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Please help just started a trail , need help!!!!

Sep 10, 2012 10:24 AM

I just got the trail to take over a site and I haven't had dream weaver for over 7 years. it has changed and can't get Image to load and it has ftp error not to mention one other a top the screen dramaticlly related files and i hit it and says error. so confused for a simple website. someone help me the old dream wearver was great this is so complicated.

 
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    Sep 10, 2012 11:00 AM   in reply to allways2travel

    You posted about 10 problems in a single sentence so let's look at these individually.

     

    1.  Image doesn't load - Let's see the page

    2. FTP Error - What is the FTP error?

    3. ""Dramatically related files" - I'll assume you mean "Dynamically Related Files" - Is your testing server running?

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 2:27 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    How good are you with HTML, CSS and PHP code?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 3:20 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    You might want to review the basics.  A lot has changed in web standards

    http://w3schools.com/

     

    If you don't know any php, you might be in over your head.  I don't know because I can't see the server-side code in your pages.

    That might be what your web master meant by "it can't be edited by anyone else."

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 3:27 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    allways2travel wrote:

     

    It says it can't upload images.

    I used the old dreamweaver where I could upload and type in text this new one seems very complicated.

     

    If you're in Design mode when you can't type in text this means the job isn't set up properly and DW can't  start working for you.

     

    I hear you with the old versions, this version forces you into code and is very obtuse on even the most basic issues. But take a deep breath, you will find help here -- if you have time and the client isn't killing you that is.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 3:34 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    What's left: how are your images doing? 

     

    You mean an easier program for non-coders, this version is all code driven even when it doesn't have to be.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 3:52 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    Hire a professional to help you.  And while they're at it, have them build a CMS (content management system) for you to use. 

     

    Going to WIX at this point would be like trading a 2-carat white diamond for a cheap, dime store imitation.   Not the same thing at all.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:06 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    If all you have left are images, that should be easy working in the Design mode. Uploading images hasn't changed that much from the earlier versions. Let's go back to Post #1 where you were asked questions, they are important. 

     

    You shouldn't need any code at this point.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:13 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    If you just started the trial, then stay and learn. You don't have that much more to do -- unless you are revising the entire site or expect constant changes that you don't have time for.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:15 PM   in reply to Anita Adamski
    You shouldn't need any code at this point.

    We don't know that. What if the site is dynamically driven with PHP and MySql?

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:32 PM   in reply to allways2travel

    In the past, you probably worked on static (plain HTML) sites which are fairly easy to maintain in DW.

     

    DYNAMIC sites (php & MySql) require good coding skills and a connection with the server-side database. If you have never worked with DYNAMIC sites before, you should stop what you're doing before you break the site.

     

    Can you copy and paste the code from your index.php page into a web forum post so we can see what you're working with?  Please don't use email for this, it won't work.

     

    Use the advanced editor link >> Syntax Highlighting > Plain.  This is what code looks like in the web forum.

     

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    etc....
    
    

     

     

    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

    http://alt-web.com/

     
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    Sep 11, 2012 6:49 PM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Nancy O. wrote:

    DYNAMIC sites (php & MySql) require good coding skills and a connection with the server-side database. If you have never worked with DYNAMIC sites before, you should stop what you're doing before you break the site....

     

    Oh, I think DRAMATIC and DRAMATICALLY said it all quite well.

     

    Allways2travel, let's see about answers to Posts 1 and 22 so we can get this job wrapped up nicely for your friend. You have pros here to help (and I'm not a coder, not even a little), you don't have to troubleshoot alone.

     
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