Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking to web pages and sites, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
So once you have some content on your HTML pages, you really want to start…linking these pages together.…So, what I want to do now is I want to create a quick text navigation bar, made up of HTML text.…And I also want to link out to a website externally as well.…So, right up here under Home page, I want to type in Home.…So, I'm just creating text that is then going to link to the different pages.…So, I have typed in Home.…I want a divider between the Home link and the Next link, which is the About link.…
So, I'm just going to use this Pipe key, so I'm going to select Shift and then…hit the Backslash key.…It will give you that sort of pipe divider, which works out pretty well. So, Home About.…Again, Shift+Backslash will give you that pipe. Portfolio.…Shift+Backslash and then Contact.…So, as you can see, here are my four different pages and I want them to jump to…these pages that currently are already open but more importantly I want, say for…instance, the About page to jump to about HTML.…
So, in order to link any text to something else, all you need to do is select it …
- 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.