Hi there @Ratfink and welcome aboard.
I am just a fellow user but here are a few ideas.
- I’m not sure/have no idea about .dwt extensions and how to convert, but you can open the Web address of your site up directly in Pinegrow!
either from File/Open URL
or from the blank workspace that Pinegrow launches with if you have no files open or have closed them all.
So I should think that, you could open your original site in Pinegrow to play with the layout and - scream at the code the previous program may have generated.
But, then, you can save JUST the page in Pinegrow -but not the assets (pictures/css files, etc etc)
so it is best to save the page in your browser (not safari, that creates a webarchive format)
or use a program like SiteSucker (for Mac) to download. your entire site.
I have no idea how large/or couples it is, but if you do that, you have the entire site to play with at your leisure.
You will have the original css etc etc and you can then open your LOCAL copy instead edit and save as the more modern version.
And, as for Pinegrow having a native FTP facility er, Nope!
There is quite a lot to a whole ftp setup and many variations of requirements so its best to let …>FTP people get on with that and we can use their programs
So, there are a host of good free ftp clients (which, in hindsight, you could still use with expression web)
such as FileZilla (which I use, multi platform easy to set up)
Cyberduck etc , depending on your OS platform.
so thats some ideas.
Also, if you use Atom editor, alongside Pinegrow, for its much more advanced coding capabilities, that has an FTP plugin you can find and add, while in the editor.
Atom will then watch your pine grow files and save and sync with each other -and then you can FTP your files straight up to the server from inside ATOM. (again, multi platform text editor)
I hope these are some useful ideas. someone else may hopefully give you more detailed info on how to do precise conversions from DWT template to Pinegrow maser pages/ templates.
hopefully you can edit/update the code(horror) from Expression web and its “Interesting CSS Rules” inside Pinegrow itself.
or now , if that is too much, the latest Pinegrow also comes with a new super Overlay facility , where you can take an image of your page and then overlay it on pinegrow blank page, in order to replicate its transparent overlay.
ok ciao for now, let us all know how you get on