1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 16, 2006 7:58 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Photos aren't showing up

    Tanya722


      This problem has me stumped to the point where I think I am missing a easy fix.

      I was in the process of "redoing" a website, adding new navagational bar, logo, and photos ... I went to preview in the browser, and that page came up. The problem is when I click on the links to go to another link, everything I just did in regards to photos, logo, and navagational bar are gone. Just a little "x" in its spot. The verbage, tables and layers are still there, just nothing that would have a image. I was thinking this might have something to do with java, but I tried it in another machine and again, same problem. And on one page, when I click on the "home" page, it comes up "page not found" which I find very odd. Nothing like this has ever happened... so I am stumped.

      PLEASE HELP!!
        • 1. Re: Photos aren't showing up
          Level 7


          > went to preview in the browser, and that page came up.
          > The problem is when I click on the links to go to another link, everything I
          > just did in regards to photos, logo, and navagational bar are gone.

          A guess based on the above-
          You are using site root relative paths for the photos and such.
          (they start with a leading / slash)
          these work in the "preview in browser" page dreamweaver builds because dw
          makes a TMP temp page and converts the site root relative paths to document
          relative. The site root relative paths will also work fine on the web
          server, IF the site is at at the root of a domain ( http://mysite.com
          instead of http://myhost.com/mysite/)

          but- when you click on a link in the "preview in browser" page, you are then
          looking at the raw html files from the hard drive. the /siterootrelative
          paths don't work, because your hard drive isn't configured as a server and
          there is no "domain name" assigned to that local folder on the drive. So
          <img src="/images/2.jpg"> is a bad path and the red x is shown on the page.

          the fix-
          IF your site has it's own domain name, and this "site" in dw is defined to
          the root level of that domain, you can ignore this. If it still bothers you,
          you could change the paths to document relative.

          If your site is defined to a subfolder of a domain, you will have to change
          all the links to document relative for them to work when uploaded.

          at the bottom of the "browse to file" dialog box where you pick an image or
          pick a file to link to is a pulldown with the choices of "Relative to
          Document" or "Relative to Site Root"

          to bulk change this in a page or entire site-
          install the Relativity Extension
          http://www.microwaved.plus.com/dw/