I have a two questions:
1) Is there some way that CSS styles will display by default in Design View, without me having to go to View > Style Rendering > Display Styles each time I open up a site or page. It's laborious and a new experiwnce for me since ugrading to CS5. Is there a setting somewhere I can change?
2) I have about 40 sites set up in Dreamweaver CS5.5, all of which I am able to view the styling of in Design View by making the selection I outlined in my question above, except for one stubborn site that just refuses to show styles in Design View, even when I have that option selected. The pages are derived from a template which references a stylesheet, and the path is correct, and the pages reneder correctly when I preview them locally in a browser or upload them to the web, but for the life of me I can't get the styles to show in Design View which is really frustrating and makes it hard to work.
Any ideas why this one site might be giving me a headache? I've tried deleting the site from the site manager and recreating it several times, to no avail....
(My workaround it to re-link the same style-sheet on each page, which creates messy and superfluous code, and a duplicate stylesheet link in the page which might cause a headache down the road)
Thanks to anyone who might be able to chime in with some thoughts/answers...
I had not tried that previously (though I had totally deleted and rebuilt the site), but I did just now and it didn't resolve the situation unfortunately. Thanks for the suggestion though.
Do you know anything about my first question at all by any chance?
Ignore the title of the KB article, but try #12 and #4:
How did you fix this issue? I just got a new mac and I can not get Dreamweaver CS5.5 to display my templates. I have the same OS and DW version on this new mac as my old. It must be a setting somewhere that I have not found.
I would be greatful for guidance!
I never resolved my second issue (the styles not displaying in Design view). The problem persisted with two sites no matter what i did, and I could not figure out why.
Eventually i upgraded just my DW product to version 6, and the issue resolved itself. So, i'm guessing it was a bug of some sort, but since i couldn't replicate it, I didn't know how to report it. Who knows?
Hope you figure it out, i know how frustrating it is.