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Gecko Designs
523 N Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 662-1123

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Getting the most out of your Dreamweaver course

Written by Gabriel on March 26, 2010

Ask lots and lots of questions

The most important tip I can give you is to ask as many questions as you can and to ask them right away. Our Dreamweaver course will move along at a determined pace and each concept will build off of the previous concept. If a concept doesn’t make sense and you don’t ask any questions the next concept won’t make sense either. Before you know it you’ll be way behind and it will be more difficult for the instructor to bring you back up to speed. Don’t be shy and don’t assume that you’re the only one who didn’t understand the concept! When you speak up and ask a question you’ll be doing the entire class a favor and the instructor will always be glad to answer your questions!

If you’re uncomfortable speaking up when you have a question, don’t hesitate to approach the instructor during a class break for some one-on-one assistance.

Don’t sit by yourself

If you sit next to other students you can have the benefit of watching their screen up-close in addition to seeing what the instructor is doing on the big-screen. Sitting next to another student may allow you to quickly find your own mistakes and bounce questions off of your neighbor.

Learn Dreamweaver – don’t just follow along

We’ve found that a common mistake some students commit is to focus more on doing what the instructor does but not necessarily understanding why. Some students will end up with a perfectly designed website but they’ll have no idea how they made it because they were simply following along with the instructor but weren’t really listening to the concepts being taught. Make sure you listen intently and if you feel like you’re completing tasks only because you see the instructor doing it make sure you stop and ask questions!

Practice makes perfect

Try putting your skills to use during breaks and at home so that you can come to class with confidence in your abilities or questions about them! Don’t be afraid to try something that the instructor didn’t explicitly cover and see if you can accomplish it.

Help your classmates

A great way to solidify your own web design skills is to help other students resolve problems. One of the very best ways to learn a new skill is by teaching it to others. Consider sitting next to someone who isn’t learning as quickly as you are. You’ll learn more by watching their mistakes and helping correct them and they will appreciate your help too!

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Gecko Designs, LLC
523 N Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 662-1123

523 N Higgins Ave, Missoula
Michelle Levitus 5 months ago
Gecko Designs was a pleasure to work with while building out a brand new website. They understood what we were after and had creative and useful ideas to help us reach our goals for the website and for our organization. Communication was friendly and reliable throughout the process and they were available to troubleshoot any issues that arose before we went live, and after. Highly recommend!
Eric Halverson 3 months ago
Gabriel at Gecko Designs has proven over and over again that he and his team offer an incredible product to their clients (me!). I've been thrilled by his communication, the products they offer, and their responsiveness to my requests. Anyone looking for a website, logo, etc.. would be making a no-brainer decision to do business with Gecko Designs.
Martin Judnich 7 months ago
From intro meeting to final website, this was a great experience. Gecko created exactly what I was looking for, and was very timely and affordable. Great collaboration, lots of changes, and they made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I could not recommend more.
Lincoln Mansch 10 months ago
Our non-profit organization can't find enough adjectives to describe the top-notch, professional, and amazing work Gabe and his team provides. They have been amazing supporters of our organization from answering simple quick questions, to volunteering at our events, to helping us with graphic designs and website updates for our biggest event, to helping us with the mother of all projects....redesigning our very outdated website. We are always amazed at how quickly and efficiently they work despite us coming back with little nit-picky changes and requests. We often wonder if we're their only client because they are so quick to respond....but that is exactly how they want you to feel - as if you are their only/most important client. They are always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right by taking very careful consideration of their clients' needs, wants, and desires, and end up producing work that is nothing short of brilliant.
Jaycie Loney a year ago
Gabe and his team did a great job helping us with our fundraiser. They were the most affordable, easiest to work with place in town! We couldn't have been more pleased with these guys!! Highly Recommended!