10. Using Find and Replace

An Introduction to Find and Replace

Anyone who uses a computer should be familiar with tools that find and replace text. Such tools are typically rudimentary, but a find and replace tool for a web design application has stiffer requirements. Not only does it need to be able to locate and replace text in the body of pages, but it also must be able to locate and replace text that appears in code. Most importantly, it must be able to distinguish between the two. The word button, for example, has an entirely different connotation when used in the body of a page than when used in code. If you wanted to replace all HTML buttons with image buttons, you wouldn’t want to also replace the phrase button-down shirt with the phrase ...

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