5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2009 11:15 AM by Newsgroup_User

    How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver

    ShaBlanken
      After purchasing templates and downloading, I discovered the page layouts for the templates were Photoshop files. I made the changes I wanted to make in Photoshop and now need to put in Dreamweaver. There is a Flash file that is giving me error messages when I open the index page. When I try to insert an image (the page) it comes in a new window. I'm definitely not doing this correctly.

      Can anyone tell me how to insert them into Dreamweaver?
        • 1. Re: How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver
          Level 7
          You are way out in left field unfortunately.

          Taking a Fireworks comp to a CSS-based layout in Dreamweaver
          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt1.html
          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt2.html


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          "calicocoa" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gjock9$5rh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > After purchasing templates and downloading, I discovered the page layouts
          > for
          > the templates were Photoshop files. I made the changes I wanted to make in
          > Photoshop and now need to put in Dreamweaver. There is a Flash file that
          > is
          > giving me error messages when I open the index page. When I try to insert
          > an
          > image (the page) it comes in a new window. I'm definitely not doing this
          > correctly.
          >
          > Can anyone tell me how to insert them into Dreamweaver?
          >

          • 2. Re: How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver
            jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3
            There is software by media lab called sitegrinder that's designed to export css based html websites from your photoshop designs, and I'd say that's about as close to what you're talking about as I'm aware of.

            http://www.medialab.com/sitegrinder/

            HOWEVER, this is along the same lines as using fireworks to design html websites. The code is bloated and sensitive to fall apart while adjusting, and in any professionals opinion, really only intended to show clients a demonstration of what their website will look like.


            • 3. Re: How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver
              jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3
              FYI,,, those templates you find from the online stores are only useful in the hands of a web developers that knows what they're doing. It's unfortunate that they really don't let you know that before purchasing, giving people false ideas that for around $30-$50 they are going to have some great website, when in reality, you get a photoshop file and some hacked up html files, none of which do you much good if you don't know what to do with them all. It's a place to start to jump into web design, but you'll need to learn it just like everyone else. Follow some tutorials / buy some books on design in dreamweaver.
              • 4. Re: How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver
                Level 7
                Actually, I had forgotten about SiteGrinder. Its code is not bad, to tell
                you the truth. They have taken alot of trouble to make things more stable
                than a slap-dash, layer-based layout, but it is, to be sure still strongly
                rooted in absolute positioning. It might be an expedient way to go, but
                there is no substitute for some good HTML/CSS knowledge.

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                "jon@cmiwebstudio" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:gjohrn$ch9$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > There is software by media lab called sitegrinder that's designed to
                > export css
                > based html websites from your photoshop designs, and I'd say that's about
                > as
                > close to what you're talking about as I'm aware of.
                >
                > http://www.medialab.com/sitegrinder/
                >
                > HOWEVER, this is along the same lines as using fireworks to design html
                > websites. The code is bloated and sensitive to fall apart while
                > adjusting, and
                > in any professionals opinion, really only intended to show clients a
                > demonstration of what their website will look like.
                >
                >
                >
                >

                • 5. Re: How to put Photoshop templates into Dreamweaver
                  Level 7
                  You might want to take a look at our CSS Designer Starter Kit. It shows you
                  how to design your comp with CSS in mind and then how to take that comp from
                  Photoshop or Fireworks into a CSS-based layout in Dreamweaver. As part of
                  the training, you get two comps to work with: one explained step-by-step and
                  the other for you to practice on. It's $19.99.

                  http://www.webassist.com/professional/products/productdetails.asp?PID=254

                  Best - Joe

                  Joseph Lowery
                  VP of Product Management, WebAssist - http://www.webassist.com
                  Author, Dreamweaver CS3 Bible - http://www.idest.com/dreamweaver/

                  "calicocoa" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:gjock9$5rh$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > After purchasing templates and downloading, I discovered the page layouts
                  > for
                  > the templates were Photoshop files. I made the changes I wanted to make in
                  > Photoshop and now need to put in Dreamweaver. There is a Flash file that
                  > is
                  > giving me error messages when I open the index page. When I try to insert
                  > an
                  > image (the page) it comes in a new window. I'm definitely not doing this
                  > correctly.
                  >
                  > Can anyone tell me how to insert them into Dreamweaver?
                  >