5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2007 8:10 AM by dchrismiller

    Changes to editable regions

    dchrismiller
      Profile: New, Novice, Over my head

      I recently created a template from which several htm pages were created within my website. I may find it necessary or useful to modify the rules applied to a div tag in the document, the div tag having been created, with rules in the template. Examples: change font, change float, size of div tag relative to another, align text differently. How can I do that?

      When I have experimented with making a large portion of the template page editable, I have still not been able to create a new div tag in the "main" (primary creative) area of the child document. Nor have I been able to go into the "main" div tag and create a new, subordinate div tag with its own set of css rules. It will create the subordinate tag, but not establish rules. Why?
        • 1. Re: Changes to editable regions
          Level 7
          > I recently created a template from which several htm pages were created
          > within
          > my website. I may find it necessary or useful to modify the rules applied
          > to a
          > div tag in the document, the div tag having been created, with rules in
          > the
          > template. Examples: change font, change float, size of div tag relative to
          > another, align text differently. How can I do that?

          Do you want this change to apply to ALL such div tags in the pages you
          created? If so, make this change to the CSS applied to the template page.

          Do you want this change to apply ONLY to a single child page? If so, make
          this change to the editable region in the head of that page by embedding a
          small stylesheet there.

          > When I have experimented with making a large portion of the template page
          > editable

          You wouldn't really want to do that for changes that are primarily CSS in
          nature.

          > I have still not been able to create a new div tag in the "main"
          > (primary creative) area of the child document.

          Oh - so are you trying to make changes to an existing div tag, or to add a
          new div tag?

          > Why?

          Can you show us the page and tell us what it is you a) want to do, and b)
          have tried that didn't work?

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          "dchrismiller" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Profile: New, Novice, Over my head
          >
          > I recently created a template from which several htm pages were created
          > within
          > my website. I may find it necessary or useful to modify the rules applied
          > to a
          > div tag in the document, the div tag having been created, with rules in
          > the
          > template. Examples: change font, change float, size of div tag relative to
          > another, align text differently. How can I do that?
          >
          > When I have experimented with making a large portion of the template page
          > editable, I have still not been able to create a new div tag in the "main"
          > (primary creative) area of the child document. Nor have I been able to go
          > into
          > the "main" div tag and create a new, subordinate div tag with its own set
          > of
          > css rules. It will create the subordinate tag, but not establish rules.
          > Why?
          >


          • 2. Re: Changes to editable regions
            dchrismiller Level 1
            Murray,

            I sent you an email with 2 attachments and extra info. Let me know if you did not receive it.
            • 3. Re: Changes to editable regions
              Level 7
              I did not. Please don't send emails - can you upload the pages somewhere
              and post a link to them?

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              "dchrismiller" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > Murray,
              >
              > I sent you an email with 2 attachments and extra info. Let me know if you
              > did not receive it.


              • 4. Re: Changes to editable regions
                dchrismiller Level 1
                Sorry. Thought sending an email was an implied alternative ((If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!).

                Anyway, I've attached code for < http://www.dchrismiller.com/Family/family.htm>, which is a page derived from the template. If you want the code from the template page, itself, I'll do that, too. That said, let me re-state part of the aforementioned email to you:

                <Message reads>
                Suppose I want to change the font on "main" or "left" or right" on one of the child pages? Or change the size of one or more of them? Suppose I decided on Brazil, say, not to use "main."

                As things are now, I cannot make a change to the rules governing any of the three -- in the child, or document, page. I even tried to insert a new div tag into "main" and attached a separate set of rules. Well, the div tag showed up in the code, but no rules could be established for it.

                It's good to have the template because I am using Project Seven's Pop-up program which allows replication through the template. Also, I don't foresee a need to make rules changes in the banner section. It's the three creative sections where I need flexibility.

                You mentioned that I might "make this change to the editable region in the head of that page by embedding a small stylesheet there." OK, what's that mean, and how do I do that, if that's the cure? Do I create a css file and move the rules for the three pages into it, and then put it somewhere?

                Don't laugh, please. I got this program DW CS3 given to me. I bought a Janine Warner DVD through Total Training, which was quite good, I think. What little I've learned has been through experimentation and error -- lots of errors.
                <END of email message>

                Many, many thanks!

                • 5. Re: Changes to editable regions
                  dchrismiller Level 1
                  Here is the code for the template itself.