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11-16-2007, 05:02 PM
I am trying to make a site that will work with oscommerce.

I have been trying to work out how to make things work. If I design a template in photoshop, slice it and then transfer it to dreamweaver to make it editable. The problem I have is that when I want to put text into an area, as soon as I delete it and start typing the text goes in the middle of the area not at the top as I want it to go. Does anybody know how to fix this or are able to point me in the right direction?

Also, is it worth considering templates to use instead, I have seen a few on ebay but not sure if they are any good, does anybody know anything about them?

Thanks for any advice.

11-16-2007, 06:13 PM
templates are an integrated part of DW, all you need is in the help files :)
If you mean Photoshop design templates, then that depends on your graphic skills, you can buy them I guess if you think it would help you.

for your text, it sounds like you are designing your website using HTML tables for layout. All table cells have a vertical alignment set to middle by default. Check your table cell properties and make sure you set the vertical alignment to top, either by CSS or HTML.
<td valign="top">

11-17-2007, 12:49 PM
I have tried align but that does not work.

What I mean is that if I make a design in photoshop and want areas where I can type using dreamweaver I leave those areas as white space, then I save optimised and open the file in dreamweaver. Then I want to delete the spaces that I want to type in, then instead of the text going to the top of the area it always starts at the middle and I dont know how to fix it?

Has anyone got any clues and does anybody know if the templates selling ebay area any good??


11-17-2007, 03:44 PM
Then I want to delete the spaces that I want to type in, then instead of the text going to the top of the area it always starts at the middle and I dont know how to fix it?
Yes, I do believe I gave you the answer already, and I did not tell you to use align, but valign.

Please read the thread in my signature called
-Please read this before asking for help.
, you're not providing anything that will make anyone be able to help you with 100% certainty :)

11-18-2007, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the reply, but as a beginnner I am still having the same problem!!

I have deleted the image, and the cursor is still in the middle.

This is a selection of part of the code of where the image I delete is.

<img src="images/test2_18.jpg" width="1" height="33" alt=""></td>
<td colspan="6" rowspan="5">
<img src="images/test2_19.jpg" width="602" height="766" alt=""></td>
<img src="images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="33" alt=""></td>

I have highlighted the code that deletes the image but I am not sure where I put valign? I have tried putting it in once I have deleted the image and if I look at the code for the whole page in dreamweaver I cannot see another aling where I put the valign?

Sorry for not being clued up but I am pretty new to designing with photoshop.


11-18-2007, 06:17 PM
<td colspan="6" rowspan="5" valign="top">
<img src="images/test2_19.jpg" width="602" height="766" alt=""></td>

11-19-2007, 02:22 AM
Cheers domedia, thats done the trick!

Thanks for the help its much appreciated.