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Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

HTML/DW
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:22:15 AM »
I have a DreamWeaver/HTML question for those who are more familiar with it than me.

I've created a template with a link/dropdown menu. It created a CSS file for the lnik area in order to edit it.

I have not made all the pages for the Webpage so I am wondering - if I edit the links in the template, will that change the links on all the additional pages I create?

IE: I make a new page. Complete it. Go back to the template page, edit the link to go to that page. Does it apply it to all pages?

Also, how does one link to other Dreamweaver pages?

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 09:43:53 AM »
I knew it well (I have an ACA certification in CS5), but it's literally been years since I used DW.

If you want to know if it's going to affect other links/other pages, the best thing really to do is look at it in the code window and see where the page/template is drawing its styles from.

If multiple pages are drawing their styles from a stylesheet, and you change the applicable styles on the sheet, then they're going to change. You may find classes of styles apply to a range of links or text for example.

As for linking other pages, I found this info here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/linking.html
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 09:47:46 AM by AmberStarfire »

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:39:07 PM »
Okay.

So I've got the template sorted, finally. Took a while to figure it out. I have it set to apply to all pages that use the template, but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't know if I am not putting the files in the right place?

The other thing I've noticed is that the DropDownMenuLink area is not correct either. The New-Page-From-Template is also doubling the CSS/JS files for the Menu. No idea why or how to remove and its all making me quite frustrated.

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 12:46:35 PM »
It shouldn't really matter where you put the files so long as you link to their location.

I'm not really sure why it would be doubling the links/script, unless they're either doubled on the Template (which applies it to each page) or you have the sheet coming in from a separate place as well so it shows up twice.

I don't have DW anymore so can't look at the program. What version do you have? It might be a good idea to have a look at the pages and tutorials on the Adobe site about templates, in case they show you something that you're not aware of that's going wrong.

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 12:57:13 PM »
So this is what the Template looks like when previewing it/live viewing it:
Template
This is what the 'new page from template' looks like when previewing it as soon as it opens:
WTF

As you can see, not the same thing, though there should not be anything different between the two documents.

*bangs head against wall*

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 01:03:28 PM »
Are the links static or is it drawing them in through PHP/from a database??

« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 01:06:30 PM by AmberStarfire »

Offline MagicalPenTopic starter

Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 02:20:20 PM »
I think at this stage I am going to scrap everything I have and start new. And see where it leads me.

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 02:21:33 PM »
Okay. Hopefully the problem won't recur.

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2016, 03:20:11 PM »
Just using the basic Link system...no fancy pants on this website...and it seems to be working now.

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Re: HTML/DW
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 03:21:56 PM »
That's great to hear. :)