web development

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.


Other IMS blog entries on Web development:


Embed Google Form


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

Dreamweaver CC

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.


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


Previewing Files and Modifying Existing CSS Layouts Using Adobe Dreamweaver CC



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.

Web Development: Adobe Dreamweaver series in April

Workshop registration at:


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


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handouts and other materials for self directed learning with Dreamweaver CS5

Web editing and design _dreamweaver




Why Dreamweaver:


(and not MS Word, WordPress, Weebly)

Basic Web development


Web design


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

Workshop registration at:


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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