3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2006 8:41 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Ordering or Organizing Styles

    Level 7
      I can not find this answer by searching the web nor the messages on this
      list.

      Is it possible to organize or "order" the styles which are listed in the
      Styles Panel. It seems that the order is the order in which they are
      created. I would like to drag and drop them so similar styles are
      grouped together in the style list display. I tried editing the css
      code and cut/pasted one style into a new position in the css document,
      but the display in the css panel did not change.

      Is this possible? It must be as I have seen some figures on some
      tutorial webpages where the styles were all named similarly and grouped
      together, perhaps alphabetically....but how is it done?

      Thanks,

      Ken
        • 1. Re: Ordering or Organizing Styles
          Level 7
          ken45140 wrote:
          > I can not find this answer by searching the web nor the messages on this
          > list.
          >
          > Is it possible to organize or "order" the styles which are listed in the
          > Styles Panel. It seems that the order is the order in which they are
          > created. I would like to drag and drop them so similar styles are
          > grouped together in the style list display. I tried editing the css
          > code and cut/pasted one style into a new position in the css document,
          > but the display in the css panel did not change.
          >
          > Is this possible? It must be as I have seen some figures on some
          > tutorial webpages where the styles were all named similarly and grouped
          > together, perhaps alphabetically....but how is it done?
          >
          > Thanks,
          >
          > Ken

          CSS styles shouldn't be arranged alphabetically but rather in such a way
          as to preserve the cascade. If you are just creating styles by using
          DW's Property Inspector, then that probably doesn't mean much to you.

          Here is a good start:

          http://friendlybit.com/css/beginners-guide-to-css-and-standards/

          Others may disagree but I like using Topstyle to edit my CSS.
          www.bradsoft.com

          --
          Bonnie
          in California
          8 ^ )
          • 2. Re: Ordering or Organizing Styles
            Level 7
            I create my styles from the top of the page down. This causes them to be
            ordered by location on the page (usually). I use plenty of ID/Descendent
            selectors and very few custom classes. This keeps things pretty tidy for
            me....

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            "ken45140" <closeks@fuse.net> wrote in message
            news:e6a7m8$51u$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >I can not find this answer by searching the web nor the messages on this
            >list.
            >
            > Is it possible to organize or "order" the styles which are listed in the
            > Styles Panel. It seems that the order is the order in which they are
            > created. I would like to drag and drop them so similar styles are grouped
            > together in the style list display. I tried editing the css code and
            > cut/pasted one style into a new position in the css document, but the
            > display in the css panel did not change.
            >
            > Is this possible? It must be as I have seen some figures on some tutorial
            > webpages where the styles were all named similarly and grouped together,
            > perhaps alphabetically....but how is it done?
            >
            > Thanks,
            >
            > Ken


            • 3. Re: Ordering or Organizing Styles
              Level 7
              Bonnie: thanks for the reply and the site on CSS. I've bookmarked it
              but it does not seem that helpful to me right now as I am not deep into
              the html but instead just want to improve my (very limited) productivity
              with DW MX. As I create content and want to apply styles already used,
              and as the list gets longer, it is inefficient to scan up and down the
              list for the style I want to use at that moment. Surely there has to be
              a way of grouping similar style names next to each other in one or the
              other of the lists without "hurting the cascade" as you mention.

              Can you or someone else say more about DW MX and this issue?

              Thanks,

              Ken

              Bonnie wrote:
              > ken45140 wrote:
              >
              >> I can not find this answer by searching the web nor the messages on
              >> this list.
              >>
              >> Is it possible to organize or "order" the styles which are listed in
              >> the Styles Panel. It seems that the order is the order in which they
              >> are created. I would like to drag and drop them so similar styles are
              >> grouped together in the style list display. I tried editing the css
              >> code and cut/pasted one style into a new position in the css document,
              >> but the display in the css panel did not change.
              >>
              >> Is this possible? It must be as I have seen some figures on some
              >> tutorial webpages where the styles were all named similarly and
              >> grouped together, perhaps alphabetically....but how is it done?
              >>
              >> Thanks,
              >>
              >> Ken
              >
              >
              > CSS styles shouldn't be arranged alphabetically but rather in such a way
              > as to preserve the cascade. If you are just creating styles by using
              > DW's Property Inspector, then that probably doesn't mean much to you.
              >
              > Here is a good start:
              >
              > http://friendlybit.com/css/beginners-guide-to-css-and-standards/
              >
              > Others may disagree but I like using Topstyle to edit my CSS.
              > www.bradsoft.com
              >