One site I developed over the course of 14 years had 6 active templates. The site badly needed a new design and new code, but how could I update the templates and 300 pages of static web content without spending weeks of labor?
The first step in replacing an existing template is to make a copy of the outdated template and give it a new name. After you have created a new page design for the site’s new layout, save the new page as a template in Dreamweaver (choose, which will also exist on your new template by default.You do not have to worry about those two, but you need to pay attention to the user created editable regions.I seem to recall there is a method of substituting old drawing templates with the latest version on open drawings, but for the life of me can neither remember what the command is or enter anything into the ACAD Help search that results in anything remotely useful!One of the most difficult tasks for a web designer is updating legacy websites.Legacy websites are websites which have existed for many years.
Often these sites have outdated code or are badly in need of an upgrade.
For years, Dreamweaver has used templates to allow an entire site to be updated at once simply by making changes to a master page.
But what do you do when the template itself was developed with outdated code and the site needs a complete design overhaul?
How do you fix it without having to cut and paste the content from every existing page to a newly designed one?
In the early days of web page development, using tables for page layout was standard operating procedure. Reliable, hierarchical navigation menu systems did not exist, so it was easier for a developer to create multiple templates for various sections of a website with tables for links.
For example, one template might cover category pages, while another would cover catalog pages.