Dreamweaver: Using Tracing Images
Image feature is a great tool for organizing your site layout.
You can comp out your site in say Fireworks or Freehand and then
bring it into Dreamweaver to use as a guide to align tables and
You can use images in either .jpg, .gif,
or .png formats.
do not get exported with the html. So you don't have to worry about
the size of the file. For example, many of the png's I use for tracing
images are upwards of 500k, depending on the project. Don't be concerned
with that because none of that will affect your final HTML document.
Step 1: Create a new document
Make sure you've defined a new site or
are working in a already Defined site.
Step 2: Insert
the Tracing Image
the new page open, go to Modify>Page
- Go down
to Tracing Image
and click the Browse
button to locate the image you wish to use as the Tracing
Note, be sure not to select Background
Image as this is NOT what you want.
images are images that WILL be part of your final HTML document
and will be visible.
Step 3: Select the Tracing Image
Once you've located the image, select
it and choose Open.