View Full Version : DD Scripts using FP 2003 and templates with CSS stylesheet don't work

05-20-2006, 12:48 PM

I know that for the majority of you guys this question is quite silly, but I need to ask it. I have been trying to do my website using a template with CSS stylesheet from Open Source Web Design http://www.oswd.org/
and FrontPage 2003, but after following all the instructions and pasting the codes in the appropriate places (head, body), it simple does not work.

The DD Scripts that I have tried to use are:
Manual Scroller: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex2/manualscroll.htm
Scrollable Content II: http://dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex11/scrollc2.htm
Pop-it Menu: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/popit.htm
and Lightbox Image Viewer 2.0: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex4/lightbox2/index.htm

I only use 1 DD Script per page, so it is not DD Script conflict the problem.

Please, Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong?
Perhaps I am not pasting the codes in the pages appropriately, I do not know!

I would really appreciate your advice!

Thank you!

05-20-2006, 12:54 PM
The best instruction I can give you here is to create your webpages yourself. WYSIWYG editors are flawed in concept and implementation, and produce horrible code. FrontPage is, from what I hear, the worst of them.

05-20-2006, 07:07 PM
Twey's advice is the best course to follow but, many would prefer to continue using FP so, if that is the case, here is my second best advice:

Well, you might be able to configure FP so as to allow you to insert code like this without it mangling it so much. Read the manual or Google for help on that. Another alternative, and what I recommend in all cases like this, is to get your page looking like you want using FP but without any scripts. Save a copy of that somewhere to work on later if the need arises. Next open the page in notepad or simple text and add the scripts in according to the installation instructions, including any customization you've added. Never load this version of the page into FP ever again. To preview it locally, use the browser. To upload it, use FTP (preferred) or your host's online uploading tool.

Here is another solution I ran across* but, since I do not use FP, I haven't tested it:

In a text editor open the page whose code you wish to preserve.

At the beginning of the section of code you wish to prevent FrontPage from modifying, add the following line of code:

<!--webbot bot="HTMLMarkup" startspan -->

At the end of the code section, add the following line of code:

<!--webbot bot="HTMLMarkup" endspan -->

Save the changes to the file. The next time the file is opened in FrontPage, FrontPage will not attempt to alter the code between the two HTMLMarkup tags.

*Posted in these forums by usace-lrc and perhaps others.