10 x two hour sessions from 18:30 - 20:30hrs, starting Monday 15th April 2013 and running to 1st July 2013

In G219 in the new Media building at Totton College, Calmore Road, Totton, Southampton. SO40 3ZX
For further information, contact Jed Gibbs MA by email: jgibbs@totton.ac.uk

Also see course week by week guide & enrol at Totton College


This is a 10 week course to develop intermediate and advanced Web Designers using Adobe Dreamweaver.

What are the Course Aims?

The course is intended for anyone who wants to create and maintain Web sites using Windows or Mac computers.

Where can it lead to?

Dreamweaver is the industry standard, ideal for anyone wanting to gain employment or design professional sites.

What will I study on this course?

Web design using Adobe Dreamweaver’s advanced features and other techniques to enhance your Websites:

Introduction to the course and setting up additional sites, htm/html/xhtml formats, Uploading.

Creating Photogalleries using Photoshop/Bridge, Flash or JQuery and incorporating them into your site. Slicing images.

The semantic Web and CSS. Usability. Meeting the ‘success criteria’ for W3c Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Checking sites with Cynthia Says & Wave.

Ajax - a combination of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Adobe’s Ajax framework ‘Spry’. Forms

Exploring WordPress, a useful alternative to Dreamweaver with many Web 2.0 features & plug-ins available.

Adding iFrames by cutting & pasting code. Framesets seem to help navigation - why and how they are best avoided.

Search engine optimisation to boost the numbers who find your site, including META tags, alt text and title tags.

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 (.coms and .co.uk are 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 on request.

What are the entry requirements?

Some previous Dreamweaver experience required and 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
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Updated: 13/04/2013