How do I move a div tag around ? - Macromedia Dreamweaver

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How do I move a div tag around ?

  1. Default How do I move a div tag around ?

    I have created a new HTML file and then I got alot of different div tags (is
    that what you call div tags?).
    So my question is, how do I move one of these around? Becouse one is at a
    wrong position.

    Thanks!


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    > So my question is, how do I move one of these around? Becouse one is at a
    > wrong position.


    To move DIVs around the page like you would via desktop publishing software,
    you need to use 'layers' which are absolutely positioned DIVs.

    BUT...that's usually a really bad way to design a web page and will cause
    you more grief down the road if you aren't familiar with the HTML underneath
    it all.

    -Darrel



  3. Default Re: How do I move a div tag around ?

    I believe if you click inside the div in design view it will select the div as
    long as there is content within it. If it is empty you will need to get the
    <div></div> from within code view and move it where you need it.


  4. Default Re: How do I move a div tag around ?

    Not so. Clicking inside the div will leave your insertion point inside the
    div.

    You can select the tag itself by just clicking on it on the Tag selector.

    But an unpositioned <div> tag cannot be dragged around like that.

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    "SnakEyez02" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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    >I believe if you click inside the div in design view it will select the div
    >as
    > long as there is content within it. If it is empty you will need to get
    > the
    > <div></div> from within code view and move it where you need it.
    >



  5. Default Re: How do I move a div tag around ?

    Okey, but well, How should you have done?
    My main content tag is too high, its like occupying the navigator tag.
    And when I change the height property of it, it just drags longerin the bottom
    of it, but the top is still at the same place.
    So how should you have done if you wanted it to move down from the navigator
    tag?

    Thanks!


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    > bump


    You can't bump newsgroup postings.

    As for your question, the answer is that you really need to learn HTML first
    before diving into using DW to build web pages.

    You really should avoid 'layers' until you fully understand them, at which
    point you tend to use them sparingly for very specific reasons.

    The problem with layers to the uniniatied is that it gives the feeling of
    working in a fixed canvas like you would in Adobe Illustrator or Indesign.

    The problem is that the web ISN'T a fixed canvas. You have no idea how big a
    person's monitor is. Or how big their browser is. Or what their preferred
    font style is. Or what size they have set their font sizes to.

    Layers are easy to whip up, but a real pain to configure to accomodate all
    the end-user variations.

    -Darrel



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