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CSS Sculptor Layout has gone wrong

Thread began 12/27/2017 7:01 pm by Alan Shaw | Last modified 1/10/2018 3:59 pm by Ray Borduin | 547 views | 4 replies |

Alan Shaw

CSS Sculptor Layout has gone wrong

I designed this website for myself. it is my business, mainly using CSS Sculptor and CSS Menu Writer, I did this about 7 years ago and never had a problem.

I have obviously updated the content or done something and somehow have screwed up the layout, and I just can't work out what I have done.
Short of redoing the site again I was wondering if anybody can see what I have done and the 'quick fix' to sort it out.

Before the error the menu was positioned in the left hand Column above the two images.

The lower div was full width in dark green with just the copy write in it, somehow the menu has joined it there and it shouldn't be there.

Look at the bottom of this page,

Thanks for looking.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I'd need FTP access to fully debug, but it looks like the menu code has been moved into the footer area. I'm not sure how or why, but I'd start by opening the menu and footer includes and see if the menu code is in the wrong place.

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Alan Shaw

Thanks Ray, I have been able to sort this out now.

I still can't see what I did wrong but luckily I had saved a page as a template, with a bit of 'cut and pasting' I used the template to re-create every page.

But I'm still stumped on 2 things which really amount to the same thing.

Included in the code on every page I have the menu plus the footer.

Now originally I had the menu and the footer as a .ssi file in an 'includes' folder. The idea being that if I were to add an extra page to the menu or alter the Copyright year, I'd only have to do it once to the .ssi file instead of amending every page.

For some reason I cannot get this to work now.

If we look at the code I posted earlier we can see:

<!--#include virtual="/includes/menu.ssi" -->

and for the footer

<div id="footer"><!--#include virtual="/includes/footer.ssi" --></div>

So I guess that I have tried to take a short cut somewhere or I just overlooked something.

People who do web design for a living can probably see the obvious, but I did my website in 2009 and really haven't touched it since.
At 62 years old it gets difficult to remember what I did 9 years ago.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It looks like that would work. Are you sure the include file exists in that directory and the page name is correct case-sensitive?

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Alan Shaw

Well I use DW CSS5.5 and as you would know, from within the 'div' you can drag a pointer to the file, in this case footer.ssi and it should automatically 'link', but for some reason it doesn't work.

I'll have a play, and see what happens,

Thanks for replying.

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