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121 Dreamweaver Tutorial

Everything that 121 have learnt about web design has been the hard way. Now you can save all this bother by using these excellent training videos. When you join you are able to download AVI files that can be viewed and learned at your own pace. There are several available now and more being produced as this link was added. There will be 25 videos initially and they take you from beginner to advanced. I would also recommend you sign up for their fortnightly newsletter as you will get free videos and added tips as a bonus. Recommended.

The new site that trains on Flash is here, offering a full training course on Flash in the same format as 121 Dream weaver. Great training at an affordable price.

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Macromedia Main Site
  • The main Macromedia site offers the best in help and up to the minute support.

Context Builder
  • Through Context Media's Context Builder extension, Dreamweaver users now have access to new content resources and the ability to integrate them seamlessly into their web development projects. Context Media's Context Builder is the easiest way for Dreamweaver users to keep their sites fresh with compelling content from leading syndicators of rich media, including streaming video and audio, Shockwave, Flash and SMIL. By tapping directly into a reservoir of syndicated rich media, this extension enables you to discover, acquire, incorporate and maintain a dynamic mix of content that originates from brand-name sources.

    Context Builder is available on the Dreamweaver CD or can be downloaded by visiting:

IBM WebSphere
  • IBM® WebSphere™ Application Server Standard Edition Version 3.5 is a powerful,  e-business middleware tool that allows users to build dynamic, secure Web environments. IBM WebSphere Standard Edition combines the control and portability of server-side business applications and Extensible Markup Language (XML) with the performance and manageability of Java™-based technologies and application programming interfaces (APIs). WebSphere™ Application Server for Windows NT™ can be installed from the CD included in the Dreamweaver box or by visiting:

Allaire HomeSite
  • A commercial version of HomeSite, Allaire's award-winning HTML editor, is included with the full commercial version of Windows Dreamweaver. Users can launch HomeSite from within Dreamweaver for total control over their code. HomeSite can be installed from the Dreamweaver Windows CD or a trial version can be downloaded from

MGI Software
  • MGI Software's e-commerce imaging technology allows developers to create more compelling and engaging Web experience with panoramas, zoomable content, 3D rotatable objects, and virtual tours with graphics, motion and interactivity. Photovista 2.0 included on the CD allows you to create 360° panoramic images in four easy steps with no Plug-ins needed to view the content! The ZOOM Server 3.5 Trial included on the CD delivers high-resolution images and a rich, interactive experience to your customers. MGI also includes extensions for Dreamweaver to allow for easy insertion of ZOOM-enabled 2D images, 3D objects and 360-degree panoramas into Dreamweaver Web pages.

  • For more information about MGI and its leading-edge solutions, please visit This site is a private resource for Macromedia customers to download free and trial software, preview new releases even beta test our latest offerings.
Nokia WML Studio for Dreamweaver
  • The Nokia WML Studio for Macromedia Dreamweaver enables you to create WML decks and cards, insert WBMP images, modify text, and implement anchors and events within the familiar Macromedia Dreamweaver user interface for delivery to Nokia and other WAP enabled wireless devices. The WML Studio tracks the compiled size of your WML deck and includes a debugger allowing you to validate your WML code as you create. The Nokia WML Studio for Dreamweaver fully supports the WML 1.1 standard and is available for free online on the Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver at

  • Macromedia and Nokia are both members of the WAP Forum, the industry association that has developed the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and WML. By working together on a Web content development platform for the wireless Internet, the companies are bringing consumers the Internet in presentations suited for the unique handset environment. More information about WAP is available at
Macromedia® Course-Builder extension for Dreamweaver
  • Download your free CourseBuilder extension for Dreamweaver to quickly create compelling Web-based instructional content and that works across multiple platforms and browsers. The CourseBuilder extension for Dreamweaver includes:

  • A gallery of over 40 pre-built interactions to let you easily create
    multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, fill-in-the-blank type questions
  • A visual Action Manager that lets you add complex logic and interactivity
    without having to know JavaScript
  • The ability to send results to an AICC-compliant Learning Management
    System (LMS) such as IBM LearningSpace

To download the latest version of this extension, visit the Macromedia Web Site for CourseBuilder at

Bare Bones BBEdit

A trial version of BBEdit, the premier HTML and text editing tool for the Macintosh, is included with Dreamweaver on the Mac. Users can switch back and forth between the two programs and automatically see changes and updates. The trial version of BBEdit can be installed from the Dreamweaver Macintosh CD or downloaded from

Macromedia® Press
  • Get the most out of your Macromedia software with hands-on tutorials and comprehensive guides by Macromedia Press. These guides are a collaborative effort between Macromedia and Peachpit Press to create a series of books that you'll soon rely on. Macromedia Press offers books in two series:

Macromedia Authorized: Complete courses in easy-to-follow, self-paced lessons that guide you through the ins and outs of Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Director, FreeHand, and other leading products.

