Getting Started       

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This package comes with the starter web site in .zip format. Unzip the package and start editing the pages. You may wish to keep a backup copy of the .zip in case you need to start over.image4

We have included a basic site structure with common pages that you may use to start with. You may rename the pages, add more pages, and add your content.

Features for this template

bullet  Multi-page template that uses either "includes" (Expression) or "Library items"  
bullet  Cross-browser compatibility in the latest browsers
bullet  CSS: Validated, Uses CSS for cleaner code and better search engine optimization,
    CSS-positioned page layouts (no tables), and external CSS file
bullet  Fixed-width layout, designed for 1024 x 768 and wider, with expanding
    background provides readability while still looking great at higher resolutions
bullet  DWT page(s)
bullet  Easily change your main images just by adding them to the images folder and naming
    them as we've named them. The Java Script will pull them right in!
bullet  Just type your name in the header as you would like it to appear. No image program is


Expression Web or Dreamweaver CS3: This template was designed for Expression Web or Dreamweaver, depending upon which product you purchased. TNT products are for Expression Web. DNT products are for Dreamweaver CS3.

Image Editing Software: While some color changes can be made by editing the CSS file. Other colors are actually graphics. If you wish to make changes to the images and graphics included in this template, you will need some type of image editing software like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks, etc.

Licensing Information

You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this template.

Your use of the template indicates your acceptance of the terms of this License Agreement. Templates in Time/ Dreamweaver in Time, et al grants you the following license:

You may use the template graphics in a single application, free from copyright infringement. If the main graphical image is accompanied by a copyright symbol, such as a royalty-free image, this symbol may not be removed from the image.

Use of this template on more than one computer is prohibited without prior written consent.

No user may alter the appearance of these graphics except to add their own personal or business information on banners, buttons or backgrounds. If you exchange the main graphical image to one better suited for your purposes, Templates in Time/ Dreamweaver in Time does not guarantee the template's performance. Changing images or modifying the template is at the sole risk of the user. Templates in Time/ Dreamweaver in Time does not guarantee the performance of any altered template package.

You may not transfer this template to any other user, either group or individual, without the permission of Templates in Time/ Dreamweaver in Time. You may not use this template in any way that could be considered defamatory, pornographic, libelous, immoral, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

You may not, in any fashion or media, reproduce any of these licensed graphics for offering to other parties, either individually or in a collection, whether for free or for fee.

If you do not agree to these terms, do not purchase this template.

This template is offered in good faith. The purchaser agrees to not hold Templates in Time or Dreamweaver in Time liable for any loss of revenue, time, or other damages that might be incurred, directly or indirectly, through the use of a "Templates in Time/ Dreamweaver in Time" template.

bullet  Copyright: The copyright for this template and accompanying design remains with the  designer, Templates in Time. You may not claim ownership of the design, nor may you use it for any purpose other than that explicitly set forth in the separate license agreement. You may list yourself as the developer, but not the designer of this template.

bullet  Licensing: The license fee for this design is a site license, not a user or computer license. This design is, therefore, licensed for use on ONE SITE ONLY. If you wish to use this design on subsequent sites, you must purchase a license for each additional site.

General Instructions

1. Make a new web...
  1. Unzip your web package.
  2. Remember where you put it!
  3. Copy this folder to your favorite directory or to your desktop.
  4. In Expression Web, go to File > Open Site and browse to this folder to begin editing your site. In Dreamweaver, go to Site > New > and define your site by browsing to the web folder.
2. Preview your new web...
  1. Click on any page and go to File > Preview in Browser.
  2. Click on Internet Explorer (or another installed browser) and click Preview.
  3. A browser window will open with your new web. Preview the pages of the web and decide what pages will be in your web site. You may keep this window open and return to it and refresh to see your changes.
3. Modify your new web...
  1. Editing the Master DWT pages: Open the "Templates" folder in order to edit your DWT page(s). Once you have made your changes, save the page and your changes will be made on all of the pages within your web.
  2. Adding Your Site Name and Slogan: The template uses a text box for adding your name. All you need to do is to type in your name as you would like it to appear.
  3. Editing the content pages: To edit your web pages, just delete our content and add your own. Note that you will not be able to edit any "uneditable" regions on these pages. To make changes to some areas you will need to edit the DWT pages.
  4. Add new pages: Open a page that has the layout the way you want it, then go to File > Save As. Save the page under a new name and be sure to change the page title as well.
  5. Rename existing pages: If you would like to use an existing page but want to rename it, you may easily do this in the Folders list. Right click on the file name and/or the page title and choose "Rename" to rename your file. You may then need to modify the menu links with the new text.
  6. Delete pages from your web: Right click on the pages you wish to delete in your Folder list then click Delete.
4. Before You Upload your web:
  1. Change the page title on all pages as appropriate.
  2. Preview all pages by going to File > Preview in Browser. It's a good idea to check your site in more than one browser.
  3. Modify the keywords and description meta tags on each page.
  4. Spell check each page.

It's in the Details!

This template uses a CSS-based layout, which means that the page sections (header, sidebar, content, footer, etc.) are placed using CSS rather than in a table-based grid. Because this results in cleaner code, your pages load faster and search engines may rank you page better than they would in a table-based design.

While in design view some elements may not appear correctly. Fonts may seem too large or small,  spacing between elements may seem too wide, etc. After each change, save the page and go to File > Preview in Browser.

Occasionally you may "lose" the formatting. When this happens, just hit F5 to refresh the page and the styles will return.

Meta Tags: To help you get your site listed in search engines/directories, we have added blank meta tags to each page. You will want to either delete these tags or add your own specific content.


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