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CSS styles missing in DreamWeaver Preview

Thread began 2/09/2010 8:54 am by John_Winson400360 | Last modified 2/10/2010 1:07 pm by Eric Mittman | 2136 views | 1 replies |

John_Winson400360

CSS styles missing in DreamWeaver Preview

So I created a new page with CSS sculptor and accidentally embedded the CSS styles into the header. I wanted to take this first page and use as it a template to create an entire site. So, I relocated the styles to an external style sheet and made all of the appropriate changes. But no matter what I tried when I previewed the page in explorer, or opera, or Firefox, or safari, through dream weaver I would see the page but none of the CSS styling would appear. It worked in Design and Live View but previewing in a browser would strip away my styles. I finally gave up and went back and recreated the page through CSS sculptor and made sure not to check "embedded css styles in header," and then sculptor created the external styles sheets for me. But, the same darn thing was happening still. As a last ditch kind of effort I decided to load the page to a test sever just for the hell of it. And wouldn't you know it, it looks perfect and all of the CSS styling is doing exactly what I want it to do. Has anyone else experienced this problem or know of a way to make the Dreamweaver Preview in Browser work with these CSS Sculptor generated pages? Thanks.

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Eric Mittman

If you are only seeing the bad results when you preview in browser then it may be a problem with the external css files not getting to the local testing server, if the files are not available to the page then you will not see any styling.

You should be able to check on this by looking in the directory that you preview the pages from to ensure that you have the external css files there, if they are present you should be able to see there effect on the page. let us know if you have any further trouble with this.

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