Once you have the software downloaded on your computer you are ready to start designing your own website. Most pages are written in HTML, which stands for hyper-text markup language. Using this language you are able to add text, images, and links to your website. You can learn how to use HTML and all the appropriate tags from this website : http://www.w3schools.com/html/
Using Dreamweaver you can look at your HTML or CSS code aswell as the site. By using the “Split View” option you can see the code and the design of your site. You can add content and style it until you are satisfied with your site. By using the “Preview in browser” function you will be able to see how the site will look when you publish it.
After your site is completed you can upload it to a server. You can use the built in file manager to migrate the files from your local computer to a server. This is done using the “Get” and “Put” functions in Dreamweaver. This will allow you to transfer files securely from your local computer to the hosting server. IT User Services provides 100mb of web hosting space. Our web server is named webadmin.oit.umass.edu. You can connect to this server and use your UMass credentials to authenticate. If you have any problems with this supported software or your UMass credentials please contact the IT Help Center.