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External Images Not Showing in Design View

Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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All images (external) are greyed out

DW CC is updated
Related Files/Display External Files is Checked

Rebooted, Checked for Updates
Images do show in Live View - and the links are correct (been using this feature for years)

Usually closing/reopening the program resets but this time the feature is just broken and making it impossible to work. TIA!

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Community Expert , Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

Switch to LIVE view (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F11).  Or Preview in real browsers.

 

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Feb 02, 2023 Feb 02, 2023

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Switch to LIVE view (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F11).  Or Preview in real browsers.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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I want to work in Design View with images showing. That's the reason for this post. I already stated it works in Live View so what's the fix and why isn't this feature of 20+ years working? 

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Feb 03, 2023 Feb 03, 2023

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...why isn't this feature of 20+ years working? 


By @NYCInsider

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Because DESIGN VIEW is not a browser.  It's a throwback viewer to an era before the cloud when everyone used table layouts and had assets on their local computers. 

 

SOLUTION: Use Live View or move assets to your local computer while editing.

 

Dreamweaver is in minimal status mode. No new features are planned except security & compatibility updates. 

 

If DW isn't meeting all your needs, (no single tool can), use other tools alongside it.

 

CODE EDITORS:
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/
-- Wappler ~ Visual Web App Builder - https://wappler.io/


Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

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This is extremely disappointing. I should be able to use the circle to update the image size, which no longer works. This wouldn't be an update - it's simply a matter of not taking away previous features. There's no reason for Adobe to jack up their prices, turn their programs into SAAS and THEN start removing features people have been using for 20 years. But thanks for the rec for non Adobe programs - looks like that is the future for those of us who subscribe to Adobe only for DW. 

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Feb 08, 2023 Feb 08, 2023

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Try replacing the image from your Properties Panel (Ctrl/Cmd + F3). 

See screenshot.

image.png

 

The externally sourced image I used:

<!--EXTERNAL IMAGE SOURCE-->
<img class="img-fluid" src="https://dummyimage.com/300x200" alt="Placeholder image">

 

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This is extremely disappointing. I should be able to use the circle to update the image size, which no longer works.


By @NYCInsider

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Perhaps something is wrong with your code. Validate and fix reported errors.

 

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There's no reason for Adobe to jack up their prices, turn their programs into SAAS and THEN start removing features people have been using for 20 years. 


By @NYCInsider

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Subscription rates haven't gone up much since 2012 when Creative Cloud began, at least not in North America.

 

Dreamweaver was rebuilt from ground up in 2017.  It's not the same software today that it was 20 years ago.  Too much has changed since then.

 

Feel free to try other code editing tools.

  • Visual Studio Code for coding (free),
  • Pinegrow for visual HTML editing (paid),
  • Wappler for visual web app development (paid).

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Thank you. But what I want is to see the images in DW like I always have been able to until recently when it just stopped. And then I want to click the circle with the line through it on the properties panel next to W and H and px. That's it. Just want things to go back to the way they were before until a few weeks ago. 

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Restore Preferences.

https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver.html

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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I actually just realized the issue is only with 1 of my sites - not others. So now I don't think it's the software - I think it's something specific to this site. So how do I fix a site (which is local only, not connected to any server). 

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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Bad code is the likely culprit. 

 

Go to Window > Results > Validation

Click the triangle to check HTML in current document. 

Fix all reported code errors.

Repeat for other site pages.

 

Or use the online validation services below.

HTML - https://validator.w3.org/

CSS  - https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/


CODE TUTORIALS:
- https://www.w3schools.com/html/
- https://www.w3schools.com/css/
- https://www.w3schools.com/js/

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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But it just happened after 15+ years and it happened site wide all at once. Is there a way to check the whole site at once bc it is not a page by page issue. 

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Feb 09, 2023 Feb 09, 2023

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And I also checked local images. They don't show either. I tried setting up a new site, and copied 5 pages over. No images, local or external, are showing. There have been no changes to templates or css 

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