2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2007 3:40 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Layers disappear when inserting HTML

    rtpalazzo
      I hope there is a simple solution to this. I am trying to use layers for a simple webpage and when I insert Fireworks HTML into a layer, all of my layers disappear and become layout cells on my page. Has anyone seen this before?
        • 1. Re: Layers disappear when inserting HTML
          bregent Most Valuable Participant
          It's hard to say without looking at your page code, but you are making a few common mistakes. First, using layers for page layout is usually a bad idea. Read this: http://www.thepattysite.com/layer_laws.cfm

          Next, Fireworks HTML should not be used for a website. It creates html that is fragile and will break under a variety of circumstances. Finally, layout tables/cells should always be avoided. These create pages that are overly complex, and have all sorts of rendering and maintenance issues.

          You might want to post a url so we can look at the site, but there may be no quick solution. The real solution is to learn page layout techniques and not rely on graphics apps to generate html, or use DW features that should never have been included in the product.
          • 2. Re: Layers disappear when inserting HTML
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            > Read this: http://www.thepattysite.com/layer_laws.cfm

            Here's a better (more current) link -

            http://www.great-web-sights.com/g_layerlaws.asp

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            "bregent" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:fc56o3$b5j$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > It's hard to say without looking at your page code, but you are making a
            > few
            > common mistakes. First, using layers for page layout is usually a bad
            > idea.
            > Read this: http://www.thepattysite.com/layer_laws.cfm
            >
            > Next, Fireworks HTML should not be used for a website. It creates html
            > that is
            > fragile and will break under a variety of circumstances. Finally, layout
            > tables/cells should always be avoided. These create pages that are overly
            > complex, and have all sorts of rendering and maintenance issues.
            >
            > You might want to post a url so we can look at the site, but there may be
            > no
            > quick solution. The real solution is to learn page layout techniques and
            > not
            > rely on graphics apps to generate html, or use DW features that should
            > never
            > have been included in the product.
            >