Hi I have a BIG problem I'm trying to figure out regarding exporting a Web site template.
I created a template in Adobe Photoshop CS, sliced it up, transfered it to Image Ready CS and then used "Save Optimized As" (Image and HTML).
Then I tried to create some editable text areas using Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX 2004. But the only way I can figure out how to do that is by deleting one of the slices and typing my text in the HTML page's background! But wait, nearly everytime I delete one of these slices the whole damn template screws up and the images move everywhere!
So my question, how would I export my template from Image Ready CS so that I'm able to type over it in Dreamweaver. I already know I can simply export the entire image and make it a background image but then the links I created in Image Ready for my menu bar won't work!
Please help! My email address is: [email protected]
I would very much appreciate any help from you guys!
You need to make sure you specify the sizes for each table cell before just deleting the image contained in the cell.
You might be better off slicing it in CS and saving as a web page in CS.
More coding may be required, but I think it's worth it to get a better product.
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When you lay out the slices, just make sure the ones you want to type on are in their own cell in the table – then instead of filling the cell with that slice, just set that cell’s background as the image – then place your text on top. You don’t need to make the whole site a background, just that cell. If you don’t use cells and try to place a bunch of images side by side, then yes, when you remove the slice, it will mess everything up.
The best way to do sites is to slice em up, export the images, then create a table yourself with cells, and populate them with the proper images. Then, in places you want text, simply remove the slice in the way, set it’s cell background as that image, then write on top of it.
I’m hoping this helps, but it really depends on if I’m understanding your problem fully.
Let me know
Mike – aka PlaneWalker
So it's to my understanding that there's no way I can just export my Web template in Image Ready CS as images and html and from there, open it in Dreamweaver and delete the slices or replace them with cells? Or even make them background images?
Thanks everybody for all your help, I'm glad there's people like you on this planet!
This is how I interpreted Mike-aka PlaneWalker's response.
I first create a blank HTML page in Dreamweaver.
>> Insert a bunch of tables equal to to the sizes of my every slice in the Image ready Web template.
>> Then I take all the images created from my exportation and insert each one in accordance to their sized cell in the HTML page.
But then what would even be the use of exporting the template as "images and HTML" when the HTML file will not even be used?
Actually to be more specific I tried downloading the last one on Website templates. When I went to play the file I only hear sound!! Can't see any picture! That was on the .avi file. i can't even play the the wma file!
Hey everybody thank you all for volenteering your valuable time to helping me out!
I finally got that video working on another computer I had and it was great! (Although instead of using the magic wand in Photoshop to select a fill color you could of just control>>clicked the layer and it would of done that automatically!)
I've finally figured everything out! Turns out the best way to export a template in Image Ready is to export the slices as CSS!
This method worked perfect for me and did exactly what I was trying to do!
Mike you were absolutely right because the exporting of a Web template as Images and HTML is of no use to me!
Well I it kept saying there was an error with the codec when trying to play the avi file. But once I switched computers everything worked. Also, I did have trouble downloading it though. Probalby server problems.
Hello, who can help me?
I am trying to export html and image from Adobe Image Cs to Dreamweaver, i select the selected slices and when i open in the dreamweaver it comes the selected slices and the entire html table with white images. I would like to have only the html and images from those i selected.