4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2012 7:12 AM by ultrageoffk

    Dreamweaver freezes whendownloading a page for editing.


      When I try to download a pagein DW for editing from my website, DW will not display the page. It indicates that all the essential files are downloading, but when it get to the place where I would expect to get a display of the page in design view, it just spins. The only thing I can do then is force close the program. Help! The website is www.enonumc.com 

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver freezes whendownloading a page for editing.
          Ken Binney Level 6

          Hi Dennis -


          I notice a few anomalies in your code which may be relevant.

          In several places you have links to targets which are one level above the root folder on your server.

          (wherever the link path starts with ../ )



          Most hosts will not allow access to folders and files above the server root, so perhaps your FTP transfer is stalling DW in the attempt to access these files


          For instance on your home page:

          <link rel="stylesheet" href="../enonumc.css" type="text/css" />


          <script src="../Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>


          <script type="text/javascript">


          var MenuBar1 = new Spry.Widget.MenuBar("MenuBar1", {imgDown:"../LoveGrowsHere/images/SpryMenuBarDownHover.gif", imgRight:"../LoveGrowsHere/images/SpryMenuBarRightHover.gif"});



          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver freezes whendownloading a page for editing.
            dencart2 Level 1

            Thank you Kim for the responce, but this apparently is not the problem because I have been editing my site for a year as it is loaded to the server.


            The reason I am slow in responding is because after I posted this question, I found instruction to clear the DW cache and that fixed the problem for one day. When I went back to edit the sight after the weekend, I could not get DW to open the page again. So I went to cear the cache and couldn't seem to find the instructions on the forum. So I guess my problem isn't really fixed. Suggestions?

            • 4. Re: Dreamweaver freezes whendownloading a page for editing.
              ultrageoffk Level 1

              I found pages wouldn't display in Live View other than when I had just quit DW CS5.5 and rebooted it. I suspected the 'Use FTP performance optimisation' option at first, but in fact that works well for me. The problem disappeared when I went to Site>>Manage sites>>[Select current site]>>Edit...>>Advanced Settings (left panel)>>Local Info>>UNCHECK Enable Cache. I have no idea why, but everything works as expected now. Before, there would be the blue/grey barber's pole display rotating away at the bottom right of the design window and nothing but a white screen displayed. No cache, no problems.