Get Savvy on Dreamweaver – Jazz up Your Assignment

Dreamweaver is one of the most useful of Adobe’s applications. It can allow you to visualize all sorts of code and layouts before you publish your site. It comes with a number of templates for common website layouts. It will even write code for you. One thing that Dreamweaver is no so good at is … Continue reading “Get Savvy on Dreamweaver – Jazz up Your Assignment”


Dreamweaver is one of the most useful of Adobe’s applications. It can allow you to visualize all sorts of code and layouts before you publish your site. It comes with a number of templates for common website layouts. It will even write code for you.

One thing that Dreamweaver is no so good at is helping users with CSS. Often times we get users in the Digital Media Studio who want to create rollover links, or other neat CSS effects and they pound their heads on the wall because it just won’t work. Often times it’s something simple, one bit of syntax out of place and the whole thing is wrecked.
Well, for all those folks with headaches, I have a solution for you.
Check out this website: Entheos.
Its a massive repository of recipes for cool Dreamweaver and CSS effects for your website assignments. And by recipies I mean step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish things. And, in many of the recipes, they give you take-away code. You can’t loose.

DMS Help – Extra Cool Websites for Inspiration

One of the hardest things about web design is trying to decide on what you want your site to look like. It’s true that some of the coding and development can be hairy, but the design can be just as difficult. So here’s some inspiration for you. This first list is a group of rather … Continue reading “DMS Help – Extra Cool Websites for Inspiration”

One of the hardest things about web design is trying to decide on what you want your site to look like. It’s true that some of the coding and development can be hairy, but the design can be just as difficult.

So here’s some inspiration for you.
This first list is a group of rather amazing websites. Many of them employ Flash and other bells and whistles. While some of these may seem to be well beyond your skill level, they nonetheless employ excellent design aesthetics. You can learn from these.
This list is a litany of much simpler sites. Many of these can be done with simple Dreamweaver templates. See our previous blog entries for more on Dreamweaver templates.

DMS Help – Dreamweaver Templates

This time of year a lot of faculty offer their students the option to create a website instead of writing a final paper. But creating a website from scratch can be a very daunting task for the uninitiated. All that code. All those pages. One way to get around this it to use Google Sites … Continue reading “DMS Help – Dreamweaver Templates”

This time of year a lot of faculty offer their students the option to create a website instead of writing a final paper. But creating a website from scratch can be a very daunting task for the uninitiated. All that code. All those pages.

One way to get around this it to use Google Sites to make a code-less webpage. The problem with Google Sites is it’s gonna look like you used Google Sites. There are templates, but some are hard to manipulate…
Another, much simpler option, is to use a Dreamweaver template and then simply plug in your own content. Dreamweaver does have a few templates built in, but they are not very exciting. However, these sites have a large number of really nice and FREE Dreamweaver templates that you can download right to your computer:
Also, don’t forget that we have Dreamweaver CS5 down in the Digital Media Studio on the first floor of the library.