Chapter 35. CREATING WEB PAGE LAYOUTS WITH GOLIVE


IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Doctypes and Encoding 772

Understanding Page Layout Methods 772

Adding Content to Your Web Pages 776

Using the Layout Grid 777

Using Layers 786

Creating and Editing Tables 793

GoLive enables you to create new web pages in a variety of ways, including the use of predesigned web page templates. We'll get to those features momentarily, but first let's have a look at how to do the most basic of thingscreate a plain old blank web page. When you first launch GoLive a Welcome screen appears offering options to create or open a new document, as shown in Figure 35.1. Deselect the check box to show the Welcome screen at startup if you don't want to encounter this screen every time you launch GoLive. You can always turn this feature back on in the GoLive Preferences window.

Figure 35.1. The Welcome splash screen offers you the opportunity to create or open files.


This latest version of GoLive introduces a new dialog that's actually called the New dialog. The New dialog is where you create new stuff like web pages, sites, and scripts, as shown in Figure 35.2. To display the New dialog box, choose New from the File menu. It may look confusing at first glance, but it's actually quite an organized way to present all the options for creating new files and sites.

Figure 35.2. The New dialog.


The New dialog offers categories for Site, Web, Mobile, and Scripting. You can use the Favorites category to add files such as HTML pages, Cascading Style Sheets, Images, and QuickTime movies. When you select a category on the left, a list of file types or site types is displayed. You have the option of creating new pages using a variety of methods, as shown in Figure 35.3. To create a new basic blank web page do the following:

1.

Choose New from the File menu to display the New dialog.

2.

Click on the Web category in the left pane to display the various options for creating web pages.

3.

Select Pages from the column to the right of the categories. When you select Pages, four options are displayed: HTML Page, Template Page, Stationery Page, and Component Page. When you click on any of these, a description of what they do is displayed in a box in the right column, as shown in Figures 35.3 and 35.4.

Figure 35.4. The document options enable you to set the Doctype and Encoding for your new blank document.


4.

Select HTML Page in the next column to create a blank HTML page.

5.

Click the triangle to the left of the word Options in the right column to display the options for Doctype and Encoding, as shown in Figure 35.4. The choice you make here inserts the !DOCTYPE tag at the top of your document and depends largely on the kind of web page you're creating and what set of standards you want the code for your web page to conform to. See "Understanding Doctypes and Encoding" later in this chapter for more information.

6.

Click OK and a new blank document is created.

Figure 35.3. Create a basic blank HTML page.





Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
ISBN: 0789733676
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 426
Authors: Michael Smick

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