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    New to web design using Dreamweaver MX 30-day free trial.
    I have a frameset (home.htm) with 3 rows: Logo, Tabs and "the rest". "the rest" is two columns: sidebar (for navigation) and a two row frameset of:row1 being main content and row2 TBD.

    Each of the frames has a background image. I created CSS file to make those images no-repeat. Things were looking good when I linked the css file to all the frame .htm files withing Dreamweaver. When I look at the homepage in a browser I can see the frameset structure, but get the "Page cannot be displayed" in each frame.

    I attempted to link the css file to the frameset and it crashes dreamweaver and my entire system!

    I guess I'm missing a conceptual piece to the big picture.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Sounds like you have alot of frames at work, where tables would probably work better. I'd recommend you try making your design using tables. If you want help with the frameset, it'd be easier if you can post a link to these pages you're working on so we can see what the problem is. Without seeing what you're doing, it sounds like the home.htm file does not have the correct file names entered into it to call each of the frame's pages.

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    Here's the code of the frameset without the style sheet attached.
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/frameset.dtd">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Home</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    </head>

    <frameset rows="49,21,*" cols="*" framespacing="0" frameborder="NO" border="0">
    <frame src="/Top.htm" name="topFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize >
    <frame src="/tabs.htm" name="tabs">
    <frameset rows="*" cols="110,*" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0">
    <frame src="/sidebar.htm" name="sidebar" scrolling="NO" noresize>
    <frameset rows="*,90" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0">
    <frame src="/ActiveFrame.htm" name="mainFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize>
    <frame src="/Dashboard.htm" name="bottomFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize>
    </frameset>
    </frameset>
    </frameset>

    <noframes><body>

    </body></noframes>
    </html>

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    Are all of the files in the same directory? If they are, take the back slashes out from in front of the file names. ie:
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     <frame src="/Top.htm" name="topFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize>
    should be
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      <frame src="Top.htm" name="topFrame" scrolling="NO" noresize >

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    Thank you for that. I'd like to believe that dreamweaver generated that code, but I've been mucking with it so much, who knows? Forest for the trees...

    Quick question? Can/should you attach the .css file to the frameset also? Thanks again so much.

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    The css file needs to be attached to every page that uses it. Your frameset is probably the only page that doesn't need it, because there's no text in the frameset file (unless you have a noframes tag in there). All of the individual pages need to reference your CSS file.

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    Thank you for such a positive first experience at this forum.!

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    No prob. Y'all come back now, ya hear!? :ichatcool:


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