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    Client to maintain site built in Dreamweaver - Question

    Hi -
    I am a new member to Sitepoint.
    It looks like a great community to belong to!

    Here is my question:
    I am using Dreamweaver to build a site for a client. They want to maintain the site themseleves. They don't have Dreamweaver.

    Has anyone had this issue come up? How should I handle it?
    Do I suggest I maintain the site with a maint. agreement?
    Suggest they purchase & learn Dreamweaver?
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Kathy

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    Ask if they know html. If they don't, it means they want dynamic website that they can edit content of their site by themselves, and tell them dreamweaver can only do such and such.

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    Re: Client to maintain site built in Dreamweaver - Question

    Originally posted by Mala_Mujer
    I am using Dreamweaver to build a site for a client. They want to maintain the site themseleves. They don't have Dreamweaver
    Hi Kathy

    the client does not need dreamweaver or need to know html if you they have a standard html wysiwyg editor and you don't build it locking areas with a dw template

    i would suggest using a standard html layout without any 'gizmos' that they cannot access with something such as they are likely to have (whether that is fp, arach, coffeecup, or whatever)

    that would be my suggestion - along with finding out from them how they plan to access and update the site and with what means

    cheers

    wicksie

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    a good alternative would be to use some sort of "include" feature. Server-side includes (SSI), PHP and Coldfusion all offer includes.

    Simply design the page with the "content area" set as an include. This way you seperate the design of the page from the actual content. Then simply tell them edit the text in some sort of text editor such as Notepad. Then they upload that and it's done. They don't have to bother with HTML at all.

    Another alternative is to go a little more complex and set up a back-end content management system for them to use. More expensive but also much more flexible.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    You guys gave me some needed & good advice.
    Kathy


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