Rapidweaver - Tracing a background image


(Chrisitna Gagnon) #1

I made a web site design in photoshop and want to paste a jpg of it as a temporary background in Rapidweaver so I can “trace” it to get the positioning of the text, photos, and spacing to match my design. Is there any way to do this in Rapidweaver? Thanks in advance


(scott williams) #2

Are you building a static site? If not, things will move in a modern responsive site. - Just an FYI…


(Chrisitna Gagnon) #3

I’m making a responsive site but I just want to first get the design setup how I want it to look on a regular web page.


(Greg Schneck) #4

My opinion is there is no such thing as a “regular” web page. It will be viewed on different sized phone screens, different sized tablet screens, different sized laptops, different sized desktops, TV’s, assistive devices, etc, etc. Sites are now primarily built to work somewhat well on all these…


(Chrisitna Gagnon) #5

I meant a regular PC not web page


(Chrisitna Gagnon) #6

Do you know if I can temporarily place an image in the background to trace regardless of the final size it will be?


(scott williams) #7

No way I’m aware of


(Rob D) #8

Sure, you can make a screenshot of your Photoshop design and use it as a background of a blank theme in your RW design, but how is it going to help you make a proper website design? As others explained, all sizes will change according to the size of your device and browser window. Colors will also be slightly different.

The screenshot will show static sizes and proportions while a website design is free-flowing (responsive). In my opinion, you should abandon the notion that you can exactly replicate your Photoshop design in a web design application. Instead, use your Photoshop design as a reference only.


(Chrisitna Gagnon) #9

Thanks Rob D you have been a big help :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


(Brian LaPan) #10