FireFox preview Problem
by jawsnyc on Jan 7, 2008 at 3:56:31 pm
FireFox will not preview from Dreamweaver. Displays site not found error. Safari works fine.
Also, when I published my site to the web, it looks correct in Safari but wrong in FireFox. In FireFox, rollovers when clicked display a dashed bounding box, and thumbnails that are linked to pop up windows are stroked with either a blue or purple line. Also when I go back to a previous page, the rollover will be stuck in it's second position until I touch it again with my cursor, etc etc...Any ideas?
Re: FireFox preview Problem by Abraham Chaffin on Jan 7, 2008 at 5:13:33 pm
The dotted bounding box is normal in firefox - it's the way that firefox distinguishes images for you when you click on one.
The blue / purple border around the images is the default link color and thus applied to images if they have a border. Images have the default border of 1 - to remove the border you must set the image border to 0. You can also change the border color.
When you use the back button in firefox to go back to a page firefox attempts to recreate the page as you last saw it in case their was in data that you need. For instance if you fill out a form and go to the next page and then hit the back button - Firefox will try and restore the text in fields. Generally this is not something done by the website but rather by the browsers ability to remember what you've done.
Re: FireFox preview Problem by jawsnyc on Jan 7, 2008 at 5:41:54 pm
I see that the dashed border appears on other sites when clicked, but the colored borders still appear on my site before they are clicked. I checked my code and all borders are set to 0. All this is specific to viewing FireFox.
Re: FireFox preview Problem by Abraham Chaffin on Jan 7, 2008 at 5:56:01 pm
I believe the preview in Firefox problem is specific to the way Dreamweaver creates the URL on a Mac for Firefox. Try making the url in Firefox the same as it is in Safari - I believe the word "Volumes" is left out.
Basically it's a pain to preview in Firefox on a Mac - let me know if this is in fact the problem as I use a PC.