Chapter 7. Exploring Templates

Macromedia Contribute and templates were made for each other—literally. A basic concept of Contribute—to allow nontechnical users to supply content to a page—works best when templates are used. With templates, content is added to specific areas; whereas other page elements, such as navigation and overall design, are protected from modification. Moreover, advanced template features such as optional regions come into their own only when applied in Contribute.

Templates also represent the interdependent nature of the Macromedia Dreamweaver designer and the Contribute user. Templates can be created only in Web-authoring programs such as Dreamweaver, in which you have total control of the code: You cannot craft a template ...

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