Centre for Continuing Education

Web Design Course: Essentials with Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks

Web Design. Build and maintain your own website.

Learn Web Design the smart way with Web Design courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Focuses on the industry standards for content creation. Learn the basics of these powerful programs and create a simple website – from basic text to optimised images and animations.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of software including Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks.
  2. Use all three products to produce a web page.


This course covers the following topics:


  • Starting a new page
  • Using tables
  • Linking
  • Anchors
  • Image maps


  • Tools
  • Interface
  • Basic animation
  • Exporting SWFs
  • Player properties
  • Embedding


  • What it is
  • The toolbox

The basics

  • Sliced images
  • Exporting images in multiple slices
  • Creating animations
  • Optimising animations
  • Exporting animations

Delivery Style

Hands-on computer-based workshop. Students will have their own workstation loaded with the necessary software in which to practice the topics of the course.

Before the course

It is assumed that students have basic experience with the underlying operating system i.e. an ability to navigate the Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard and file storage and management. Basic knowledge of web concepts and the Internet will be beneficial.


  • Free repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion