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by Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com

One of my visitors recently wrote to ask me why her site did not have the two column layout after she published it online using the Dreamweaver web editor.That is to say, she had earlier designed a 2 column web page, but when she uploaded it to her website and checked it with her web browser, the columnsseemed to have disappeared. Another variation of this question, asked by another visitor some time ago, is why the images of a web page do not appearin a web page after it has been published, even though those same images can be seen when the page is viewed from within Dreamweaver.

Preamble

This is not a general guide on how to use theDreamweaverweb editor. It's written to answer a specific question asked by someone facing a problem.

If you are looking for a basic tutorial on how to design a website with Dreamweaver, please go to either theDreamweaver CS6 tutorial,the Dreamweaver CS5.5tutorial, the DreamweaverCS5 tutorial, the DreamweaverCS4 tutorial or the Dreamweaver CS3tutorial, depending on which version of Dreamweaver you have.

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In addition, if you are a complete newcomer to website making, it may be a good idea to readHow to Start / Create a Website:The Beginner's A-Z Guide.

Otherwise, if you are someone who is really facing this issue, read on.

Background Information: How a Web Page is Put Together

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When you design a web page, the content you write is contained in a part of the web page known as the 'HTML code', and it is very often stored ina file that has a name ending in '.html'. This 'HTML code' only holds the stuff you type, as well as the basic structure of your web page. Itdoesn't have very much information about the appearance of your web page.

Things pertaining to the visual appearance, such as the layout, number of columns, colours (or 'colors' if you useUS English), fonts,the size and placement of your text, etc, are handled by something known as the 'CSS code'. This is sometimes stored in a separate filethat has a name ending in '.css'.

In addition, if you have inserted photos or images onto your web page, these photos and images are kept in separate files as well. They arenot embedded into your HTML file.

A more detailed explanation of this can be found in the articleWhat is HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Perl?Do I Need to Learn Them to Create a Website? Don't worry. It's also written in layman's language so you don't need to be steep in the jargonof computer geeks to understand it.

In order for your web page to appear the way you designed it to be, all these files must be published to your website. That is, the HTML file(containing the words that you wrote), the CSS file (containing instructions on the visual appearance of your web page), and any images you used(containing the pictures that you inserted into the page) must all be uploaded to your site on the Internet. If any one is missing, then yourweb page will not appear exactly as you designed it.

In other words, if your web page does not appear the way you designed it in Dreamweaver, it probably means one or more of these files were not uploadedto your website. Chances are that only your HTML file was published. That's why you still see the words you typed but not the visual layout and design,since the information about those things are contained in different files.

Solution

To solve the problem, re-publish your web page by clicking the 'Site Put' menu item again. This time, when Dreamweaver pops up a message asking'Put dependent files?', click 'Yes'. This will cause Dreamweaver to automatically upload all the necessary files for your web page.

Note: publishing a single web page using 'Site Put' is explained in thesitewizard.com's Dreamweaver tutorials, mentioned earlier.If you are mystified by the term 'Site Put', please check the main tutorials.

Help! I Didn't Get the 'Put Dependent Files' Prompt

If, after clicking 'Site Put' to publish your website, you did not receive the 'Put dependent files?' prompt, do the following to re-enable it:

  1. Click 'Edit Preferences...' from the menu. That is, click the 'Edit' menu, followed by the 'Preferences...' item on the menu that appears.(On the Mac, you may have to click 'Preferences...' from the 'Dreamweaver' menu.)

  2. A dialog box, entitled 'Preferences', will appear. Look for the line 'Site' in the leftmost column. Click it.

  3. On the right side of the dialog box, look for the checkboxes for 'Prompt on get/check out' and 'Prompt on put/check in'. Make sure that bothcheck boxes are ticked. If not, click the box to put a tick into it.

  4. Click the 'OK' button.

After you do this, do a 'Site Put' again. The 'Put dependent files?' prompt should now appear, allowing you to answer 'Yes' to cause yourother files to be published.

Conclusion

Yes, I know. The solution itself is actually very short and simple. But the background information was necessary because I notice thatnewcomers seem to be either gripped by abject terror when things go wrong or by despair. My hope is that with more knowledge about how thingswork on your site, you will be in a better position to diagnose and solve problems in future, when they occur.

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