Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing and editing images, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
Just like with any design, it's really a fine balance of images and text.…So, imagery versus content, and what's really great is Dreamweaver gives you the…ability to import and position images pretty anywhere you want and really gives you…a lot of control over those images.…Really, what I want to do is I want to break up some of this text by adding an image.…So on this homepage I would like to insert an image maybe on the right side.…And also on the About page, I'd like to break up some of this content…within image as well.…
Back to the Home page, all I need to do is insert my cursor maybe after this…last quote here and to insert an image, I just need to go to Insert > Image.…From there, all I need to do is go to my Images folder and locate the image…I want to import and in this case, it's going to be JaneDoe.jpg.…That's the image I want to import, so I'm going to click choose, and then…I get this dialog box.…
I get the opportunity to add accessibility attributes.…So, what these are-- for instance, the alternate text is going to be the text…
- 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.