[thelist] Dreamweaver MX and CSS

dn at dittodesign.co.uk dn at dittodesign.co.uk
Thu Jul 25 06:56:00 CDT 2002

Not so. :-(  Well yes and no.
I have a style sheet referenced in the head of the document.
This is not run at design time so it generally contains link
styles and maybe scroll bar stlyes general stuff that doesn't
effect the design layout. I then have text formatting and form padding
etc  further down the page that is executed at design time of a fashion
in MX.

When a site build is complete I always intend to take out the
runtime code and paste it into the attached style sheet. But
when it comes to updates I'm back to square one and would
need to paste it back into the page to fix the css. So it usually stays
where it is.

As for templates the style is in the main page and not linked exeternally.
Non of my template based pages run CSS in MX but do in DW3.

I really would like to upgrade because at the moment I switch between
DW3 and ultradev 4 because both apps cannot be run at the same time ?
Apart from that I know MX is much more advanced in terms of support for
development in xml, xhtml, php etc.
But looking at the layout again of one of my template based sites just
me bewildered as to what Macromedia had in mind when they restructured
the CSS functionality.

I will bite the bullet and have another look when I have the time to play
the checkbox. I hope it really is that simple.



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Appleton" <david.appleton at barnardos.org.uk>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Dreamweaver MX and CSS

> Darren.
> Don't be put off too early.  I've used V.3, 4 and now MX.  Admittedly I
also have had the same  problem with style sheets, but so far have got
around it with a little fix.
> If you allow DW to assign a style sheet at the top of the document, and
then allow your own CSS scripting to work further down the page, all works
fine.  When you put it on to a server, you can either take the DW
declaration out, or simply leave it in as your script will over-rule the DW
one before it.
> Not a clean fix I know, but it works ok.
> If you can put up with that, MX is far better than V3.
> Dave.
> >>> dn at dittodesign.co.uk 25 July 2002 10:40:01 >>>
> Cheers Tony,
> Just installed a trial version to check it out again and some of the CSS
> is run, but the text size in design view is smaller than in DW3 and
> the pt of a text style and changing it back left me with patches of large
> and small text across an area that was set to the same style. I've also
> discovered that CSS is not run from a template were again previously
> it was. So designing utilising templates is also out the window.
> It seems such a backward step.
> All my sites look pants in DWMX at design time because the css
> is not running properly. As a WYSIWYG editor I think thats a major
> letdown. Guess I'll stick to DW3 were CSS is fine.
> All in all this release has took a major step backwards when it comes to
> CSS. Maybe it was the same in DW4 I never tried that version.
> Unless there's some patch released or some checkbox buried deep within
> the guts that needs checking then I think I'll give this one a miss.
> Darren Yates
> dn at dittodesign.co.uk
> http://dittodesign.co.uk
> 0161 281 1190
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tony Page" <zamba at zamba.com>
> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2002 1:54 AM
> Subject: RE: [thelist] Dreamweaver MX and CSS
> > Hmm, not sure about pre-release, seem to remember it worked for me. In
> > any event, it all works now, although I did upgrade to Topstyle 3 from
> > topstyle lite (supplied). MWMX is worth the upgrade, especially if you
> > go with Fwand Flash as well (goodish deal for the Studio upgrade),
> > although not all the extensions from ultradev work apparently (they seem
> > to be working on this though).
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >       Tony Page
> > webmaster at acmp.com.au
> >
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