?
Solved

Redesing an existing website with Dreamweaver template

Posted on 2011-02-28
6
Medium Priority
?
225 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
We have an website with adreamweaver template. We need to redesign the the website to make it more attractive. Not sure how this would work . Could we design an new template and apply it to the existing pages somehow.?
0
Comment
Question by:netcomp
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
ID: 35000170
Hi netcomp,

You could redesign the template and any changes you make to it will be reflected to the child pages.  The caveat to this is that you cannot mess with the editable areas all that much because once the editable area is defined and content published, it behaves differently than the rest of the template.

Depending on the number of pages involved, this may be an excellent opportunity to remove your pages from the Dreamweaver template system altogether.  Templates are cumbersome and never quite work right.  We design sites using includes in place of templates and are much happier with the result.  
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:netcomp
ID: 35002437
What is includes?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 35348079
Includes are a way of calling pieces of code into a document.  Typically you use a server-side scripting language to do it (like PHP or ASP) but you can also use plain old Apache SSI calls.

It would have the same basic effect as using a DW Template but gives you a lot more flexibility with a lot fewer bugs.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:netcomp
ID: 35450129
Thank you Jason,
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 36103196
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For those who don't know, Adobe Dreamweaver is a popular commercial web editor that enables you to design, build and manage complex websites. The editor is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web editor, which means that you can create your web…
I still run into .cgi files every now and then. In some instances, I actually prefer the simplicity of a .cgi script to other options. Since I use DreamWeaver extensively, what I needed was a way to open .cgi scripts in Dreamweaver. And I wanted to …
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 4 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question