10 x two hour sessions from 18:30 - 20:30hrs, starting Monday 23rd April 2012 running to 9th July 2012
For further information, contact Jed Gibbs MA by email: jgibbs@totton.ac.uk

Also see course information sheet & enrol at Totton College

Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver

Intended for anyone who wants to create and maintain Web sites using Windows or Mac computers. Dreamweaver is the industry standard, ideal for anyone wanting to gain employment or design professional sites.

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You can choose from a range of sizes and style of banner ad, either just one or a collection or 'pool' which will be rotated. Some advertisers offer an ad which they update to show their latest offers - I had one from Game but dropped it when they advertised Grand Theft Auto on an otherwise small-child-friendly site.

Google provides a system called AdSense which will add text links automatically and pay you commission. They also offer AdWords, where you are the advertiser and pay for example £50 a month to have certain 'keywords' that people search for result in your ad appearing to the right (or above) the natural search terms. You then pay Google say 17p from your £50psm whenever someone clicks through to your site. A good way to get more business for new sites that might not feature well in the search engines until you get more established.


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Are there any resources or materials required?

The software is installed on the college computers. For students wishing to do additional work from home free 30 day trials are available from Adobe. Student rates for the software are available and will be discussed on the course.

Are there any other costs?

Free basic Web hosting will be provided for the duration of the course together with advice on purchasing a domain name (.tk addresses are free, .coms and .co.uk about £6 per year) and ongoing hosting (from free to expensive).

How will I be assessed?

No formal assessment. Help during the sessions & via email support. Totton College course completion certificate.

What are the entry requirements?

No previous experience required but some content may be challenging as the software is for professional-level use.

Contact us

For further information, contact Jed Gibbs MA by email: jgibbs@totton.ac.uk

Tel: (023) 80 874 874 • Fax: (023) 80 874 879
Web: www.totton.ac.uk • Email: info@totton.ac.uk

Download free fully-working 30 Day trial versions from Adobe (click the 'try' link)

Pugh.co.uk can supply a wide range of software including Dreamweaver CS5:

(check the Adobe collections if you are also interested in Photoshop and Flash). The software is fully working but there are restrictions on 'personal use' rather than for profit and usually no reduced price upgrade path, for example when CS6 is eventually released.

Alternative free open source software for Windows, Mac and Linux:  
Blue Griffon  BlueGriffon supports HTML5 and CSS3 or nvu for Web design | GIMP alternative to Adobe Photoshop

5 alternatives to Photoshop (see comments for more, including Aviary from worth1000.com)

Dozens of books for CS3, CS4 and CS5 versions of Dreamweaver and Photoshop are available. A free Safari Books Online account will let you compare before buying, or you may decide as I did to subscribe to Safari. Follow a Safari link next to any book in the ad widgit below to get a free 10 day account. (If the slightly temperamental widgit is empty please refresh the page... )

Online video training is available from Adobe, Lynda.com, VTC and Total Training

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