[thelist] Easy changes...

Peter Beckler naplescom at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 1 21:04:42 CST 2001

Seems to me like you should be using Dreamweaver's Templates. Simply:

1. save the design you want "as template"
2. choose the areas of "content" you want to change on each page and select
"modify: template: new editable region". Give each region a name.
3. "file: new from template" will make each page.
4. Update the editable region of each page and save with the right file
5. Any future changes to the whole site should be done to the template. Save
it and it will automatically update every page.

Also, set Fireworks to be your regular graphics editor in Dreamweaver:
1. go to "edit: preferences"
2. Select file types in the big box like "jpg and gif"
3. Browse to find Fireworks.exe in the Fireworks folder.
After that, you just double click on the graphic in your Dreamweaver
template, and Fireworks will open it automatically for you.

Peter B.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rita Richardson" <shebacat44 at hotmail.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Easy changes...

> 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
> not actually used this technique;  just remember reading something about
> so can't swear by it.  Might be worth checking out, though.
> Shebacat44 at hotmail.com
> >From: "aardvark" <roselli at earthlink.net>
> >Reply-To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> >To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> >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
> >&
> > > then i put all together with DreamWeaver4... now i'd like to know if
> >there's
> > > 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
> > > 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
> >docs...
> >
> >- 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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