I am trying to work on a reasonable large html document. The file is ~585K. Dreamweaver is so slow with this document that it cannot be used. If I make a change in the code and then click on the design view window, it takes a numbe of minutes before the design view becomes active again. This is a good computer with pleanty of very fast memory, and there are gigabytes of available memory, so I don't know why this file would be so unworkable.
If I open the file in firefox, it opens immediately and there are no performance issues at all. If I make an edit in the code section, save it, and refresh the browser window, the change appears immediately, so I don't see why dreamweaver takes so long to render a page in design view when the page displays in a brower right away.
Is there anything I can do to improve this?
If I make a change in the code and then click on the design view window, it takes a numbe of minutes before the design view becomes active again. This is a good computer with pleanty of very fast memory, and there are gigabytes of available memory, so I don't know why this file would be so unworkable.
I would normally save the file after making the changes and view in IE9 or FF14. With these browsers it is a matter of refreshing or reloading the page to get refreshed view of the page. Never rely on design view to see how your page looks because it is not a browser and it has never been a true WYSIWYG let alone it is bloated.
it has never been a true WYSIWYG let alone it is bloated.
There is no such thing as WYSIWYG in web development. DW has never been promoted as a WYSIWYG authoring system. But what do you mean by that last comment?
I have experienced some performance issues in DW with sites that contained links to external scripts such as FB badges, Google Ads, malformed code, etc... Please post a link to your problem page(s).
This is meant to be an offline document. In fact, I am converting a series of help pages into a single html document. This may end up just being printed into a pdf, I'm not sure. In the end, it will have no external or internal scripts. It may have a bit of script in it now, but I don't remember. This is not anywhere on the web and probably never will be.
I am taking the opportunity to reformat some of this and move to a .css. Since the entire page is table based, I really need the design view to get the tables lined up and different elements sized properly. I always look at the doc in a browser as well, but I have never been able to get things properly lined up that way.
Another question I have is about the text size. I use my monitor at 150%dpi (since I don't see well) and it makes it hard to know what the doc will look like at normal resolution. It I use css text sizes in pixels or points, will that make the page scale properly at different dpi?
Since I don't have this up anywhere, I have attached a .zip with the src. I didn't include the figures, but I can if anyone really wants to see them. Most of these are small .jpg files from 1-10K that take the place of text that I cannot create with a keyboard. Some of these seem larger in size then they should be for what they are, so I will try to remake some of them.
Well I was going to attach a .zip, but I don't see any way to attach anything. What kind of forum doesn't allow you to add attachemts to your post?? Also, what kind of forum doesn't allow you to preview your mesage before you post it???
Anyway, I have pasted in the code below using insert raw html. Hopefully that will work
Message was edited by: Murray *ACP* - code removed at poster's request.
I guess they don't let you edit your posts here either? Now this thread is going to take forever to load because of that mess above. If there is such a thing as a moderator here, maybe they can delete that last post.
I will try again using the method you suggested.
This code actually donsn't look that bad in a browser. You can see that the formatting varies somewhat across the sections, and that is what I am working on at the moment. This is very basic table stuff, organized more or less like an outline.