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Dreamweaver ACA Jumpstart


Learn Dreamweaver and become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).

This five day course includes provides you with the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to build and manage professional web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. The extended class also prepares you for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam which is taken on the 5th day. This certification is a credential that validates entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications by using different forms of digital media.

Don’t just learn Dreamweaver – get recognised for the knowledge you’ve learned.

Get Certified and become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace.

Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.


This course is for people new to web design, development and Search Engine Optimisation and want to use Dreamweaver to build intuitive, attractive and accessible websites. This course will also lead to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credentials.

Assumed Knowledge

This class is for beginners. As long as you can use a mouse and are familiar with the web and its terminology.


In this course, you will examine the basics of Dreamweaver with a focus on best practices and design. You will learn:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver interface basics
  • Creating a website
  • Controlling document structure
  • Intro to Cascading Style Sheets
  • Adding graphics
  • Building Successful Site Navigation
  • Designing Pages with CSS
  • Fireworks/Dreamweaver integration
  • Creating Templates and Site Maintenance

You will also at the end of the week be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams in Dreamweaver. Get recognised for the skills you’ve learned. Get Certified!

  • Course content

    Introducing the Course

    • Understanding the course
    • Reviewing the course objectives and pre-requisites
    • Reviewing the course format
    • Outlining the course content
    • Understanding static page architecture

    Dreamweaver Features

    • CSS Layouts
    • CSS Management
    • CSS Advisor
    • Browser Compatibility
    • Spry Data
    • Spry Widgets
    • Spry Effects
    • Photoshop Integration
    • Adobe Device Central
    • Adobe Bridge

    Getting Started

    • Introducing Dreamweaver
    • Learning the interface
    • Defining a local site
    • Creating a website

    Adding Content to a Site

    • Adding content
    • Controlling document structure
    • Making lists
    • Adding horizontal rules
    • Adding special characters

    Formatting with Cascading Style Sheets

    • Formatting text
    • Introducing cascading style sheets
    • Creating styles
    • Exporting CSS rule definitions
    • Creating class styles
    • Attaching external style sheets
    • Creating advanced styles
    • Creating a new external style sheet
    • Displaying styles
    • Understanding cascading order and inheritance of styles

    Working with Graphics

    • Using graphics on web pages
    • Placing graphics on the page
    • Modifying image properties
    • Editing images
    • Doing roundtrip editing with Fireworks /Photoshop
    • Customising the Insert bar
    • Adding Flash content
    • Adding Flash Video

    Navigating Your Site

    • Understanding site navigation
    • Linking to files in your site
    • Linking to sites
    • Linking to named anchors
    • Adding email links
    • Linking from images
    • Creating a jump menu

    Designing Page Layouts with CSS

    • Understanding page layout
    • Using layers for layout
    • Adding CSS to layers
    • Using absolute and relative positioning
    • Designing with DIVs
    • Designing navigation links with CSS
    • Importing tabular data
    • Using table layout view

    Using Libraries and Templates

    • Using site library items
    • Creating site templates
    • Defining editable regions
    • Using templates
    • Applying a template to an existing page
    • Modifying templates

    Creating Forms

    • Understanding forms
    • Processing a form
    • Setting focus in a form
    • Validating a form


    • Maintenance and Uploading
    • Testing your site
    • Maintaining your files and folders
    • Connecting to a remote site
    • Synchronising files

    Adobe Certification Prep and ACA Exam day

    • Take Practice exam
    • Work through exam preparation sheet
    • Any other questions?
    • Dreamweaver ACA Exam

Duration: 5 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £997.00

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