A Dreamweaver template contains a preset page layout and includes elements such as text and images. A template gives you a starting point for new web pages. Using a template can ensure that the pages on your website have a consistent look.
For example, on a company's internal website, the company employee template might contain basic elements and provide sections for employee information. Suppose the template has the company logo and address, and blank sections for the employee's name, department, phone number, and picture. Any new employee page based on the company employee template inherits the same page layout.
In a template, the designer creates regions to control which elements of a template-based page you can edit. There are editable regions in a template, which you can edit, and locked regions, which you can't edit. In the employee template example, the company logo and address might be in a locked region. The employee information sections would be editable regions.