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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

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Courtney Firak a month ago
Working with the team at Gecko Designs has been fantastic! I worked closely with Ali to create a new meetings website and she was so patient with all the changes to copy and took the time to walk me through the back-end of Word Press. I am confidently making changes on own but know that any request will be done quickly. The team was even very responsive over a weekend to meet a deadline. Highly, highly recommend!
Bob Rock a year ago
WOW! It was a pleasure working with the team at GECKO. Easy to work with and the final product is better than I imagined. Looking forward to a long term relationship.
PHC Missoula 2 months ago
Gecko's team does great work. We had a fairly complex request with a variety of stakeholder interests at play. Their team listened carefully and responded thoughtfully to our needs throughout the process! We were very pleased with the process and thrilled with the final product they provided.
Libby Addington 7 months ago
Gecko brings an immense amount of talent and expertise to any project, adding value and saving us time at every step of the process. We've been blown away by their balance of creative capability (across strategy, ideation, design and execution) with impeccable execution, on time and on budget every time. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Mark Thome 4 months ago
Gecko Designs had us at the lead phrase on their home page: "If you're tired of flakey freelancers and want to work with a team of professional, reliable experts, you've come to the right place!" We were at that point developing our site that we needed to step up to a professional team with a demonstrated portfolio of blue-chip sites, and the expertise to help bring our crazy ideas to fruition. We're looking forward to The Missoula Underground being a vital part of the Northwestern Montana scene, and the first step was picking up the phone and having a conversation with Gabe. Don't hesitate to hire their team, they are ACES at web design and development. Thanks, Gecko!