How to Create a Website with Dreamweaver CS3
Tutorial on How to Design Your Website Using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Source : http://www.thesitewizard.com/dreamweaver/
Dreamweaver Tutorial: How to Create a Website with Dreamweaver CS3 (Part 1)
by Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com
Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite 3 (CS3), formerly known as Macromedia Dreamweaver, is a fully-featured commercial web editor that allows you to create, build and manage complex websites. The editor is a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) web editor, which means that you can design your web page visually and whatever you see on the screen is what your visitors will see when they visit your website. Dreamweaver generates standards-compliant code for your website which means your website will not become “broken” every time a new version of a web browser is released. For the technically inclined, the HTML and CSS code that it creates for your website will validate correctly.
This tutorial guides you through the steps of creating your first website using Dreamweaver.
What You Will Need
You will need Dreamweaver CS3 (obviously). The tutorial assumes that you are using Dreamweaver CS3. There are versions of Dreamweaver for both Windows and Mac OS X — either version will do fine. For the most part, both versions work in the same way.
Note: if you are using Dreamweaver CS4, please see my other tutorial series Dreamweaver CS4 Tutorial instead. The latter was written specifically for that version of Dreamweaver, and takes advantage of some of its newer features. Likewise, Dreamweaver CS5.5 users should read the Dreamweaver CS5.5 Tutorial and Dreamweaver CS5 users the Dreamweaver CS5 Tutorial.
A Web Hosting Account
You will need a web host to publish your pages to. For the complete beginner, a web host is (loosely speaking) a company which has computers that are permanently connected to the Internet. After you design your web page(s), you will need to transfer your pages to your web host’s computer (called a web server), so that the rest of the world can see it. There are numerous web hosts around — you can find a list of cheap web hosts on http://www.thefreecountry.com/webhosting/budget1.shtml
There are other things involved in getting your first web site up and running, such as getting your own domain name, making your website search engine friendly and promoting your web site. This tutorial however does not deal with those matters — it is strictly about designing (creating) and publishing (uploading) your website using Dreamweaver. If you are a total beginner, you may want to consult my article How to Start / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner’s A-Z Guide for an overview of the entire process and all the things you will need.%