There are many web design software programs available providing quality HTML templates. However, Dreamweaver – the most popular website design software – takes this concept to another level altogether, by providing web design templates that allow you to create basic designs of a page and control the sections that can and cannot be modified. This is without doubt the most valuable feature of the program, especially when working with a team of website developers with varying skills.
Templates are really useful when you are creating a number of web pages that share similar characteristics, such as navigation elements or background color. So, instead of setting precise properties for every page or making the same changes again and again, page after page, it is better to use a template for making changes to all the pages collectively.
One of the most beneficial aspects of using the Dreamweaver template feature is that it allows you to specify the areas where the template can be modified. This is particularly beneficial if you are working with group web designers having different knowledge in HTML coding.
You can assign a more experienced designer to design a page that a less experienced designer may mess up later on in the development process. Keeping that in mind, you can create a template that has editable areas as well as locked or non-editable portions. It is best to use editable regions for content that has to be modified occasionally. When it comes to the locked regions though, you can use it for static or unchanging content, like your logo or some site-navigation elements.
It is also possible to make changes to any region of the file when you are editing the template. However, editing a document created using a template is not the same. In this, you can only make changes to those regions of the document that are editable. While changing a template after it is created, the software provides an option of having these changes reflected in all the pages that you have created using that particular template.
Overall, we can say that creating a template in Dreamweaver is as easy as creating any other file in the web design program. You can modify an existing HTML document to suit your needs, or create a completely new document. Saving a file as a template means the file will automatically be stored in the template folder.
Try out this amazing software today. It is definitely beneficial and one, which enhances convenience.