Beginning Web Site Creation: Dreamweaver

Course Number: CAS 111D
Transcript Title: Begin Website: Dreamweaver
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 16, 2016
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


placement into RD 115 and WR 115


CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience

Course Description

Introduces basic elements of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes web terminology, basic HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; Prerequisite: placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use Adobe Dreamweaver to create personal and/or business websites following current professional and/or industry standards.
  2. Use critical thinking skills to design and create a basic, multi-page website.
  3. Use Adobe Dreamweaver and a stand-alone FTP program to upload files to a web server.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: interviews, written observations, journal reflections, self-assessment, group projects, open ended assignments and quizzes.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: group discussions, reflections, quizzes, key terms and assignments, portfolio work collection, final exam, and individual/group report assignment, and open ended assignments.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies, Skills

  • XHTML Coding
  • Coding Standards
  • Accessibility
  • ALT tags
  • Color schemes for color blindness
  • Formatting tags (strong and emphasis)
  • Images
  • Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
  • Text Formatting
  • Background Images
  • Layout
  • Forms
  • Navigation
  • FTP/Uploading
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Gain familiarity with the complex multi-level Adobe menu driven control system