Technology in Teaching Chinese
Superintendent Office, New York City
Designing web pages for
subject classes can be a very exciting learning experience
to students. Publishing web pages online can also be very
rewarding. Macromedia Dreamweaver is a web-authoring tool
allowing more versatility and it is easy to use. It works
with all browsers such as Explorer, Netscape and others.
This workshop includes: Define site, editing fonts and
table, working with images and page layout...
Define a site and manage the
site: The very first step in web design with Dreamweaver is
to define site. That will allow user to work on a specific
project within the defined site.
Using template: Template is a
very helpful tool to design a web project in an efficient
way. When you use the template for all pages in the site, it
is easy to make change. Most of time, you just need to
change template page. All other pages will be automatically
updated. Download from www.freelayouts.com
3. Table and layout design: Table is the best way to
organize a page layout. A good use of table can improve
design and layout.
4. Text formatting and cascading style sheets:
Readability is the most important issue in web design.
Always limit the use of types of font less than 3 and try to
use sans serif fonts. CCS is an efficient way to manage the
use of fonts.
5. Rollover, transparency and animation: Fireworks and
Photoshop can be used to create rollover and animation. A
set of two images is needed for rollover effect. Animation
can be created in Photoshop/ImageReady and it must be save
as gif file.
Navigation/links (new windows):
Links buttons can be used for navigation. Test links are
also necessary in every page.
Forms: Drop down menus, form with text fields and
buttons can be used with program.
8. Database application: Dreamweaver MX supports
database applications. Databases can be set up and accessed
by various scripting languages. Database can be set up in
Access, SQL and Oracle.
9. ftp: Set up ftp remote site within Dreamweaver. File
transfer can be accomplished in the program. Free web space