Old 24-02-2013, 22:06   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
Need Easier CSS Editing

Working with CSS for the first time. Bring it into DreamWeaver Ultradev 4 and it won't display a page view, only raw code in both views..so I have to guess at what changes to make, save the page, then open it up in a web browser and pray it works. I simply can't go on like that.

1. Is there a way for DWUD4 to display a page view live when editing CSS file?

2. If not, is there a freeware editor that will do this and making editing the CSS easy instead of a constant guess?

As it is, simply changing page color elements and such is difficult since only changes in the css script change this...working in html has virtually no effect on the page other than text, headers, etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2013, 02:51   #2 (permalink)
Shiro's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 14,854
This space for rent.

Jaypan | Ramenities
  Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2013, 04:27   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 27
windows 98, xp, mepis 6
  Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2013, 10:51   #4 (permalink)
Website Molester
2Dfruit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ireland
Posts: 3,322
haven't a fucking notion what "Ultradev" is.

Just use any editor, chrome, and livereload.
ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐl ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ
  Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2013, 18:44   #5 (permalink)
Pleased to meet you
handcraftedweb's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Left coast of California
Posts: 5,323
Just keep a browser open to the local page you're working on. After you save it in your editor, go to the browser and hit refresh. You might want to get a local server like WAMP.

I haven't tried that LiveReload mentioned above, looks pretty good.

It sounds like you're using some old software. You should try to use just a basic free text editor. Not sure what's good in Windows XP, others can advise there. Edit, save, go to browser, refresh. Dump that old Dreamweaver.
What's the best kind of glue to make my airplane fly faster?
My website
  Reply With Quote
Old 25-02-2013, 20:29   #6 (permalink)
moz's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 1960's.
Posts: 6,422
Espresso has been playing up today and not refreshing extracted CSS files so I had to do a load of CSS styling using Firebug in Firefox. Quite impressed with it.
  Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Contact Us - Web Design Forums - Archive
vBulletin © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8