If you are relatively new to web design, this section will point you to sections of the Dreamweaver documentation that are most appropriate for your background.
For web-design novices:
- Begin by reading Dreamweaver Basics. Then continue by doing the tutorials in this book. The tutorials are divided into two sections. The first five tutorials are for beginners, and take you through the process of developing a small but functional website from start to finish. The second section of tutorials introduces you to more advanced concepts. You might want to wait to do the more advanced tutorials until youve developed some experience building web pages.
- In Using Dreamweaver (Help > Using Dreamweaver), you get a more comprehensive idea of what you learned in this Getting Started with Dreamweaver guide by reading Exploring the Workspace Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site Creating and Opening Documents and Managing Your Files.
- Learn about page layout by reading Laying Out Pages with CSS and Presenting Content with Tables in Using Dreamweaver.
- To learn about formatting text and including images in your pages, read Inserting and Formatting Text and Inserting Images in Using Dreamweaver.
- Thats all you really need to begin producing high-quality websites, but when youre ready to learn how to use more advanced tools, you can proceed through the rest of the static-page chapters in Using Dreamweaver. You might want to wait to read the dynamic-page chapters until youre more familiar with creating web pages.