Russ and others, -----Original Message----- >From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Russ >Subject: RE: [thelist] Dreamweaver site (template?) >And while you guys happen to be most likely correct, I don't think it's helping anyone solve the problem. >Roger, what technology is in play here? Is it static HTML or is there something like PHP, CFMX, etc. etc.? >Since it appears that it's actual DW templates, it can get messy and you'd need to make sure that, once the template is updated, it gets pushed out to all the pages that it is associated with. I don't have my trusty little study guide with me that I used when taking the DW exam nor do I use DW templates (like others, I do agree that they're not a great thing), however, utilize the Help system and/or Macromedia's forums to see what you can find about Updating Templates. I know there's something about making sure the pages that have the template in it also get updated so that they all reference the correct code--in fact, it almost sounds like she's ONLY updating the template and not actually updating all the pages that would be changed, as well, since it's all HTML code. >Does that make sense? To put it another way: You cannot just FTP up the template; all of the pages that utilize that template will also need to be updated. ============================= You are exactly correct, and I advised this earlier (about updating all pages on the web server and not just the template) - this is exactly the problem. For sites that I have taken over with these templates, I simply copy/paste the entire html,php,cfm, etc, that has the templated tags embedded to a text editor and simply remove all the template tags. If you are insistent on using Dreamweaver from there, simply copy/paste the adjusted pages back to Dreamweaver and replace the original files, that will eliminate the template from the page (Dreamweaver won't let you delete those tags directly) and make each page fully editable. That will enable you to replace the nav system using CSS or SSI on all pages. While the templates in Dreamweaver were a novel idea they are really not very effective particularly if you make considerable updates as you will find they will eventually cause issues with updates on some pages - don't know why but using SSI or CSS is much more efficient. Hope that helps Thanks, David Demko 972-886-1004 972-692-5784 Fax www.ddemko.com www.inetcomputerproducts.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !