If you built your site in 1997, it's probably overdue for a complete makeover with SSIs, CSS and other modern web technologies. You don't want to keep maintaining a site built in nested tables. If your site has more than 50 static pages, you should consider building a database driven site with PHP & MySql.
#1 Server-side includes (SSIs) are a huge time saver for updating site wide elements such as common menus, headers, footers and sidebars. You edit one include file and upload it to your server. Pages are automatically updated on the server.
Server-Side Includes in Dreamweaver -
#2 External CSS (cascading style sheets) empowers you to change the appearance of your site anytime you wish by editing 1 or 2 files instead of hundreds of individual pages. Another huge time saver.
From Tables to CSS Web Design Part 1 -
From Tables to CSS Web Design Part 2 -
#3 Building your first Dynamic Web Site (PHP & MySql)
Good luck with your project,
Thanks for your reply.
I don't use tables and I do use CSS.
I kept up with changes, but because of the amount of pages I delayed converting my frames site into a non-frames site.
So my question remains: Is there a way to keep using my existing main pages and build them into a one-page design.
I hope this make sence to you (English is not my native language )
<frameset> = a page with one or more <frame> windows inside it.
<frame src="frame_a.htm" />
<frame src="frame_b.htm" />
<frame> = a separate frame page.
Copy & paste content from <frame> pages into your main <frameset> pages.
Delete <frame> pages from site.
Remove <frameset> tags from your main pages.
Re-publish entire site.