When we released the new Bootstrap 3 based responsive sample store design in June, we made the decision to have the store pages built by design include files instead of having all design layout content updated by Dreamweaver DWT (template) files.
This decision was based on years of feedback from our customers who wanted to be able to update individual sections of their pages without having edit the assigned Dreamweaver template file (DWT) and then republish all the changed files.
However, many of you have requested that we return to the previous DWT format where the page layout is still embedded inside the DWT file instead of being loaded from external files (i.e. /design_includes/). This allows you to more easily preview the design changes you make directly in Dreamweaver and manage layout updates.
The new “design include” format that we released in June also caused some problems with Dreamweaver designers because most of our design tutorials did not reference that the page layout was built-out from the include files located in the /design_includes/ folder and did not operate like our past 8+ years of releases.
As always, we listen to your feedback and therefore the next full release of the cart will include both a “design-includes” version and a “full-layout embedded in DWT files” version.
Please note that even with the “embedded layout in the DWT” version, in order to allow you to update / control certain content via the admin area, the header section (logo, search bar and quick cart), dynamic top navigation bar and dynamic footer will still be attached to the DWT file(s) as design includes (via the files in the /design_includes/ folder). However, just like with the design includes version, you are free to remove these include files and replace them with your own custom header, navigation or footer.
If you would like to use the full-layout embedded DWT files for any projects right now, here is a link to the templates and design files that are updated by the DWT files in the /templates/ folder instead of being only controlled via design includes.
Important: If you have already completed your design inte