Really appreciate your response.
I am using Dreamweaver CS4 and I tried deleting the config folder. Still no luck...
Eerything opens fine except for files fom my site. I have deleted the site from Manage Sites and recreated it but still am having the same problem.
When I delete the Configuration folder do I have to reset it up some how? Why is dreamweaver rendering all my other files outside of my site folder successfully in desgn view and not giving any other files an issue? I really hope I can get this resolved soon.
Again, appreciate your help.
What about the site cache file too? That's different to the personal config file.
I deleted the entire Configuration Folder that is located in - C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4\<language>\
Is that the site cache you are referring to? Do I need to reboot my computer once this is done? When I reopen Dreamweaver it simply recreates the folder. My site is still listed in the sites panel. Is there a different Site Cache folder than what was located in the Configuration folder?
Hi John - I deleted the cache folder entirely but I still can not get any files from my site
to load in design view.
Do you happen to have any other suggestions you could provide in order to get this working?
For whatever reason I still can not get my site to load properly. Does anyone think it can be because I have a corrupt Template Layout file?
Any files that are not associated with the template layout work fine and I can view them perfectly and seemlessly in Design view. Whenever I try to open one of the files from my site in code view they load fine, but when clicking Design view I get an hour glass then Dreamweaver becomes unresonsive. I have left it alone for several hours and still nothing.
I deleted the config folder John Waller had mentioned and tried reinstalling Dreamweaver completely. I even backed up the site and tried it on a friends computer and still get the same results.
I am assuming there must be something wrong with the template file but I can not figure out for the life of me what it is? I have tried deleting all the content code entirely from the Template file and still Dreamweaver CS4 can not load it in design view. I can not think of any changes that were made that could have caused the issue to occur???
Any help would be so much appreciated. I havent received a response and have tried everyting I can possible think of to make my site work again... Please help!
Code validation errors can cause problems in Design View.
Code Validation Tools
Bad paths to images, scripts or stylesheets can also cause problems.
Can you upload a test page to your server and post a URL?
Nancy - John - thanks again for your help.
After cleaning up the page and successfully vaidating the CSS and the html - Unfortunatel I am still having an issue witht he design view? I have gone over a week now trying to figure this out and have not been able to visually design my site.
Any other suggestions up your sleeves?
Again, really appreciate the help youve been providing.
Nancy, The link is buried in the wording of the original post.
Any other ideas? I successfully validated my code and now have no errors. I am still having the design view issue.
I really hope I can find a solution to this problem.
Still can not view in design view! I havent slept more than a few hours this past few weeks working endlessly trying to figure this out.
Anyone have a solution for this type of issue? I can not seem to find an answer anywhere. What did I do - and how do I prevent the issue from happening again in the future?
I would try opening the file in a text editor and removing the template markup then 'save as' to a new filename. Then see if you can open in DW. That will tell you if it is related to a bad template.
I have found out that by leaving my computer on over night - design view will open after 6 - 8 hrs of being away from my computer for my site. there has to be something drastically slowing down my site from loading in Design View and for the life of me still after months can not figure this issue out.
Is it because my links are relative to the site root in some instances and not in others? I really need some serious help here. It is frustrating every time I want to work on my website that Design View simply will not work for several hours.
Please help me out.
Thanks again for your continued support.