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    Smile All my page properties are strikethrough

    So here it is. (using DW cs6) The problem doesn't require a lengthy explanation. Simply put, none of my div's properties seem to be available. "does not apply to your selection because it is not inherited. It is applied to an enclosing tag" That's what the message says when you hoover.

    This is probably a newbie issue, but I'm going from graphical design mentality to totally rethinking my web approach and breaking into that new mold. Keep that in mind with your explanations, you're not talking to a fellow expert who just happens to be mildly stumped.

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
    <style type="text/css">
    #Container {
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    background-color: #000;
    }
    #Header {
    height: 371px;
    width: 1225px;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    background-image: url(../public_html/images/newlogoproject_01.jpg);
    }
    #Content {
    height: 1205px;
    width: 1225px;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    background-image:
    font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
    text-align: right;
    z-index: 5;
    background-image: url(../public_html/images/newlogoproject_03.jpg);
    }
    #ContentBodyImage {
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    height: 1205px;
    width: 1225px;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    z-index: 0;
    }
    #ExtendedContent {
    height: auto;
    width: 1225px;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    z-index: 0;
    }
    #Footer {
    height: 240px;
    width: 1225px;
    margin-right: auto;
    margin-left: auto;
    border-top-width: 0px;
    border-right-width: 0px;
    border-bottom-width: 0px;
    border-left-width: 0px;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-right-style: solid;
    border-bottom-style: solid;
    border-left-style: solid;
    background-image: url(../public_html/images/newlogoproject_05.jpg);
    }
    body,td,th {
    color: #FFF;
    }
    </style>
    <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="head" -->
    <!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
    </head>

    <body>
    <div id="Container">
    <div id="Header"></div>
    <div id="Content">
    <div id="ContentBodyImage"><img src="../public_html/images/newlogoproject_03.jpg" width="1225" height="1205" /></div>
    </div>
    <div id="ExtendedContent">
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    </div>
    <div id="Footer"></div>
    </div>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Im assuming you are using DW to code the site for you? Thats your first mistake. DW is horrible at coding for you. It is bloated and on top of that doesn't usually work the way you want it to. You should also be creating External CSS to better organize things. Try learning the basics of HTML and CSS and you will have less issues. It can be learned in a day or so. Not mastered but you can learn the basics.

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    So no real answer and basically what you're saying is, "go back the way you came, stranger." Rather than try to help, you're going to instead provide a litany of reasons why DW is the worst thing since Polio. Thanks.

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    Ok, well, all of this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Vapr_Arts View Post
    Im assuming you are using DW to code the site for you? Thats your first mistake. DW is horrible at coding for you. It is bloated and on top of that doesn't usually work the way you want it to. You should also be creating External CSS to better organize things. Try learning the basics of HTML and CSS and you will have less issues. It can be learned in a day or so. Not mastered but you can learn the basics.
    Plus, you have an unfinished background-image declaration under #Content.

    Don't be too quick to discount advice around here. This is likely caused by you using DW's design mode.
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    All my page properties are strikethrough

    Take my advice as you wish. BUT the best advice i ever got when i was starting to learn code was to forget DW. It is only going to cause you further problems. People believe its a great tool but the truth is its only as good as your understanding of code. Because without knowing code you cannot fix the problems it creates. The honest answer is that it causes more problems than it helps solve.

    I am not trying to push you away. In fact id encourage you to stick around. This site has been a GREAT resource for me and if it isnt obvious with my comments above. I was in the same boat as you! I came and asked a similar question. Was given the advice that i tried to give to you and since then have became alot better at coding.

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    Thank you, I certainly don't discount the slightly more precision advice as mentioned by Ronald. My web design skills are simply a means to keep my actual business going, of which I've been in business since before Zucker registered fb.com, throwing my dirty code out there with nary a complaint from a smart phone user enjoying his internet life on a 3"x3" screen. Worse comes to worse, I'll go back to organizing my site on tables. (Ohhhh, I know, you're gritting your teeth, reading that), but why not stick with what works for me?

    Well I'm TRYING to move to that 'next level', recognizing the need for change, so in terms of starting at ground zero, understanding code at its most fundamental level, is simply not within the capabilities of what I can achieve, given allotted time. So simple help of "put this here, move that here", is about all I need to limp along.

    I used to perform magic, and there's literally 100+ ways to make a coin vanish, or a card appear, same is true with web design. The end result is, "cool website, cool products".

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    How long do you believe it will take you to learn coding? You could learn html and css in a day. Maybe a weekend at most. With that time spent you will save more time than trying to correct dw problems.

    You are NOT trying to move on to the "next level". You are trying to imitate being at that level. It really isnt that much work to learn css and html. I think most beginners are just intimidated by it because it does LOOK confusing.

    Your website/magic analogy is flawed. Mainly because we are discussing HTML and CSS and there are no alternatives.

    My question is do you really want to learn and do this on your own? Or would it be better to just pay someone to do it for you. You say your site is to help with a business. Well that site should be seen as an investment. So id advise you to do one of 2 things. Invest time into learning AT THE LEAST HTML/CSS. Or invest in someone who already knows how.

    Again this is not me pushing you away. This is me asking you to be honest with yourself.

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    And, by the way, Ronald was 100% correct. Removing and reinserting the image solved my issue. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapr_Arts View Post
    How long do you believe it will take you to learn coding? You could learn html and css in a day. Maybe a weekend at most. With that time spent you will save more time than trying to correct dw problems.

    You are NOT trying to move on to the "next level". You are trying to imitate being at that level. It really isnt that much work to learn css and html. I think most beginners are just intimidated by it because it does LOOK confusing.
    Your point is valid. (the website is mine which sells a tangible product, btw) My concern is the evolving nature of my products and simply presenting those products easier than average. In my 10+ year tenure, people have frequently complimented my simplistic style and presentation. (primarily because I don't utilize shopping carts AS my website, like so many e-tailers do) I embed the cart into the site, not make the CART my site. Slightly off, but bringing it back, I am forced to arrive at the simplest way to achieve my objective : simple product presentation.

    If there's anything we can learn from the movie Rocky IV is this: there's no easy way out.

    No matter how I end up to my conclusion, the end result will be an updated fresh looking site with images that I've created literally from scratch, investing vast amounts of time and money with cameras, lighting, acrylic white and black boards to give natural reflective appearance against the products, and I'm still able to slop it all together somehow, in what appears to be somewhat cohesive, and call it a business.

    One could argue that THIS is true web design, not concocting cleverly arranged div tags, uploading the same predictable, plotting stock images of the 'ideal' shopper next to 'insert' your product. Of course, If I wanted to win that argument, I'd be better off in a photography message board.

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    Sorry but no amount of pretty photos will make your website work correctly if the code is incorrect.

    I will stop trying to open your eyes to dreamweaver. If you wish to spend half your time correcting something that a program is doing wrong that is your choice. However dont be surprised if somewhere down the line others give you the same advice. Eventually you will see that your easy way out, isnt so easy after all..

    (May want to reexamine your rocky quote)


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