Completing the Dreamweaver lessons
As you work on the lessons from the Dreamweaver text, keep the following in mind:
- Define each lesson folder as its own site, and save your work to the appropriate lesson folder on your flash drive.
- Read each step carefully. Interface terms aren't always bolded and require careful reading to avoid skipping information.
- Read the notes and additional information in the book to gain an understanding of how webpages and websites work.
- When a step gives you an option and an example, use the setting provided in the example. If the book mentions to feel free to do some action, don't do it unless the example shows it.
- Be sure to name each file according to the text's specifications.
- Remember that a grayed-out number or value in the CSS Designer indicates an example, not a current setting. So when you see 0px in gray in the margins or paddings boxes, for example, the settings are actually the defaults, not 0px.
- Save your work often.
- Note that the finished examples may differ significantly from what the book asks you to create, so always follow the book and my notes.
- If you move panels accidentally, click the Design menu at the top-right corner of the Dreamweaver window, and then click Reset 'Design' to restore the default layout and positioning.