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Studio 8 / Dreamweaver 8 help please

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by FERT-TEK, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    Mdvaden, I have already run up on a problem I cant solve. First so you know I bought a pre-made "Template" on line and am having trouble editing the header on the first page. Yesterday I spent four hours trying to figure it out with no success. I am working on a index.html page and clicked on the area where the header is supposed to be (it is invisible on this page, no text). When I click on that area a box appears with handles on it but no text, just blank. In the code view I have the following, <img src="images/title1_2.gif" alt="" style="margin-left:23px">, which doesn't show the text inside the brackets. The text is the part that says " Welcome to our landscape design site" on the attached immage.


    I have been through every file in the site and cant find the text anywhere. I think I found the file in the immages file and when I click on it fireworks opens up with a box about the size of the text I want to change but the inside of the box looks like a checker board (no text).

    Is this area a uneditable area?

    12007-b.jpg
     
  2. OhioJeff

    OhioJeff Inactive
    Posts: 7

    It sounds like the text you're searching for is actually an image.

    do a site wide source code search for the text with the MX search feature.
    This text that you see on the site in a browser, can you right click and download it? if so it's an image. The coding you mentioned is code for pulling in an image.

    Jeff
     
  3. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    Jeff, actually when I preview it in a browser the text is missing as well as the titles for each tab and the words Landscape design in the upper left
     
  4. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    where is the MX search feature?
     
  5. OhioJeff

    OhioJeff Inactive
    Posts: 7

    Hi Dave,

    I'm using Dreamweaver MX 2004, and for me it's it's under the 'Edit' at the top. So under 'Edit' choose 'Find and Replace'.

    I forgot to say, this is the code you said you're seeing.

    <img src="images/title1_2.gif" alt="" style="margin-left:23px">

    So just go into your images folder and look for the file called title1_2.gif and see what it is.

    Kindly,
    jeff
     
  6. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    Jeff, thats just it when I locate that file and double click it, Fireworks opens up with a rectangle about the size of the text but instead of text appearing it has a checkerboard design in it.
     
  7. OhioJeff

    OhioJeff Inactive
    Posts: 7

    mmm, it's hard for me to say without looking at the code. I'm sure this is simple. Do you have this site in development somewhere. PM me the development link and I would be happy to see.

    If it's not in development online somewhere, PM the full source code of this file so that I can see what's going on. The file could be pulling in from your style sheet. Just hard to say without seeing the full code.

    Jeff
     
  8. FERT-TEK

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,035

    You are loosing me Jeff. I may sound like I know what is going on but really I am an idiot. I am learning as I go. I became tired of trying to manipulate that file so I removed it from the template (not the images folder) and made my own. I have run into several other issues I am researching right now. Everything is going to go a lot slower than I had hoped.
     
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,928

    I'm unfamiliar with Fireworks.

    Is that a photo / image program?

    Do you have a "view" option of thumnails or acual size when you find the file location?
     
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,928

    If I'm not mistaken, the path "images/" alone, may be a bit too generic for the program to track it in your computer. What if you have hewlettpackard/images/ or adobe/images/ ?

    The way it looks now, it seems that it could go into a external website directory for the images/. To get the programs to go to a file on your computer, you may need the entire path to the file starting with like C:/programfiles/mydocuments/myphotos/images.gif (whatever) - but it needs the entire path to get there, if its to show up in a browser window or dreamweaver if its not on an external server.
     

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