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May 2, 2012 12:16 PM

I am building my first website using Dreamweaver and I uploaded the site and when I go to it online, it comes up as the Parent Directory and my photos are gone.  Please help:)

 
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    May 2, 2012 12:36 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    You must name the starting page as one of the following:

    1. index.html
    2. index.htm
    3. default.html
    4. default.htm
     
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    May 3, 2012 1:31 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    It's difficult for me to advise you from the information provided.  If you are strictily using hml and you have renamed the starting page, then you must go back and re-link everything through the navigation.

     
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    May 3, 2012 4:05 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    You are most likely uploading to the wrong directory. Can you tell us how you have setup the local and remote site definition?

     
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    May 3, 2012 4:06 PM   in reply to Rufus Chaney

    That's really not true. Default page names are set on the server and may or may not be one of those listed and could be anything. However, index.htm(l) is a safe bet.

     
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    May 3, 2012 4:48 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    Did your web host give you instructions on where to upload your web site files?

    Some hosts use public_html or www as the site root folder.  If you have such a root folder on your server, it should go into your DW Remote Site settings.

     

    Setting Up Local & Remote site folders (CS5 & CS5.5)

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/dreamweaver/cs/using/WS753df6af718a350a600 97e0f131686fa2b4-7ffe.html

     

     

    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

    http://alt-web.com/

     
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    May 4, 2012 8:29 AM   in reply to bregent

    I would say that you did not understand the question.

     
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    May 4, 2012 9:06 AM   in reply to Rufus Chaney

    No. I understand the question. I just don't agree 100% with your answer.

     
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    May 4, 2012 2:35 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    You would have received a welcome email from your webhost when you signed up with them.

     

    This gives you the FTP login details.

     

    On their website, you will find instructions on how to upload site files.

     

    Who is your webhost?

     
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    May 4, 2012 3:18 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    What is the link to your website?

     

    I suspect that you're uploading to the wrong folder on the Siteground server.

     
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    May 4, 2012 3:06 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    So are you uploading to the www directory then?  You still have not shown us your local/remote site definitions.

     
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    May 4, 2012 3:22 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    I am not sure what local and remote site definition are exactly. 

    Local = your computer hard drive folder where you keep your site files

    Remote = your web server.

     

    In order to upload files to your web server, you must properly define your remote site details. 

    It might be worth contacting your host to confirm you have it right.

     

     

    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

    http://alt-web.com/

     
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    May 7, 2012 4:28 PM   in reply to amy34ward

    Get rid of the # signs in your links.  From this:

     

    <div id="menu">

    <ul>    

    <li><a class="current"href="Website Template/index.html">HOME</a></li>

      <li><a href="#services.html">SERVICES</a></li>

    <li><a href="#gallery.html">GALLERY</a></li>

    <li><a href="#Contactus.html">CONTACT US</a></li>

    </ul>

     

    To this:

     

    <div id="menu">

    <ul>    

    <li><a class="current"href="Website Template/index.html">HOME</a></li>

      <li><a href="services.html">SERVICES</a></li>

    <li><a href="gallery.html">GALLERY</a></li>

    <li><a href="Contactus.html">CONTACT US</a></li>

    </ul>

     

    HINT FOR FUTURE:  If you had posted a link to your site on May 2nd, you would have received an answer to your problem on May 2nd instead of May 7th.

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

    http://alt-web.com/

    http://twitter.com/altweb

    http://alt-web.blogspot.com/


     
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  • Jim Carpenter
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    May 8, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to amy34ward

    Your links are still not correct. If you set up your site properly, then use the put, get feature for file manipulation.

     

    In DW to set up a site, on the file menu, site/new and under the "site" is where you pint it to the local folder on  your computer

         Then:

    under Server, set up your ftp information for connecting to your server.

     

    Once that is setup correctly, use the "put (put to the server)" and "get (get from the server)" feature to put files.

     

    It will ask you if you want to put and get dependant files. What that does if you have added a pucture, and want to put the page with the picture, it will upload the picture also.

     

    It is good practice to not use spaces in file names (page and picture).

     

    You still need to remove the # sign on your <a href> tags linking your other pages as per Nancy's post above.

     

    If you need a more detailed instuction for setting up your site, it has been hashed here many times so you can search.

     

    Jim

     

    Updated:

    Your menu should be like below:

     

         <li><a class="current"href="/index.html">HOME</a></li>

         <li><a href="/services.html">SERVICES</a></li>

         <li><a href="/gallery.html">GALLERY</a></li>

         <li><a href="/contactus.html">CONTACT US</a></li>

     

    Note that the contactus.html is all lower case, your previous it was Contactus.html which is not the same on your server.

     

    Also, you header link is incorrect, you have:

    <div id="header">

      <h1><a href="Website Template/index.html">ALL SEASON ROOFING, INC.</a></h1>

    but it should be:

    <div id="header">

      <h1><a href="/index.html">ALL SEASON ROOFING, INC.</a></h1>

     
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