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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th February 2015

Xara Web Designer: http://www.xara.com/us/

if you’re looking for a more affordable and easier to use Web development system than Dreamweaver, I may have just the thing for you: Xara Web Designer 9.

http://www.cio.com/article/2385755/developer/no-more-adobe-dreamweaver–so-how-about-xara-web-designer-.html

Other IMS blog entries on Web development:

http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2015/01/29/dreamweaver-cc/

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Embed Google Form

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th January 2015

http://www.earlybirdstrategy.com/customize-google-forms/

Here how to embed a Google form on your site without using the ugly “Google embed” code. This works great for both polls or signup boxes right in a blog post. Yay, let’s beautify the Internet! Here’s how:

1. Create your Google Form
From your Google Drive account, click Create >> Form. Add all the fields and items that you need in your form.


2. Click “View live form”
View live form
Clicking that button will take you to a page that previews what your form looks like. The url will look something like this: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/234234k3lj4k3j4kl23j43kl/viewform

3. Right-click anywhere and select “View Page Source”
Right-click View Page Source

4. In the code, find the “form action” URL, which end on “formResponse.”

it will look (start and end) like this:

URL google formResponse

URL google formResponse

5. Copy that URL and paste in the code of your Web page

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Dreamweaver CC

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th January 2015

Beginning several versions ago and continuing through the current version of Dreamweaver, the program dispensed with the old method of applying these sorts of character formatting (which was to use the HTML <font> tag) in favor of using CSS styles. This change happened mostly behind the scenes in Code view, so if you have been using Dreamweaver for quite some time, you may not have even noticed the change. Beginning with Dreamweaver CS4, the program enforces the use of CSS for text styling by requiring you to participate in defining CSS rules for changing fonts, font sizes, and font colors.

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2130937&seqNum=6

My Note: I disagree with the statement in bold above. The difference in terms of text formatting between CS5 and CC reminds me painfully that decisive moment when iMovie changed from its simple layout to the FinalCut Pro layout. I clearly understand the reason why: the software is much more powerful, but the learning curve is also much steeper and does not allow novices (students) to be introduced to web development using Dreamweaver. Surely DW cannot satisfy all its customers, but the move is about to turn off the newbies.

The reason for the change to CSS is important. Pages styled with CSS are much more flexible than pages that use HTML <font> tags, and they can be maintained more easily. For example, when a site is redesigned, every page that uses <font> tags must be individually changed to match the new design. If you have hundreds or thousands of pages in your site, that’s a lot of work. Sites that use CSS to style text only need to change the style sheet document, and the changes automatically ripple through the whole site.

Using Adobe Edge web fonts

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2130937&seqNum=14

Previewing Files and Modifying Existing CSS Layouts Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2044340

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Brandjackers

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 13th September 2014

Why Online Brandjackers Plague the Travel Industry

http://www.marketingweekly.com/web-strategy/why-online-brandjackers-plague-the-travel-industry/

The online hotel booking business is a ripe target for “brandjacking,” but this type of commandeering is of a different nature than we have seen in previous studies. More than 580 million visits from highly-qualified travelers are siphoned away from the hotel brands’ online bookings sites to those of channel and marketing partners – or competitors – who reach customers first through paid search advertising and other online marketing tactics.

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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th February 2014

2 Steps to Create the Perfectly Optimised Webpage

http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2014/02/14/12-steps-to-create-the-perfectly-optimised-webpage/

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Easy Web Dev: http://www.wix.com/

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st May 2013

 

web development http://www.wix.com/

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Web Development: Adobe Dreamweaver series in April

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st April 2013

Workshop registration at:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073

Dreamweaver 1 of 4

 

Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 4:00 PM until 4:45 PM 
Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff


Dreamweaver 2 of 4

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM until 4:45 PM 
Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff


Dreamweaver 3 of 4

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM until 4:45 PM 
Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

 


Dreamweaver 4 of 4

 

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM until T4:45 PM 

Sponsoring Campus: St. Cloud State University 
Location: MC-205
Instructor(s) Plamen Miltenoff

 

Follow us on Twitter: @SCSUtechInstruc | #techworkshop

IMS Blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims

 

Ideas? Suggestions? Pls email pmiltenoff@stcloudstate.edu

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handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Dreamweaver CS5

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th February 2013

Web editing and design _dreamweaver

Basics

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/adobe-cs5-dreamweaver-html-basics.html

http://dreamweavertutorial.co.uk/dreamweaver/beginners/create-website-dreamweaver-cs5-introduction-part1.htm#.UFJ2O8re11Y.google_plusone_share

Why Dreamweaver:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/dw_wordpress_pt1.html

(and not MS Word, WordPress, Weebly)

Basic Web development

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/getting_started/article.php/3869776/Web-Development-The-Need-to-Know-Basics.htm

Web design

http://webdesign.about.com/od/webdesignbasics/u/webdesignbasics.htm

please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Dreamweaver; web development and design.

Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Dreamweaver (e.g., WordPress, Weebly, etc.)  for learning and teaching purposes.

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Adobe Dreamweaver sessions in February

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 30th January 2013

Workshop registration at:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/mnscupd/login/default.asp?campusid=0073

Monday, February 04, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Monday, February 04, 2013 at 10:45 AM 

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM 

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM 

Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM until Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM 

Location: MC-205 

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  • on Twitter: @SCSUtechInstruc | #techworkshop

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