Dreamweaver CS4 Site Maintenance and Advanced Concepts


Many advanced web site developers prefer the flexibility of hand coding to interface-based design. Dreamweaver CS4 offers a number of tools and options, which can be used to hand code entire sites, or customize specific page sections. This course explores these coding features, and provides basic coverage of XML and XSLT. Collaborative site design and Dreamweaver extensions are also covered. The course also delves into how to make parts of your web pages editable to users on the web. Following the creation of a web site, significant amounts of time are spent on testing, maintenance, and management. Dreamweaver CS4 provides features for link checking, reporting, cloaking, comparing and synchronizing files, and configuring remote access, which are also examined in this course.

Target Audience

The audience is expected to be a range of in-training or established IT professionals needing to learn how to use Dreamweaver without any experience of any version of Dreamweaver. Students can be expected to have basic computing and word-processing skills, familiarity with web terminology and Internet navigation, familiarity with HTML and experience working in a Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh environment.



Expected Duration (hours)


Lesson Objectives

Dreamweaver CS4 Site Maintenance and Advanced Concepts

  • identify site testing guidelines
  • create a site report in Dreamweaver CS4
  • check for broken links
  • upload a web site to a server
  • cloak files and folders
  • synchronize files
  • check files in and out
  • add a Design Note
  • test a site
  • upload files to a site
  • enable Design Notes and check in/check out features
  • recognize the options for code formatting
  • use the Quick Tag Editor
  • use the JavaScript Extractor
  • identify how to use XSL to transform XML data
  • use Extension Manager
  • work with tags using the Quick Tag Editor
  • add extensions using Extension Manager