Chapter Two: Designing Web Pages in Dreamweaver with CSS Styles

Between Dreamweaver CS5 and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), you can create Web-page designs much as you would design a print page in InDesign, wireframe (draw a rough mockup of a page) in Illustrator or Photoshop, or even draw a sketch of a page on a scratch pad.

And by saving all your CSS in an external style sheet file, all your formatting can be controlled by a single or a small number of style sheets. This makes it easy to manage page layout and design sitewide. When you change a style in an external style sheet, be it a page design (which we’ll explore in this chapter) or other elements like the page and image format (which we’ll explore in Chapter 3), you update the entire site. ...

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