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Thread: Anyone here good at Dreamweaver 3 or is an expert with it? I need some help

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    striderf1
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    Red face Anyone here good at Dreamweaver 3 or is an expert with it? I need some help

    Hello, I am making a webpage in dreamweaver, and I basically know what i'm doing when it comes to actually laying out the text, the info, charts, and frames. My problem is a farley simple one: i need help with ftping the page up, and most inportantly, i need help with all of the different "save" features. i can't seem to figure out witch save fearure goes for what i'm trying to save. If it would be easier to get help from someone by showing me (through www.buddyhelp.com), you could do that, or just typing a responce, either way thank you all very much for the help

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    downhill
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    I'm no expert with Dreamweaver but maybe I can help a little.

    Save Copy As= Use this to save images, ect to your site root folder.

    Save File dialog box= use this for framesets, or use Save All for updating files in all your framesets.

    saveDocument = Once all your edits and modifications have been finished, use this too store all your info.
    It use's two arguments, documentObject and fileURL. Dom is the file to be saved and fileURl is the address for it to be saved to.

    This function returns true if it works and false if the file-storing attempt fails.

    I won't cover basic save functions as you probably already have this covered.

    FTP
    You can use Dreamweaver, although I ususally use BulletProof for this.
    I'll try and give you a basic how this works.

    First, select Site New Site from the main Dreamweaver menu.

    Fill in the blanks...choose a name for your site,
    name a folder to serve as the local site root.

    Enter the full URL for your site in the HTTP address box.

    Then select the Web Server info catagory.

    From the Server Access options, choose the discriptions that apply to your site.
    None...if your developing it locally.
    Local/Network...if your running a local web server
    FTP if you connect to your server via FTO

    Other than that, use the rest like a regular FTP program.
    I'll bet that is confusing as can be but remember that Dreamweaver is one powerful proggie made for advanced web design.

    I usually hand code html using EditPad, a notepad replacement.

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    striderf1
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    when i'm totaly done with my document, how do i save the whole thing as my index??? if i have several frames do i have to click the center bar and then save? this is the part i can't figure out.

    I know how to use ftp programs and stuff like that, but road runner hosting is kinda wierd and the ftp isn't working with it

    thanks

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    downhill
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    Cool

    Ok here goes. Remember now, I'm not an expert.

    First thing to remember when using framesets is that your working with multiple HTML files , since every frame is its own file.

    You need to remember to save not only all the individual frames, but also the frameset itself.

    So now to save a frameset.
    File, SaveFrameset Or you can save a copy of the current frameset by choosing File, Save Frameset As.

    No need to select eh frameset border or position the cursor in any special place to activate this function. (At least I don't think so. Try it and see)

    So now to save each frame in the frame set.
    This can be a pain in the booty. However Dreamweave has a simple solution. Choose File, Save All.
    If I remember right, the first time you choose it Dreamweave will cycle through each of the open frames and will display the Save File dialog box.
    After that, to save changes to your frameset, use the File, Save All again and Dreamweaver will update each frame automaticaly.

    Hope this helps.

    As far as FTPing to RoadRunner....you may need to call them to figure out your correct URL or proper directory to use.

    I use a couple of free sites. Both are quick, allow cgi, ect. ect. but have banners. If your interested, let me know.

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    striderf1
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    i would be VERY intersted to know about these sites you use, i am mainley concerned about ease of use and speed is good too. thanks for your help man!

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    downhill
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    Ok..these are if you don't mind banners.
    They both have cgi-bin. http://www.virtualave.net/ http://www.easyspace.com/
    Both of these seem to be pretty fast depending on where your at of course.

    And I used this one a while back. It was slow but no banners. I've thought about using it again as they upgraded their servers. But no cgi-bin. On the other hand, if your not selling anything, or running perl script, you wont' need a cgi-bin anyway.
    Here it is... http://home.crosswinds.net/

    And there is always this site. http://www.geocities.com/join_info.html

    All these are free and hold a lot more than the 4 or 5 megs your ISP is willing to give you.
    Hope this helps.


    Oh yeah, about the index question. Sorry man, I missed it.

    If you set up your root directory, and save everything to there, then when you upload, everything should point in the right place.




    [This message has been edited by downhill (edited 10-07-2000).]

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    striderf1
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    i would like to use virtualave.net or whatever to host, but I don't have a pay email adress, they don't accept hotmail/excitemail/yahoomail accounts, any suggestions?

    BTW: cgi isn't a big thing for me, i'm just going to be posting pictures and other stuff

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    downhill
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    How about a buddy with one. All Virtual is going to send you is info on your URL and how to setup your banner. Also your password. (If you trust your buddy).
    Hard to believe that your ISP service has no email. Most include several with their accounts. Usually enough for most family members. Check into it! Hope this helps.

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    striderf1
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    just looked at your profile, didn't know you were into downhillin (as in bikes). I used to do my fare share of trails... that was before high school.

    What is your email adress? i would like to have the email sent to you, i trust my fellow SGers thanks for the help (my email is striderf1@hotmail.com )

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