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  • CSS problem

    i am new to alpha and i am currently creating some simple web pages on a server that i access via RDP. I have alpha and application server loaded and running on the server. if i build a simple page showing, say a grid, i can see the css selected, eg. marthasvineyard, in the view. when i publish it and then run the web page from my local pc - i don't get any css. It is just plain. any ideas? hope i have explained it clear enough.

  • #2
    Re: CSS problem

    I had the same problem. The style sheets were not being uploaded to the host with the pages. The ISP told me that my upload speed was just not fast enough, and the FTP was timing out. Finally, I zipped up my whole application, emailed it to their tech guy, and asked Him to install it on my Web site. It worked! Now I can upload one page or dialog at a time, and it works fine.

    I have also upgraded my DSL service, but I haven't yet tried to publish the whole application.

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    • #3
      Re: CSS problem

      If uploading is an issue, try setting the FTP program to External in the Profile. Then make use of a 3rd party FTP program for the upload. Alpha's FTP function is single-threaded, not the best around. The 3rd party utility will better manage the upload and likely be faster.
      Steve Wood
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      • #4
        Re: CSS problem

        Can you recommend a free FTP program to download and install?

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        • #5
          Re: CSS problem

          Free, no. I use CuteFTP Pro v8 which is $60.
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          • #6
            Re: CSS problem

            Firefox has a free FTP add on.

            SmartFTP is also free
            http://www.smartftp.com/
            Eric

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            • #7
              Re: CSS problem

              thanks for the replies. i am not using ftp as i am developing directly on the server. any other ideas?

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              • #8
                Re: CSS problem

                Simon,

                Alpha tries to be smart about what it does and does not publish, and the CSS simply does not publish some times. A good way to ensure it does is to go to Edit > Web Component Style Sheet, find your style sheet and then click Publish. You might also click the Delete History button on the Publish dialog beforehand.
                Steve Wood
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                • #9
                  Re: CSS problem

                  Thanks, tried that but alas still no luck.

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                  • #10
                    Re: CSS problem

                    Originally posted by Easy Rider View Post
                    Can you recommend a free FTP program to download and install?
                    FileZilla is the best FTP program I have tried so far, it is free, shows file progress and keeps uploading even when you time out :)

                    http://filezilla-project.org/

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                    • #11
                      Re: CSS problem

                      I second filezilla for ftp. I have been using both client and server for over a year.
                      Jeff Ryder

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                      • #12
                        Re: CSS problem

                        Thanks for the tip on Filezilla. Works great!!

                        Gary
                        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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