Not sure why, but design view (non-live) just shows a grey panel, or white if I focus on it.
If I turn Live View on, I can see everything but not edit it obviously. Split code/design doesn't work unless Live View is turned on.
No idea why this is, I'm an occassional user of DW (CS6 Win7). This is a site which I've created, edited and published before all on the same workstation.
Thanks in advance,
First, validate your HTML and CSS code. Fix any reported errors. CS6 Design View is much less forgiving of coding errors than earlier versions were. A blank screen can be caused by missing semi-colons in your CSS, orphaned <div> tags, etc..
Code Validation Tools
HTML - http://validator.w3.org/
If after cleaning your code you still have problems, upload your page and supporting files to your web server, come back here and post the URL so we can take a look at it.
In addition to Nancy's suggestions, it seems the main cause for this in CS6 is the use of reset stylesheets. Do you use one? If so, remove the following styles from anywhere in your CSS.
Thanks Rik & Nancy.
The word 'transparent' doesn't exist in the site or CSS
The HTML validates fine (except for an ampersand in a URL which it complained about)
The CSS validates fine apart from complaining that the Moz and Webkit alternative markups don't exist as properties (Rounded corners and drop sahdows on divs).
I've taken out the CSS reset lines.
Still nothing. I uninstalled CS5 Master Collection this morning - could that have caused this? If I hadn't uninstalled it I would make the requied edits using DW from CS5.5
<edit> Updated DW to Build 5842, no help.
Simon, I figured out what was wrong with this. It was not actually a grey screen. I noticed that the horizontal rule had moved to the bottom of the screen so I tried dragging it upwards and back to the top of the page. What had happened was that it had moved down over the visible screen draggin a grey area behind it.. The design view was always actually there, behind the extended ruler. I don't know how this happened. I certainly did not drag it there. I had no reason to do so and if I had I would obviously have remembered this.