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One of the biggest issues of with working with web design is that there are so many repetitive things that you have to do. Lots of times when you'd rather be concentrating on designing a page, you find yourself entering the same sort of information, over and over again. For example, if I open up the file inside out products called "kettlesandteapots," this is actually a great candidate for a feature called Repeating Regions. Look at these products here. We've got an image of a product, we've got the product's name. We've got the price, and we've got a product description. Then we have another row. Product picture, product name, product price, product description, and so on, and so on. Creating new table rows to do this all the time, and then entering all that information can get pretty tedious. But you can make it a little bit easier on yourself by creating what's called a Repeating Region.
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    1. Welcome
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    1. HTML vs. XHTML
      3m 4s
    2. What is CSS?
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    3. What is XML?
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    4. What is DHTML?
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    5. What is JavaScript?
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    1. About forms
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    2. Creating a new template
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    3. Applying templates
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    4. Modifying a template
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    5. Adding repeating regions
      3m 28s
    6. Working with repeating regions
      3m 13s
    7. Adding optional regions
      3m 34s
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    2. Checking links sitewide
      3m 30s
    3. Signing up with Tripod
      6m 36s
    4. Entering remote info
      4m 13s
    5. Publishing your site
      5m 41s
    6. Updating and publishing pages
      5m 12s
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Dreamweaver CS3 Essential Training
10h 22m Beginner Apr 16, 2007

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In Dreamweaver CS3 Essential Training, instructor Garrick Chow delves into the many powerful features of the latest version of this powerful web design application. He covers everything from the simplest basics of using Dreamweaver CS3 to applying it to develop a fully interactive, accessible site. Garrick explains the new interface features, and demonstrates how to create, edit, manage, design, and publish a professional website with Dreamweaver CS3 and complementary applications. Exercise files accompany the training.

Subject:
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Author:
Garrick Chow

Adding repeating regions

One of the biggest issues of with working with web design is that there are so many repetitive things that you have to do. Lots of times when you'd rather be concentrating on designing a page, you find yourself entering the same sort of information, over and over again. For example, if I open up the file inside out products called "kettlesandteapots," this is actually a great candidate for a feature called Repeating Regions. Look at these products here. We've got an image of a product, we've got the product's name. We've got the price, and we've got a product description. Then we have another row. Product picture, product name, product price, product description, and so on, and so on. Creating new table rows to do this all the time, and then entering all that information can get pretty tedious. But you can make it a little bit easier on yourself by creating what's called a Repeating Region.

Creating a Repeating Region also reduces the likelihood of you making mistakes, because if you lock repetitive tasks into these Repeating Regions, you cut down on data entry errors significantly. What I'm saying might not make the most sense. It's usually better to show you what I mean. So let's go ahead and take look at how we create Repeating Regions. And in the next movie we'll actually see them in action. On this page I'm going to select the entire table, and choose Edit > Copy. Now I'm going to go over to my Assets panel, and double click the OurProducts template to open that up. And I'm going to put my cursor right at the end of "While There's Tea There's Hope." And choose Edit > Paste.

And I've now just pasted that table in here. Now I actually don't need all these rows in here. I'm going to click in this lower cell, and just drag up to select these bottom two rows, and hit Delete. You only need one row to create a Repeating Region. Now I'm going to click inside any one of these two cells, and click to select the entire table row. Then I'll come up and choose Insert > Template Objects, and choose Repeating Region. It asks me to give this region a Name. I'll call this Catalog Row. And click OK. If I click off of there, you can see now this has been marked as a Repeating Region. Now I still need to make editable regions inside my Repeating Region. Because if I don't specify any editable regions, I won't be able to add any content to the rows inside the pages that are based off this template.

So I'll go ahead and select this image, and choose Insert > Template Objects > Editable Region. And I'm going to name this Product Image, just like so. And now I'm going to create editable regions for each one of these separate items, not just all the content, but I'm going to break it down into the product name. So I'm going to select Teacloud Azul, delete that. But with the cursor still in the same location, and I'm going to choose Insert > Template Objects > Editable Region. And we'll call this Product Name, and there it is. I'm going to do the same for the price here. I'm going to select that, delete it. Create a new editable region. And we'll call this Product Price.

And one more. Delete that. Insert > Editable Region. And we'll call this Product Details, just like so. I'm going to go ahead save this. And {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} asks me if I want to update all the files, based on this template. I most definitely do. Now it might not look very exciting right now, but in the next movie, we're going to learn how to use these repeated regions.

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