Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the most popular programs for web designers and developers. The online community of Dreamweaver users has produced a wide variety of resources and tools that may be of interest to other users. This is a collection of excellent tutorials, some places to find other tutorials, Dreamweaver extensions, community resources, templates, and more.
If you’re looking to improve your skills with Dreamweaver or learn some new things about building websites with the program, here is a collection of some excellent tutorials on various topics.
Flash Video the Easy Way (video tutorial)
Dreamweaver CS4 CSS Features (video tutorial)
Places to Find Tutorials:
Adobe Dreamweaver Tutorials – Smashing Magazine
Dreamweaver Tutorials – Entheos
Dreamweaver’s capabilities can be greatly enhanced by the right extensions. There are already-developed extensions for all kinds of purposes, some are free and some are not.
Places to find Extensions:
Templates and Layouts:
Whether you’re looking to improve the quality of your work or speed of the work flow by starting with a blank framework, templates can be just what you’re looking for. The list below includes a 3 places to find blank CSS-based templates that can serve as a starting point for your design projects. There is also a premium tool for helping you to quickly create layouts in Dreamweaver (CSS Sculptor). Additionally, there are several resources for buying premium templates that you can edit in Dreamweaver. There is a very wide variety of quality when buying templates, so if you’re considering doing so, please be careful and inspect the quality of what you’re buying as much as possible.
Improve the efficiency of your workflow by taking advantage of Dreamweaver’s keyboard shortcuts. Here is a resource for Dreamweaver 8 and for CS3, as well as a tutorial for creating your own keyboard shortcuts.
Official Dreamweaver Resources:
A couple of helpful “official” Dreamweaver resources. The Development Center has lots of tutorials and other resources to help you get more out of Dreamweaver. The Exchange is a great place to share and find extensions and other resources.
If you’re interested in getting some interaction with other designers and members of the Dreamweaver community, here are some of the leading online communities.
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