Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Am I losing my mind....

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • CJ Swartz
    replied
    I think this is one of those "secrets" I should have taken to my grave. -- Margaret
    Forget about it, this site only has 1,556 registered members plus thousands of non-registered visitors -- no one who'll even notice.


    It's a good reminder to all of us to check our settings after having any work done at the shop.

    Leave a comment:


  • T Paul
    replied
    Ah, don't worry about it. At least it is now resolved! Happy designing!

    ~T

    Leave a comment:


  • winwintoo
    replied
    Is my face red....



    I ALWAYS set the cache to "0" because I have DSL and don't need to cache anything.

    After I read your note T, I checked and sure enough I had these enormous cache files again.

    My computer was in the shop last week and to fix it they had to dump everything off the hard drive and then they downloaded all the browsers and stuff for me - and I didn't check the cache after I got it back.

    I'm guessing that I've wasted at least 2 days in the past week testing changes on my pages and wondering why the browser couldn't see them.

    I think this is one of those "secrets" I should have taken to my grave.



    Margaret

    Leave a comment:


  • T Paul
    replied
    In your browser hitting Reload should reload a page. However, it will often get an old version of an image, if that image's expire time has not past. You can force it to get a new image with Shift-Reload or Control-Reload.

    The problem is that most browsers keep a death-grip on cached images. You can usually solve the problem by closing all but one of your browsers, going to an unrelated page, clearing your cache and then restarting your browser. Even then, a browser will still show old images from cache, and you cannot expect your customers to do this proceedure to make sure they have new images. A better solution is to change the name of the image. If your image was product.jpg, change it to product2.jpg, and change your code to use the new image. When the image has a different name the browser will not use a cached image, and you should see the new image when you rebuild the store and reload the page.

    One more tip, for Internet Explorer:
    Go to Tools - Internet Options- General
    Under the Temporary Internet Files section click on settings
    Then make sure "checked for newer versions of stored pages" EVERY VISIT TO PAGE or at least AUTOMATICALLY is checked.

    Hope this helps!

    ~T

    Leave a comment:


  • winwintoo
    started a topic Am I losing my mind....

    Am I losing my mind....

    I was beginning to wonder, but I found out that I'm not and I learned something in the process.

    When you're checking your page in your browser, be aware that the browser may not re-load images. If you make changes to an image file and the changes aren't showing up on your page, you may need to quit the browser or use some magic to force the browser to re-load everything (I don't know what the "magic" is, does anyone????)

    I created a .gif image to use on my web page but when I loaded it on the page, it looked too harsh, so I went back to PS and softened it up a bit - saved everything, carefully checked and re-checked names etc, but the harsh image kept loading in the page.

    After several tries, I ended up dragging a copy of the .gif file to a different location on my hard drive and referenced it from there - to my surprise the softer image loaded.

    I then created a new area on the page and inserted both versions of the file (the original one and the copy) sure enough the original one loaded as the harsh image and the copy loaded as the softer one.

    So what was happening?? Even though I don't cache anything, and I was reloading the page, the browser seems to think it can get away with not re-loading images.

    I quit the browser and started it up again and it worked fine.

    Take care, Margaret

Related Topics

Collapse

  • KevinBE
    page size issue
    by KevinBE
    What is a good rule of thumb when it comes to page loading time? Frontpage shows the loading time for the page you are working on based on how long it would take to load with a 28.8 modem. I want to make my site look good but don't want to make it too hard for the modem based users to load.
    02-12-2003, 08:41 PM
  • KevinBE
    Copy inhibit?
    by KevinBE
    I knows this has been discussed before but I can't find the threads by searching. Is there an easy way to encode a JPG file so that it prohibits the <right-Click>? I know that there is HTML code that you can incorporate into a Web page, although I don't know how, but I would like to do this on...
    08-08-2003, 01:58 PM
  • dipech
    What to do when web page keeps suddenly crashing in Dreameaver??
    by dipech
    Hi Everyone,

    I am in the process of creating my first website ever using Dreamweaver MX 2004. I am getting close to finishing it. I have not yet uploaded it to a server and preview all the pages locally. The problem I'm suddenly having is that the file for a page seems to somehow be getting...
    02-06-2005, 02:08 PM
  • geeewocka
    www.dbedford.com
    by geeewocka
    Been ages since I posted anything on here, but I have since setup a website & started filling it with content - so plenty for all to view now

    http://www.dbedford.com

    I had no money to pay for the design/coding....a family friend was kind enough to set it up for me to...
    04-29-2008, 12:59 AM
  • ceca2love
    Why do I have to log in for every page I open?
    by ceca2love
    I have to log in over and over for every page I open in this forum. Also for every attachment I try to open, it asks me to log in.
    EVERY TIME I tick the "remember me" box but the website/forum still doesn't remember my log in and password.
    Anyone else have the same problem?...
    07-24-2007, 02:30 AM
Working...
X