Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Overriding a CSS style, part of Creating a First Web Site with Dreamweaver CS4.
Having a style sheet attached to multiple pages is powerful but that doesn't…mean that every page has to look the same.…You can add CSS to individual pages that will then override any CSS rules in an…attached style sheet.…So currently, I have in this site, these multiple pages and from page to page,…the layouts are exactly the same, the images are exactly the same.…And really I want to add a little more flavor from page to page.…In particular, what I want to do is I want to change the background from page to page.…
For this about page, for instance, I can change the background quite easily by…clicking Page Properties.…So, in the Appearance (CSS) category, all I need to do is change my background image.…So, I'm going to click Browse and I'm going to locate this BkgdAbout.jpg.…That's in the images folder.…I'm going to click Choose, select OK, sure enough the background changes.…
So, if I get to expand this CSS Styles panel a little bit, notice how it's…applied this new, sort of local style to this page.…
- 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.