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Building Your First Page in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Chapter Description

After you've set up your local site, you can begin filling the site with pages. To do that, you'll need to create a page, give it a title, add some content to the page, and save it. To check your work, you should view the page in one or more Web browsers before you upload it to your Web server. Luckily, Dreamweaver makes it easy to view your work in different browsers. This chapter will help you get started building your website in Dreamweaver.

Opening a Page

Opening a page is straightforward; you'll usually want to use Dreamweaver's Files panel. You can also use the File menu or the Start Page if you like.

To open a page:

  1. In the Files panel, find the page you want to open, and double-click it. The page opens. or Choose File > Open, or press Ctrl-O (Cmd-O). The Open dialog appears ( Figure 3.25 ).

    Figure 3.25 Use the Open dialog to find a page and open it.

  2. Navigate to the file, select it, and click Open. The file opens in a new window (or in a new tab, if you already have open windows).
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