Working with illustrator

I am working with a graphic designer to make a website and wanted to learn of a good workflow for handling this. I wanted to use dreamweaver but the designer does a lot of text alterations like leading, kerning etc is there an easy way to import the text or layout or all so I can just add the links so forth? Thanks!

I am working with a graphic designer to make a website
If your graphic designer doesn't have web experience, I feel sorry for you.  You might want to do what I do and refuse to work with this person.
the designer does a lot of text alterations like leading, kerning etc
These are print concepts.  There is no way to translate these things to web pages unless you create one big fat image.  Unfortunately, images are not "readable" by search engines, translators, screen readers, etc... so this is not an acceptable solution.
I suggest you and your designer read some tutorials on web design.  Illustrator is a powerful vector graphics tool but it isn't a web page authoring program.  DW is a powerful web authoring program but to get the most out of it, you need to understand basic web design theory as well as X/HTML & CSS code.
Start with the following links
HTML & CSS Tutorials - http://w3schools.com/
Learn CSS positioning in 10 Steps
http://www.barelyfitz.com/screencast/html-training/css/positioning/
Taking  a Fireworks (or Photoshop) comp to a CSS based layout in DW
Part 1 --
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt1.html
Part 2 --
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/web_standards_layouts_pt2.html
Best of luck,
Nancy O.
Alt-Web Design & Publishing
Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists
http://alt-web.com/
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