I find I like Dreamweaver's built in FTP client. So long as I FTP from the same local directory, the files transfer to the root at the server. However, when I FTP from another directory, DW will construct a tree on the remote server to mirror the source of that file on the local machine. It would suit me much better if DW simply transfered that / those files to whatever directory I have opened on the server. If that's possible, would you mind directing me towards that toggle or selector(s)? Thank you,
DW is wholly site-centric based on local and remote site definitions.
Its FTP feature is hard-wired to always create a mirror image of the local directory tree on the remote server, regardless of which directory you happen to FTP to or from.
For the behaviour you want, you'll have to use a 3rd party FTP client such as FileZiilla.
That's the conclusion I was reaching. I do like the convenience of not having to open another application, and of having everything on one screen, but that's a feature I have come to rely on with FileZilla. Oh well, nothing's perfect.
When I was young, and buying high end stereo equipment was a priority, I was never interested in intigrated systems. The logic was that if I wanted to replace or upgrade one component, I wouldn't like having to replace three simultaneously. I was that way with the earlier computers I built, too, but not so much anymore. As I've grown older, I think I've grown lazier, as I like having integrated software, and I don't mind a main board with a number of integrated functions.
Wherever you are in the world, John, I hope you have a super day!
My question is this. Suppose you have a link on a page in your local site like this -
and you upload that file into a folder that is at a different folder level than it is in the local site. The link will be broken. Do you compensate for this by using all absolute links, or all root relative links instead of document relative ones?
I do not choose to organize the files on my machine in a way that suits the software I use. I have a directory for the files that are involved in my webwork. Sub-directories for text, image, and related files come next, and so forth. I don't want a single directory with a jumbled mass of files, related only by project name. Additionally, I frequently use the same files over and over, such as my logo, banner, and related objects. Finally, some files are served from my server, while others at servers of a more proprietary nature, like eBay, and Amazon, and those do require absolute links.
So, the question isn't about how I compensate for anything. Rather, it's to know why a free piece of software like FileZilla is able to accommodate my needs, while a well apointed package like Dreamweaver is not? A second question; why does it matter to you at all how I do things? You have sufficiently demonstrated your contempt in another thread. My question was answered in the second post of this one, and all this supplementary drivel this morning is mere passive aggression, and it is pointless.