Got my book and software for Web Design today. I got a copy of Macromedia Studio MX 2004 and the book is Dreamweaver MX 2004 Hands-On-Training. Honestly, I don’t know who picks these books out for us. There are always much better ones they could have picked. They use the same site idea throughout (an eyeglasses store) and most of their designs are table-based.
I think we should have had two textbooks for this course. One on how to use Dreamweaver and another on actual web design. Because if you’re trying to learn design from that book, you’re screwed. Their designs look like ones from 1996. I do have an Advanced Web Design course coming up next January so hopefully that will actually cover design.
However, I’m pleased that we’re using Dreamweaver. I need to learn it and don’t want to use it for my own sites.