Web Design, Best Practices, University Level, Teaching
Hello Fellow Adobe Educational Exchange Participants! I teach Dreamweaver to college level students. The course meets one day a week for ten weeks, and is an all day class, which can be challenging in itself. As a graphic designer, an area of focus for the class is on best design practices and design trends in web design. My approach to Dreamweaver is from a design perspective, relying on design view, using Dreamweaver's templates. I know students should understand code and html to work on web sites, however, I find most students are very challenged by code and html. The student's goal for the course is to have their own web site by the end of this course. After 5 weeks, I introduce Muse, and find most students use Muse to complete their web sites. Muse being a more "user friendly" program, particularly for visual learners.
Has anyone have any thought or ideas, or experienced approaching web design with this hybrid approach?