Rezwana Islam CIS100.0261
Dr. Avis O Anderson 5/28/2007
Experience in a Computer Fair
Since I have missed the media conference day due to my class schedule conflict, I have attended a Tri-State Computer Fair in Brooklyn Polytechnic University. It took over an hour to reach there from where I live but it was worth it. It was a very exciting day for Brooklyn Polytechnic students. The fair was held in the gymnasium of that University where different companies were selling Softwares, DVDs, CDs, laptop and desktop computers, digital cameras, I-Pods, and different parts of the computer. In some of the stalls sales representatives were giving a brief presentation about some software which they were selling. Many companies were represented such as, Dell Special, Flaming Sun Inc, Atek Tel, H.F. Computing, Dynamic technology Group, Inc, Computer Media – components and Accessories, Notebook Computer Wholesale, Laptop Parts and Repair, Main St. Laptops, Spotswood, NJ.
I have bought Adobe “Dreamweaver CS3” and typing software “Typing Tutor 10” which I am very excited about. I have also bought some DVDs from there. I have spent $189 for the Dreamweaver since it was 25% off. The reason I bought Dream weaver is to create a professional looking website for my e-portfolio and also to become an expert in creating web pages for business purposes. This could be a new horizon for me where I could create and maintain professional websites for different companies as a webmaster. I bought the typing software because I need to improve my typing speed. After taking CIS100, my interest about computer has been increased. Now I want to learn about some new software. To supplement my knowledge, I explored the topic further by going into the website.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 is a web development tool. This sofwtware is available for both the Mac and Windws platforms, but can also be run on Unix-like platforms through the use of emulation software such as Wine.
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Using Dreamweaver, we can learn as we go with comprehensive in-product tutorials, reference content, and instructional templates that make it easy to expand our skill set and adopt the latest technologies. We can enjoy all the benefits of the extensive Dreamweaver community, including the online Adobe Design Center and Adobe Developer Center, training and seminars, developer certification programs, user forums, and more than 1,000 downloadable extensions available in the Dreamweaver Exchange.
After the research, I have found out that Dreamweaver is an outstanding tool which is beautiful inside and out. Through it, we can unleash our creative ideas with visual designs, specializes page layout, and formatting. Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful applications for building and managing WebPages. With Dreamweaver we can create tables, forms, CSS styles; we can create our own templates and use them to edit hundreds of pages on our website with a single mouse click. Pages created with Dreamweaver typically result in cleaner HTML code, and they look almost perfect in Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera. Since I have missed our media conference day at school, I am hoping for another event next year and I am sure by then I would know about web designing.
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