Macromedia Press Books: Books in the familiar Peachpit style that will help you get the most out of Macromedia's software. These include the Visual QuickStart Guides, which are the industry's best-selling series of practical, visual, quick-reference guides. Learn more about Macromedia Press or buy a book at

Macromedia® Fireworks
  • Macromedia Fireworks is the solution for professional Web graphics design and production. Over 80% of application developers are interested in creating graphics for their Web applications. With Fireworks, they can produce graphics in Fireworks, and seamlessly integrate them into Dreamweaver using Round-trip Graphics Editing. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Fireworks can be downloaded from:

Macromedia® Dreamweaver UltraDev
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 is the most efficient way to develop ASP, JSP or ColdFusion applications. The professional hand-coding environment allows you to view code and design simultaneously, build database-driven Web applications, and view live server-side data as you edit layout and code on the fly. Easily create reusable libraries of server-side scripts or use the built-in server behaviors and shortcuts. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Dreamweaver UltraDev can be downloaded from:
Macromedia® Flash
  • Macromedia Flash is the solution for producing high-impact, vector-based Web sites. Integration between Dreamweaver and Macromedia Flash enables users to easily integrate vector animations, MP3 audio, and interactivity to produce high-impact, engaging Web applications. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Flash can be installed from the Dreamweaver CD or downloaded from:

Macromedia® Exchange
  • The Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver is your source for easy-to-install extensions, extension assistance, and tips on customizing Dreamweaver. Benefit from the efforts of the community of extension developers, or share your own objects, behaviors, and commands! For more information visit

  • Don't miss out on the two most popular extensions on the Dreamweaver
  • InstaGraphics Extensions for Dreamweaver
    Instantly create Macromedia Fireworks Web graphics, directly from Macromedia Dreamweaver—without expert design skills or even knowing Fireworks. Now you can take advantage of the integration between Fireworks and Dreamweaver in a whole new way. While developing your site in Dreamweaver, you can select text or bulleted lists and instantly convert the HTML to GIF graphics. Using the new Dreamweaver extensions, set parameters like file name and font, and Dreamweaver will automatically launch Fireworks and create, optimize, and export the desired graphics and place them directly into the Web page.

  • JavaScript Integration Kit for Macromedia Flash 5 Extension
    Combine Macromedia Flash 5 with the power of Dreamweaver to create powerful Macromedia Flash application interfaces. Many of the most engaging sites on the Web combine HTML with Macromedia Flash to create sophisticated application interfaces for Macromedia Flash. Using Macromedia Flash and JavaScript together, you can design the user's experience by manipulating the Macromedia Flash Player. To accomplish great interface designs, the Macromedia Flash player uses JavaScript and HTML to interact with the browser. Now, with the combination of the JavaScript Integration Kit, Macromedia Flash 5, and Dreamweaver, you can take advantage of the power of Macromedia Flash 5 and the browsers to create high-impact interfaces.
Macromedia® Director 8 Shockwave Studio
  • Easily integrate Shockwave content into your Web applications with Director. Director is the market-leading multimedia solution for creating engaging, rich media corporate presentations, e-merchandising applications, and entertainment. Director combines graphics, sound, animation, text, and video to create streaming, multiuser, interactive Web content. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Director can be installed from the Dreamweaver CD or downloaded from:

Macromedia® Authorware®
  • Authorware is the leading visual rich-media authoring tool for creating Web and online learning applications. As an educator, training developer, instructional designer, or subject matter expert, you can create engaging, rich-media learning applications, deliver them to employees and customers on the Web, LANs, and CD-ROM, and track student results and the return on your training investment. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Authorware can be installed from the Windows Dreamweaver CD or downloaded from:

Macromedia® Generator 2 Developer Edition

Generator 2 Developer Edition is the solution for automatically updating Macromedia Flash Web sites. Predefined objects like charts, tickers, tables and lists, enable you to easily design your site with data-driven graphics. When you modify content, the change is automatically reflected in your site, drastically reducing development and maintenance time. Generator 2 Developer Edition is ideal for high-impact Web sites requiring frequent offline or infrequent online content updates. A fully functional 30-day trial version of Generator Developer Edition can be installed from the Dreamweaver CD or downloaded from:

Macromedia® FreeHand
  • Macromedia FreeHand 9 is the professional solution for designers publishing for print and Web, offering sophisticated illustration tools, time-saving productivity features, and tight integration with the award-winning family of Macromedia Web publishing software, including Macromedia Flash. Create eye-catching illustrations, logos, graphics for Macromedia Flash, site storyboards, and design-intensive documents in the unique design and layout environment of Macromedia FreeHand 9. A fully functional 30-day trial version of FreeHand can be installed from the Dreamweaver CD or downloaded from:


More places to visit: 
  • A good online tutorial is based it the University of  Illinois_Dreamweaver This is an essential site for information on using Dreamweaver. David Wilson is a programmer and offers a  bundle of extensions at Cascade You can also gain access to the Dreamweaver Web Ring here, useful for hunting down that elusive snippet of information. APT Grafix is an outstanding site containing references, tutorials, behaviors, inspectors and commands for you to download. If that's not enough there is also an extensions database to search. The Dreamweaver Bible is one of the best books on the subject and the main site includes many objects and behaviors to download. Dream Weaver Depot Is an excellent site for all things Dream Weaver. Many downloads of custom built features to build on Dream Weavers already impressive capabilities. Web Monkey is featured elsewhere on this site however there is a great Dream Weaver section here. Yaromat has some excellent Dream Weaver extensions and is well worth a visit. The Macromedia Exchange is a well designed and  excellent site for help and downloads.  Computers Unlimited: Is in my opinion the best source for buying Macromedia products. 



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