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Site Folder Set Up?

Jun 2, 2012 1:47 AM

          We have our site folder with the different pages within the site as subfolders, and the sub folders have all the different data( i.e.images, css, spryassetes, ect.....) So I guess my question is should we put all of that information in a  more simplified location, such as having one folder that has all the different images in it that are obviously labeld accordingly for the purpose of the image, and so on for like the .css folder, should we do the same there also?


What do y'all think?


Thanks in advance for all y'alls help, I really appreciate it...


Also let me know if y'all need anything else from me to help explain it...

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    Jun 2, 2012 2:25 AM   in reply to jcoyle1983



    I for my part, I prefer to arrange my directories with subdirectories logical organized according to my themes. So it's always easy to keep track. And - among other things - it's also very handy if you have to hold up your images in several sizes.


    And: think about high times of stress sometimes there is a danger to become a little bit scatterbrained!



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    Jun 2, 2012 2:44 AM   in reply to jcoyle1983

    My take on this is to suggest that it's whatever works for you.  It may depend on how complicated your site is and how many pages/files you have but ultimately, it will be whatever fits with your workflow and how you organise things yourself.  Take a look at a few of the pages in this Google search for some ideas.


    For me, I usually put images in a folder, scripts in another (and I put my CSS in there too) and pages in another if there are enough of them.



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    Jun 2, 2012 4:00 AM   in reply to jcoyle1983

    Hi "jcoyle",


    to become a little bit more precisely I'll show you MY diagram of principle (merely a suggestion):



    On the other hand, you could send us a link to your website in question, where we could let our creativity run riot all together. (Naturally no offense!)



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    Jun 2, 2012 3:53 AM   in reply to jcoyle1983

    What is it that your site is going to be doing that will make it high mainenance?


    Dreamweaver is good at organising your site and helpful with site management so, make sure you define your site first.  I think that the whole site management thing in DW is one of its strongest features and it will help you keep on top of your links and file structure.



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    Jun 2, 2012 3:58 PM   in reply to jcoyle1983

    Your picture didn't come through.  Use the Camera Icon in the web forum to insert an image into your post.


    I like to keep my site structure fairly basic.


    Site - MySite (C:\mySite\)


















    If you use PHP & MySql to populate pages with content, you don't need much more than this because your pages are generated by the server.




    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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    Jun 3, 2012 1:37 AM   in reply to jcoyle1983

    Hello "J Coyle"(?),


    thanks for your screenshots. At the first glance I miss this important file "index.html" or "index.php" (stored in your main directory) from which your website starts or better said all the browsers search your website. In MY case this directory is called"htdocs". So far - to a better understanding - I have to show you again my structure tree as a submenu of htdocs:



    My I again ask for a link to your website in question?





    @Nancy: Don't know why, but can't open Adobe's link from above. Would you please send a screenshot?

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