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keithblog

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Dream Weaver site set up
« on: October 22, 2011, 12:41:05 pm »
I saved my first.html to local folder called sites/IMD233_wd/tutorials/first_site on my local hard drive. In that first_site folder, there are two items 1) first.html (containing embedded CSS) and images folder with the header image.

Then I open files in DW an sync with remote server and I don't find the first_site folder at all, but I see a recent version of the index.html file which I have cahnged to first.html because I was getting it confused with other index.html files. What am I missing?

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 01:18:05 pm »
Right, since you setup the root of your local site to the first_site folder, when you upload to your remote site it does not create that folder on the remote site. It will only create the folders that exist INSIDE your first_site folder. The first_site folder is the "root" of your site so only files (and folders) within the root of your site are created. If you wanted to, you could setup your local site to be the sites/IMD233_wd/tutorials folder. That way when you upload to your remote site the first_site folder would be created.
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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 01:50:38 pm »
Thanks for your comments! I changed local folder to Sites/IMD233_wd/tutorials/  and got the following error message when I tried to sync remote and local folders..........

Started: 10/22/11 1:45 PM

Macintosh HD:Desktop:Sites:IMD233_wd:tutorials:IMD233_wd:tutorials:index.html - same - not transferred
index.html:index.html - error occurred - An FTP error occurred - cannot put index.html.  Access denied.  The file may not exist, or there could be a permission problem.   Make sure you have proper authorization on the server and the server is properly configured.
first_site:IMD233_wd:tutorials:index.html - Put operation successful

File activity incomplete. 1 file(s) or folder(s) were not completed.
Files updated: 1
Files skipped: 1

Files with errors: 1
index.html:index.html

keithblog

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 02:09:19 pm »
does this export file help?

keithblog

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 02:45:18 pm »
this:
http://keithblog.aisites.com/IMD233_wd/tutorials/first.html

gets me the page but no styling (embedded) or image. It did not upload image file.

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 03:11:21 pm »
Oh, all of your links and images are pointing to files on your local computer.

<a href="file:///Macintosh HD/Users/keithblog/Desktop/Sites/IMD233_wd/tutorials/first_DW_site/1">

That might of happened if you were working on the file in Dreamweaver before you setup the new site. You need to update all of the links and images to use a relative path.

Also, some of your images have a blank "src" attribute:

<img src="" alt="designer" name="Designer" width="484" height="202" id="Designer" style="background-color: #FF3333" />

With a src specified the image will not show up.
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dakatmiami

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 12:59:22 pm »
I have a similar question but not related.
What if I create a website using DW and I want to connect to a remote server that is not from the aisites.com page?
What options do I have?  Does web hosting companies provide this kind of service or I need to have a server of my own.

How does this usually work?  Lets say I am working on a new website for a client , and I want to sync files to a server. how can this be done?

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Re: Dream Weaver site set up
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 01:04:59 pm »
Dreamweaver uses the standard FTP protocol, so it will work on any web host that supports FTP, which is pretty much all of them. The web hosting company would give you the FTP username/password which you would use to setup your remote site in Dreamweaver.
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