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Chapter 8. Dreamweaver Templates > Creating a Template

Creating a Template

Remember when you're creating a template that it's a blueprint for all other documents that are based on it. It's also a good idea, when creating a template, to use placeholders for regions that are editable. For example, if you have a cell in which you know you want the content provider to have the capability to insert a graphic, you should place an image placeholder in that cell. It's important to see how the HTML table is going to behave with a physical image in the cell and how that image placed in the cell will interact with the other components in the document. That way, when it comes time to insert the new image in the document based on the template, you're simply replacing a dummy image; there will be no surprises of columns or rows shifting. You don't want to be in the position of having to tweak the template to accommodate a graphic.

Some things you should keep in mind when creating templates are the following:


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