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Convert Dreamweaver to Expression Web?

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  • I fumbled my way through learning EW well enough to produce a web site that actually functioned. The code was pretty sloppy, though, so I sent the site to a friend of a friend who offered to clean it up for me. He did a fine job with the cleanup, but he did the work in Dreamweaver.

    I had purchased EW at retail and want to use that for future editing and upgrading of the site. What do I need to do to get his Dreamweaver work back into EW format? (i.e. the master.dwt and default.htm have been replaced with index.htm and style.css).

    Thanks so much for any guidance you can offer!

    David

    יום שלישי 29 אפריל 2008 16:17

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  • You can continue working with his cleaned up pages as they are if you wish. If you want to convert the revised index.htm page back into a DWT you can do that too.

    I'd suggest creating a new DWT page in EW and then copy the code from his page into the new DWT.

    You'll probably be able to compare your original master.dwt and the revised page and see where the different parts of the page should go.

    HTH

    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk


    Ian Haynes
    יום שלישי 29 אפריל 2008 16:53
  • A better answer is found at http://webifieddevelopment.com/converting-dreamweaver-template-expressions-template/ I chose to retain the Dreamweaver comments and insert the Expression Web editable region comments inside the DreamWeaver comments. It looks like the result is a site that can be maintained with either tool.

    Walter of Mardovar

    יום שלישי 27 מאי 2014 12:24
  • Actually, converting a dreamweaver template to an EW template may not the answer to the question.

    The first question is: does the site now have a template?  If master.dwt and default.html were converted to index.htm, it sounds like there is no dreamweaver template.  The original poster would have to elaborate, but that is very unlikely since this thread is from 2008.

    You are answering a six year old question.


    • נערך על-ידי KathyW2 יום שלישי 27 מאי 2014 14:27
    יום שלישי 27 מאי 2014 14:26
  • A better answer is found at http://webifieddevelopment.com/converting-dreamweaver-template-expressions-template/ I chose to retain the Dreamweaver comments and insert the Expression Web editable region comments inside the DreamWeaver comments. It looks like the result is a site that can be maintained with either tool.

    Walter of Mardovar

    You do not need to retain the Dreamweaver comments since Expression Web uses the older Dreamweaver language and current versions of Dreamweaver are backwards compatible. For the sake of simplicity and to make things less likely to break remove the newer Dreamweaver format and stick with just the ones that Expression Web understands since Dreamweaver will still work. You lose a few features like conditional and nested editable regions but Expression Web wouldn't understand them anyway. So if you are editing the same content in both (something I do semi-regularly) stick to the basic editable regions and you will be fine.

    Free Expression Web Tutorials
    For an Expression Web forum without the posting issues try expressionwebforum.com

    יום רביעי 18 יוני 2014 14:13