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Dreamweaver CC Program View VS Website View

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Hi everyone, I have a question.


When in Adobe Dreamweaver CC, my page appears as a simple text page with a white background and black text (see below).

However, on the actual webpage, it looks much different:

Even when I go into "preview in browser" from Dreamweaver, it appears like this:

How am I able to make Dreamweaver appear exactly like the actual webpage, so I am able to make the necessary edits and see exactly how it will look?

Thank you in advance for all of your assistance!

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If this is your website URL, Controlled Substance Administration - California Veterinary Medical Board,

your site uses .shtml files and server-side includes.  To parse includes locally, you will need to install and set up a local testing server.    For details, see my reply #6 in the related discussion below.

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Dreamweaver CC Program View VS Website View

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Hi everyone, I have a question.


When in Adobe Dreamweaver CC, my page appears as a simple text page with a white background and black text (see below).

However, on the actual webpage, it looks much different:

Even when I go into "preview in browser" from Dreamweaver, it appears like this:

How am I able to make Dreamweaver appear exactly like the actual webpage, so I am able to make the necessary edits and see exactly how it will look?

Thank you in advance for all of your assistance!

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

If this is your website URL, Controlled Substance Administration - California Veterinary Medical Board,

your site uses .shtml files and server-side includes.  To parse includes locally, you will need to install and set up a local testing server.    For details, see my reply #6 in the related discussion below.

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To me it looks like you may have a slash infront of your linked css file which will stop the page getting any styling?

Can you check the css file is linked to the page so the styling shows locally?

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Without seeing the code, it's hard to say exactly what might be happening.

Since I don't see a menu, or any text from a menu in the page opened in Dreamweaver, my guess would be that your site is made up of server-side includes (maybe with .php extensions in the file names) and the "page" you're opening is actually just the content of a text area used by the server to piece the page together that is then styled with an external .css file.

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If this is your website URL, Controlled Substance Administration - California Veterinary Medical Board,

your site uses .shtml files and server-side includes.  To parse includes locally, you will need to install and set up a local testing server.    For details, see my reply #6 in the related discussion below.

Re: Page content doesn't display when opening existing page from a remote server.

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