hi, i'm absolutely new in DW, learning some essentials... yesterday i started to create a simple webpage - a few images and text, links etc.. according to one tutorial it seems best to layout a site by means of tables in which i can insert text, omages etc.. it's clear to me, but i found out that the tables are inserted the way how text behaves - i.e. when i want to insert a new table it inserts itself below or above the neighbouring table, images are inserted the same way... but now i need to overlap 2 images, i.e to have one image on the backround of the other and i don't know how to do that. is it possible to overlap images or cells, tables?
Which version of DW are you using and which tutorial were you reading which recommended tables (got a link?)
Sounds like an old tutorial because tables are no longer the best approach to layout webpages. They were all the rage in the 90s and early 2000s but have now fallen out of favour due to the advent of CSS Positioning techniques, which will allow you to do what you want.
i'm using DW CS5 and i started with one simple tutorial where i downloaded it from i can't remember.CSS is completely unknown to me... what i've known so far is taht CSS are actually some predefined styles, right? you think CSS gives a wider range of possibilities than inserting tables, images etc.?
edit: i've just checked CSS in DW guide quickly, it's going to be a hard nut to crack...
CSS is completely unknown to me... what i've known so far is taht CSS are actually some predefined styles, right?
CSS allows you to define formatting rules written in plain, readable text which offers you endless page layout and effects possibilities on a web page. It's powerful and efficient. CSS formatting is one of the foundational tools of modern webpage design.
See http://www.csszengarden.com/ which has been set up to demonstrate the power of CSS.
Same HTML, different CSS = different end result with every example.
you think CSS gives a wider range of possibilities than inserting tables, images etc.?
Yes, infinitely wider.
Learn the basics of HTML and CSS and your possibilities are endless.
Start with a pre-built CSS layout. DW has several starter pages you can use.
To insert a background image into your layout, use the CSS background: property.
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thank you guys, you directed me to the much better way of layout. i'm beginning to understand CSS (i even managed to create a few my own div tags with CSS ) and it seems that i'm going to forget tables...
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