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But the layout code is all grayed out in Dreamweaver because it was done with a template. Can somebody tell me how I can edit the layout? How do you get around the grayed out code?
-Paul in San Diego
If you can get the other document and make sure the doc you are working on can reference it, you should be able to make changes to your project.
The layout is intact. All I need to really do is go in and edit the BG colors and enter some keywords for the site.
But I cannot even rebuild a CSS sheet and attach it, unless I can unlock the grayed out code.
I did that in DW2 with instructions from the DW2 Bible (got a used copy from Amazon) and then did it when I updated to DW4. I changed the default template that comes with the program, and created an additional one as well.
For the CSS, have you looked at the CSS using the Web Developer Toolbar in Firefox?
Web Developer add-on:
You can see both the CSS (imbedded and external) and the page source, and then reconstruct the template yourself from there. Using PHP includes for repeated page sections is better though, since you don't have to re-upload all the pages when updating a section (like navigation).
Do a site search here and you'll find plenty of examples in the PHP forum.