I have a web page created in Dreamweaver CS4. I have an image header that I have made work through CSS.

The header looks great in the browser and in live view.

Can't see it at all in Dreamweaver design view.

I want to make a hot spot, but can't when I can't see it.

I'm sure there is a super easy solution...sorry, but I have been trying to figure it out for days.

Here is the code if that helps.

<!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">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">
<title>Sweet Little Pig Design - Full Service Web and Print Design</title>
<link href="main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<link href="../main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<div id="header">
<div id="in_header"><img src="images/clear_head.png" border=0 />



<div id="container">
<div id="in_container">

<div id="nav">
<ul id="navbar">
	<li> <a href="print.html"> Print </a></li>
    <li> <a href="web.html"> Web </a></li>
    <li> <a href="photo.html"> Photography </a></li>
    <li><a href="stuff.html"> Other stuff </a> </li></ul>
<div id="flash_content">Here is where I put the slide show</div></div>
<div id="footer"><b>Sweet Little Pig Designs<br />
p: (206) 227-3380 <br />
<a href="mailto:info@mywebsite.com">info@mywebsite.com</a></b>



Thanks for reading.


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Hi, I think there is a setting in Dreamweaver you must set to view external images in design view, something like: VIEW | Display External Files?

Hope this helps!

Hi Kraai,

Thanks so much for your help. I tried your suggestion of selecting/deselecting of the "display external file" option. It didn't work. Nothing seemed to happen.

Any other suggestions anyone?


I may be off base on this. I am still new to DW and css, but this is what I see.

The head area is used by the browser. Your "header" needs to appear within the body tags. Something like this...


<div id="container">
  <div id="header"><!-- beginheader name="header"--><img src="../assets/free.jpg" width="960" height="147" alt="free_in_brampton_banner" /><!-- "endheader name="header--></div>
  <div id="menu_sidebar"><ul>

This is a small snippit of code, I hope it is easy to understand.
I am not sure if this is the correct method, (I invite a more experienced coder to comment),but it does work for me.

commented: good spotting +3

AH HA!! Thanks so much chrisbrandon. That fixed the problem.

Thanks so much!


Thank you for letting me know. As stated, I am still learning. We newbies need to help each other. I find helping others solve problems helps me perfect the craft.

I agree chirsbrandon! Thanks again for your help. I was stuck on that for days :)

i also agree with litt

In Dreamweaver Go to View, Style Rendering and select Display Styles, then you can see preview of your page in design view

I also agree with you ....chrisbrandon...... you take a good sugg.

Ya Chris is right header div needs to be out of head and between body..:), sorry didn't check the html code earlier, so posted different solution earlier..

In Dreamweaver Go to View, Style Rendering and select Display Styles, then you can see preview of your page in design view

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