CIMW 110A Introduction to Creating Web Pages using Dreamweaver - Fall 2014 - Professor T. DeDonno


Orientation Thursday 10/16/2014
5:30-7 PM BGS 235

Optional help in IMC Lab -

Class is Online & Optional In-class session Thursday BGS 235 5:30-7PM - Blackboard has Full Set of Videos.
Useful links...
CS6 PDF $49 | CS6 online version of book for $35
Online Book Companion |
Special Deal for Students $169/Year Creative Cloud | CS6 Products | $355 CS6 Web Premium | $119 CS6 Dreamweaver |

First 8 Weeks Ticket #21430 (8/18/2014 - 10/12/2014)
Second 8 Weeks Ticket #21435 (10/13/2014 -12/20/2014)

Online Content and Software

Blackboard has videos for both CS5 and CS6, (not a big change from CS6 to creative cloud).. Blackboard, questionnaire and home pages will be available by first week of classes. You may use either a previous version of Dreamweaver or purchase the most recent version. , California community college students can buy Adobe Web Web Premium for $355 or Just DW for $149. Adobe is leasing their latest software Creative Cloud at $19/month for DW and $29/month for suite. You need to purchase a one year software lease. So you can buy CS6 or lease Creative Cloud. The Creative Cloud software will not work once the lease expires, however you data files are yours so you still have the Web pages. You can get a 30 day trial version of Dreamweaver and we also have Dreamweaver CS6 available in the IMC lab. is the master index page for all class sites.

Class Overview

Adobe Dreamweaver is the premier HTML Web Page IDE (integrated developers environment) for creating Web Pages. All my class web sites were created using Dreamweaver. CS6 Web Premium the which includes the Latest version of Dreamweaver,Flash, Fireworks, Contribute, Photoshop and Illustrator is available for $355 to CCC Students at, you cannot beat these prices..

Class has an introduction to creating, publishing and testing documents on a Web server. Course will cover Internet concepts, Web site management, linking, FTP, basic HTML, typography, tables, page layout, tracing elements, layers, and frames. Requires no previous Web development experience.

Saddleback Web Design Certificate

Courses You Need To Complete...

  • Dreamweaver CIMW 110A & CIMW 110B (Offered Every Semester)
  • CIMW 220W Web/Mobile Animation (Offered Spring) - You May Substitute CIMW 240 CSS for CIMW 220
  • Photoshop CIM274A .(Offered Every Semester)
  • XHTML CIMW100A/B (Offered Every Semester)
  • Capstone Portfolio CIMW280 Offered Every Spring
  • Plus 6 More Units.

Importiant Info on Applying for Certificates...

  • Admissions and Records Form and Petitions for Certificates.
  • You normally have to apply for a certificate at least 60 days before graduation - 2012 School Year Deadlines.
CIMW240 Introduction to CSS

Course covers CSS, CSS2, CSS3, and RWD (Responsive Web Design) . The best way to learn CSS3 and RWD is too first master the basics of CSS and CSS2; Besides mastering the basics of CSS/CSS2, effective responsive Web page design is highly contingent on developing a good bulletproof sound Web page architecture. Class assignments and projects revolve around using a correctly structured Web page. Once a Web page is correctly structured, one can then apply RWD techniques to produce a single Web page or Web application that is responsive to all forms of viewing devices, i.e., PCs, smart phones, tables and hard copies.

Each class session is divided up into teaching CSS basics, analyzing previous design, correctly structuring a Web page and RWD. Class also has videos on using the advance features of Firefox Web developer add-on tools. Chrome has built in Web developer add-on tools.

When CSS first came out it had limited browser support. CSS3 (third level or generation of CSS) was formerly released Q1/2012, within 6 months all browsers including even IE10 supported CSS3.

CIMW 260 JavaScript/jQuery - AJAX

Offered late start, last 12 weesk in Spring/2014 and will be offered again Fall/2014.

JavaScript is the predominant client side scripting language. All modern day browser include JavaScript engines. In fact, many browser actually compile JavaScript into an executable format.

jQuery is a JavaScript framework. A framework is a collection of prewritten JavaScript code that makes it easy, to create Web pages. When dealing with Web pages all Web developers have a similar set of requirement, jQuery is very good at streamlining these requirements. In jQuery has become the most used JavaScript framework.

This assignment page implements a jQuery User Interface accordian widget. Class covers jQuery selectors, events, UI (user interface) library and AJAX.

Class also covers AJAX (Asynchonous JavaScript and XML). AJAX has become the defacto standard for sending XML formatted data to a Web Page, without having to reload the entire page.