Basically, I want to know if there is a way to set up a template where I can make the changes to the coding and not have to make the changes to each individual page..
use php. create a file called header.php. put all your html in this file. then use php <? include "header.php"; ?> to include the files in your pages. when u want to change the pages, you just change header.php, rather than all the pages
Remember, you can include files inside included files, inside included files, ad nauseum.