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mikesmartt
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Borders on images

Nov 26, 2012 2:17 AM

Who at Adobe had the bright idea of removing the tick/size box which allows borders to be added from the properties panel in Dreamweaver CS6? What advantage is there for a user who now has to enter code for every single border  - especially when making navigation buttons?  A job which used to take 10 seconds now takes at east 10 times longer. That's a serious waste of time, energy and money. Daft.

 
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    Nov 26, 2012 2:36 AM   in reply to mikesmartt

    Learn CSS and speed things up.

     

    Add the following to your stylesheet

     

    #nav img { border: 1px solid #333; }

     

    and a id="nav" to the div housing your navbar.

     

    Now a thin grey border is immediately added to every single image in your navbar sitewide without you lifting a finger.

     

    There are many variations on this simple principle.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Nov 26, 2012 4:58 AM   in reply to mikesmartt

    Mike, That option went out of DW because it used to add an inline tag which was deprecated as an HTML standard long long ago. It's gone for good.

     

    That said, I +1 John's comment - CSS is the way ahead. I completely understand that it may be a daunting task for someone who has never really considered the CSS way. But, trust me, it is something you definitely want to learn asap before you're too late. Plus, with CSS3, there are many a things that are possible with just a few lines of code - saving precious bandwidth. For example, gradients, drop shadows, rounded edges and all of that can now be achieved with 2-3 lines of CSS code, saving image load time on your website.

     

    Long explanation short: CSS = Awesomeness!

     

    -ST

     
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    Nov 26, 2012 10:45 AM   in reply to John Waller

    Thanks for the tip! So much to learn.....

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Nov 26, 2012 7:35 PM   in reply to jennygoodman

    You're welcome. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to post. Happy to help

     

    -ST

     
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