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523 N Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802

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Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver training courses

Learn web design the fun and easy way using Adobe Dreamweaver! We offer hands-on, Adobe Dreamweaver classes on-site at your Charlottesville, Virginia-area location. Request on-site training quote

Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver Training Classes


Our instructors are top professionals in their fields and are selected for their ability to convey complex Adobe Dreamweaver topics in a way that makes sense to beginners. Meet the Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver course instructor

Website Design Courses for Beginners & Courses for Experts

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!

What you'll learn in this web design class:

We'll take you from A to Z! See a list of some of the topics we cover in this Dreamweaver web design course.

1, 2 and 3-day Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver courses tailored to meet your goals

Each group of students is different. They have different levels of experience and different goals. We tailor each Adobe Dreamweaver course to meet the needs and goals of our Charlottesville, Virginia students.

Real World Dreamweaver Projects

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.

Emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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 Charlottesville, Virginia students how to incorporate keywords in tactical places that will maximize website traffic.

Adobe Dreamweaver training course projects include:

Learn to build a basic website using Dreamweaver

This project is a great introduction to the basic features of Adobe Dreamweaver. It gives Charlottesville, Virginia students the opportunity to get familiar with the website setup process, explore the Adobe Dreamweaver 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).

Plan, design and build a website for a popular Charlottesville, Virginia coffee chain using Adobe Dreamweaver

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 Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver students to build a complete commercially-applicable website from scratch.

Publishing a website using Adobe Dreamweaver

Charlottesville, Virginia 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?

Learn to make a custom Adobe Dreamweaver template

Custom templates are introduced and explained in detail. Charlottesville, Virginia 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!

Learn to create a custom contact form

Instructors discuss the advantages of using a contact form instead of linking directly to an email address. Charlottesville, Virginia students plan and create a functioning contact form that collects website user information and transmits it to the website administrator.

Challenges for Charlottesville, Virginia Adobe Dreamweaver students

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!

The Dreamweaver teacher becomes the Dreamweaver student

Instructors play the role of a non-web-savvy client and ask that Charlottesville, Virginia 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.

Full blown Adobe Dreamweaver website challenge

Charlottesville, Virginia students must plan and develop a multi-page website using Dreamweaver templates and incorporating everything they've learned during the course.

Adobe Dreamweaver Resources

Class is about to end and we want to make sure our Charlottesville, Virginia 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 knowledge and skills, find images and extend Dreamweaver.

Request an on-site Dreamweaver training quote in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Adobe Dreamweaver Training Instructor Feedback


Three days of instruction equal to two weeks or more with a book. I went from a complete novice to able to build any Website I want.

Jim W.

Obviously very well-informed in SEO.  I think we profited greatly from his class.  After we get more experience ourselves I think a second class would be super.

James W.

I had had basic experience in Adobe Photoshop, but absolutely none in Dreamweaver, and by the end of the course felt extremely confident and ready to use my new skills. The course was very enjoyable!

Alex R.

I loved the course. I organized the course for my employees, and we were at vastly varying levels. Gabe managed to make the course relevant for everyone, and we all took a great deal away from the class.

With very limited experience creating online content – my primary experience has been with blogging software and Netscape drag-and-drop programs – I was not optimistic about what I would learn coming into this course. Dreamweaver is a daunting program and three days is a very short timespan to absorb something I’d always considered complicated. But now at the end of the third day I feel confident that I could build a simple site and expand my efforts from there.
Gabriel Silverman did a wonderful job reinforcing concepts in a concentric matter that helped me retain what I’d learned and use it with some competence on final projects. The resource list he provided will be invaluable.
I was extremely impressed with this course.

Victoria R.

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3 ways learning web design with Adobe Dreamweaver will pay for itself:


  1. Save money!Stop paying web designers to design and manage your website when they get around to it.
  2. Make money!Put your web design skills to work for your own clients!
  3. Put your website to work!Get the most out of your existing website or a brand new website that you build from scratch.

Meet the Dreamweaver Instructor


Gabriel Silverman, Dreamweaver training instructor

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 Tugboat.

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What you'll learn in this Dreamweaver web design course (partial list)


  • Setup, configure and customize Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Create simple and complex layouts
  • What are Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and how they work
  • Create lists and tables
  • Using images
  • Adding video
  • How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works and its importance
  • Custom Dreamweaver templates
  • HTML contact forms
  • Calendars
  • Anchors and targets
  • Opening links in a new window
  • Linking to email addresses - good or bad?
  • Rollover buttons
  • Adding interactivity to your site using SPRY Widgets
  • How to make your website accessible
  • Drop down menus
  • How and where to get your own domain name (yourwebsite.com)
  • How hosting works and where you can host your site
  • How servers work
  • How FTP transfers work
  • Publishing your website
  • Tracking your website's hits using Google Analytics
  • Promoting your website
  • Adding a favicon
  • Resources to help you troubleshoot problems
  • How to extend Dreamweaver's functionality
  • Resources and tutorials to teach yourself more
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Nicole Ichtertz a month ago
Everyone I worked with at Gecko Designs answered all my emails and questions promptly, and helped me rebuild and re-design my website with enthusiasm and efficiency. I highly recommend them, they are an awesome team to work with!
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Hannah McDaniel 3 weeks ago
Gecko exceeded our expectations in every way with their efficiency, creativity and professionalism...our non-profit hasn't had a fully functional site that we are proud of in years, and not only did Gabe, Grace & the staff at Gecko completely turn this around, they helped us learn along the way. Thank you!
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Allen Ratta 8 months ago
These guys are amazing! Gabe knew exactly where to go in the code and want to fix and had all our issues repaired in minutes! As a previous owner of a software company I would give them the highest rating possible!
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Sprinkler Maniac 8 months ago
Had some updating issues with our website and Gabe provided an expedited response to our situation so we could keep the site up and running smoothly. Additionally, he tweaked a few things he noticed weren't correct so the site would have better SEO. Thanks so much!
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Rebecca Shoemaker 8 months ago
Gecko is the whole package! Gabe is responsive, reliable, skilled, and affordable. thanks for all your help, i wish i'd found you sooner :)