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 without finding an answer. I would greatly appreciate your help.
My problem is that 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. When I switch to Live View, the area shows a blue box with a question mark. The Mac gallery is unlocked and not password protected. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for your great article.
Your problem is a little hard to diagnose from what you’ve written here. The only “trick” to all this is to make sure the photo is online and 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, 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 Ctrl+click on the image, 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 when using these new tools. Thanks for the lesson and for helping me get started.