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      Tree Menus
12. Recreate Site List
13. Update Site...
14. Web Page Width
15. Designing for
      Search Engines
16. Adjusting Tree
      Menu Margins
17. Set Focus On
      Text Box
18. Rename Folder
19. Dynamic Page
20. No Valid
      Editable Region
21. No Super
22. Initialize Folder
23. Initialize Combo Tree
24. Tree Line
25. UnBalanced
      Editable Regions
26. Foreign Language
      & Special Characters
27. Adjust Row Menu Height of
      Vertical Tree Menu Items


BELOW ARE a FEW reasons why your image
or anchor tags don't show up or work

#1: Choosing the URL and images via the File Browse Window in Dreamweaver

You should almost always choose DOCUMENT option.

URL Path Options in Dreamweaver

You should never let Dreamweaver define an inline style tag in the SUPER template that points to an image for like a background. THIS IS COMPLETELY WRONG and very easy to do when you goto Modify --> Page Properties and click on the Browse for background image button.

Example: inline style tag defined inside the SUPER template. <-- WRONG do NOT let Dreamweaver do this when you work with a template.

<style type="text/css">
body {
background-image: url(images/MyRepeatingBackground.gif);

All image backgrounds URL's in the SUPER template should be defined in a separate CSS stylesheet FILES like:




These separate stylesheets are then LINKED to the SUPER template via the LINK tags. For example:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="../MHS_TreeSTYLE.css" type="text/css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../MHS_TEXTMenuSTYLE.css" type="text/css">

The reason to do it this way is because of when you "Update Pages...", Dreamweaver doesn't update the style tag's image URL's in any of the templates. Thus that URL is always going to off.

Dreamweaver DOES update stand alone images, body tag direct background images links, anchor links and all other stuff. It just does NOT update a CSS inline style image's URL.

This is also extra code that needs to be downloaded for each page as it's the background. By put that code in a style sheet it is only downloaded once and since your pages are going to use CSS stylesheets anyway, it's wise to at least define the background image in the CSS stylesheet file anyway.

#3: Images are NOT showing in some pages, but do work in other pages.
If you click on a file and copy and paste it into another folder, Dreamweaver will generally NOT update anything in that page like images or anchor tags. Additionally, most like will not be wrong and incorrect.

If you want to copy a page and put into a folder, in other words change the location, you must,

     CLICK and DRAG

the file to the new folder.

DO NOT COPY and PASTE the file into another folder.

See the difference?

When you CLICK and DRAG, Dreamweaver knows to update all the links; Except for inline style image URL locations.

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