Tables, Accessibility, and Standards in Dreamweaver CS5


When designing a web site, it’s important that your content is engaging, but it’s also crucial that it is structured in an intuitive and accessible manner. Creating a site layout using tables is one method of ensuring a consistent and easy to navigate web site. This course explores how to structure content using tables, and examines creating and manipulating tables and other layout elements, and working with tabular data. Building an accessible web site that complies with international standards, and targeting browsers to ensure browser compatibility within Dreamweaver and Adobe BrowserLab are also covered.
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.

Prerequisites: None

Expected Duration (hours): 1.5

Lesson Objectives

  • Tables, Accessibility, and Standards in Dreamweaver CS5
  • create a table in Dreamweaver CS5
  • modify a table’s properties
  • add information to a table
  • import tabular data
  • export tabular data
  • format a table
  • build and modify a table in Dreamweaver CS5
  • set accessibility preferences
  • check target browser compatibility
  • compare how web pages display in various browsers
  • modify accessibility settings for a site
  • check a web site for browser compatibility