I have to make a website in Dreamweaver, and the program is wayyyy more complicated than necessary. I first made my website with Photoshop splices, and it looked wonderful in the "design screen," but in the browser (at least the "preview in browser) it looked very different. Some of the splices were misplaced while other splices had strange blurring effects. (This all occurred after I started adding CSS to the splices ie. textboxes etc)
So I decided to try to design the whole thing in Dreamweaver and just forget Photoshop. I am attempting to go through "Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book." But even when I follow the lesson exactly, I am having browser issues. Generally, things look OK in Firefox and Opera, but all the CSS styles don't show up on Safari. This even occurs in the "finished examples" they have us look at before we start the lesson.
What the heck am I doing wrong? Is it something to do with my computer? I'm so frustrated!
If you make a web page from another application such as Photoshop, it's generally a quick n' dirty method that provides a mock-up. I think the general view is that it is not a reliable method for achieving the finished project.
The best way to tackle Dreamweaver is to be armed with at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. Without that Dreamweaver will feel overbearing and complicated (it feels that way sometimes even with the basics).
Having said that, a link to your page will give a good inidaction of how far off you are and how much you will have to do to get what you are after.
Yeah, that's why I gave up on the splicing in Photoshop and went for the direct Dreamweaver approach.
I'm in the process of obtaining a domain etc, so it isn't up and running yet. All the problems that I'm facing have been encountered when I use the "preview in browser" tool in Dreamweaver. With regards to the CSS, it just plain doesn't work in Safari. Do you think this is due to the design of the site itself, or is it an error in the "preview in browser" button, and when I actually get the domain up and running, it'll work better?
I doubt very much that it is a problem with the preview in browser button from what you have already said.
If you can't post a link, then post your code.
Once you do that, I might not be able to help you but if I get a chance I'll certainly look. It will be a starting place for what you want to achieve. It might also be a good idea to post a screen shot of what looks good in your preview pane so that people can get an idea of where you are going.
Don't give up!
As of this point, I'm starting all over from scratch, so I don't have a webpage to display per say. I'll get the basics down and post the code later today. I'd be unspeakably grateful if you'd offer some advice then (since I'm likely to run into the same problem again)
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