3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2007 1:55 AM by carbaldi

    Different text, same table/page/...

    carbaldi
      Hi all,

      OK, here's the deal. I'm a complete noob concerning building websites and I am trying to build one as a demoreel/contact page.
      I'm using Dreamweaver and I have the following question:

      I would like to use a fixed layout where only the content changes. I made a design in PS and I left a certain area clear to insert text. So if you press 'about', you'll get a text about me, if you press 'news', you get some things I'm working on, etc... all in the same area.
      In other words, is it possible to change the content text as you click on a specific button?
      More importantly, how do I go about it?

      Grtz

      C
        • 1. Re: Differnet text, same table/page/...
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          > I would like to use a fixed layout where only the content changes.

          Make a new page for each link. Link each link to the new pages. Don't
          chase this will-o-the-wisp....

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          "carbaldi" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:f7ik65$5du$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi all,
          >
          > OK, here's the deal. I'm a complete noob concerning building websites and
          > I
          > am trying to build one as a demoreel/contact page.
          > I'm using Dreamweaver and I have the following question:
          >
          > I would like to use a fixed layout where only the content changes. I
          > made a
          > design in PS and I left a certain area clear to insert text. So if you
          > press
          > 'about', you'll get a text about me, if you press 'news', you get some
          > things
          > I'm working on, etc... all in the same area.
          > In other words, is it possible to change the content text as you click on
          > a
          > specific button?
          > More importantly, how do I go about it?
          >
          > Grtz
          >
          > C
          >

          • 2. Re: Different text, same table/page/...
            bregent Most Valuable Participant
            >I would like to use a fixed layout where only the content changes.

            Why, this is usually not a good idea nor is it necessary. As Murray suggested, just use separate pages and use some other method like templates or server side includes to eliminate maintenance of common items.

            >I made a design in PS and I left a certain area clear to insert text.

            This is almost always a disaster. PhotoShop is a graphics applications and creates terrible html code. Once you start inserting text into a PS designed page, you'll find it falls apart. Not always, but often enough.
            • 3. Re: Different text, same table/page/...
              carbaldi Level 1
              Thanx guys. As I said, I'm a complete newbie. :)
              I'll take your advice about making separate pages for the different buttons. Even if it's the same lay-out.
              God, I wish it was as simple as AE...