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Step.07 » Creating Nested Templates in Dreamweaver CS4

Nested templates .. are child-templates based on parent-templates.

Nested templates are useful because a single template is rarely enough to build an entire site. Nested templates are more specific templates based off of more global templates.

Updating global/parent template would still update all nested templates .. giving single-file control that makes templates so attractive & powerful.

  1. Create new page from global/parent template (ensure checkmark in 'Update page when template changes').
  2. Modify template properties as necessary so new page reflects new template.
  3. File » Save as Template
  4. This new template will look pretty close to parent template, so re-structure as necessary.
  5. Instead of adding lots of default structure a page, you can create a single instance and use that to create a 'Repeating region" (which is covered in next section).
  6. Save template.

On the next (and final) page, we'll look at creating Repeating Regions and Modifying Templates. See below for linkage.

NEXT » Repeating Regions & Modifying Templates with Dreamweaver CS4

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