View Full Version : Can I Change From A Table Based Design to CSS?

12-23-2010, 09:03 PM
I've got a big site that was created in GoLive. All the pages make extensive use of tables due to the way GoLive worked its wysiwyg layouts.

I'm not a programmer but I did know how to create decent looking pages that way. Now I've got DW and want to make changes to the pages. Now these pages all look like tables and I can't just drag and drop to move things around.

Is there some way in DW to change all these tables into a form where I can manipulated them easily? I'm just learning about CSS. I'm assuming that's what I want to end up with, yes?

Of course any new pages I'll create with CSS, but I still need to work with lots of these older pages.


12-23-2010, 09:48 PM
There isn't any automatic process for conversion from tables to CSS-based layouts. Basically you'll probably want to build the new layout as a template and then manually move the copy into new pages.

12-23-2010, 10:07 PM
DW is of course correct (pardon the pun). No easy way I;m afraid. Just do it properly with HTML and CSS.

If its a really large consider a CMS or at the very least PHP Includes.

Even with CSS though you can just "Drag and Drop"

12-24-2010, 05:07 PM
Thanks guys.