I am fairly new to Dreamweaver so maybe someone knows the answer to this. I downloaded a basic template simply so I would not have to make the backgrounds right away as I am more or less just trying to learn the basics of Dreamweaver to start. I set up all of my images and I wanted to lay a .swf file on top of it. The way I was reading earlier was to go to Insert>Layer Objects>AP Div. I did that and then I selected the new AP Div and did Insert>Media>SWF and chose my swf file. I then moved it to the center of the background and since it was fairly small, i upped the size of the player in the .html code. The issue I am having is I have to move it very far to the right to get it to center on my web browsers. It also doesn't necessarily keep the size I gave it. Once I get it looking correct in my Chrome, it might be positioned drastically in a different browser. On my co-workers computer it is even more drastically different. Anyone have any ideas of how to correct this or a better way to place the .swf on top of another image? I may have done this a very weird way, if that is the case please criticize lol. Your information would be much appreciated.
We can't see your work (no link provided in your post), so this is a guessing game.
For basic layouts, the use of APDivs (aka Layers) are not a good choice as they remove content from the normal flow. Misused, APDvis can have horrible consequences as described in the link below:
For best results, use default CSS positioning (none/static) and learn to use CSS margins, floats and padding to align elements on the page.
Learn CSS positioning in 10 Steps
Background images should be applied to your body or division with the CSS background property.
background: url (yourBG-image.jpg) no-repeat
Then it's a simple matter of inserting regular images, text or media on the page without resorting to APDivs.
More on using Background images with CSS:
OMG I am sorry, I meant to post a link to it.
I haven't updated it since I added a .swf file, but there is an image on it that is doing the exact same thing.
The link is www.calebsewell.com/testsite
My apologies for not posting it earlier.
Thank you for that information also, I will check it out when I get back to work!
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