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.
- Create new page from global/parent template (ensure checkmark in 'Update page when template changes').
- Modify template properties as necessary so new page reflects new template.
- File » Save as Template
- This new template will look pretty close to parent template, so re-structure as necessary.
- 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).
- Save template.
On the next (and final) page, we'll look at creating Repeating Regions and Modifying Templates. See below for linkage.