why are styles confusing

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numerical25
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why are styles confusing

Post by numerical25 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:52 am

Why is there 5 or 6 styles that style one tag ? when I look at a style such as the #wrap. In firebug it shows one style and thats this one

#wrap {
padding: 0px 20px;
min-width:666px;
}

something like that. But when I go into dreamweaver and look for #wrap I find a style for #wrap in like 5 or 6 different places all with the same style. and when I change it, it never appears to be the correct one. And its not just #wrap its for alot of styles. Whats the easiest way to style the forum without going through 4 or 5 css styles and screwin stuff up.

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Re: why are styles confusing

Post by Brf » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:55 am

The correct way is to not use dreamweaver. It does not understand phpbb files.

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Re: why are styles confusing

Post by numerical25 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:07 am

Im a little confused by that. how is dreamweaver not understanding it. all I use dreamweaver for is for a ftp and to occasionally search my site for confusing CSS thats in the phpbb folder. Im going into all these CSS files and inline styles that all link to #wrap for some reason and changing the styles. im not using dreamweaver as a tool to style the site.

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Re: why are styles confusing

Post by stevemaury » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:29 am

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Re: why are styles confusing

Post by jimdunn » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:41 am

all I use dreamweaver for is for a ftp and to occasionally search my site for confusing CSS thats in the phpbb folder
Just to add another voice to the advice: :)

Don't use Dreamweaver for phpBB at all, as stevemaury and Brf say - they speak from experience - having seen many problems caused this way.

Get a good, plain text editor like Notepad++ (NOT Windows Notepad) for editing -
and a proper FTP client like Filezilla for transfers.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/download.php
http://filezilla-project.org/download.php
they are both free to download and use

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