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Site Sculptor crashing with Javascript error upon Build Site command

Thread began 9/08/2011 1:16 pm by Kiwi | Last modified 9/13/2011 1:59 pm by Kiwi | 821 views | 3 replies |


Site Sculptor crashing with Javascript error upon Build Site command

Setup: MacBook Pro, OS X, Dreamweaver CS4...

Hi folks,

Site Sculptor keeps crashing on me as I get to the final build stage of putting together a site. Upon pressing the finish button it seems to get most of the way through (99% completed), compiles a whole pile of the expected folders and files and then crashes with:

"JS Error:
code has no properties
filename: Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Dreamweaver CS4:Configuration:Commands:wa_sitesculptor_quickinsert.js
lineno: 364
While executing onClick in wa_sitesculptor_quickinsert.htm, the following JavaScript error(s) occurred:

At line 364 of file "Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Dreamweaver CS4:Configuration:Commands:wa_sitesculptor_quickinsert.js":
code has no properties"

I have been through webassist's (confusing) support files for this and related products (Menu Writer, CSS Sculptor) a gazillion times, trawled the forums, googled, binged, uninstalled & re-installed Site Sculptor, deleted .dat cache, turned it off & on again, screamed, cried and still I can't get the darn thing to work.

I've done it so many times trying every combination of options with my template, your menus, my menus, I could now do it in my sleep... but can never get it to build the full site.

BTW (I'm pretty confident this is relevant), I do note in the .php files that it does manage to write before crashing, where the Menu Writer code should be, it just says, in text: [menu]

After 7 days of 10-14 hours (seriously) of trying, I am absolutely & completely stumped as to what is causing this. I have used Site Sculptor before to create a site (always been a bit confusing with instructions), but I've never had a problem like this, that I just can not resolve.

Suggestions, ideas, prayers? Any help would be appreciated...

p.s. It would be super useful to so many people if one of your wizards could take a morning and just screen record themselves putting together a site using a 'user created template'.

It would be sooo useful to 'see' someone running through the procedure, showing the required workflow i.e. create your original page with CSS Sculptor (home / content), save the page as a template (with the minimum 3 editable regions), delete the other files, and then use that template in conjunction with the previously created Menu Writer Menu Contents & Themes, to create your Site Design, which you can then run through the Site Sculptor Build Site function.

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Crash and burn

Can I cry with you...I have tried all the above and spend as many hours. I just purchased the upgrate on the SiteSculptor in hope of eliminating the crashing. Now that I have deleted the .dat file I have an Error 3 js scripts file.
Help us please,

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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Site Sculptor problem resolution

Big thanks to WebAssist and especially to Jason Byrnes for the support ticket and helping to resolve this issue. He was very helpful and a nice chap too, if any of you have the pleasure of talking with him...

RESOLUTION to this Site Sculptor issue:

If anyone else is having a similar problem - here is the summary & resolution of the fault (in my case anyway).

For info, I had recollections of Site Sculptor being a bit erratic in the past too, which may be explained by this as well (although I'd swapped from Windows to Mac along the way, so its hard to tell definitively).

In essence, the extensions may, at times, not run properly if called from within the Preset Manager. Jason's advice was to call these functions separately and then bring it all together in Site Sculptor.

In my case the problem lay with the 'Preset Manager - CSS Menu Writer Menu Theme' function, which I had used to build up the required menu theme. It was not creating what it needed to properly and that, ultimately, caused the crash & Javascript error, as Site Sculptor tried to build the site (with CMS).

The alternative, which worked, was to open up a separate .php page, use the individual CSS Menu Writer extension in there ('Insert - Web Assist - CSS Menu Writer'), that will write the menu contents & theme in the process, which can then be saved as a Menu Writer preset.

With that done, I could then apply it in 'Preset Manager - Site Sculptor Site Designs', which would then build the site properly, with CMS, when running 'Web Assist - Build Site - New Site Sculptor Site'.

Which all worked fine & dandy and the world was a happier place (mine anyway)...

Side note:

Please be aware that, from previously trawling these forums, two other key areas that seemed to cause Site Sculptor problems were (1) ensuring that you have a testing server setup correctly in your Site Definition (2) deleting the .dat cache with the program closed, which can clear some problems (notably Javascript errors).

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