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Drag and Resize Position:Absolute all of a sudden stopped working. What can I do?

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For some reason the drag and resize image code in HTML is not working in Dreamweaver any more and I am lost.

 

 

 

<div style="position: absolute"><img src="images/Headshot.JPG" width="4608" height="3456" alt=""/></div>

 

 

I have another site that I just opened up and it was working last month. I had to switch SSDs because of a crash from another problem that I had, but it is on a Samsung 970 Pro now. It just will not work and I have absolutely no idea how else there is to conveniently position an image and resize it. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I cannot even resize anything with the three black squares that normally show up on an image when it is inserted by default.

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Drag and Resize Position:Absolute all of a sudden stopped working. What can I do?

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For some reason the drag and resize image code in HTML is not working in Dreamweaver any more and I am lost.

 

 

 

<div style="position: absolute"><img src="images/Headshot.JPG" width="4608" height="3456" alt=""/></div>

 

 

I have another site that I just opened up and it was working last month. I had to switch SSDs because of a crash from another problem that I had, but it is on a Samsung 970 Pro now. It just will not work and I have absolutely no idea how else there is to conveniently position an image and resize it. Does anyone know what the problem might be? I cannot even resize anything with the three black squares that normally show up on an image when it is inserted by default.

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Position Absolute should never have worked in Dreamweaver the way it did. It created more problems than the perceived drag and resize ability. That is why Dreamweaver dropped the ability in later versions.

 

To find out more, see https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_positioning.asp or Google the subject.


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What is the drag and resize ability other than Position Absolute? Is there not any other way to conveniently resize and drag an image? It was working perfectly fine 2 month ago in the file that I had it set up in and have been relying on it since 2016 to move and resize images.

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width="4608" height="3456"

 

Are you building this for an outdoor stadium jumbotron or average users on average sized devices? 

Ideally, you crop & optimize images in Photoshop or other graphics editor BEFORE you bring them into DW.  

 

 

 

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Also see this announcement.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/dreamweaver/image-optimization-workflows-deprecation-in-dreamweaver/t...

 

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While I agree with the others, that absolute positioning should be avoided, there's likely a simple reason why it suddenly stopped working.

You are probably in Live View.

Absolutely positioned elements work as they always have, even in the latest version, but only from within Design View.

Go to Window > Toolbars > place a check by Document > click the small triangle to the right of Live, in the toolbar that appears, and choose Design

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