woop01, what a pain that is, huh? I've been working with DWTs on a new site and I feel like I just came out of the stone age using Includes. What a concept, eh? I've been blazing through various templates and doing everything that I can with those editable regions. You have to be careful where you place them. For example, if you place the editable region "inside" of an element, then you cannot change that element in WYSIWYG view. You cannot change it to an <h3> or any other element, it is locked by the DWT.
<h2><!-- #BeginEditable "Heading2" -->Heading 2<!-- #EndEditable --></h2>
But, if you take the above and move those editable regions outside of the elements like so...
<!-- #BeginEditable "Heading2" --><h2>Heading 2</h2><!-- #EndEditable -->
Then you can edit that element in WYSIWYG view.
What's really cool is how it turns the page into "an outline of editable regions" that are indicated with a soft light gold outline. There is all sorts of neat stuff that happens in WYSIWYG mode when using DWTs.
Okay, I need more. For those of you who have been using them for a while, please do let loose on some of the secrets. I'll share some of mine if you share some of yours. ;)
I'm just so totally thrilled about the use of DWTs. Now, if I can just work out the update bugs, that would be the icing on the cake. I'll never use another Include again, ever. There is no need to.
FrontPage Includes and FrontPage Shared Borders are Deprecated!