Dreamweaver --> Contribute


I’ve got an extremely urgent small web job for a client. They want to use Macromedia Contributor 3 for updates. I’m planning to create the site in Dreamweaver. What is there to consider when making templates in Dreamweaver for later use/updates in Contribute? The layout will be simple, with only a few editable areas - text and images. Is it possible to use CSS and layers, or do I have to stick to tables? Can I control the design through an external CSS-file? Do Contribute then make changes to the external CSS-file if the client makes manual updates within the program, or how does it work?

Thanks. Hoping to save some time here.