DreamWeaver Getting Started

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Adobe Authorised DreamWeaver Training Courses

Our professional Dreamweaver training curriculum is designed to take you on a journey from complete beginner to expert, quickly and efficiently. On route you will learn the kind of tips, tricks and techniques that only experienced users know and benefit from, helping to improve your day to day performance.

DreamWeaver CC Getting Started is ideally suited to those who want to use this great package more efficiently. Whether you are looking to create websites, intranets, email newsletters or other types of content, DreamWeaver offers a fast efficient way of doing so, and knowing how to use it is the key.

This course combines 2 days of classroom based training with access to our learning management system containing online video tutorials, samples files, exercises, support forums and more.

£495.00ex vat

The DreamWeaver Getting Started course covers all the basic skills needed to start producing and styling web content in this easy to use yet feature rich software package. The topics we cover are listed below.

DreamWeaver Getting Started - Course Topics

Introduction to Web Development

  • Exploring Dreamweaver
  • The Menus
  • Shortcuts
  • Files Panel
  • Assets Panel
  • Properties Panel
  • CSS Designer Panel
  • Insert panel

Site Management and Setup

  • Understanding site structure
  • File naming conventions
  • File and folder structure
  • Defining a new site
  • Previewing in browsers
  • Managing multiple sites


  • Code view
  • Design view
  • Split view
  • Live View

Basic Page Markup

  • What is HTML
  • The Insert Panel
  • Creating HTML tags
  • Common HTML tags
  • Code Comments

Styling with CSS

  • What is CSS and why use it
  • External or internal CSS
  • Linking to external styles
  • The properties panel
  • Creating new CSS rules
  • The CSS Designer panel
  • Editing CSS rules
  • Tags, Classes, IDs and Compound styles
  • CSS Transitions Panel


  • Hyperlinks
  • email Links
  • Using named anchors
  • Creating css rollover effects for links


  • Web images overview
  • Inserting images
  • Image attributes
  • Positioning images
  • Using background images
  • Image rollovers

Simple Tables

  • Inserting tables
  • Tag editor
  • Merge cells
  • Col spans and Row spans
  • Styling your table with CSS


  • Creating a list
  • Ordered or unordered
  • Styling lists

Working with Video and Audio

  • Embedding video in your page
  • HTML5 video in DreamWeaver
  • HTML5 audio in DreamWeaver


  • Understanding forms
  • Form properties
  • Text fields
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio buttons
  • Submit buttons
  • Form styling
  • Emerging form features

Lab - Create your own Website

On the second day of the course you will develop and style a simple website from scratch using the skills covered during the course.


The DreamWeaver Getting Started course introduces you how to build and style web pages using DreamWeaver.

You will learn

  • How to define your site in DreamWeaver.
  • How to create and markup HTML pages in DreamWeaver.
  • How to style your pages using CSS.
  • How to insert images, video and other media into your webpages.
  • How to upload you content to a webserver.
  • What other skills might be needed to complete a web project.
  • Loads more.

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

If you want to learn to use DreamWeaver CC but have no past experience then you're in the right place. The DreamWeaver CC Getting Started is targeted at those who are completely new to DreamWeaver.

For those who aren't sure what level to consider you could always try our DreamWeaver Skills Test. This free DreamWeaver test will give you an idea of your strength or weakness in using DreamWeaver and make it easier to decide what level course to look at.

Comments from delegates that attended

"He was extremely knowledgeable and professional as I would expect. He was very helpful and understanding of our needs and what we wished to achieve and gain from the course."
Studio Manager, Defence School of Transport

"As a beginners course this was at the right level. I was looking for a basic grounding in Dreamwaver and how it works and I only use templates so this was OK for me."
Internal Comms, Skills Funding Agency

"Learnt a lot in the two days, easy to take in and provided quick answers. Made the dreaded code simple to understand!"
Graphic and Web Designer, Chris Quigley Education

"He has the patience of a saint and made the whole learning experience a pleasure. Instructor approachability was excellent even though our questions may have been repetitive at times."
Systems Engineer, Royal Navy

"The instructor was very clear and informative, answered all of my questions. I found the content very useful, and will be able to implement it straight away, even for personal use, which is a bonus."
Graphic Artist, News International

"He was very likeable and professional. He worked with us all at different levels and made us all feel comfortable."
Graphic Designer, Fujifilm