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18. Templates > 18.4. Adding Optional Regions

Adding Optional Regions

Templates provide consistent design. While that’s generally a good thing, it can also get boring. Furthermore, there may be times when you’d like the flexibility to include information on some template-based pages but not on others.

Dreamweaver provides a fairly foolproof way to vary page design: optional regions. An optional region is simply part of a template page that can be hidden or displayed on each template-based page (see Figure 18-9). When creating a new page based on the template, a page author can turn the region on or off.

Creating an optional region is a snap. Just select the HTML code you wish to make optional, and then do one of the following:


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