You can identify editable regions in the template, and the pages created from the template, by the blue outline and tabs.
The not-so-good news is that you need some behind-the-scenes code to achieve this ease of use.
Dreamweaver’s template features rely on HTML comment tags to identify editable, optional, and repeating page regions, as well as nested templates and editable tag attributes (see the box titled Under the Hood of Templates).
Choose Page From Template in the New Document dialog, choose the name of the site you’re working on from the Site list, and select a template for your site.
Use the preview to make sure you select the correct template.
The Templates folder is saved at the top level of your site folder and you shouldn’t move or rename this folder.
If you want to view your templates, choose Window Files and then open the Templates folder in the File panel.4 SELECT AREA TO MAKE EDITABLE Before you can use a template, you need to designate editable regions—areas that you’ll change on individual pages created from the template.
This column is about creating templates with the extension—a timesaver when creating custom sites in Dreamweaver.1 BEST USES OF DREAMWEAVER TEMPLATES Dreamweaver templates are great for portfolios, photo galleries, and other sites where a series of pages use many of the same elements.
In our sample website, California Wildlife Photography.com, the template includes common elements, such as the banner graphic and navigation links across the top and bottom of the pages.
Say you want to change the photo and caption on each gallery page, you’d make those sections of the template page editable.