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dreamweaver 8

Dreamweaver 8 (DW8) is among one of the most popular programs that is used in the design and construction of web sites. DW8 was a Macromedia product, and has since been purchased by Adobe.

DW8 is a WYSIWYG program (What You See Is What You Get). In other words, it gives you a visual representation of the code that is used to design web pages, such as HTML. This allows you to create a site without really knowing the HTML code (Well, almost...)


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To simplify things as much as possible, I will only cover the essentials that you need to know to create your web site.

Before we start, you will notice that the Dreamweaver 8 window has 3 zones, and also a menu bar at the top.

Zone 1 : Main window

It is in this area that you will design your internet site. It will replace the intro screen of DW8.

Zone 2 : Properties window

In this area you will find the properties of the items that you selected in Zone 1.

Zone 3 : Navigation window

In this area you will find all the functions that you can associate with your internet site.

Let's start

By following the next steps, I will show you how to design your web site, and how to use DW8. In this project we will limit ourselves to HTML, which is the most common code.