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    Newbie Question!

    Hi All,

    Any help appreciated. I'm new to web design and using dreamweaver cs3. I've designed my site using the tracing image, as I had made it in PS.

    My question is:

    How do I make CS sheet from the internal css dreamweaver makes, please?

    Also how do I make it a template? Am I able to change the apdiv name?

    regards
    cazzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazzy View Post
    Hi All,

    Any help appreciated. I'm new to web design and using dreamweaver cs3. I've designed my site using the tracing image, as I had made it in PS.

    My question is:

    How do I make CS sheet from the internal css dreamweaver makes, please?

    Also how do I make it a template? Am I able to change the apdiv name?

    regards
    cazzy

    My thoughts here may be useful or not, I welcome other people to comment. I am a newbe as well... I have been learning to code XHTML and CSS by hand, not using Dream Weaver. I would suggest learning by hand.

    *** Question for other designers, I have suggested learning to code by hand, now I don't know how Dreamweaver handles CSS and XHTML in it's latest versions, I have always felt that hand coding would get rid of a crutch. Are my thoughts valid advice?

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    If you would like to approach this by hand coding I am sure a number of people including myself could coach you along. If you would like to wait to find someone with Dream Weaver advice - keep your look out.

    kindly,
    Billy

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    I think I understand your question... it was hard to understand what you were writing... but here is what I think you are needing:

    You would like to create an external style sheet rather than an internal right?

    This is what you would do:

    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
    
    <html lang="en-US">
    <head>
    <title>Powerbit Web Design </title>
    <meta name="keywords" content="powerbits">
    <meta name="description" content="888">
    <meta name="title" content="Powerbit Web Design ">
    <meta name="robots" content="index, follow">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="includes/browser_controls.css">
    The above is how the following code is placed in your header:
    Notice above, this following snippet of code:

    HTML Code:
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="includes/browser_controls.css">
    With the above code here is what you do...

    Where it says href="blahblah.css"...

    This is where you imput the name of your external style sheet. I tend to put all my images and style sheet in a folder apart from my pages. I call that folder 'includes'. In that folder I place my style sheet. In your case, "what-ever-you-call-it.css"

    Your CSS page does not need any header... just start writing your css declarations.

    Name it when you save, "what-ever-you-want.css"

    When the browser reads your html page, it will go to that link I posted above and call your css file up and reference that to style your page. Make sure you type in the correct name with .css on the end!

    Is that what you were needing?

    I hope that gives you an answer. Let us know!

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    Hi Billy,

    Thank you for the information. I'm using dreamweaver while taking a course in xhmtl and css, the xhmtl is easy, its the CSS I'm having a hard time with, but I'm told most people have the same problems.

    While I'm designing in Dreamweaver, I have the program split with code and design. I'm now able to change code if necessary. I see people say bad things about the WYSIWYG perhaps with some, but I don't find dreamweaver is adding any extra code.

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Regards
    Cazzy


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