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Having problems with the trial version of CD, running Win2K. My template is composed of a table of which the table cells have individual background colors and, some, background graphics.

Problem: the background graphics of table cells sometimes show, then disappear (in preview as well as in view -> template). Also, articles based on this template: some show the background graphics some don't. Very weird.

Other question: how would one manage frameset-based sites with CityDesk ?



Patrick Thomas
Monday, December 10, 2001

Hmmm, would you want to do a frameset system with CityDesk? Perhaps it is time to go non-linear...

Frames were invented so that you could write simple HTML documents and then flow them into a surrounding site design. There are some scrolling-related issues too, but those can be simulated in HTML today.

This is exactly what CityDesk does without frames. And a site without frames is better that a site with frames for all of the navigation related reasons (users hate frames for a reason). So consider that CD is doing all the work for you anyway, have you thought about simply dumping your frames?

Maury Markowitz
Monday, December 10, 2001

Well, never mind framesets, thats exactly why we used a table-based template. The core issue remains: not displaying article information (simple text, not even any script stuff) depending on whether the article is in a sub-folder or directly under root as well as loosing the table cell background picture information.

Any ideas? Maybe there is an update ? I can send you the cty file (150K zipped) if that helps...



Patrick Thomas
Monday, December 10, 2001

...heck, I am simply going to send it to spped things up.

Thanks in advance


Patrick Thomas
Monday, December 10, 2001

Thank you for your quick support answer. Here is the solution in case somebody is searching for it in the discussion group in the future:

The background graphics are not showing up on pages which are nested in a folder because you are using absolute URLs to refer to them. You need to remove the absolute URLs from the template and put in "CityDesk Magic Names". To get a magic name, right click on the picture and choose Copy Magic Name. Then paste this into the HTML instead of the absolute name of the picture.

Patrick Thomas
Tuesday, December 11, 2001

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