9 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2008 7:25 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Website centering

    gnuslew
      Hello,

      I've been trying to learn Fireworks for a few weeks now and so far I'm enjoying the journey. However, the website I've created seems left-justified, when I'd like it to be centered. I've tried increasing the canvas size, reducing the image size, (which seems to be the same as canvas) and have had no luck. What should I do to center the website? You can see an example here.

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Website centering
          heathrowe Most Valuable Participant
          Center alignment is not available as an option, so you will have to manually adjust this in the final html source code.

          Having looked at your page code, your quickest option is to open that page in your favorite editor of choice and change
          <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074">

          to

          <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074" align="center'>

          h
          • 2. Re: Website centering
            Level 7
            Of course, using FW to write your HTML is a big mistake. All of your HTML
            work should be done in Dreamweaver.

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            "heathrowe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:g0iv25$ngr$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Center alignment is not available as an option, so you will have to
            > manually
            > adjust this in the final html source code.
            >
            > Having looked at your page code, your quickest option is to open that page
            > in
            > your favorite editor of choice and change
            > <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074">
            >
            > to
            >
            > <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074"
            > align="center'>
            >
            > h
            >

            • 3. Re: Website centering
              JoeDaSilva Level 4
              Maybe this is just a prototype... *crosses fingers*
              • 4. Re: Website centering
                heathrowe Most Valuable Participant
                quote:

                Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                Of course, using FW to write your HTML is a big mistake. All of your HTML
                work should be done in Dreamweaver.

                --
                Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                Adobe Community Expert
                (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                ==================


                "heathrowe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:g0iv25$ngr$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Center alignment is not available as an option, so you will have to
                > manually
                > adjust this in the final html source code.
                >
                > Having looked at your page code, your quickest option is to open that page
                > in
                > your favorite editor of choice and change
                > <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074">
                >
                > to
                >
                > <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1074"
                > align="center'>
                >
                > h
                >




                Not everyone is on the same level of experitse as you :)
                Yet alone have/use Dreamweaver.

                h
                • 5. Re: Website centering
                  Level 7
                  > Not everyone is on the same level of experitse as you :)
                  > Yet alone have/use Dreamweaver.

                  That doesn't change the idea of the suggestion, though. If you have to use
                  Notepad, then that's OK too.

                  Using any graphics application to write your HTML is a big mistake UNLESS
                  you understand HTML enough to recognize the pitfalls.

                  --
                  Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                  Adobe Community Expert
                  (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                  ==================


                  "heathrowe" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  >
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  > Of course, using FW to write your HTML is a big mistake. All of your HTML
                  > work should be done in Dreamweaver.
                  >
                  > --

                  • 6. Re: Website centering
                    pixlor Level 4
                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: Murray *ACE*
                    That doesn't change the idea of the suggestion, though. If you have to use
                    Notepad, then that's OK too.



                    Yup. When I was a pup, I built whole sites with nothing but Notepad...five miles through the snow...uphill both ways.


                    Err...


                    In any case, the very basics of HTML can be mastered in a day if you really want to learn them. Just because it has an acronym doesn't mean it's complex. I enjoy the benefits of Dreamweaver, myself, but I'd give it up before I give up TextPad, which they'd have to pry from my cold, dead, clutching grasp. TextPad is a very nice shareware text editor. I've used it for over 10 years (WinNT, Win2K, and Vista) and I have never had it crash on me. Ever. It's worth the $32 registration fee if you ask me.

                    That said, there are plenty of other text and HTML editors out there that are less powerful and less expensive than Dreamweaver. Most advanced text editors (like TextPad) will include syntax coloring for HTML, so you can easily tell your tags from your content. Google is your friend. All you have to do is look around.
                    • 7. Re: Website centering
                      gnuslew Level 1
                      Thanks to everyone who replied! I was under the impression that Fireworks was designed to both edit images AND be an easy-to-use website creator. I will try to get Dreamweaver. I've used it before, a very long time ago, but I'm willing and able to learn how to use it again.
                      Thanks again for everything!
                      • 8. Re: Website centering
                        gnuslew Level 1
                        Unfortunately, this didn't center the website. I will be getting Dreamweaver soon and will continue to work on it. Thanks!
                        • 9. Re: Website centering
                          Level 7
                          It will if it's done properly. Let's see what you have done, please.

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                          Adobe Community Expert
                          (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                          "gnuslew" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                          news:g0mj8v$m1s$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          > Unfortunately, this didn't center the website. I will be getting
                          > Dreamweaver soon and will continue to work on it. Thanks!