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Picture of Chanley Webber
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I want to learn Dreamweaver CS3 from an instructor does anyone have suggestions of where I should start looking?

I have been watching training DVDs, but I seem to not be catching on as quickly. I thought if I attended a training session in person I would have better results.

Most places I have found teach on a PC format. Are there any Mac software training classes out there?
 
Posts: 3 | Registered: April 02, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can't really give you an answer of where to look, for "good" instruction from "live" teachers, though someone else in the group may have some suggestions. A few schools come to mind though. College for Creative Studies and Macomb Community College. I can't really vouch for either, though I did teach at CCS for about 10 years (part-time - and, it's been awhile).

Much depends on your level or stage and knowledge at this point. Not only with Dreamweaver, but with other programs like Photoshop and the rest of the CS3 suite of software - depending on what you want to accomplish. They really are integrated and essential, again depending on what you what to accomplish.

It's been my experience with formal classes that though they give you an initial jump-start, that the classes don't do much more than that. And, much has to do with the instructor. Unfortunately, the best solution is to do what you may be currently doing, along with reading related books and online stuff. There is tons of info for free, online - including Adobe Tutorials and Lynda.com, and others.

I hope this helps.
 
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Poobah
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Found this class listing online for 2 days in November, Southfield/Northwestern Hwy location, but it's pricey.
If you link to the Course info page, it gives a detailed outine of areas covered.
- No personal experience with this company, - just some info I located.

http://www.sonictraining.com/search.asp?ClassSubCatID=1&Location=165&Search=Go


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
Posts: 2066 | Location: West Bloomfield MI USA | Registered: June 13, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Chanley,

It's been a few days since your original inquiry. Though I see that you've gotten some suggestions, I was just curious if you had found the training that you're looking for. If not, I may be able to help you, depending on how much you may already know.

I'm certainly not an expert in Dreamweaver CS3, but I have been using it for a number of months now - along with Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. I had been using Adobe GoLive for quite a few years, so it was a matter for me of making the transition to Dreamweaver. Since making the transition, I've redone/updated a number of websites that I've designed, as well as a totally new one that was done in Dreamweaver. Following is a list of sites, if you'd like to check them out.

This one is my business website, totally done in Dreamweaver. Within the site, under the "WEB" tab, there is a link for other sites that I've done. http://www.digiartcreations.com/mga/

This one is an off-shoot portion of my site, that is my secondary business, which is focused on creating digital art from customer supplied photos. http://www.digiartcreations.com

A site designed for a small construction company, originally designed in GoLive and updated in Dreamweaver. http://www.jimrashidconstruction.com/

A newly designed website done with Dreamweaver. http://rarefoundation.org/

So. If you unable to find a full Dreamweaver class, I may be able to provide you with a session or two. Whether a session or two will be enough to help you catch on, is obviously dependent on how much you already know. If you are interested, please let me know your level of knowledge at this stage (Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, any other web programs, Photoshop, etc.).

In the interim, and at any time, you can post any questions and request for help. I can provide you with numerous links that will be helpful, as well as hopefully answer any specific questions.
 
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Poobah
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Free tutorial videos on DW CS3 here.

http://www.vtc.com/products/Adobe-Dreamweaver-CS3-tutorials.htm


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Poobah
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Thank you ever so much for this link. My sister just bought a 24" iMac along with the full CS. She was most appreciative of this information, as she has to get up to speed in Dreamweaver.
 
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Poobah
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Always a pleasure to share what we find, as so many on this bulletin board do.

Your sister really has her hands full to get "up to speed" on any part of the Suite!


"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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Poobah
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Actually, she's been maintaining her site, using a Windows version of DW, for a while, so this shouldn't be too bad. Someone else originally built the site.
 
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Chanley...
I use a website called www.Lynda.com. I love it because it is PC or Mac capable. You can purchase the training sessions on CD/DVD. I love learnign at my pace and if there was something I didnt understand I could email them and ask my question...but luckly I have a friend who is knowledgable in DW3 and I just asked him to explain it.

here is one site that offers live training--http://www.webucator.com/adobe/Dreamweaver.cfm
. I hope this helps you out.


Laura
 
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