How to Learn Dreamweaver
- Published on November 13, 2017
While many websites have moved to content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal, there are still many reasons to learn Dreamweaver. The program remains a useful tool to publish web pages and sites, which leaves many designers and marketers wondering how to learn Dreamweaver quickly and efficiently. Available courses, training programs, books, and tutorials all provide options for learning Dreamweaver. Before jumping into learning, it’s also useful to understand why to learn Dreamweaver.
Why Learn Dreamweaver
For those who don’t want to learn HTML and CSS code, Dreamweaver is increasingly versatile for creating individual web pages, designing themes, or testing designs. Dreamweaver also has a use as an HTML email editor, a handy feature that’s can be used to create marketing emails. One of the best ways to learn capabilities is through Dreamweaver training, whether it’s in a traditional classroom setting or with an online course. Dreamweaver is part of the Creative Cloud, and can be learned independently or as part of Creative Cloud classes.
Learning Dreamweaver in the classroom
Participants in Dreamweaver classes can walk through the process of creating web sites, including working with the included templates, applying correct tags, and publishing. A live instructor is in the same classroom to answer questions and assist if someone needs help with troubleshooting HTML, CSS, or additional guidance with Dreamweaver. In-person Dreamweaver courses are offered in Boston as well as in New York and also in Philadelphia.
Learning Dreamweaver Online
For those who cannot make it to a classroom, online Dreamweaver courses are a good option. Here, a live instructor leads a virtual small-group class through the same material delivered in the classroom. Students can participate in online lessons and take part in online discussions. Whether taking classes in-person or online, participants can test the performances of the page they’re constructing in real time.
Private Dreamweaver training
Businesses and groups that need to learn Dreamweaver can also request that an instructor come to their location for lessons. They can also put together a private Dreamweaver training at an off-site location. These types of classes can focus on specific topics of Dreamweaver, and be scheduled at a time convenient for the entire group.
About the author
Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. He is the co-author of Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies and more than 10 other books on design and digital publishing. He served as publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which has sold more than one million books on topics relating to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud apps. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers designers, and large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he also delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for more than 20 years.