Dreamweaver is fine to use, it just depends on how you use it, I personally use it but I still hand-roll my code so I don't run into any issues with it making a mess of my code. I don't think I've used them since high school, but you need to (do something like) set up a "new site" in Dreamweaver that points to the copied folder. If that does not recognise that the page you updated has children it will likely be an issue because of the path of the files.If this is the case I would recommend you manage it as a new 'site' in Dreamweaver, but to do so I would export the original in the manage dialogue to a file, then import it back into DW Which version of DW are you using?Here's where Dreamweaver CS5 shines in helping you automate the task of creating and maintaining a multi-page website.Since this is chapter 7 of the Dreamweaver CS5 Tutorial series, you will probably need to start with chapter 1 if you aren't already very familiar with Dreamweaver CS5.If you're new to Dreamweaver CS4, you may find it easier to start with the first chapter.If you look at all the article pages on thesitewizard.com, you will probably have noticed that every page bears basically the same design.I then created several chldren webpages, and saved them as files.I decided to change the navbar system - part of the uneditiabel region in the template - by opening the template file and edit-ing that file, and then saving it as the same Dream Weaver template file.
The problem is, I copied (ctrl a) & (ctrl c) and pasted all files into another folder (on another drive)...
Once this is done check that your pages are being updated correctly, then you can re-enable the Site Cache if you wish.
by Christopher Heng, Dreamweaver CS4's template system not only allows the web designer to create multiple pages on your website using the same basic design, but it is also provides the webmaster an easy way to manage and update a multi-page site.
Creating multiple pages for a website is a relatively simple task; things only get troublesome when you want to make a design change that affects all the pages of your website.
Imagine having to go through every page on a site with hundreds of pages, just to (say) add a new button to your navigation menu.