Recap: Standards & Accessibility With Dreamweaver
May 12, 2009 Emily Lewis
For our May 6 event, Emily Lewis and Virginia DeBolt discussed principles of web standards and accessibility, and demonstrate how to use Dreamweaver to achieve both. If you were unable to attend or need a refresher, we've got you covered:
The presentation was a mix of background information and demonstrations. I explained the tenets of web standards, as well as some of the basic guidelines for ensuring accessibility, while Virginia gave Dreamweaver demos to show how users can implement both standards and accessibility in the WYSISYG editor.
Specific demonstrations included:
- Dreamweaver's CSS-based templates
- Creating accessible forms
Ensuring images are assigned
- Creating and editing CSS and markup to support semantics
- Dreamweaver preferences you can set to support accessibility
Video of the presentation is available on Viddler:
The slide deck for this presentation is available online:
Photos are available on Flickr:
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For our June 3 event, Jason Nakai will discuss combining CS4's Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, and Dreamweaver into an easy–to–use workflow:
- How to smoothly transition from one Adobe CS4 application to the next
- New features that aid in the workflow process
- New unified and customizable interfaces
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