I’m a capable freelance print designer starting to learn Dreamweaver. One of the first real-world tasks I have set out to master is creating an email message. I loved your article in the current issue of LAYERS, but have had issues inserting images. I have looked on the Adobe boards for similar problems but haven’t been able to find an answer. I’m not sure if you take questions like this, but I would greatly appreciate your help.
My problem is my Photoshop .jpg is not showing up. I have loaded the image in my mac.com gallery, but when I place the link for this file in the Scr field of the Property Inspector, all I see is a broken .jpg icon. Switching to Live View, the area shows a blue box with a question mark. The gallery in mac gallery is unlocked and not password protected. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for your great article.
I do try to answer questions like yours, but it’s a little hard to diagnose from what you’ve written here. The only “trick” to all this is to make sure that the photo is online and that the path you insert into Dreamweaver takes you to the image.
Here’s a test you might try: Copy the URL for the image directly into a web browser and see if that takes you to the image. If not, you don’t have the right URL. I’m not sure how the Mac gallery sets up the path to images, but if you continue to have trouble, you might try copying the URL for an image (any image) from elsewhere on the web and make sure you can get that to work. It could help you identify what’s going on in your gallery.
Hope that helps and I wish you all the best,
Thanks very much for your response. I did as you suggested with testing the image URL and was able to navigate correctly, but still had the same issue. I went back to read the directions, taking the “full image URL” direction a little more seriously. I used the control + click on the image and selected “copy complete URL” on my Mac, pasted this, and it worked. Previously, I had been cutting and pasting the URL from the gallery window, which looks like it is missing a few numbers.
I now know how very exact I must be in using these new tools. Thanks for the lesson and for helping me get started.