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Quickie: Design view not working

Oct 4, 2012 3:13 PM

Hi all,

 

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,

 

Simon.

 
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    Oct 4, 2012 3:53 PM   in reply to Angusdog

    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

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    CSS - http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

    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.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Oct 4, 2012 4:01 PM   in reply to Angusdog

    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.

    background:transparent;

    background-color:transparent;

     
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    Oct 4, 2012 5:05 PM   in reply to Angusdog

    Can we see a link?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Dec 3, 2012 9:59 AM   in reply to Angusdog

    Simon, did you get this resolved? I have the same problem.

     
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:19 AM   in reply to Angusdog

    (Sorry, I have ended up with two log ins but I am TheBowler)

     

    I purchased CS6 three months ago and my productivity has reduced by 25%. It's shocking.

     
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:14 AM   in reply to Angusdog

    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.

     
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:21 AM   in reply to OldBooler

    Now if I could just get my FTP "waiting on server" problems sorted out.

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4876494#4876494

     
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