A couple of Dreamweaver/Frames questions

Posted on 2007-09-30
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25

I used frames to make this page because they wanted the menu to still show at the top, and have thier database load in the bottom. I have a couple issues...
1. the gap between the top and bottom frame that is showing background color
2. the alignment is being knocked off...I think by the scroll bar?
3. My drop down menu, attached to the Find your new home page does't show because it's behind the bottom frame

Can I fix these items? Or is this something that a person who codes php would have to create this page? Like can you load a page inside a cell? And do frames show up differently on different computers with different screen size settings? For example, on my computer, the top frame ends just below the green tabs. Is this set? Or is there a huge gap between them on a different computer?
Question by:squirtle98
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There is no need to use frames to keep the menu at the top. And yes, they are making a mess of things!  I would definitely say to lose the frames! A Dreamweaver template would be a great way to include your header and menu without having to manually add them to each page. A server-side include would also do the trick even better.

Your site isn't done in PHP, the database part is in ASP (so you might need an ASP programmer to help you - I happen to know one.) :-) So, the file extension for your pages would have to be ".asp" rather than ".htm".

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Would that asp coder be you?  :) How much would you charge to fix the page? The bottom database portion is a program called DMX Ready Classified Listngs Manager, and the top I build in Dreamweaver...

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Techbots - when you state "Dreamweaver template" do you mean File/New/Template Page? Then it offers 4 asp templates, ASP Javascript, ASP VBScript, ASP .NET C template, and ASP.NET VB template?
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Is there a good tutorial on creating a Dreamweaver template that will use my header in the top portion and load a database area in the bottom portion? Basically avoiding the frames issues?

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Here is the template header I have attempted to create. http://www.mediafire.com/?dkvgr9r7ymf
The tutorial I found states to remove all html, body tags... How would I get my database pages to load "below" this header?


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You've asked many more questions all under your original question that you posted. I think you need to break them up into separate posts. I can't answer them all for you here and if posted separately, others might have some alternate solutions for you as well. Also, each question answered should earn whatever points it deserves.

In answer to your first one, though - yes, you can create a Dreamweaver Template from File/New/Template Page. You'd have to know what version of ASP your web host supports to know whether to choose the first two options or the last two.

In Dreamweaver, there are some very good tutorials under Help | Getting Started with Dreamweaver.

And yes, I am an ASP programmer, but I don't know if it is appropriate for me to solicit business here, I'd have to check the Member Agreement.

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