Lesson overview In this lesson, you’ll learn how to work faster, make updating easier, and be more productive.You’ll learn how to do the following: • Create a Dreamweaver template • Insert editable regions • Produce child pages • Update templates and child pages This lesson will take about 1 hour to complete.In the California Wildlife Photography web site shown in the following steps, the template is used to store common web page features, including the banner at the top of the page, and the navigation links across the top and bottom of the pages.Note: To create templates for your web pages, you must already have set up the site using Dreamweaver’s Manage Site features to define a local root folder for your web site on your personal computer.One site I developed over the course of 14 years had 6 active templates. The site badly needed a new design and new code, but how could I update the templates and 300 pages of static web content without spending weeks of labor?The answer came through experimentation with a two-step process in Dreamweaver.
Information for building new content is found in the EPA Web Guide. Note: Do not move your templates out of the Templates folder, or put any non-template files in the Templates folder.Also, do not move the Templates folder out of your local root folder. The editable region is enclosed in a highlighted rectangular outline in the template, using the highlighting color that is set in preferences.Templates come in many shapes and styles on the web.You can find templates for Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Word Press blogs and more on the web, but not all templates work in all programs.