Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a liquid CSS-based layout, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
CSS based layouts are also extremely flexible, allowing for a lot of…creative control that you might want to be consider including what's called a liquid layout.…And that's what I want to do here.…Currently this layout is more of the fixed layout.…That means if I'm scaling the browser, my content is at a fixed position and…doesn't scale with the browser and what I want to happen is I want this content…to always be centered in the browser regardless of the size of the browser.…
So, not only center the content but also I want this content to scale based…on the size of the browser.…So if I have the browser smaller, I want all of this content to be centered and…then scaled down to about 70% of the browser.…So that's the size of the Box that I want.…If you scale down the browser or scale it up, it always going to take about 70%…of the browser size.…So again centering and then scaling is what I'm going to work on.…So I'm going to close this browser and go into Dreamweaver.…
And from here what I want to do is I need to center all of this content, I need…
- Exploring the Dreamweaver workspace for first-time users
- Linking to external web pages and sites
- Improving the presentation of text and images on the site
- Building a layout using Cascading Style Sheets
- Making navigation reusable across multiple pages
- Displaying content using the Accordion widget
- Creating a contact form and sending data from it
- Making the final site search engine-friendly
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After creating the website as instructed in the tutorial, and uploading the site to the internet, the website does not seem to work for every browser. How can one make sure that the website will work for all browsers?
A: An important step when creating a website is to check for browser compatibility. To do so in Dreamweaver, go to Window > Results > Browser Compatibility. Click the Play icon in the left corner then go to Settings and target the browsers you¹re after. Then hit the Play button to run it and check the page that’s open. If there’s an issue, best-case scenario, it should show you what the issue is and link out to a solution. Worst case is that it’s a pretty unique issue, in which case further troubleshooting would be needed.
Q: The background image is tiling, instead of being one large image. How is this corrected in Dreamweaver?
A: This can be corrected by using a larger image, something around 1024x768 that will fill up most of the monitor space. The issue is that the background image is just too small. Note that tiling of the background image can be turned off in the CSS Panel, but that would only result in a single small image. So it’s better to just use a larger image for the background.
Q: When trying to import SWF content, I get a message: “This file is outside the root folder of site ‘xxxxx’ and may not be accessible when you publish the site.” What is causing this?
A: Make sure your SWF file (and all files you put on a page) are located in your local site. Basically make sure you set up a local site in the site panel. It will ask where to put your local site on your computer. Just make sure you SWF is in that folder and you won’t get that error.