Problems with Layers and Dreamweaver!

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by jdl8422, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

    jdl8422

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    #1
    I am designing a site. I used a layer for some text and when i position it where i want in dreamweaver it looks good. Then when i preview in browser the layer shifts over to the left. It is obviously noticeable because it is over the background of the site. Is there some kind of settings or what?
     
  2. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    #2
    do not use layers. they are an old and buggy technology. Learn how to make layouts in XHTML and CSS. sorry I couldn't really help, but seriously, please don't use layers
     
  3. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    #3
    layers in Dreamweaver are just div tags as far as i know...
    best way to fix this problem is this:
    figure out where you want your stuff to go, manually put some div tags
    around your blocks of content, give them a unique id for each, and then
    start modifying the CSS to put them where you want...
     
  4. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    #4
    Layers = Bad (that's what one of my lecturers at University told me)

    Use CSS or tables for layouts, it's far less problems plus it looks way better for overall browser compatibility and varying screen sizes, also it's pretty much web standard.
     
  5. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Stop the layer bashing! layers are just css positioning anywayz!
    especially when making designs for clients who insit on using myspace, layers with absolute positioning are the only way to get a more personalised page. (see www.myspace.com/corpsethemovie and add youself as a friend! im kinda half way through making it atm)
     

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