HomeSite 4.5 Introduction

Course Specifications

Course number: HOM45-101
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description Overview:

This course is designed to introduce the student to the main functionalities of the HomeSite workspace environment.

Delivery method:

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the main parts of the HomeSite graphical user interface; and understand the purpose of the Editor window, the main menu, and the default toolbars.
  • Understand the basic functionality of the Resource window and its six tabs; access several different components of the HomeSite help system.
  • Create form objects in a near-WYSIWYG HTML editor; anticipate compatibility issues involved in importing MS Office documents into the WYSIWYG editing environment.
  • Understand the basic functionality of HomeSite templates, wizards, and tag assistance features (the Tag Editor, Tag Insight, Tag Completion, Tag Chooser, and Tag Tree).
  • Discuss HTML list tag structures; use list creation features.
  • Employ different methods for inserting hyperlinks to other HTML documents and image files into a document.
  • Employ methods to detect errors in HTML documents (link verification, code validation, color-scheme editing, and download time).
  • Discuss issues pertaining to accessing an FTP server with HomeSite and uploading both individual HTML documents and Allaire projects (optional).

Course Content

Lesson 1: The HomeSite Graphical User Interface

  • The Workspace
  • The Editor Window
  • Menus and Toolbars

Lesson 2: Using the Resource Window

  • The Resource Window
  • The Help System

Lesson 3: Using the WYSIWYG Interface

  • Creating Forms in Design Mode
  • Compatibility with MS Office

Lesson 4: Templates, Wizards, and Tag Assistance

  • The Quick Start Wizard
  • The Tag Editor
  • Tag Insight and Tag Completion
  • The Tag Chooser and Tag Tree

Lesson 5: Lists

  • A General Introduction to HTML List Structures
  • Quick List and the Quick Bar's List Tab

Lesson 6: Images and Links

  • Inserting Images
  • Inserting Hyperlinks

Lesson 7: Error Detection

  • Validation Features
  • Color Coding HTML Syntax
  • Error Detection Features

Lesson 8: Web Publishing (optional)

  • Web Publishing Overview