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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source by Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Chapter 5. Developing a Page Template

In this lesson, you’ll work with two powerful Macromedia Dreamweaver site-development tools: cascading style sheets and Dreamweaver templates. Both are efficient production-streamlining tools that automate the development and maintenance of Web pages. In addition, they ensure design consistency across pages.

A cascading style sheet (CSS) is a collection of text and layout formatting rules that control the appearance of content on one or more Web pages. CSS have considerably more formatting options—from numerous font settings to layout, spacing, and border controls—than traditional (and now discouraged) HTML-only alternatives, such as the <font> tag or the align attribute of many tags. Using CSS, you can achieve ...

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