Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site
A website is a set of linked documents and assets with shared attributes, such as related topics, a similar design, or a shared purpose. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is a site creation and management tool, so you can use it to create complete websites, in addition to individual documents.
The first step in creating a website is planning. For best results, design and plan the structure of your website before you create any of the pages that the site will contain.
The next step is to set up Dreamweaver so that you can work on the basic structure of the site. If you already have a site on a web server, you can use Dreamweaver to edit that site.
As you develop site content, consider basing your pages on Dreamweaver templates. See About Dreamweaver templates and Creating a Dreamweaver template.
This chapter includes the following sections:
About Dreamweaver sites
Setting up a new Dreamweaver site
Using the Advanced settings to set up a Dreamweaver site
Editing settings for a Dreamweaver site
Editing existing websites in Dreamweaver