Hi Janine, I got your Total Training for DW8 probably around 2007 and I really didn’t spend much time watching it. The only thing I did with DW was create part of a site for someone, using tables, before she finished it herself by using a simple program for non-designers, and for practice, I replicated […]
Discover the many ways to create a website
Before you start building a website or blog consider your options
When I first started designing web pages, it was relatively easy — and vanilla boring.
More than ten years and a dozen books later, web design is much more complex today, and a lot more exciting. (Learn how to create a website)
SEO: 13 Tips to Make Your Website More Search Engine Friendly
Improve your results in Google
The best way to make your site search engine friendly is to design your site so that it’s easy for search engines to ‘read’ your pages.
That means doing things like adding alternative text behind your images and using the Meta description tag. In this tutorial, you’ll find a few Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips and discover the features in Dreamweaver that will best serve your SEO efforts. (Learn more about SEO.)
Review: What’s the Best Way to Add a Shopping Cart to a Website?
Compare Ecommerce Options
At the low end, you can add a simple shopping cart to your website quickly — and with no upfront costs — if you use Google Checkout or PayPal.
At the high end, you can spend tens of thousands of dollars to set up an ecommerce program like Magento with a fully integrated inventory and sophisticated tracking systems and analytics. (Learn more about ecommerce options.)
Many people who want to host audio on their sites are surprised that it’s harder than hosting video. If you’re not careful, audio inserted incorrectly won’t play at all in most web browsers, or worse, your audio file will play automatically and there is no way to turn it off. Worse still, multiple audio files playing simultaneously. […]
Sorting through all the Web design and image editing programs available can be confusing. That’s why we created this review to help you find the best program for your project (and budget). The most popular image editors are Photoshop Photoshop Elements, and Fireworks, and the most popular Web design programs, include Dreamweaver, GoLive, and Expression […]
Knowing how many people are visiting your website, where they come from, and what they do when they visit your pages is key to the success of any business or service on the web. Here are three traffic reporting services you can easily add to the pages of any web site to get detailed traffic […]
Can your friends, family, and customers find your web site – even if they can’t spell or don’t know about your clever abbreviation? I am amazed when I type a domain name into a browser and don’t find the site I’m looking for. I must confess, sometimes it’s because I’ve typed it wrong or assumed […]
The address for your Web site is called its domain name, or URL. It’s what visitors type into a web browser to find your Web site. When you register a domain name, you create an address for yourself on the World Wide Web. For example, this Web site has the domain name DigitalFamily.com. The www part of any […]
Dreamweaver CS6 provides much better support for WordPress than any previous versions, but you’ll still have to set up a local testing environment if you want WordPress files to work on your local computer the way they work on your server. How does Dreamweaver work with WordPress? You can create a completely custom dynamic site […]
Instead of hosting your video on your own web server, an increasingly popular alternative is to upload video files to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video hosting site and then include special code from that site in the HTML code of your web pages. The video plays within your pages, even though it’s not hosted on […]
Unfortunately, different web browsers display text and HTML differently, and Internet Explorer is one of the worst, and most notorious, for bad code display (especially older versions of IE). What most web designers do is test their pages in a variety of web browsers to work to make sure their pages look ‘good enough’ in […]