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changing text in html template



10:36 am on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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"<li> <img src="images/3page-img1.jpg" alt="" /> <strong><a href="#">Maecenas tristique orci sem duis ultricies pharetra magna donec accumsan malesuada orci donec sit amet eros lorem ipsum dol.</a></strong> Aenean nec eros vestibulum ante ipsum prim faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia. Suspendisse sollicitudin velit sed leo. Ut pharetra augue nec augue. Nam elit magna hendrerit sit amet tincidunt viverra sed nulla. Donec porta diam eu massa. Quisque diam lorem, interdum vitae, dapibus ac, scelerisque vitae. </li>"

I have the above text in my dreamweaver template - but when I delete more than 24 letters, any 24 letters - it deletes the whole text section on the design view.

when I preview it in IE it is right (with the text I have entered myself) - except the footer moves rights up to the top. And obviously it should work in Dreamweaver design view too. I am definitely not changing any codes or tags - only text - any ideas?

Thank you


11:32 am on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Dreamweaver can behave unpredictably if code is invalid (especially where templates are concerned) so I would suggest validating the whole file before going any further.




1:11 pm on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi thanks. It valdiated and is fine, any more ides?


1:45 pm on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Edit it outside of DW?


3:21 pm on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member kaled is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Best guess - CSS.

Try seeing what happens with all CSS removed.


10:37 am on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't mean to not address your question, but working in Dreamweaver's design view and testing in IE is really not the best methodology for designing websites.

Dreamweaver's design view isn't a web browser, sure it's got better since CS3 but there's tons of sites I've designed that render properly in IE6+ browsers but are totally borked in DW's design view. I just ignore it completely, if I saw the bug you are experiencing I would immediately blame it on Dreamweaver rather than my code and ignore it.

The only time I use the design view in DW is if I have to do some work with tabular data, because that's the only area for me it's quicker to work with using WYSYWIG than writing code by hand.

Test in a standards compliant browser, and then after finishing development, fix bugs in non-standard browsers. Otherwise you will find yourself in a whole world of pain. This means stop using IE for development and use firefox, chrome or safari.

Get the web developer toolbar for Firefox and start writing code in that (edit html and edit css tabs) instead of Dreamweaver, it's a steep learning curve but if you get the hang of working like this you'll be head and shoulders above where you are now in terms of efficiency.

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