Contribute's ease of use depends in large part on the use of predesigned templates. Templates are pages containing design elements and required text, placed by the designer in non-editable areas of the page. A user of the template can enter text, add tables and pictures and other elements in editable areas.
So the user's concentration is on content, because the form—the basic design—of the page is pre-set. For many of us, this saves a lot of time.
At CCSF there are three main templates to choose from. The images on the right below are thumbnails of the template as it looks while editing in Contribute. Editable areas are surrounded by an aqua line, with an aqua name tag. Clicking on the thumbnail shows the template if it were published as is to the Web.