Help! Dreamweaver setting: Changing background color of server-side include codes

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-25
Hello everyone

Is there a way on setting up Dreamweaver so that the server-side include codes will have a different background color? E.g. much like how Library items have the yellow background color in code view - I know that the background color for Library items can be changed by going to the "Preference" > Code Coloring options and do the configuration there. Maybe that option is also available for the server-side include codes?
Background color for Library Items is set to "yellow"
What I want is something similar on the Server-side include codes just the following images:
Default "no background" color for server-side include codesTO:
   * Option#1:
      Server-side codes with 2 different background colors
   * Option#2:
      Server-side include codes with same background colors
I really want to achieve Option#1 so that I can clearly identify the different types of server-side includes when I'm looking at the codes and also to know what those server-side include codes are for.

I've been looking at the Dreamweaver's help documents however I can't find the information I need to accomplish this.

Is there a way on how to achieve this changing of server-side include background color in Dreamweaver? Or if there are any alternative on achieving what I really want?

By the way, I'm using Dreamweaver CS 5.5

Your response would be of very much help

Thank you
Question by:mtab
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    by:Jason C. Levine
    I've been looking at the Dreamweaver's help documents however I can't find the information I need to accomplish this

    Because it doesn't exist.  For whatever reason, the Code Coloring options do not and have never allowed you to affect SSI.

    Or if there are any alternative on achieving what I really want?

    Unfortunately, it would involve using a different code editor.  There isn't even an extension that does this.

    Accepted Solution

    Ok, thanks for the information. I just did additional research about what I can do to label such  SSIs. I came up learning how to create "custom background images" on such sections of a page which what I will apply now.

    Author Closing Comment

    Already found my own solution for this - additional study was required

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