What I'd suggest is learn Dreamweaver.
Illustrator is excellent for design work, vector graphics and making logos. I absolutely love it for print work.
It simply isn't web design software, anymore than Dreamweaver is a photo editor.
If you have very little working knowledge of Dreamweaver, and you attempt to import an Ai document as a web page, you're inviting trouble.
Use Illustrator to make graphics, or slices, and then set those into DIVs or tables of a webpage, but don;t try to use the Ai doc AS the web page.
I have sucessfully imported a page made in Illustrator into Dreamweaver as a jpeg. The problem I am seeing is when I create links by drawing boxes around thte desired text blocks, then assigning them to the appropriate html page, the link does not work when I test them. Any thoughts? Thanks
This is not the workflow you should be using. Use Graphics apps for images only. DO NOT use graphics apps to EXPORT html to DW. The code is crappy and ill suited for real web pages.
Taking a Fireworks comp to a CSS Layout in DW. Same methods apply no matter which graphics app you use.
Part 1 - Initial Design
Part 2 - Markup preparation
Part 3 - Layout and CSS