total layperson needs help!
ineed help with one problem: i am making a website but i am totally unexperienced at it, but so far it is going very nicely, with the help of DD of course...i started the webpage as a single page but by now it is getting bigger and bigger, so now i have just one problem:
is it possible to have some sort of program that lets me change something once and than update it to all my pages in one time? so i dont have to go to each page seperately and change it?
If anyone could help that would be greately appreciated!
For changing menus......
Stuff like that. B/c the stuff on your pages shouldnt all be the same.
no it isnt but i am looking for something that wqould contain some sort of template of my pages, so i can change this template for the basic layout..than teh dynamic content on each page i will always have to change by hand i guess, that is not the problem, im just looking for a program that lets me create a template so i can change the basic layout of all my pages with just one edit in the template? does something like this exist?
What you're looking for is some form of server-side scripting. There are several different forms of this; PHP, ASP, SSI, ColdFusion, JSP, CGI, FrontPage Extensions...
However, you need one installed on your server.
thanks, i am afraid thats just a bit too much for a lay person like me, i am already happy that i can understand the html laguage and actually create a page myself.........I thought that there would be a program that lets you create a masterpage and than lets you automatically update all pages under this master page..I thought once i read somewhere something about a program or script or something that lets you use a filter page that you than can apply to any other page...but im not sure what a filter page is?! anyway, thank you very much for your suggestions! guess it is back to doing everything manual than....
Well if you are trying to use this for say your menus you can use css. Quite a handy thing I found out one oyu learn how to use it. With css you tell it where to load in the page and it loads it seperatly. when you change anything from the menu it automatically loads that page in the other. Any changes you made are also displayed.
<title>Name of page</title>
<!-- name of menu -->
<frame src="frame.htm" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" noresize>
<frame src="page.htm" name="main" noresize>
<a href="page for menu" target="main" frameborder="0">Page Three</a>
This is what I used for this page. As you can see you can click on the menu and it loads in the window below it. It dosen't reload it when you click within the window. Maybe you can use this, JF
Those are frames. Not CSS. This is appropriate sometimes, but may not fit in with your design. Another idea, of course, is to have a page holding your layout, with an iframe that will contain the content.
may i suggest an external CSS file? thatway the colors, fonts, would be consistent and stuff...
boxxertrumps: S/he wants to include HTML.