6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 18, 2007 7:03 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences

    yevri Level 1
      I created a template in Dreamweaver 8 on a Mac and sent it to a programmer using Dreamweaver MX on WIndows and the formatting for him is messed up. Divs aren't lining up where I put them. He sent a screen shot of his directory (which matches mine) and of the template within DW MX and the divs are out of place.

      Is this issue based on OS cross-platform, DW 8 to MX and differences in how those versions handle MX or some other issue?

      Thanks,

      Brian
        • 1. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
          Level 7
          HTML is HTML, you know? It wouldn't make any difference if you were
          creating on a Mac, a PC, or a Linux box.

          But - DMX is a dumb bunny when it comes to any advanced layout methods. I
          imagine the problem you are seeing is due to DMX's inability to render CSS
          layouts properly. Is your colleague using DMX6.0 or 6.1? If the former,
          they should at the least update to the latter immediately, although that may
          not fix the problems either.

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          "yevri" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:fce162$kui$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I created a template in Dreamweaver 8 on a Mac and sent it to a programmer
          > using Dreamweaver MX on WIndows and the formatting for him is messed up.
          > Divs
          > aren't lining up where I put them. He sent a screen shot of his directory
          > (which matches mine) and of the template within DW MX and the divs are out
          > of
          > place.
          >
          > Is this issue based on OS cross-platform, DW 8 to MX and differences in
          > how
          > those versions handle MX or some other issue?
          >
          > Thanks,
          >
          > Brian
          >


          • 2. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
            Level 7
            On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:09:22 +0000 (UTC), "yevri"
            <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

            >I created a template in Dreamweaver 8 on a Mac and sent it to a programmer
            >using Dreamweaver MX on WIndows and the formatting for him is messed up. Divs
            >aren't lining up where I put them. He sent a screen shot of his directory
            >(which matches mine) and of the template within DW MX and the divs are out of
            >place.
            >
            > Is this issue based on OS cross-platform, DW 8 to MX and differences in how
            >those versions handle MX or some other issue?
            >
            > Thanks,
            >
            > Brian

            Like Murray says. I ditched MX the day I built my first all CSS
            layout.
            • 3. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
              yevri Level 1
              Thanks Murray and MM. He needs to upgrade anyway, so I'll assume MX can't handle the CSS.
              • 4. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
                Level 7
                On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 15:00:32 +0000 (UTC), "yevri"
                <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

                >Thanks Murray and MM. He needs to upgrade anyway, so I'll assume MX can't handle the CSS.

                My problem with MX was this:

                I built a new site using this div below the header; it contained all
                my content:

                #page {
                background-color: #fff;
                line-height: 1.6em;
                border-right: 5px solid #202020;
                border-left: 5px solid #202020;
                width: 85%;
                margin: 0 auto;
                padding: 30px 30px 12px 30px;
                text-align: left;
                z-index:1;
                }

                In MX, I added a 6-7 paragraphs and when I reopened the page and tried
                to arrow down to edit, I could not; the screen looked like it was
                moving down, but I could not go below what was in view.

                If I tried to scroll down with the scroll bars, I seemed to
                immediately be below the entire div and saw my background color.

                I upgraded DW on that computer the next day & problem solved.
                • 5. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
                  yevri Level 1
                  It definitely was MX. The other programmer bought CS3 and the CSS issues went away. And he is a lot happier with coding now. Thanks for your help.
                  • 6. Re: Template Cross-Platform - Version Differences
                    Level 7
                    Good luck!

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                    "yevri" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:fcol5c$gdu$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > It definitely was MX. The other programmer bought CS3 and the CSS issues
                    > went away. And he is a lot happier with coding now. Thanks for your help.