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redrover
10-26-2005, 06:27 PM
ok i'm new to dw

i design a layout in photoshop, save it as an image .gif file

now when i imported that layout i want to add buttons and text over top of it

how can i acomplish this?

thanks

Creative Insanity
10-26-2005, 06:44 PM
Where you want the text etc, make that part of the template the background for that div.

redrover
10-26-2005, 07:59 PM
say i want a to add a flash button on top of the of the layout image

what would i do then?

davidj
10-27-2005, 08:43 AM
when you design your site in photoshop all your elements (banner,content,menu etc) should have its own layer. Once you are happy with your idea slice up each element in PS using the slice tool and save your finished sliced image as well as the html that PS creates to your DW site directory.

In DW browse to your new page and open it in DW. Delete slices like content, menu items as you will create those in html. tweak the page till your happy and do a save as.. save it as template ot something (not to be confused with DW Template) now spawn every page you need off this template.htm page just change the content and menus to suit the page your developing