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How to Build a Dreamweaver Template

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Dreamweaver templates solve a problem that many companies have - how to maintain a site and keep standard sections standard. The common solution to this problem is to use server side includes, but if your Web server doesn't support SSI, then you can't use it. There are a few other ways to include one HTML file in another, but they all require either server-side programs or JavaScript on your customers' computers.

Dreamweaver templates allows you to create a site template that is maintained in one area of your site, and then create many pages that are based on that template. Then, whenever the template is modified, you can update all the pages that use that template.

This tutorial is designed to help you create a rollover image in Dreamweaver. It is intended for use by people using the following versions of Dreamweaver:

  • Dreamweaver MX
  • Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Dreamweaver 8
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Dreamweaver CS4
  • Dreamweaver CS5
  • Dreamweaver CS6
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Start With a  LayoutStart With a LayoutSave as Template - File MenuChoose Save as Template in the File MenuDescribe the TemplateDescribe the TemplateA Templates Folder is CreatedDreamweaver Creates a Templates Folder
Start Adding Editable RegionsStart Adding Editable RegionsName the Editable RegionName the Editable RegionEditable Regions in BlocksEditable Regions in BlocksView the Finished TemplateView the Finished Template
Create a New Templated PageCreate a New Templated PageChange the TemplateChange the Template - Update the Files
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