I am brand new to html coding
and have built a web site and liked the
way that a frame works, but dislike the fact
that the search engine avoids the frame.Is there something
in Dreamweaver with Css that works just like a frame but the search engine will
love or another style.
What part of frames do you like? Is it the ability to change your navigation links once, and it shows up correct across all your pages?
Dreamweaver templates will serve the same purpose. You build a template, leave the navigation locked (or to put it another way, you make the "content" section of your page editable), then make your pages from the template. The locked sections only change when you change the template.
As Thuy said, you can use DW Templates to make a master page from which all other site pages are spawned.
I prefer Server-Side Includes. I use includes for common headers, footers and menus. If I need to edit my menu, I open the menu.ssi file, make changes and upload it to the server. All done. SSI's are a huge time saver.
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