Unfortunately, I am dealing with a site that has been built
across two generations of layout techniques. The client has also
followed the recommendation of a consultant and has fixed on
Contribute as their content editing method. This will not change
for the forseeable future. Half the site is table based tag-soup
bloat and the other half is source ordered CSS/XHTML. It's the
CSS/XHTML part that is giving us fits.
Contribute's web browser mode shows the site correctly.
However, once we move to draft mode the layout goes slightly askew
and we are unable to place the editing cursor on most of the
content. As it's all source ordered code what would be quickest is
to simply disable CSS display for draft mode. I can delete the CSS
files locally on my Mac with some fumbling and see the unstyled
page to edit. On Windows machines, and the client's machines are
all Windows XP boxes, and even after I do find the CSS files local
directory (Internet Temporary Files) delete them the draft editor
still displays the wonky rendering.
My question then is how can I get Contribute to ignore the
CSS while the client tries to update pages? Or, is there another
path to take to get the client up and running with Contribute
and valid CSS/XHTML? As it is, I would have to strongly
recommend against any client using Contribute until it can work
with web-standards based layouts.