Need Tutorials On Designing Minisites With Adobe CS3 Photoshop & CS3 Dreamweaver

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I am looking for anyone to point me to good quality tutorials on HOW to design minisites using Adobe CS3 Photoshop & CS3 Dreamweaver.

Header, Footer, Purchase Button, ect... all the usually comes with a minisite...

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    lynda.com has good tutorials.

    I prefer to design my mini sites in fireworks as it makes the whole process a lot quicker (but you have less graphical options).
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      lynda.com has good tutorials.

      I prefer to design my mini sites in fireworks as it makes the whole process a lot quicker (but you have less graphical options).
      Whats does fireworks offer that you like, that is different from dreamweaver? Just curious I have Fireworks CS3
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
        Originally Posted by EWGQDD View Post

        Whats does fireworks offer that you like, that is different from dreamweaver? Just curious I have Fireworks CS3
        Fireworks is graphic editor, so should be compared with Photoshop, not Dreamweaver, at least that's what I know
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      lynda.com has good tutorials.

      I prefer to design my mini sites in fireworks as it makes the whole process a lot quicker (but you have less graphical options).
      Thanks, I will maybe use that also.


      What I am really looking for is probably along the lines of a product that teaches building minisites specifically..
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    Fireworks can replace photoshop. You would still do some stuff in dreamweaver.

    The way I do it is make website as a picture in fireworks. Add slices and export html & images.

    Open up file in dreamwevaer and make a few small mods like setting certain images as cell backgrounds and adding a little css and hey presto.

    I can make a mini site and export it to html in under 1 hour. I can't do that with photoshop and image ready.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Becky
      Originally Posted by GuerrillaIM View Post

      Fireworks can replace photoshop. You would still do some stuff in dreamweaver.

      The way I do it is make website as a picture in fireworks. Add slices and export html & images.

      Open up file in dreamwevaer and make a few small mods like setting certain images as cell backgrounds and adding a little css and hey presto.

      I can make a mini site and export it to html in under 1 hour. I can't do that with photoshop and image ready.
      Is it true that Firework can export the psd files into CSS-base layout?
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by Paul Becky View Post

        Is it true that Firework can export the psd files into CSS-base layout?
        Don't know. I heard imageready could and I made some posts on webmaster forums but I didn't get any help back.
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      • Profile picture of the author badfun
        Originally Posted by Paul Becky View Post

        Is it true that Firework can export the psd files into CSS-base layout?
        Yes that is true, although it helps if you can get 'under the hood' and play with the css. but it is pretty good.
        brent
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        • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
          There's some good products in CB (clickbank) market place. In fact I seen my first TV ad style sales letter while looking through there.. for those tutorials..

          Graphics champ.. if you see it you'll know what I mean.

          lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Shana_Adam
    yes Lynda.com provide the best tutorials in bite sized portions. The tutorials are very user friendly with exercise files for practice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      Originally Posted by Shana_Adam View Post

      yes Lynda.com provide the best tutorials in bite sized portions. The tutorials are very user friendly with exercise files for practice.
      I didnt see any there specifially teaching to build a minisite, like header, footer, and so on? Hmmmmm?
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      • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
        Originally Posted by EWGQDD View Post

        I didnt see any there specifially teaching to build a minisite, like header, footer, and so on? Hmmmmm?
        a minisite is just an image exported into a website. Learn to make an image and you know how to make a minisite.
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