Here is my situation. Have a developer programming some pages plus a shopping cart for my site using CRELoaded. I also have personally designed numerous other pages for the site using Expression Web.
The question - I want to edit some of the text that the developer is using for the pages he is working on. I don't want to change any of the "information" fields. Example; “Create an Account” – has numerous "fields" to enter name, address, email address etc. Designating "mandatory" fields for email, etc. All the standard stuff.
However, there is a ton of stuff I DO want to change on his pages. Different size fonts, rewording text descriptions and so on. I am NOT talking about changing any of the basic functions, just editing the HTML portion of the pages.
If I download his work (name.php.html) and open in Expression Web, I can change any of the text I want. When viewing in “Code” view, all the form’s php coding is still intact. Of course when I save as Web Page, it saves as name.htm.
But he is saying that won’t work – that I have to edit the php files from my web site after they have been uploaded. Somehow that just doesn’t sound right. All the original code he is doing is still there and when comparing the page in “name.php.html” and “name.htm” seems to be identical.
Is what he telling me right? Is there a way to edit on my computer and not have to go to the actual web site? And WITHOUT knowing/learning php?
Additional information for your consideration;
While I am fine with my web authoring tool and VERY Basic HTML Editor (Coffee Cup). You will lose me real quick with long and involved coding scripts I’m afraid.
I do not have CRELoaded installed on my computer; of course it will be installed on my site.
There is no way I am going to learn PHP coding. I only have the one site and I am already short on time.
I ONLY want to edit HTML, NOT the php code.
Thanks for your input,