| 8:43 am on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I am not sure but I would doubt it. As I understand it DWT files are exclusive to Dreamweaver so I cannot see MS building in compatibility with these.
| 9:57 am on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
You can indeed use dwt files created in Dreamweaver within Expression Web and they will respect the editable regions.
Make sure in Expression Web you go to Site > Site Settings and check the box for Manage the web using hidden metadata files or the dwt file will not update pages that are attached to the main template.
Library files (.lbi) will not be recognized.
| 11:48 am on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
That's interesting and I stand corrected. There was thread a while back requesting opinions on Expression Web v DW but few people responded.
Do you use it and if so how does it compare?
| 12:03 pm on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I don't really use Expression Web other than for setting up templates and really as long as you have the box ticked for hidden metadata and agreeing to have "information added to the folder to help manage links etc" then you're ready to go.
I've always used Dreamweaver and haven't seen anything in EW that would make me want to swap. Having said that EW appears to be a fine program and has finally eradicated dubious Frontpage features like shared borders and hover buttons it seems. For people with a background in Frontpage it certainly appears to be a step up, and if the truth be told is remarkably similar to DW in many ways now.
| 8:29 pm on Jan 16, 2008 (gmt 0)|
@ectect: So in DW it uses slightly different code to define editable regions. Does EWD understand these? In FP it tells me there are no editable regions in a .dwt file created in DW.
Please just confirm that for me if you can. Then I can tell my manager what to spend our money on :) Ta.
| 7:50 am on Jan 17, 2008 (gmt 0)|
No. the code is the same as far as I know eg
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