Understanding Dreamweaver Templates
A 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 its page layout. As you design a template, you specify as “editable” which content users can edit in a document based on that template. Templates enable template authors to control which page elements template users — such as writers, graphic artists, or other web developers — can edit. There are several types of template regions the template author can include in a document.
Note: Templates enable you to control a large design area and reuse complete layouts. If you want to reuse individual design elements, such as a site’s copyright information or a logo, create library items.
Using templates enables you to update multiple pages at once. A document that is created from a template remains connected to that template (unless you detach the document later). You can modify a template and immediately update the design in all documents based on it.
Note: Templates in Dreamweaver differ from templates in some other Adobe Creative Suite software in that page sections of Dreamweaver templates are fixed (or uneditable) by default.
About Creating Dreamweaver Templates
You can create a template from an existing document (such as an HTML, Adobe ColdFusion, or Microsoft Active Server Pages document) or you can create a template from a new document.
After you create a template, you can insert template regions, and set template preferences for code color and template region highlight color.
You can store additional information about a template (such as who created it, when it was last changed, or why you made certain layout decisions) in a Design Notes file for the template. Documents based on a template do not inherit the template’s Design Notes.
Note: Templates in Adobe Dreamweaver differ from templates in some other Adobe Creative Suite products in that page sections of Dreamweaver templates are fixed (or uneditable) by default.
Resources @ adobe.com
- Understanding Dreamweaver templates
- Types of template regions
- Links in templates
- Recognizing templates and template-based documents
- Recognizing templates in Design view
- Recognizing templates in Code view
- Recognizing template-based documents in Design view
- Recognizing template-based documents in Code view
- Setting authoring preferences for templates
- Creating templates tutorial
- Using templates tutorial