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all pages ready now what?

Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:11 AM

Hi Caleb J (and everyone),Yes the marathon is over , all my pages are ready , and i have uploaded them (put) , i can view them on the internet through few browsers. I have a few queries now(using Dreamweaver CS4)

1)Do i have to save these pages as templates now , do i have to create editable regions in these templates ?, if i have to save these pages as templates do i have to upload the .dwt files? if i have to create editable regions can i just select the entire page and save it as an editable region or do i have to select it region by region , name each one and then save it .

2)How can i or anyone else edit or change things such as text , or images or add new products onto a page ,in the future ? Do i have to use dreamweaver again , or are there any other options?( as i may be on holiday or not have access to the software), but may have access to the internet?
Any help is well appreciated.

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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:34 AM

Wow - very formal swamiji.

I think thtat you are mis-understanding the purpose of templates. Templates are designed to save you time, most websites have a constant layout schema so that the user feels comfortable and can navigate easily. Take Dream in Code for example, the top, left, and right navigation columns and rows are the same on every page. So it would make sense to create a template that every other page is built off of, so when they change the template it is updated on all pages.

The editable regions that you would create are in areas where the content will change from page to page. Using DIC as an example again, the area where the content changes is the in the middle. So they would select this middle column/div and go Insert > Templates > Editable Region. Then You would go File > New > Pages from Template and start making your pages that way.

No you don't have to upload the .dwt files for the template to work. That is merely dreamweavers (and other ide's for that matter) extension for dynamic web template.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:33 PM

Hi Greg, Thank you for the response and for enlightening me on the subject.yes my second query remains unanswered.

2)How can i or anyone else edit or change things such as text , or images or add new products onto a page ,in the future ? Do i have to use dreamweaver again , or are there any other options?( as i may be on holiday or not have access to the software), but may have access to the internet?
Any help is well appreciated.

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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:52 PM

If you want to make changes to the content of the site, you would probably need to edit the html somehow, with or without dreamweaver. But if you have changes that happen very often, you want non-webdevelop clients to be able to easily edit the site, or have users edit the site (like DIC's posting boxes) you might want to set that up in a server side language. This is a different domain, and if your needs don't meet those criteria, you don't have to do it. The posting boxes are basically a form that gets submited and then displayed on the site.

Hope this helps!
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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

I highly suggest just sticking to dreamweaver for the time being. Mess around in the code for a little bit and start to get your bearings on HTML. Then you can use notepad to edit the site and upload and download files using filezilla as your ftp client.

Most major hosts (go daddy, etc) have html editors built into their file managers, but they don't recognize Dreamweaver templates, so beware.

Crazyjuggler is right, that your second option is to build a cms, or a content management system that allows anyone with an internet connection and can read to edit the site.

This requires some effort and more advanced programming - if you have the desire to learn and a lot of time by all means go for it, but check in with us before you start if this is the method you choose.

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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 17 May 2009 - 05:26 AM

Hi Greg , Cheers ,thank you for your help , i've just noticed whilst checking my site on different browsers and on different size monitors , all the dimensions change, the centering goes off on some , basically on some monitors it looks all hap hazard and chaotic , looks different on IE and different on Mozilla , is there some standard dimensions to building a site , ie a set which looks pretty much the same on all browsers and all sizes of monitors?
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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>mbadvies.org</title>
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	document[grpName] = nbArr = new Array();
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<body class="twoColLiqLtHdr" onload="MM_preloadImages('menu__b1_over.gif','menu__b2_over.gif','menu__b3_over.gif','menu__b4_over.gif','menu__b5_over.gif','menu__b6_over.gif')">

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	  <span class="humancapitol"><span class="humancapitol"><span class="humancapital">Human Capital</span></span></span><br />
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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:46 PM

Well. No. But, on the bright side you're coming in at a pretty good point in time on the web. Internet Explorer used to just say, "Screw all other browsers and the W3C." Now they are trying to adhere to the standards that the W3C sets forth. The W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium and it produces the standards that web developers should adhere to. This makes it so that when you build a site it should render the same in all browsers - no matter the maker. We are getting closer and closer to that reality. IE 8 and IE 7 should render pretty close to what Opera, Safari, and Firefox will. But IE 6 will be the bane of your existence. You still have to fix your site to look good in IE 6 because tons of corporations and ignorant users still utilize the "trusted" browser.

The biggest thing that I can think of is the use of margins and paddings. Whenever I run into a problem it is usually because IE and Gecko (FF, Opera, Safari, etc) render them differently. So start there.

Hope that helps you out.

Also if you could post your complete css it would help me out in discerning what your issue may be.

Also, wrap your code on Dream in Code with code tags.
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:14 AM

^Like so: :code:
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:42 AM

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^Like so: code.gif


Out of curiosity FB, how do you put the tags out there without having DIC replace the tags with the iFrame?

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Never mind - I see that it is a gif that you have implemented. Attached Image

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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:30 AM

Hi Greg , Cheers for the reply and help, sorry took a while for me to respond , been away.I did enclose my code between the [ code ] tag,strangely it didnt show up in an enclosed box like it does now , i pasted it between the brackets and deleted the word 'code'. Did you mean the code from my index page ? when you asked me to paste the entire CSS code of my site.Or code from all pages which amount to roughly 15 pages.
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Re: all pages ready now what?

Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:40 PM

Just your css pages.
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