Last post Jun 11, 2012 12:49 PM by Ruchira
Jun 09, 2012 12:16 PM|brgdotnet|LINK
Hello, I have a master page with a few user controls and other content inside of it. I can place the content and controls in an HTML table so that the master page is organized in it's look and feel . The great thing about an html table, is that in the visual
studio ide designer, I can drag the controls and content to various table cells and have them lined up nicely.
Now I have a requirement, that instead of using an html table, that i should instead use CSS to organize the layout in my master page. Does anyone know of a CSS tool which would build my CSS for the layout of my content and controls? Because the only way
I know of how to do this is to hand code the CSS which is too time consuming. It would be nice if their were a designer tool in the IDE which would allow me to place my controls and content on my page in the visual designer. And then build my CSS for me.
Does the Visual Studio designer support anything like that now? Or is their any type of tool or plugin I can download for this?
Jun 09, 2012 05:31 PM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
I'm not aware of any such tools.
Once you have learned CSS, it is not time consuming to hand code a layout in my experience. There are a limited number of ways to structure a web page amd if you use a search engine, you can find a basic CSS template for most of them ready-made.
Jun 10, 2012 12:09 PM|Ruchira|LINK
Not sure I understand your question clearly. Are you looking for a tool like Adobe Dreamweaver? It will build the CSS for you and provide a designer interface so you can change the stlyes.
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Jun 10, 2012 12:51 PM|RameshRajendran|LINK
Pls ref this
Jun 11, 2012 12:43 PM|brgdotnet|LINK
I think the link
RameshRajendran pointed out is more of what I am after. I don't know about Dream Weaver? All I know is that using the CSS box model and trying to hand code my CSS to group controls into a nice look and feel can be a real pain. Sometimes the alignement can
be off by 2 pixels and you have to continually tweak things to get it to look right. If their were a designer tool that would visually allow me to drag controls around the screen and at the same time build the CSS, that would be great.
If you use the Visual Studio IDE designer, you build your layout using html constructs such as tables and div's. I would like to instead have such a tool which strictly uses CSS instead of html tables. Am I making clearer sense here for you?
Jun 11, 2012 12:49 PM|Ruchira|LINK
If their were a designer tool that would visually allow me to drag controls around the screen and at the same time build the CSS, that would be great.
That's what dreamweaver do. Please do a simple search on Goolge/Bing and you will find many articles.
Additionally, you can use Visual Studio Desinger pane too.