7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2008 4:46 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Layers, templates and image overlap

    jerr3d Level 1
      Using DW8, I made a template using layers.

      There is only one editregion, and it has a layer underneath it.

      I created a new page and applied the template to it.

      Then inserted an image into the editregion.

      The problem is the image in the editregion overlaps the bottom layer of the template.

      thanks
        • 1. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
          jerr3d Level 1
          as a temporary fix i detached that page from the template

          and manually moved the bottom layer so it does not overlap

          but now this page requires individual editing when the template gets updated
          • 2. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
            Ben M Adobe Community Professional
            Post a link to the page so we can see the code. Otherwise it is hard to give you advice on what is going on.
            • 3. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
              Level 7
              > as a temporary fix i detached that page from the template

              That's not a temporary fix. That's a permanent one. You will not be able
              to reattach that template to this page without it also undoing what you have
              "fixed".

              The longer term fix would be to a) fix your layout methodology to not use
              layers as you have, and b) adjust your template to adapt to the new
              methodology.


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              "jerr3d" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > as a temporary fix i detached that page from the template
              >
              > and manually moved the bottom layer so it does not overlap
              >
              > but now this page requires individual editing when the template gets
              > updated

              • 4. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
                jerr3d Level 1
                previously I had the page using tables

                but found laying out the page with layer was more controllable.

                The tables version was able to stretch the editable region without overlapping.

                So I was surprised when the layers version's editable region did not push the layer underneath it further down the page when necessary.

                • 5. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
                  Level 7
                  > but found laying out the page with layer was more controllable.

                  You are kidding yourself - you have not yet discovered how much you have
                  given up for this semblance of controlability.

                  > The tables version was able to stretch the editable region without
                  > overlapping.
                  >
                  > So I was surprised when the layers version's editable region did not push
                  > the
                  > layer underneath it further down the page when necessary.

                  Let's face it - this is very confused. Nothing will stretch an editable
                  region. Editable regions are not page elements - they are HTML comments.
                  Also, NOTHING will push layers around - they are absolutely positioned.

                  So, let's go back to basics. What are you trying to accomplish?

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                  "jerr3d" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > previously I had the page using tables
                  >
                  > but found laying out the page with layer was more controllable.
                  >
                  > The tables version was able to stretch the editable region without
                  > overlapping.
                  >
                  > So I was surprised when the layers version's editable region did not push
                  > the
                  > layer underneath it further down the page when necessary.
                  >
                  >
                  >

                  • 6. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
                    jerr3d Level 1
                    thanks Murray *ACE* I followed your earlier advice

                    "longer term fix would be to a) fix your layout methodology"

                    so I changed the layout, now understanding that layers are "absolutely positioned"

                    • 7. Re: Layers, templates and image overlap
                      Level 7
                      Yep. That usually means "doom"....

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                      "jerr3d" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      > thanks Murray *ACE* I followed your earlier advice
                      >
                      > "longer term fix would be to a) fix your layout methodology"
                      >
                      > so I changed the layout, now understanding that layers are "absolutely
                      > positioned"
                      >
                      >