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Pls Help - 1st time builder using DW 18 - any pdfs 4 1st site?

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Not a skilled site designer and would like to put up a basic site for my med device startup.  Have spent 2-3 days either watching DW videos online and/or reading manuals from library and old pdfs on DW 5 - 10+.  Synonyms seem to never go out of style.  Anyone know of a simple easy to understand 5 - 15 page user manual in pdf form so I may set up one very simple rather basic bland no frills vanilla website?  I find tissue engineering easier to understand than DW manuals, sadly.

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There are no PDF manuals  I know of.   Understanding HTML & CSS is far more important than learning software.   Read the chapters & work with the code exercises in links below.

Since you're just starting out, I suggest using a starter template in DW as the foundation for your project.  First define your local site folder.  Go to Site > New Site...  Give your project a name and location folder.  Example, C:\MyTestSite\   See screenshots below.

CC-localsite.jpg

Go to File > New > Starter Templates.  Pick one and hit the Create button.

CC-StarterPage.jpg

After you save your newly created document, DW will create assets folders for your project as can be seen in your Files Panel (F8).

CC-StarterPageAssets.jpg

You now have the basis for creating your new site.   Post back if have more questions.

Nancy

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Pls Help - 1st time builder using DW 18 - any pdfs 4 1st site?

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Not a skilled site designer and would like to put up a basic site for my med device startup.  Have spent 2-3 days either watching DW videos online and/or reading manuals from library and old pdfs on DW 5 - 10+.  Synonyms seem to never go out of style.  Anyone know of a simple easy to understand 5 - 15 page user manual in pdf form so I may set up one very simple rather basic bland no frills vanilla website?  I find tissue engineering easier to understand than DW manuals, sadly.

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

There are no PDF manuals  I know of.   Understanding HTML & CSS is far more important than learning software.   Read the chapters & work with the code exercises in links below.

Since you're just starting out, I suggest using a starter template in DW as the foundation for your project.  First define your local site folder.  Go to Site > New Site...  Give your project a name and location folder.  Example, C:\MyTestSite\   See screenshots below.

CC-localsite.jpg

Go to File > New > Starter Templates.  Pick one and hit the Create button.

CC-StarterPage.jpg

After you save your newly created document, DW will create assets folders for your project as can be seen in your Files Panel (F8).

CC-StarterPageAssets.jpg

You now have the basis for creating your new site.   Post back if have more questions.

Nancy

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I would forget about DW. It's overkill for what you want.

Put up a Wordpress site in 5 mins. Maybe using a Premium (paid for) Theme which has lots of custom options.

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John, Thank you for the response.  I did see a WP theme that fit well for our startup.  May try to mimic it and go with Nancy's advice, giving it the old college try first with DW before a WP plan B.   THX!

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May try to mimic it

5 mins in Wordpress. 3-6 months for a DW novice.

Good luck with whatever you decide. I wish you every success.

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There are no PDF manuals  I know of.   Understanding HTML & CSS is far more important than learning software.   Read the chapters & work with the code exercises in links below.

Since you're just starting out, I suggest using a starter template in DW as the foundation for your project.  First define your local site folder.  Go to Site > New Site...  Give your project a name and location folder.  Example, C:\MyTestSite\   See screenshots below.

CC-localsite.jpg

Go to File > New > Starter Templates.  Pick one and hit the Create button.

CC-StarterPage.jpg

After you save your newly created document, DW will create assets folders for your project as can be seen in your Files Panel (F8).

CC-StarterPageAssets.jpg

You now have the basis for creating your new site.   Post back if have more questions.

Nancy

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Nancy,  will do.  Was taught to dance with the girl who brought you to the party, so plan A continues until either I'm incapacitated or B is truly necessary.  THX!

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