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Contribute layout problem in edit mode (CS3 CS4)

Jul 23, 2010 1:08 PM

I'm building a nwe site in Dreamweaver 8 that will be managed by editors/publishers using Contribute CS4 on a corporate intranet. I'm using templates to protect sensitive code and a simple, 1-column CSS layout with a couple of relative and absolutely positioned containers. The preview in Dreamweaver 8 design view is fairly accurate and it looks fine in Contribute 4 (not CS4) when I go into edit mode. I can edit, create new pages, etc. without any issues.


I sent a key to some colleagues to do testing with Contrib CS3 & CS4. Pages render fine when they browse but when they go to edit the page, the content becomes very narrow, one or two words per line, and scrolls vertically forever. The background color from outside the content container takes over the whole page. It looks like a nesting problem but I have validated the XHTML and CSS and there are no errors. The content is editable but looks terrible and I don't want to hand this off without fixing it. I can't understand how CS3-4 are worse at rendering previews than the older version.


Here's how it looks in the Contribute 4 browser


Here it is during editing in Contrib 4


Here it is during editing in CS4 (CS3 looks the same)


Wish I could post a URL but this is all behind the firewall. Any help greatly appreciated!

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    Jul 28, 2010 2:25 AM   in reply to rwb2

    Sent a private message to you.

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    Jun 24, 2011 2:26 PM   in reply to Dominic Michael

    Having same issue.  Any resolution to this?


    Dreamweaver CS5

    Contribute CS3 (user base utilizing)


    site made with server side includes with css called in one of those includes.


    Edit mode does not render CSS but normal Browsing in Contribute does.

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    Aug 2, 2011 12:30 PM   in reply to webwhills


    I am having the exact same problem. Any suggestions?



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    Aug 2, 2011 1:40 PM   in reply to StefanoAscari

    Only way I've found out how to do it is by creating a import.css file that you link to from your parent header (non server side include).


    Then in the import.css file (or whatever you've called it) you import all the style sheets you need from there.


    @import url(/css/main.css);

    @import url(/css/dropdown.css);

    @import url(/css/default-theme.css);


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