The schedule is still evolving. Future topics will be decided upon by the Dreamweaver meetup community.
Want a little more information on the concepts of graphic design or performing basic tasks in Dreamweaver? Then check out these resources.
- Graphic Design – a high-level primer on graphic design.
- Dreamweaver Basics – Getting Started and around in Dreamweaver.
Schedule of Topics
|Topic||Description||Blog Post Date||Meetup Discuss Date|
|Foundations of Web Design||Will cover all the basics, for those just starting (maybe even a refresher for established designers). There’ll also be a focus on print vs. web.||Dec. 2008||Jan. 13, 2009|
|Web Design Workflow: From Initiation to Final Design||We’ll take a look at planning a website; the goals for the website, the owning business or organization and the audience for the site. We’ll also look at competitive analysis. We’ll then look at creating personas to develop a better understanding on the site’s audience, wireframes to organize the page-level content, then creating the actual design in a graphic tool like Photoshop. Lastly, we’ll look at building, testing, then finally launching a site.||Jan. 2009||Feb. 10, 2009|
|Tableless Page Layout||We’ll take a look at the various type of CSS tableless layouts; fixed, fluid, elastic, and hybrids, along the the pros & cons for each.||Feb. 2009||Mar. 9, 2009|
|Information Architecture||We’ll look at how to organize the content of a site, including the various methods for determining that organization.||Mar. 2009||Apr. 14, 2009|
|In June, we’ll have a regular Meetup Session on CMS’s.|
|Web Graphics||May. 2009||Jun. 9, 2009|