Advanced Dreamweaver CS5

Section 6972 | CS 53.11b | 3 credits

A hands-on lab on Thursday evenings 5:00-8:00PM | Maggini RM 2803 | First session January 20, 2011.


Review the complete weekly schedule of lessons and course outline here.

Required Materials

Software Requirements

Dreamweaver CS5. This class explores many new features of CS5. CS4 will not work for many projects in this class. You can purchase or upgrade to Dreamweaver CS5 at the Santa Rosa Junior College bookstore. You can also use Dreamweaver CS5 in the Santa Rosa Junior Collge Computer Labs. In addition, you should use a modern browser with

debugging capabilities, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with Firebug and the DOM Inspector plugins. In addition, we will be using the free version of MySQL Workbench to develop our database, please download and install it.

A webserver account with FTP access, Apache webserver, php, MySQL and the Zend framework (Zend is also included in the CD with the textbook). I strongly recommend using the Santa Rosa Junior College Computer Studies Department free Linux-based webserver account – apply for an account here. If you already have an SRJC Linux account, make sure you have your FTP password for the first class. Here is more information about your account.

Required Textbook

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 with PHP: Training from the Source
by David Powers
Published by Adobe Press.
ISBN 978-0-321-71984-3

Your final grade will be based on the following:

Assignment Number Points
Projects 10 60
Quizzes 4 20
Midterm 10
Final 10
Total 100
  • 91% -100% = A
  • 81% -9 0% = B
  • 71% – 80% = C
  • 65% – 70% = D
  • <65 = F

Class Schedule

Date Class Begins: 1/20/2011
Date Class Ends: 5/26/2011
Last Day Add w/o add code: 1/23/2011
Last Day Add with add code: 2/6/2011
Last Day to Drop and be eligible for refund: 1/30/2011
Last Day for P/NP option: 2/27/2011
Last Day Drop w/o W: 2/13/2011
Last Day Drop with W: 5/1/2011

Tests and Quizzes

There will be four online quizzes throughout the course and an online midterm and final exam. The material comes from the class textbook, lectures and supplemental materials such as published class notes or blogs. If any exam is missed, a zero will be recorded as the score. It is your responsibility to take the online exams by the due date.


You must submit ten complete projects throughout the semester.

There are twelve project tutorials assigned throughout the semester and your projects could be based on these examples or on others as pre-approved by the instructor. You are required to maintain a website to publish and document your projects. Your site can be hosted at your own private domain or at Santa Rosa Junior College, which offers students free web hosting services. Your site for this semester should be in a folder under public_html as a separate subdomain.

Late Projects

Projects are late if not submitted by Sunday at midnight following the class that the assignment is due. Late assignments can be submitted (or resubmitted with instructors consent) for 83.3% credit up to one week after the due date. Any assignments turned in more than two week late will receive no credit.

Credit-No Credit

You may take this class credit/no-credit. You must decide before the fifth class and file the appropriate form with Admissions and Records. You must complete the midterm and final quizzes and projects to receive class credit.

Dropping the Class

If you decide to discontinue this course, it is your responsibility to officially drop it to avoid getting no refund (after 10% of course length), a W symbol (after 20%), or a grade (after 60%). Also, for several consecutive, unexplained absences, the instructor may drop a student.

Standards of Conduct

Students shall conduct themselves in a manner that reflects their awareness of common standards of decency and the rights of others. Interference with SRJC’s educational objectives is a cause for disciplinary action. All members of the college community are expected to refrain from such interference, including the following types of conduct:

  • Disruption of teaching
  • Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct

Email Etiquette

Here is a list of some basic guidelines for using the class forum or emailing directly to the instructor or a classmate:

  • Email can easily be misinterpreted; be brief, polite, never send email when angry.
  • Always include a pertinent subject title for the message.
  • Capitalize words only to highlight an important point or to distinguish a title or heading. Capitalizing whole words is termed as SHOUTING!
  • It is rude to forward personal email without the author’s permission

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact SRJC Disability Resources (527-4278), Analy Village – C, as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

13 comments for “Advanced Dreamweaver CS5

  1. Kathy Samoun
    January 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if there is a place we can go to see what is due for each week? I’m getting a little lost in the blog as to what is actually due?


    • jayperetz
      January 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      Each Thursday there will be a post named “Weekly Recap for January 20″ (or whatever that Thursday’s date is). These posts will be the only posts tagged as “Recap” and each will include an outline of the lecture notes for that day, and a list of the assignments for that week with due dates and links where applicable to exams, etc. Your projects should all be linked from your main page, so there is no need to ‘hand anything in’, just publish your project page by the due date.

  2. January 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Where can we see the pages of other students in this class? Is there a page with links to all of the students’ sites?

    • jayperetz
      January 26, 2011 at 9:55 am

      You can see the student gallery from any page on this blog – it is in the right sidebar under Student Gallery. I am adding names as assignment 1 is submitted.

  3. January 26, 2011 at 9:58 am


  4. Kathy Samoun
    January 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Hi, I was wondering if there is somewhere we can see our grades? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

    Thank you,

    • January 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      The grades will be posted in CATE. There will be a link to the gradebook from this blog, but the gradebook isn’t set up yet.

  5. February 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Hello Jay,
    or anyone else who is in here. I am stuck at the project 1 autoresponder.php page.

    Greetings .
    Information specific to your needs and you can take it with you in a PDF format!
    anything you can see that I can't see?

  6. February 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Sorry it won’t show the php in the forum. Never mind.

  7. February 11, 2011 at 7:33 am

    You can omit the php tags and just post the code, or you can attach a screenshot.

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