How to use Cascading Style Sheets for total page design.
Posted on 2006-10-24
Hi, Experts. I am building a new site and need some solid development input. This site will have one main site and then 10 different "sub sites" that will need to be similar, but not identical. I have been reading about templates and nested templates in Dreamweaver, then I read about CSS as opposed to templates, and then I also read about SSI in Dreamweaver. Do I use one of these options or all of them together? What do most large sites do? Is there a better way to do this and is one more accepted over the other? I have always stayed clear of CSS due to the browser incompatabilities, but with the new advanced browsers, I don't believe this is as much an issue. I am also confused on how CSS "builds" an entire page with all the proper page elements. I thought CSS was only used for design elements and not for adding objects (like images, navigation bars, etc.) to a page. Any explanations, directions or references would be appreciated!