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How to Center a Page Layout with CSS Margins in Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver allows you to center your layout using CSS margins. Many web page designs are centered on the page so they seem to float between the sides of the browser window no matter how wide or narrow [more…]

How to Align Elements with Floats in Dreamweaver

Designers often align an image, a <div> tag, or another element to the left or right of a web page in Dreamweaver and then wrap any text or other content around that element. The image is aligned to the [more…]

How to Edit a Style in Dreamweaver

You can change the attributes of any style in Dreamweaver after you create it by editing its style definition. This is where some of the biggest advantages of Cascading Style Sheets come into play. You [more…]

How to Add Drop and Text Shadows in Dreamweaver

You can enhance your designs in Dreamweaver and give your pages greater depth by adding drop shadows to images, <div> tags, and other elements. Adding text shadows makes your words easier to read, especially [more…]

How to Use Custom Fonts from the Google Web Fonts Site in Dreamweaver

One of the easiest ways to use Dreamweaver to add custom fonts to your site is offered by Google. Google Web Fonts offers a limited collection of fonts but you can use all their fonts for free. Follow [more…]

How to Add Flash Audio and Video Files in Dreamweaver

Adobe owns both Flash and Dreamweaver, so you find great support for Flash files in Dreamweaver. The Insert FLV dialog box makes it easy to set parameters for Flash. Dreamweaver can even automatically [more…]

How to Create a One-Column Fluid Grid Layout in Dreamweaver

Before you dive into creating a complicated fluid grid design in Dreamweaver, consider trying a simpler one. Start by creating a simple, one-column fluid grid layout, following these easy instructions: [more…]

How to Add Fluid Elements to a Layout in Dreamweaver

After you create a fluid grid layout in Dreamweaver, the next step is to add <div> tags or other elements to make up the sections of the design. You have two options when you design pages in Dreamweaver [more…]

How to Position Elements in Dreamweaver to Create Three Layouts in One Fluid Grid

What makes fluid grid layouts so powerful is that you can change the position and size of elements in Dreamweaver so that they are arranged differently for each of the three layouts, creating designs that [more…]

How to Create Custom Media Queries in Dreamweaver

When you create pages using fluid grid layout features, Dreamweaver automatically creates the corresponding media queries for you, but you can create your own custom media queries and use them to target [more…]

How to Create a New Dreamweaver Template

You create a new template in Dreamweaver by using the same New Document dialog box that you use to create any other type of page. To create a Dreamweaver template, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Save any Page as a Dreamweaver Template

Sometimes you get partway through designing a page in Dreamweaver before you realize that you'll probably want more pages that are similar. If you turn the page into a template, you can create the rest [more…]

How to Make Dreamweaver Attributes Editable

In addition to making any element in a page editable, you can also make the attributes of any element in Dreamweaver editable. This step is necessary only if you want to make an attribute editable when [more…]

How to Create a Page from a Dreamweaver Template

After you create a template in Dreamweaver, it’s time to put it to use. You can use one template to create all the pages in your website or create different templates for different sections. Whether you [more…]

How to Edit All Pages in a Site with a Dreamweaver Template

The great advantage of Dreamweaver templates is that you can automatically apply changes to all the pages created with a template by altering the original template. For example, if you have links in an [more…]

How to Open a Dreamweaver Template from any Page Created from a Template

If you're not sure which Dreamweaver template was used to create a page, you can open the template while you have the page open, make changes to the template, and update all the pages created with it by [more…]

How to Create and Use Library Items in Dreamweaver

If you’re using Dreamweaver, it’s helpful to know how to for create a library item, add one to a page, and edit and update a library item across multiple pages. For these steps to work properly, you must [more…]

How to Add a Tracing Image to a Page in Dreamweaver

The Tracing Image feature in Dreamweaver is especially popular among designers. The concept, which dates back to the earliest days of design, enables you to use graphics as guides for your page designs [more…]

How to Create a Table in Dreamweaver

You can insert a table by clicking the Table icon in Dreamweaver’s Layout Insert panel or by using the Insert menu, as shown in the step-by step instructions that follow. Don’t worry about perfecting the [more…]

How to Change a Table’s Appearance in Dreamweaver

Need to change the appearance of a table on your site? When you select a table in Dreamweaver, the Property inspector gives you access to the following options for customizing your table’s appearance: [more…]

How to Use Table Cell Options in Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver lets you specify options for individual cells in a table. When you select a cell, which you can do by clicking to place the cursor anywhere inside the cell area, the Property inspector changes [more…]

How to Align Table Content in Columns and Rows in Dreamweaver

Clean alignment of elements in columns and rows makes your table neat and easy to read. Achieving that look in Dreamweaver can be tricky because you don’t have as much control in HTML as you have in a [more…]

How to Merge and Split Table Cells in Dreamweaver

Sometimes, the easiest way to modify the number of cells in a table in Dreamweaver is to merge cells (combine two or more cells) or split cells (split one cell into two or more rows or columns). With this [more…]

How to Sort Table Data in Dreamweaver

When you’re working with lots of columnar data, you want to sort that data just as you do in a spreadsheet program. In Dreamweaver, you can sort data even after you format it in HTML but you don't have [more…]

How to Nest Tables within Tables in Dreamweaver

Placing tables within tables, or nested tables, can help you create extremely complex designs in Dreamweaver. For example, with a table that contains scores of all the baseball games in a season, you could [more…]


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