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Another CS3 Design View Issue

page only visible in code view, not split or design views

5:00 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I was editing a page for someone and all of a sudden I could no longer see anything in design view. It's a mess, nested tables, and something I need to be able to see in order to fix some alignment and text color issues. But now I cannot see anything in design view.

When I look at the actual page in a browser, it looks fine, but the design view only shows a white screen with two very narrow boxes at the top, completely empty. I have searched google and found no answers, but several people with similar problems.

So I tried uploading the original code from a backup copy of the page, wanting to revert to how it was before things got messed up. This did not fix the problem, and I am at a loss... I was supposed to be finishing up the site today, so any help would be appreciated.


6:14 pm on Nov 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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sounds like you have a bad placement or a dropped </div>

check the code again ...

4:59 pm on Nov 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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agree with Lobo, there is a "clean up code" command that might help you.. in DW MX it was up in the menu bar under commands... that might help.

<edit>Also, I have seen this caused by a closing or opening tag that is inside of an included file that needs to be there for the page to render correctly, but for whatever reason that include file isn't pulled in when viewing inside of DW, but it is when viewed live so that page renders right.. </edit>

[edited by: The_Hat at 5:17 pm (utc) on Nov. 30, 2007]


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