Solved

Learning how to position images using absolute or manual positioning.

Posted on 2004-07-30
2
156 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Hi there,
I'm completely new to Dreamweaver MX and I've recently developed a web site using Microsoft FrontPage and I came across a few problems concerning constant screen resolution and operating the website with different web browsers (IE and Mozilla for example). I need the website to maintain a consistent screen resolution on different monitors' screen resolutions and images that appear just fine from IE are missing when opening the same page in Mozilla.
This is where the main problem sets in. I was told that Dreamwaver MX is the solution to my problems and I will have to redo the entire site using this new program. Unfortunately, I've been scratching my head for the past hour trying to complete the simplest task of moving and repositioning my images. Am I truly reduced having to move them using "H-axis=50, V-axis=150"?

Please, any assistance will be greatly appreciated at this point.
0
Comment
Question by:cxxxcxxx
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
CoolATIGuy earned 125 total points
ID: 11682711
No!  Don't do that, as you'll be left scratching your head for a long time to come!

Can you give use some of your current code, and maybe we can help you improve it...at the very least, are you using tables or css positioning?  If neither, than that's definately the problem, and I think I can help...

In the meantime, checkout these tutorials & articles:
http://www.adesdesign.net/php/tutorials/dreamweaver/website_design.php
http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles/crossbrowercompatibility.htm
http://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/fixedvsrelative.shtml

CoolATIGuy
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:alexhogan
ID: 11685403
There are basically three ways to accomplish what you want.

The first and oldest is using tables to insure proper formatting.

The second is to use div tags or layers to format your page.

And the third is through style sheets.

Of the three using css can be the most versitile.  With the second, divs, you can use absolute, relative or inherited positioning of page elements.

Of course you can always use a combination of each depending on your comfort zone.

If you post a sample of your code we can provide a more direct solution.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Dreamweaver - Spell check extension 4 489
Printing source code 2 311
CSS HTML Text Alignment 13 427
frames top frame repeats 4 137
For those who don't know, Adobe Dreamweaver is a popular commercial web editor that enables you to design, build and manage complex websites. The editor is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web editor, which means that you can create your web…
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is a WYSIWYG web page editor that has advanced HTML, CSS, and Javascript rendering functionality and is probably the most well-known HTML editor available. Much of Dreamweaver's appeal centers around the Design View interfac…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question