close ad
WARNING PC USERS: Do Not Install the DREAMWEAVER CC 2017 Update »
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

rating

CSS styling

Thread began 3/02/2011 11:34 am by johnffrench314542 | Last modified 10/28/2011 5:04 am by tkristy85430726 | 1463 views | 8 replies |

johnffrench314542

CSS styling

I am thinking of leaving Pagelime because of the way they handle CSS styles in the drop down box.

Before I jump from the frying pan into the fire and buy Power CMS Builder, can anybody answer the following questions?:

1. When a customer edits text and styles it with the CSS styles drop down menu, can they see in the drop down box a visual representation of the style (colour, size etc) as with DW? (Pagelime cannot do this and they tell me they have no plans to)

2. Will it display classes? For example, the deal breaker for me with Pagelime is that it will not display link classes, eg

a.inlineLink:link {
color: #030;
text-decoration: none;
}

Which means that the customer can only style links with the default link style.

By the way, if WebAssist allowed a trial purchase or had half way decent documentation I wouldn't need to ask questions like this!

Many thanks

Sign in to reply to this post

YellowCircleWeb

Yes, I too would like to know how to do this. When adding content to the CMS from Dreamweaver it loses all the heading tags, instead replacing them with Span tags. How can we use the Heading tags and our own CSS Styles in the editor?

[UPDATE] - I found the answer in this thread: showthread.php?t=19067 for adding in the standard formatting tags (h1, h2, p etc).

Sign in to reply to this post

johnffrench314542

Do I gather from your reply that it is not possible to display one's own CSS styles at all?!!!

Sign in to reply to this post

YellowCircleWeb

I would hope that it is possible to add in our own styles John, but the bigger issue for me was that there's a bug in it where it initially didn't even provide standard html tags to choose from - I found the answer to that by chance (note to mods, that really ought to be a sticky).

The way you add your own styles in HTML Editor 3 is crap at the moment (we've been promised a dot release to address this for over a month now, still nothing as of the time of writing this reply), so hopefully once they've addressed the issues with HTML editor 3, they will apply the same fixes to CMS Builder.

As I've said in other posts, WA need to improve their documentation and get some decent QA testing done with their extensions before commercially releasing them, we're your customers, not your testers.

Sign in to reply to this post

johnffrench314542

Thanks Ian for your very clear explanation of the situation.

Sign in to reply to this post

jleahy350963

Cannot add own styles in Power CMS Builder

Tried the tutorial in this thread from a while back, and it does work.
However, managing CSS styles via javascript files would require hours of work, as the project I am using this for has 40 styles in two sheets, so 80 styles. To manually add them all in .js format defeats the purpose of having style sheets altogether - namely, to make one file control the whole site. This makes mutliple files and to change a style requires even more work. Surely, there must be a way to reference a style sheet and have it appear in the editor?

To us, this is a game killer to use for clients, as it makes everyone's work harder and so we won't use this product until it has CSS standards. Unfortunately, its too late to return the software. Any suggestions?

Sign in to reply to this post

MikeyT

If you own HTML Editor 3 you can use it to customize the two html editor instances in the two PCMS Builder generated pages named ‘contents_update.php’ and ‘contents_insert.php’ found inside the admin_cms folder. Instructions for adding your own custom styles to the editors is documented in the HTML Editor 3 Getting Started Guide.

For my purposes I usually create a separate style sheet with the class styles I want to import into HTML Editor 3. Name it ckeditor.css or something semantic. Then I import it into HTML Editor 3 and designate my custom classes to specific html tags for the editor to reference. Save your preset after modding the first editor, and you can simply apply the preset to the second editor instance in a matter of seconds. Done.

Just tried it again and it works like a charm. Now the end user has a list of pre determined styles that I know will fit the look and feel of the site. In the Styles pull down, the list of custom styles do take on their own attributes so they're easier to identity. Being a bit of a control freak, I usually strip out most of the extraneous text styling doo-dads in the editor and leave only the bare essentials - similar to Basecamp's text editor. Then coerce (or force) the end user into only using styles that will fit the hierarchy of the page design.

Not sure if this is what you guys are tying to do, but for what its worth...

Sign in to reply to this post

jleahy350963

HTML Editor 3 not an option

Thanks for the reply. It would be nice if we did 'own' HTML Editor 3, but we don't. Since it came with FCKeditor, we assumed the product would be CSS standard "wise", but it is not. With the cost of CMS Power builder being nearly the full cost of a high level program like Dreamweaver, one would think that HTML/CSS standards would be included.

Perhaps someone will either come up with a simple solution that does not require product code re-writing, or WebAssist will include it in a future version.

For the present, we cannot recommend it to anyone and are dissapointed with the costly cash outlay. I would recommend potential buyers to wait until the product accomodates long-held CSS standards.

Sign in to reply to this post

tkristy85430726

am using a TabPabel and i've register a selection listerner on the TabItems

what i want to do is to add a css style to the TabItem after it has been clicked but with using the addStyleName() oder setStyleName() method the underlying <div> of the TabItem, which is representing the content of the Tab, gets the new style name an not the <li>

can anybody help me about this?

custom ecommerce software development | reputation management | reputation management services

Sign in to reply to this post

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question

Content

rating

Layout

rating

Ease of use

rating

security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...