Adobe Dreamweaver in the Digital Media Studio

Are you interested in website design? There are a lot of website design services available online, but many times they limit your control. That’s why Adobe Dreamweaver is a great tool, because it gives you freedom to control every element of your website. To use Adobe Dreamweaver, you start by uploading a template of HTML code for a website, which you can create yourself or find for free online. Then, you can customize it as much as you want, changing the code, and seeing a live view of what the website would look like.

Users should have at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS coding in order to use this software. If you want to try it but need help with HTML and CSS coding, we have resources available at the library, including online e-books, such as Sams Teach Yourself HTML, CSS & JavaScript Web Publishing in One Hour a Day or HTML: A Beginner’s Tutorial. You can access these e-books by logging in with your student account information.

If you don’t have Adobe Dreamweaver on your own computer, but want to give it a try or use it for a project, it is available in the Digital Media Studio! Additionally, if you are an active NOVA student and want to test out your website, you can upload your HTML file to NOVA’s Student Web Folders  and see what it looks like on the web.

Depending on your future career, proficient Dreamweaver skills may look good on a resume and help you cultivate skills for the workforce. If you are new to Dreamweaver, there are lots of free online tutorials to get you started.

Have you created a website using Dreamweaver? We’d love to see it! Send us your creations at