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2 Problems: IE8 XHTML Trans 1 error, and Template Error

Thread began 6/23/2010 4:51 am by cldsk369146 | Last modified 6/23/2010 4:49 pm by cldsk369146 | 865 views | 3 replies |


2 Problems: IE8 XHTML Trans 1 error, and Template Error

Hello, I am running into two problems with Menu Writer in trying to recreate a site making a template (will be applying PowerCMS to it) and using the CSS Menu Writer.

Site: home.php

#1: I discovered through the forums that I needed to make the DocType XHTML Transitional 1 for it to work on IE8 with the CSS Menus, when I did this though, it created a huge gap in my template and my header image (About Us) was shoved over (see links: home)...without this setting (see link: about us) the gaps are not firefox I don't have that problem at all...being new to coding, is this something wrong with the Menu Writer, the Doctype, or the TEmplate? Help on this would be TRULY Apprecaited!

#2: When I inserted the menu into the template, it automatically inserted it with a source link to my local machine, therefore it wasn't working on the live sites. When I deleted the ".../" in front of the "CSSMenuWriter/cssmw3/menu.php") code and other codes, it worked on the live site, but the menu now does not appear in my template and so I cannot edit the menu. How do I get it to come back on the template, yet work on the pages created with the template? I am using Dreamweaver cs4. Any help is truly appreciated as I am a newbie and really falling in love with the Webassist products!

UPLOADED FILES: Seeing a previous post with no resolution yet, I have uploaded my template file and my Menu Writer File. I have checked to make sure that Invisible Elements in the Scripts and in the Visual Aids is checked.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) The gap is being caused by the height setting onthe content table:
<table width="776" height="775" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="Table_01">

remove the height attribute and the gap will not show.

you should also remover the php tag after the doctype:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ""><php>

and the one at the end of the page:
<!-- InstanceEnd --></html></php>

2) The menu css files will be added to the template using file paths if the template is not saved with in a Dreamweaver site . make sure the template is saved to a Dreamweaver site before adding the menu.

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Many thanks--fixed worked for IE8, but now Mozilla is giving a prob

Hi Jason, many thanks for your response--the gap fix u mentioned worked great! And I redid the menu now that my template is saved in my site, which seems to work fine for IE8, but now on mozilla it is just showing me text. The new page I created is: programs.php

Any clue why that isn't working? It is like I am just about complete with everything I needed to do for the site (excited about using the Power CMS with it), but there is just a little something wrong somewhere. Your help is truly appreciated!


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Found that error, but the Menu Writer is directing links wrong

Found the error with the Programs link, the Menu Writer is directing some of my links to my site/Templates/*.php instead of just my site/*.php When I went in the Menu wirter to edit the link path it doesn't list the template folder, but it lists what it should (in the case of the Programs link it lists programs.php

Any thoughts on what it is doing? The only links I see this setting on the programs [and submenu links], parents, core, directions, and contact links.
Not sure why this is doing that.

Thanks so much for your help!

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