Although you can create a template from a blank page, converting an existing page into a template is far more practical and also far more common. Dreamweaver allows you to designate these areas of the page as .
In this exercise, you’ll create a template from your existing layout. Inserting editable regions When you create a template, Dreamweaver treats all the existing content as part of the master design.
The template workflow functions only in Design and Code views.
You get around this barrier by defining section of the page; you have to create the rest. Once you have set up the visible components of the template, you should turn your attention to areas that are hidden from most visitors.
First, give some thought to which areas of the page should be part of the template and which should be open for editing. Inserting metadata A well-designed webpage includes several important components that users may never see. Metadata is descriptive information about your webpage or the contents it contains that is often used by other applications, like the browser or a search engine.
In Design view, you will see the new region name in a blue tab above the designated area identifying it as an editable region. You also need to add an editable region to Sidebar 1 and Sidebar 2. Let’s replace the generic placeholder with one geared for this website. A description is a type of summary of a page that succinctly describes the contents in 25 words or less. This means that this metadata will be locked on all child pages, and you will not be able to customize it for that page.
Each of these sidebar regions contains text placeholders that you can customize on each page. Over the years, web developers have tried to drive more traffic to their sites by writing misleading titles and descriptions or outright lies. Type Meridien Green Start Association - add description here. Dreamweaver has added the two metadata elements to the page. Luckily, Dreamweaver comes to the rescue by providing an editable section designed for metadata just like this.
But be forewarned—most search engines have become wise to such tricks and will actually demote sites that use these tactics. Unfortunately, only one of them was implemented properly in the template. In this case, it can’t even get any more convenient—you’ll find it just above the description delineated by the HTML comment markup .