Creating a website using Dreamweaver

Creating a website using Dreamweaver can be a straightforward process, whether you’re coding by hand or using the visual editor. Here’s a simple tutorial to get you started.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and Adobe Dreamweaver installed on your computer.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Site

  1. Open Dreamweaver. Click on “Site” in the menu, then “New Site”.
  2. In the Site Setup window, enter a name for your site in the “Site Name” field.
  3. Click the folder icon next to the “Local Site Folder” field and choose a location on your computer where you want to save your website files. Click “Save”.
  4. Click on “Servers” in the left panel, then the “+” button to add a new server if you want to set up an FTP connection to a live server. This is optional for creating a website, but necessary for publishing it to the web.

Step 2: Creating a New HTML File

  1. Go to “File” > “New”. A dialog box will appear.
  2. Choose “HTML” under “Document Type”, select “None” for “Layout”, and then click “Create”. An untitled HTML document will open.
  3. Save the file by going to “File” > “Save As”. Name the file “index.html”. This will be your homepage.

Step 3: Adding Content to Your Page

In the Document window, you can switch between “Code”, “Split”, and “Design” views. “Code” shows only the HTML code, “Design” shows the visual representation, and “Split” shows both.

Add elements to your page using the toolbar at the top or by writing directly in the code editor.

Here’s an example of what your HTML might look like:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>My First Website</title>
    <h1>Welcome to My Website</h1>
    <p>This is a sample paragraph.</p>

Step 4: Styling Your Page with CSS

  1. Go to “File” > “New”, select “CSS” under “Document Type”, and click “Create”.
  2. Save this new file as “styles.css” in the same location as your HTML file.
  3. In your HTML file, link to your CSS file by adding the following line in the <head> section: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css">.
  4. Switch to your CSS file and start adding styles. For example:
body {
    background-color: #f0f0f0;
    font-family: Arial, sans-serif;

h1 {
    color: #333;

Step 5: Previewing Your Website

  1. Save all your changes.
  2. Click on the “Real-Time Preview” button (globe icon) on the upper right side of the window or press F12. This will open your website in your default web browser.

Step 6: Adding More Pages

Repeat steps 2-5 to add more pages to your website. Remember to link them together using <a> tags. For example, <a href="about.html">About</a>.

Step 7: Uploading Your Website

If you set up a server in step 1, you can upload your website by clicking on the “Put Files to Remote Server” button (up arrow) in the Files panel.

Remember, this is a very basic example. Dreamweaver is a powerful tool with many more features such as prebuilt layouts, a more complex