This template package comes with the starter web site in .zip format. Unzip the package and start editing the pages. You may wish to keep a backup copy of the .zip in case you need to start over. We have included a basic site structure with common pages to help you get started. You may rename the pages, add more pages, and add your content.
Can I change the template colors? You can easily modify font colors (links, headings, and text) by editing the included CSS file.
How do I add my site name? Changing the Template Name, along with adding your own slogan, is easily done by typing in your name in the dwt or directly on each page for our CSS/HTML templates.
The copyright for this web template and accompanying design remains with the designer, Templates in Time. You may not claim ownership of the design nor may you use it for any purpose other than that explicitly set forth in the separate license agreement.
Expression Web: This template, using the TNT label, was designed specifically for Expression Web. Because the template uses dynamic web template (.dwt) pages, it is not compatible with FrontPage.
Dreamweaver: This template has all of the vti files removed and works perfectly in Dreamweaver.
CSS: This template, using the css label, is made for any html web editor.
Dynamic Web Template pages can be found within the Templates folder of your web and are easily identified by the .dwt extension. They contain the basic page structure for all of your web (.html) pages. You will find a .dwt for each different page layout included in your template package. If you change a .dwt page, all of the web pages based on that .dwt will also change. Dynamic Web Templates have both “editable” and “non-editable” regions. Editable Regions can change from page to page such as your page content. You open the web (.htm) page and make changes inside of the editable regions. Non-editable Regions are areas defined by the .dwt and cannot be changed on your .html pages. To change non-editable regions, you have to open the .dwt file. Changing non-editable regions will change every web page in your site that is based on that .dwt page.
This template package allows you to delete the pages you do not need and to rename existing pages if necessary. To edit the existing .html pages, just delete our sample content. You can then type your own text and add any additional photos. Note that you will not be able to edit any “non-editable” regions on these pages. Remember to change the page title when you make a new page or rename a page.
Important: If you delete all content from an editable region, it may disappear and be difficult to find. Switch to Code or Split view and look for the following:
<!-- #BeginEditable “content” --><!-- #EndEditable -->
Type some placeholder text between the two tags as follows:
<!-- #BeginEditable “content” --><p>Content here</p><!-- #EndEditable -->
Switch back to Design view and you will now see the editable region and can add content to that area. Make sure you type in the paragraph tags <p></p>
1. When you name your pages, make all of the letters lower case and use NO spaces between words. For example - gettingstarted.html
2. Do NOT copy any text from Word, etc. directly into your web. Paste the text into notepad to remove all formatting. If you copy directly into your web, you will get lots of formatting code you don't need.
3. Make use of the Heading Tags. This template has 6 heading tags.
Expression Web: To create a new, blank page based on a .dwt page layout, go to File > New > Create From Dynamic Web Template. In the dialog box that appears, select the appropriate .dwt page (if you template offers more than one page layout). When your new page is created, save the page giving it a unique name and page title. You can then add content to the editable regions.
Dreamweaver: To create a new, blank page based on a .dwt page layout, select "File > New > HTML." Go to "Modify > Templates > Apply template to page> Then choose the type of page you wish to create."
This template uses a CSS-based layout, which means that the page sections (header, sidebar, content, and footer) are positioned using CSS rather than within a table-based grid. Because this results in cleaner code, your pages load faster and search engines may rank your page better than they would in a table-based design.
When looking at your pages while in Design view, some elements may not appear correctly. Fonts may seem too large or small; spacing between elements may seem too wide, etc. While this can be a bit disconcerting, you will find it easy to keep previewing your site in a browser as you make changes. This will display your page correctly. To preview your pages, save the page after each change and then go to File > Preview in Browser.
Occasionally while editing your pages, you may “lose” the formatting. When this happens, save the page and then hit F5 to refresh your page. The page should snap back into position and the styles will return.
To change the size of the fonts in the calendar or to change the colors, you will need to edit the calendar.js file.
To help get your site listed in search engines and directories, we have added blank meta tags for keywords and description to each page. You will want to either delete these tags or add your own specific content. DO NOT leave our default content in these tags. To add your own unique page description and keyword content, right click on the page when in Design view and select Page Properties. In the dialog box that appears you can change the page title and add your own keywords and description for the page.
Here are a few tips on naming your photos/images.
1. Use all lower case in your photo / image name.
2. Use "Insert > Picture > From .... Do not drag your images into your web.
3. Use an image program to size your images. Do not grab the corner of the image and pull in to make the image smaller. It may seem like a small image to you, but your viewer's browser must load the entire huge picture!
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