FSUSD has now switched to Google Apps for Education.
Web Authoring with Dreamweaver and Fireworks:
Current version is Creative Suite 4 (CS4). Tutorials coming soon focusing on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Meanwhile, check out the Web Design class files below. They represent a progression in the application of CSS to design and style.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 was the established web authoring tool published by Macromedia, which is now owned by Adobe. The program creates HTML code for you, but as far as the designer is concerned, it functions very much like a word processor. Although the most current version is Dreamweaver 8 (released Fall 2005), you will find the two versions remarkably similar. Fireworks MX2004 is a graphics editing program that integrates tightly with Dreamweaver.
The following tutorials are Flash based movies (SWF files) that were developed by Rick Stevens using Macromedia Captivate. They are offered free to anyone in education. However, all rights are reserved. Follow along by downloading the exercise files to the right. Feedback is highly welcome!
Download trial software from Adobe (which purchased Macromedia), or find out more about how to do things. Individual educator prices available, or volume licensing for sites.
Managing a "site" in a network environment:
Using Ed1Stop & United Streaming.
- Start Here 2006:
Here are the directions on how to login to Ed1Stop. Learn how to set your passwords, set up United Streaming access, use your student accounts, and more!
Exercise files are companion files to be used with the tutorials. They are stored as self-extracting executables that is, "exe" files. You may unzip or extract them with a utility like WinZip. (Use the free evaluation version.)
Open Source Tools
Star Office is an open-source office productivity suite that is similar
to Microsoft Office. As a courtesy, this software package is
installed on all District computers.
Home use: For home use, Open Office is the cousin to Star Office. It is free and open source for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, database and math equation writer.
Gimp is an open-source image manipulation software package that is
similar to Adobe Photoshop. This program is not installed by
default. http://www.gimp.org/ Contact Information Technology at 399-1200 to
Open source sound editing plus MP3 encoding.
Read how to download and install.
Nvu is an open-source WYSIWYG HTML authoring software package.
This program is not installed by default. http://net2.com/nvu/ Contact
Information Technology at 399-1200 to request installation.
Use SMART Notebook at home or school. Contact Ed Tech for your access key. Find lessons and resources on "U" on Gracie.
Sample Flash Files
- Ed Tech:
This is Flash movie (SWF file) that illustrates breaking apart letters into graphic in order to make an animation.
- Silly movie:
Here ia another example of what you can create in Flash. It contains both narration as well as music in the second run-around.
- Bouncing ball:
Most people start out with a bouncing ball to learn Flash animation. This one has a rocket ship.
This complex Flash driven page was used by Educational Services to link to multiple menu choices.
Source files (FLA format) will be posted later!!!