We have been using Dreamweaver 4, and we are having problems with the template, we would be grateful if someone could tell us how to correctly do templates in Dreamweaver 4.
We have also bought Dreamweaver 8 and we are wondering how to transfer all the site information from Dreamweaver 4 to Dreamweaver 8.
We would be very grateful if these questions could be answered as we need to update our sites urgently.
Thank you in advance. :)
Dreamweaver 4 is very, very old software. In the last 10 years, a lot has changed in web standards. If you plan to rebuild your site to modern standards (highly recommended) you will need to separate content (X/HTML code) from styles (CSS). The first step is to learn all you can about CSS and how it works with HTML code to effect the appearance of your web pages.
And while DW8 is an improvement over DW 4, it lacks many advanced features found in modern versions of DW CS3, CS4 and now CS5.
Hopefully, these tutorials will get you headed in the right direction:
Define a Local Site in DW 8:
Guidance on when to use DW Templates, Library Items and SSIs -
More on DWTemplates -