up your site in Dreamweaver
those of you that wish to make content edits and updates to an existing
site, this tutorial will help you get started.
Step 1: Select
Site, New Site
Open the Site
menu and select New Site.
Step 2: Set
the Local Info
you are setting up dreamweaver to get a copy of your site already
hosted on the web, create a new folder on your desktop and select
that for your Local Root Folder when you perform the step below:
The Local Info
category is the first to open. Provide a name for your site in the
Site Name field, as well as the location of the Local Root Folder.
Click the yellow folder icon to browse your hard drive for this
location. Check the Refresh Local File List option to automatically
have your file lists updated. If this site is to be placed on the
Internet, provide the HTTP Address for the site. This assists in
link management during document creation and testing.
Step 3: Set
the Web Server Info
Select the Web
Server Info option in the Category list. This dialog's contents
vary with your Server Access list selection. If the Web server is
accessed through FTP, select FTP from the Server Access list. This
setting requires the FTP Host address (ftp.yourdomain.com), directory,
and your login name and password for that server. Another option
is Local/Network, for which you simply have to provide a directory
Step 4: Set
Select the Check
In/Out option in the Category list. Check Enable File Check In and
Check Out to use the new Check-in functions. To force the freeze
of files when team members are using them, check the Check Out Files
when Opening box. Type a name, such as "911-Author" to identify
whom currently has the file and where it is being worked on.
Step 5: Set
Site Map Layout
Select the Site
Map Layout option in the Category list. Type in, or select, the
file name of the sites Home Page. This is typically the index.html
or default.html depending on the Web server. The Number of Columns
and Column Width options control the appearance of the site map.
Select either File Names or Page Titles from the Icon Labels option.
File Names shows the name of the file in the map, while Page Titles
shows the information you have listed in the title tag.
Step 6: Set
Select the Design
Notes option in the Category list. Check Maintain Design Notes if
you wish to track your comments on the site with the site files.
If you maintain both a local and a remote copy of the site, you
can upload these comments to the remote server by checking the Upload
Design Notes for Sharing box. When your done, click OK.
Step 7: Create
OK on the Site Definition dialog you are asked to create a cache,
or a storage place for holding an image of your site, for your Web
site. Click Create. This setting will increase the performance of
your Site Map.
Step 8: View
the New Site List
When the Site
window opens it will automatically show the files that you have
specified, by your directory selections, as the local storehouse
of your Web site. From this screen you can open pages, preview documents,
upload or download information from your Web server, or just study
the structure of your Web site.
If the folder
you selected is empty and you need to retrieve files from your domain
server, click on 'connect' to connect to your domain name (ftp info.
must have been set up previously for this to work - see step 4)
When you've connected you'll see the server files in the left column.
Select/highlight the files you wish to copy over to the new folder
and then select the 'get' button to copy your files. If you are
updating only one or two pages, it is not necessary to copy all
files and folders over - select the file name you want to edit,
select 'get' button, once it's copied over to your local folder,
open it - make your edits, save it, then highlight the updated page
in your right column, select 'put' button and it will send the updated
page back to the host server.