#TechThursday- Tips and Tricks for Using Adobe Dreamweaver

HavAdobe_Dreamweaver_CS6_Icone you ever dreamed about creating your own website?

Or thought about a career in coding for the government?

With the option of using Adobe Dreamweaver in our classes at Shepherd University, students are able to bring their coding skills to a new level. Adobe Dreamweaver is a computer software that provides a tool-set for coding.

In the class COMM 352 Computer Mediated Communications, students are instructed to take classes on the site Code Academy. As the course progresses, students dive deeper into the world of coding by learning how to create their own website. With the help of Dreamweaver, coding that website is made easier. Here are a few tips to help you grasp some of the interesting tricks that the students learn about Adobe Dreamweaver.

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Example of a splitview screen

  1. Use Splitview. One easy way to see both your code and the page you’re working on is to use the option of splitview.
  2. Rollover Images. The rollover effect is when an image object changes on mouse over to a different image and goes back to the original image after removing from the original object. To use the rollover image Click Insert then Image Objects and then Rollover Image.
  3. Use Heading Tags. Heading tags show text with big and bold letters. Heading tags are useful because it helps identify important information on a page. H1 shows the most important text because it is the biggest and H6 is the smallest.
  4. Link Colors. One way to make your website stand out is to have your links to different sites and photos change colors. To change the colors from the default color of black to a different one. Go to Modify and then to Page Properties here you can change the color of all your links.

Although Dreamweaver might seem complicated at first, it is a very useful application that really isn’t too difficult to learn. In no time you could create your first website, or blog. The options are endless.

If you want to learn more about Adobe Dreamweaver, check out the class COMM 352 Computer Mediated Communications and COMM 447 Advanced Internet Media, which goes deeper into coding and the world of communication through computer technology.

If you’ve got your own Adobe Dreamweaver tips you’d like to share, drop us a comment below or Tweet us at @ShepComm and we’ll get back to you

Created by: Callie Long 

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