Learn web design the fun and easy way using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5! We offer hands-on, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 classes on-site at your Portland, Oregon-area location.
Our instructors are top professionals in their fields and are selected for their ability to convey complex Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 topics in a way that makes sense to beginners. Meet the Portland, Oregon Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 course instructorRequest a Portland, Oregon
Our courses are customized to meet your needs and experience level. That means if you have absolutely no experience with web design we can introduce you to the fundamentals and get you publishing on the internet in no time! You won't believe how easy and how much fun it is!
If you're an experienced web designer and want to master CSS, Search Engine Optimization, forms, templates, Adobe Photoshop integration or learn any other element of Dreamweaver and website design, we can structure a class to meet your needs!
We'll take you from A to Z! See a list of some of the topics we cover in this Dreamweaver web design course.
Each group of students is different. They have different levels of experience and different goals. We tailor each Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 course to meet the needs and goals of our Portland, Oregon students.
Our courses are not taught out of a book. Each course is planned by the instructor based on the needs and goals of the students. Students design and build several websites throughout each course and learn new techniques and elements along the way.
A crucial element of any website project is search engine performance. If your website isn't ranking well in search engines, how will people find it? Our instructors go over the fundamentals of SEO throughout each Dreamweaver project showing Portland, Oregon students how to incorporate keywords in tactical places that will maximize website traffic.
“ This course surpassed my expectations! I learned an invaluable amount of information in three days; more than I've learned on my own in the last 4 years! Gabriel was an excellent teacher. He explained everything so effortlessly, was extremely patient with everyone in class, and had enrichment exercises ready for those who were ahead of the rest of the group. ”
“ This course was great! I was so nervous my first day because I had never made a website before, but Gabriel was an incredibly helpful and patient teacher - I would recommend this course to anyone. ”
“ Gabriel was a wonderful instructor! Time flew by in this class, without making you feel overwhelmed. He also made you feel very comfortable when asking questions. I'm leaving here with a solid understanding of how to build web sites, which is incredible after three days. This class is worth every penny! Thank you! ”
“ This was awesome. Gabriel was patient, clear on what he taught, and best of all he was responsive to each student's questions and problems. He explained things in an organized, concise fashion that made pretty much everything easy to understand. The course was pretty much what I expected and more. It gave me a whole new outlook on how to approach building websites after 10 years of doing it my self-taught way. WOW! What an eye opener. Thanks for an informative and valuable 3 days! ”
“ Gabriel was the best instructor that I have had in all my years of training. I wish there were more like him. Very well organized and an overall excellent instructor. He should be the model for all instructors. ”
“ Gabriel is outstanding. I came in behind the eight ball, having taken another "beginner" class (through a different training center) that was clearly lacking in certain areas, and he worked quickly yet patiently to help me get to an appropriate level of comprehension. He knows his subject cold, expects you to follow along at a brisk pace, but gets to the heart of an explanation very efficiently, and in a way that help the student visualize WHY something is working, not just what to do. Some instructors expect students to follow along by rote, but this is not the same as teaching. Gabriel is a huge cut above. ”
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This project is a great introduction to the basic features of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5. It gives Portland, Oregon students the opportunity to get familiar with the website setup process, explore the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 interface and incorporate images. We discuss the use of proper HTML syntax as it relates to search engine optimization and introduce basic Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Students learn how the website design and planning processes are crucial before beginning the build process. They build on their skills by learning to use CSS for layout purposes and are introduced to Dreamweaver anchors, targets, image maps and tables (and learn when to use them). This project allows Portland, Oregon Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 students to build a complete commercially-applicable website from scratch.
Portland, Oregon students learn about domain names and how to register them, website hosting, servers and the FTP process. Students are given their own live FTP accounts and use them to publish their projects. What good is website design if you can't show the world?
Custom templates are introduced and explained in detail. Portland, Oregon students create a new multi-column layout from scratch using CSS and save it as a Dreamweaver template. They then use the template to generate the various pages of their website, test it and publish it!
Instructors discuss the advantages of using a contact form instead of linking directly to an email address. Portland, Oregon students plan and create a functioning contact form that collects website user information and transmits it to the website administrator.
In order to build student confidence and give them an opportunity to practice their skills, instructors present students with various challenges. This gives students the opportunity to try out their skills and make mistakes under the watchful eye of a professional. Any shortfalls can be corrected or re-taught before the course ends and the student is on their own!
Instructors play the role of a non-web-savvy client and ask that Portland, Oregon students update an existing live website. This is a great project because students are forced to put their experience to use problem-solving in a manner that they weren't specifically shown.
Portland, Oregon students must plan and develop a multi-page website using Dreamweaver templates and incorporating everything they've learned during the course.
Class is about to end and we want to make sure our Portland, Oregon Dreamweaver students have the tools and resources to be successful web designers! Instructors share helpful resources with students that they can use to further their Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5 knowledge and skills, find images and extend Dreamweaver.
Gabriel founded Gecko Designs, a web design and marketing firm in 1996 where he continues to work to this day. He is passionate about his work and delights in teaching the trade to his students.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Multimedia Design and has won awards in both graphic and interactive web design which he jokes, "I carry with me at all times."
Outside of work Gabe races catamaran sailboats and plays on an ice hockey team. He loves traveling, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding and sports cars! He can do a Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds, enjoys making sushi and has a golden retriever named Hobie.