just leave everything at its default setting. While it's good to have a descriptive folder name, so that you can easily locate your files in the future, it's too minor a matter to be worth getting stuck over.
When you're satisfied with your changes, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the "Site Setup" dialog box. The dialog box will disappear, and you'll be returned to the main Dreamweaver window.
You are now ready to design your first web page. Different websites have different layouts. Some, like the Feedback Form Demo site have all their content in a single column. Others, like thesitewizard. If you don't know what I mean, look at this very article that you're reading. Notice that the leftmost column of the page contains thesitewizard.
The right column holds the actual article text itself. Websites can of course have more than 2 columns: To experience what I'm talking about here, you'll need to use a device with a wider screen area, such as desktop or laptop computer. I moved the left column to the bottom of the page for devices with small screens so that you can read the article more comfortably.
For the purpose of this tutorial, you will be creating a 2 column web page. The two column format is a very popular layout among webmasters because it is both space efficient and familiar to internet users. A layout that is familiar to users tends to be perceived as user-friendly, since its familiarity means that users will know how to navigate a website with that layout.
It's always important to strive to make your website as user-friendly as possible , so that your visitors actually know how to use your site. Click "File New If you remember what I mentioned earlier, this means to click the "File" menu, followed by the "New In the Layout column, look for the line that says "2 column liquid, left sidebar, header and footer" see picture above. Click that line once.
On the rightmost side of the window, look for the field labelled "Layout CSS" see picture above. Click the drop down arrow in the box next to that label and select "Create New File". This causes Dreamweaver to save the information controlling the appearance of your website called "CSS" in a separate file. Since all the pages on your website will share a common layout, placing all the information about the layout into a single file avoids needless duplication of information, saving you disk space and bandwidth, and speeding up the loading of your web pages if your users visit multiple pages on your website.
Click the "Save" button in that dialog box. By default, Dreamweaver creates your web page in what is known as the "Split" mode.
In this mode, your web page as it appears in a real web browser is shown on the right side. This visually pleasing portion is called the "Design" mode in Dreamweaver. The left side shows the underlying "raw" code for your website. If you do not see this "Split" mode, but only see the visually pleasing version of your website the "Design" mode , or just the seemingly gibberish text of the "Code" mode, don't worry.
We are about to standardise the display mode for everyone. No matter what you see on the screen, whether it's the "Split" mode I described earlier or some other mode, click "View Design" from the menu. The cryptic text of the "Code" mode split screen should disappear, and the entire window should now be filled with the your web page as it appears in a web browser the "Design" portion.
Note that you must take this step if you wish to follow this tutorial series, since all the steps in this tutorial, as well as the screenshots assume that you are working in Design mode.
If you do not switch to Design mode, you might get confused later when Dreamweaver does not behave the way I describe. The screen layout will automatically revert to what you saw earlier. So fear not. You can easily restore everything back to its original condition. But for now, please switch to the Design mode. Before we continue to replace the default text on the page with your real web page content, it's important to understand the basic principles behind what you'll be doing.
The first page that you'll be designing is your website's "home page". The home page of a website is basically its main page. It is the page that your visitors arrive at if they simply type the domain name of your site.
For example, if you type "thesitewizard. In terms of function, the home page of a website is similar to a combination of the front cover of a magazine and its contents page. Like the front cover of a magazine, your home page should give your visitors an idea of the sort of things that can be found on your site.
And like a magazine's "Contents" page, it should provide links to important pages or sections on your site so that your visitors can get to whatever they're looking for on your website. So what does this mean in practical terms? If your website is one that sells products and services, you may want your home page to mention your most important products and services, as well as link to individual product description pages where visitors can find more information and place an order.
Even if you are just creating a personal website, or a hobby website, you should still try to give your visitors an idea of the sort of things they can expect to find on your website. Let's familiarise ourselves with the default page that Dreamweaver has created for you.
