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Dreamweaver help

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by TallPaul, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member


    Not sure if this is the right section and sorry for asking for help in like my 3rd post but...

    I made a website and template in Dreamweaver and used the site as a file on my computer, i copied this file to a pendrive and took it to class so i could hand it in as a project, however even though the CSS and HTML and images were in this file they didnt load, i think the links must have broke.

    The question is how do i link it all so that the site with css will be viewable on every PC? And can i edit the root site?

    Thanks in advance :D
  2. Goreki

    Goreki Member

    Are your files linked as a root path (ie 'file://users/name/my documents/website/html/stylesheet/style.css')? If thats the case change them to something like 'stylesheet/style.css'
  3. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Host it on a live domain is the best option.

    However, just use document relative URLs and keep the directory structure the same wherever you take the files to…


    <img src="[dot][dot]/images/logo.gif" alt="Company logo" />
    As long as that image sits in the same relative position to the HTML wherever you take it, it'll always work.
  4. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    atm the site is linked as C/Paul/desktop/filename

    So i would change the link of all images, css to just filename.jpg for example

    Also i would do the same with the flash buttons direction?
  5. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    There's your problem, because not every PC is Paul
  6. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    So for example this:


    Will be

  7. Harry

    Harry Senior Member


    If your site structure looks like:

    /about/  /index.php/css//images/  /logo.gif/index.php
    Then your link from your about page to your logo will be:

    <img src=". ./images/logo.gif" alt="Company logo" />
    Without spaces between the dots!
  8. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    Ok i have done that, now i have another problem, the links to each html are fine but when i click a buton it knocks a letter off each word, eg:


    instead of

  9. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Post your code up please.

    The 'file:///C:/Users/paulo/desktop/dreamweaverProject/html/' is pretty much redundant you see.

    When you took the course did they not teach you URL structures etc?
  10. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    Nope, lets just say i have wasted my money with this course, my teacher for dreamweaver hasnt came for the last 3 weeks and they still take my money :eek:
  11. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

  12. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    Meh its ok, i was looking forward to it, bought CS4 etc and turns out they only have CS, i mean you need to move with the times lol At first i thought it was just me but seems like everyone is in the same boat as me, i will never be taking a course there again, think i have learnt more at home than in class tbf.

    Thanks for the link :)

    I think i have done the root site wrong as the template path starts with C:\Users etc
  13. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Your best bet is to forget Dreamweaver altogether. Use Notepad++ and do it by hand, you'll learn more in a few days hand coding than ten months in any course!

    Site root will only work if you're running it through a server environment, so use document relative.
  14. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    +1, hand coding is - by far - the best way to do things at the moment.
  15. TallPaul

    TallPaul Member

    I have also learnt pure coding using PHPCoder for CSS, HTML and PHP, must say it is much less stressful than dreamweaver.

    Anyway MASSIVE thanks for your help, i have it sorted, turns out using a site was the problem, as when i save a template i have to make a site, so i just ditched the template and now i have no problems.
  16. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    I'd leave Dreamweaver alone entirely. Don't set sites up in it, just work in a text-editor and windows explorer.
  17. hitech

    hitech Junior Member

    I have also the same problem. I have select some templates that suite my dream design but not one has all elements in it. So I want to combine them all in one template.
  18. snapwebsolutions

    snapwebsolutions Junior Member

    If you go to the Adobe Dreamweaver Support Centre website and click on "Dreamweaver Online Help" you'll see that there lots of help.

    You can use your Dreamweaver program to create and edit your Joomla templates. Yes, it is possible. It will just take some adaption and confidence on your part. You will be using this software in a different way that what you are used to.
  19. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Just curious harry....I was just reading through this post. What is the reason for [dot][dot] or was this just showing something?
  20. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    It was parsing it as an image, similar to your WP problems.

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