[thelist] Easy changes...

Rita Richardson shebacat44 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 1 18:37:48 CST 2001

I believe there is also a feature in Fireworks which is supposed to make 
Symbols out of graphics . . .much like turning graphics into Instances in 
Flash.  Then when you modify an instance, it supposedly carries it over to 
the other instances of the same "symbol" when you tell it to do so.  I have 
not actually used this technique;  just remember reading something about it, 
so can't swear by it.  Might be worth checking out, though.

Shebacat44 at hotmail.com

>From: "aardvark" <roselli at earthlink.net>
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>Subject: Re: [thelist] Easy changes...
>Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 16:08:15 -0500
> > From: "Mr Sirio" <mrsirio at mail.com>
> > i use to made the graphics (like menu & bars) with MacromediaFireworks4 
> > then i put all together with DreamWeaver4... now i'd like to know if 
> > a way to create some kind o graphics library so if i have to change
> > something like a link in the menu ora add a button in the bar every page
> > will change as well...
>well, you have a number of options available to you...
>- you could use include files, so that the navigation bar exists as
>one file which contains the HTML chunk that defines it... then
>include it wherever it needs to be on every page... this way, you
>update the include, all pages get updated... but you need to have
>SSI capability on the site...
>- you could use *exactly* the same HTML in every page, and
>possibly some handy comment tags, to make a global search and
>replace... so you massage it one file with your changes, and then
>you search for the old one across all files, and replace with the new
>one... any ol' text editor can do this across multiple files, but you
>could even do it one file at a time with the most basic ones...
>- i believe DW has the ability to use templates to achieve a lot of
>this for you... can't help you anymore except to point you to the
>- in the case of changing images, if all you change is the *image*,
>and not its size or the HTML that contains it, you wouldn't need to
>touch the HTML...
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