Managing Templates

Managing Templates

A Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 template is a special type of document that you use to design a "fixed" page layout; you can then create documents based on the template that inherit the page layout of the template. As you design a template, you specify which areas of documents based on that template users can edit.

The chapter contains the following sections:

About Dreamweaver templates

Creating a Dreamweaver template

Creating templates for a Contribute site

Creating editable regions

Creating repeating regions

Using optional regions

Defining editable tag attributes

Creating a nested template

Editing and updating templates

Managing templates

Exporting and importing template XML content

Exporting a site without template markup

Applying or removing a template from an existing document

Editing content in a template-based document

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Laying Out Pages with CSS
Managing Templates
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly