web page owner RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I adjust the screen to see a Design view that has the same view as in a browser?
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:19 PM

All replies

  • Do you realize that you have asked this question in the Expression Design forum, dedicated to MS's moribund graphic editing program, and not the Expression Web forum?

    Never mind, the answer's the same anywhere. Put simply, you can't. For example, which browser? With an exception or two, they all use different rendering engines and DOMs (Document Object Models) that are slightly incompatible with each other. There's no way that design view can be made compatible with every engine out there, and that's not even counting the multitude of mobile browsers now extant. Furthermore, design view is completely static, and cannot display CSS animations, or rollovers/dropdowns, nor javascript or server-side dynamic actions.

    Use design view for a general sketch of what the page will look like, but regularly test using Preview In Browser to view the page in actual browsers. Design view is also handy for navigating in Split View, since clicking anywhere in design view automatically scrolls the code pane to the location of the markup for that element. Very handy.

    BTW, your question title should reflect your actual question. Please edit yours so that it does. Thank you.


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is common courtesy to recognize those who have helped you, and it also makes it easier for visitors to find the resolution later.

    • Edited by paladyn Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:39 AM
    Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:38 AM