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Old 02-25-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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I am assigned the task of updating our webpage for a class at school. I know nothing on the subject at all... but since I am the tech guru in general, I was assigned the task... How do I go about editing it? I think we have adobe dreamweaver at school. Is this fairly simple to do?

Sorry, I'm a complete newb on the subject...
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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yeah dreamweaver is very easy to use if you get hung up with anything you can PM me with any questions or check for a video on youtube there is a TON of tutorial type vids on there about dreamweaver...

If not you will edit it using the source code in notepad which isn't exactly easy but it isn't really that hard with a little common sense...I can help ya with this as well so feel free to ask if ya get hung up..

Edit what exactly needs to be edited on it? is it just fonts and colors or the text, img's and information?
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pictures, text/info. Some of the links to other parts of the site need to be changed probably. It's really a whole website I have to fix up.
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Try Nvu, which is a free alternative to Dreamweaver. You're going to need basic knowledge of HTML in order to create a basic web page. There are plenty of guides that should help you get started.
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Basic HTML (working in notepad) is how I started, and it's how I'm still working with webpages. The only time I use Adobe is to use GoLive and that's to make banner links because it's much faster than the traditional mapping-out way (which is basically guessing and checking). Once you get a barebones page down (or in your case, you are just editing), it's fairly easy to pick up HTML. Repetition is key, IMHO. Learn what works, what doesn't, and then speed it up from there. An HTML page rarely looks as good as something with java or whatnot, but it gets the job done. I personally work a lot with frames to get the looks I want.

A good reference is WebMonkey.
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I taught myself Dreamweaver with some tutorial help. I actually made a whole site, messed up pretty bad and started over almost completely first though. understand Templates the first time around and it will make it a whole bunch easier...
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pictures, text/info. Some of the links to other parts of the site need to be changed probably. It's really a whole website I have to fix up.
Well if it is just pics and text you could do it easily on notepad

the tags you will need to know are <p> which equals Paragraph...This is where you will edit the text.

<img src> this is the source of your images which is usually a url or a file on the server you are using.

You can also adjust the fonts, sizes, and bold within this but is much easier to use a CSS (cascading style sheet) but even if there is a CSS you can still enter different fonts and such into the actual HTML as well...

It is pretty easy just to edit once it is already completed the tough part is setting up tables and div tags originally if you don't know what your doing but there are alot of templates available for this too...

If you are using dreamweaver it is SUPER easy to change photos and text all you do is click the area you want to change and do the changes and it automatically updates the source code. If you are good with HTML you can also make changes in the source code with dreamweaver very easily as well...
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Ok, I can get dreamweaver, so I will try and mess with it tommorrow.

I am going to try Nvu as suggested for now, as it may take a couple weeks to get Dreamweaver.
How do I even open a web page to start editing it? Do I need a password or something?
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