Page does not appear as designed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Font, center, bold, etc does not appear in the browser as designed in expressions. Something to do with autostyle?
    Sunday, May 29, 2016 3:11 PM

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  • Pretty hard to diagnose without seeing the page.

    Expression Web MVP

    Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:22 PM
  • Firstly, you posted this in the wrong forum. This is the Expression Design forum (for a graphics editing program), not the Expression Web forum (for MS's Web design program).

    Secondly, Steve is actually being kind. It is not hard, it is impossible to diagnose appearance issues without seeing the actual published page, in situ, so that we can read and analyze the page source code and CSS, and determine where your problem(s) may exist.

    Thirdly, if you are generating autostyles, you are not using EW correctly. You should be planning your layout, then creating the necessary styles to implement your layout visually, either manually in CSS code or using the "Apply Styles/Manage Styles" panel. By letting EW create autostyles willy nilly, you end up with dozens or even scores of numbered autostyles, many of which are duplicates, several of which may be styling the same element or element type(s), and none of which tell you where they are used, or what kind of element they apply to, so that later when you want to, say, change all H1s to 2.2em Navy Georgia Bold, you have no way of knowing how many, or which ones, of the autostyles are styling your headings.

    Furthermore, you end up with each page having its own plethora of individual autostyles, with no relationship between pages, so that "autostyle6" on one page may apply a completely different style to a completely different element than the "autostyle6" on another page. This makes it difficult or impossible to achieve consistency of appearance across all the pages of your site. Bad, bad practice.

    To learn HTML and CSS, and how to use EW, please see the Learning Resources and Reference Sites section of the Forum FAQs and Guidelines - Start Here. Start with Cheryl's excellent "Build a Basic Web Site" video tutorial listed there, at http://by-expression.com/page/EW-Video-Basic-Website-tutorial. Be sure to download the assets.zip file, which contains all of the text and images used in the tutorial. Watch the tutorial all the way through once. Then unzip the assets file and work through the tut along with Cheryl, stopping and starting it as necessary, so that you can build the page with her and achieve an understanding of how things work. That will give you a great introduction to HTML and CSS, and to using EW's visual tools to build a Web page. Good luck!  ;-)


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    • Edited by paladyn Monday, May 30, 2016 8:36 PM
    Monday, May 30, 2016 7:59 PM