Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing specific page content, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
Cascading Style Sheets allow you to go beyond styling HTML elements such as the…paragraph tag for instance.…And it allows you to create your own custom elements to be applied to anything you want.…So for instance, if I wanted say Copyright 2009 Jane Doe Photography, something…like this, text that is really going to be at the base of the page.…I'm going to go ahead and sort of move it down, but in general I can not only…insert a special character for this particular scenario, by going to Insert >…HTML > Special Characters and inserting the Copyright.…
But once I have this text established, I can go ahead and apply a specific…style to it, because I don't want this text to have the same visual priority as…the paragraph text.…I want to maybe decrease the size of the font.…Your first inclination is to select that text and go to the Properties panel and…maybe change it down here.…And let's watch and see what happens if I try to do that.…If I change the size to 9 to kind of give it that lower priority.…
- 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.