The web page is currently filled with some placeholder text that you will be replacing with your own content. If the default text looks suspiciously like instructions written in technical jargon, it's because it really is a bunch of technical instructions. But you needn't bother trying to decipher it. The parts that are relevant to you will be translated into plain English in this Dreamweaver CS5 tutorial series. Vertically, the page is divided into 2 columns.
The left column contains the beginnings of a navigation menu, something similar to what you see on thesitewizard. The right column is where the bulk of your real content should go, and you'll be replacing the existing placeholder text later in this chapter.
At present, it contains the large-print title, "Instructions", as well as paragraphs of text interspersed with smaller sub-headings. Even though it may not be obvious, this rectangle is actually sitting in the corner of a horizontal band cutting across both columns of your web page. The entire top horizontal band is meant for your logo, and you will be working on it in Chapter 2 of this tutorial. Scroll to the bottom of the page. You can do this either by hitting the PgDn key on your keyboard or by dragging the scroll bar on the right of your web page with your mouse.
Notice that there's another horizontal band spanning the width of your web page at the bottom. This is the footer. You will be customising the text of this footer later in this chapter. Directly above your web page, in the part of the window that belongs to the Dreamweaver program rather than your page, look for the word "Title" followed by a field that currently contains "Untitled Document" see picture below.
Click your mouse cursor somewhere in the words "Untitled Document", then use the Delete or Backspace keys on your keyboard to remove the existing text. Replace it with the name of your website. This "title" field is an internal field on your web page. It is not displayed in the body visible portion of your web page. It is shown only in the title bar of the web browser window itself. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, look at the top of your browser window now.
Yes, this very moment. Don't use the scroll bar and don't scroll to the top of this page in any way. Just glance upwards to the top edge of your web browser. You should be able to see the words "Dreamweaver CS5 Tutorial: I placed those words into the Title field of this particular web page when I created it. Although the "Title" field is just an internal field, it is an important part of a web page. Search engines use the content of this field to list your website in search engine results.
If you leave your title set at "Untitled Document", your web page will appear in search engine results as "Untitled Document" rather than "XYZ Company" or whatever name you've given your website.
Now that you've finished replacing the title field, you can start working on the main content of your web page. Typing text in a Dreamweaver window is similar to typing in any wordprocessor. If you have ever used Microsoft Word or any other word processor, the process is the same.
First replace the visible heading "Instructions" with the name of your website or some other appropriate text, such as "About XYZ Company" or "Welcome to Shakespeare's Website". To do this, click your mouse cursor somewhere in the word "Instructions" to place the text cursor on the page. You can then use your arrow keys to move the cursor around, the Delete and Backspace keys to remove existing text, and all the other characters on your keyboard to insert text.
After that, move your cursor to the paragraphs and sub-headings below using the arrow keys on your keyboard or by clicking your mouse on the spot you want to change and replace them with the content you want on your home page. Bear in mind the things I mentioned about what your home page should include in the section above. If you're at a total loss as to what to write, take a look at the sample block of text below belonging to a fictitious company and use that as a model.
Obviously, you won't be able to use it literally since your company is unlikely to sell the same things , but it can be adapted to suit your own business. If you're experiencing writer's block, many people find it helpful to just type something, even if it sounds utterly mundane. Once you have something down, you can always go back and refine it as the days go by. Example Co. We have examples of famous literature, not-so-famous pulp fiction, reference books, movie and television DVDs, office furniture, and so on.
Our selection of examples is so extensive that we even have examples of examples. Dreamweaver Site: This is an example of a Dreamweaver site, created using thesitewizard. The tutorial shows you how to create a basic but fully-functional website which you can modify and augment to suit your needs. Mechanical Typewriter: Return to the glorious days of old, where documents have to be typed on paper, and where, if you want multiple copies, you need carbon paper not included.
No electricity or batteries are needed. This machine is powered by your fingers. Don't worry about changing fonts, making words bigger or smaller, underlining words, putting text in italics or bold, making links, inserting pictures, making sub-headings, and things like that. For now, just concentrate on getting your words down.
Polishing your page to make it look nicer will be taught in the next few chapters. Don't change anything in the left column and ignore the fact that the left and right columns have uneven heights.
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