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sarahpeller
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Can I transfer this site to Dreamweaver?

Feb 12, 2013 5:28 PM

Tags: #site #new #html #dreamweaver #transfer #old #manage #bbedit

I have a client who would like me to upkeep his old website. Only problem is that it was created with who know's what and it is not in Dreamweaver. The woman who was managing the site (using BBEdit) says that this site is made up of "pretty straight simple HTML files". I have access to the files. Should I download them and then put them into Dreamweaver or should I try to link to the site using the "Manage Sites" window in Dreamweaver and the site will somehow be downloadable that way?

 

When I tried to download them from the hosting site, all the files appeared as files named "filemanager 1-30". They didn't have extensions. They seem to be the pages, but I don't know what the page names are or what to do with these files. I opened one in Dreamweaver and it would only open in Code View,since there is no extension. Here's the code that it showed:

 

<!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=utf-8" />

                    <title>Breitenbush Fire Department</title>

                    <link href="../styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" />

          </head>

 

 

          <body bgcolor="#ffcc66" text="#444444">

                    <div align="center">

                              <img src="../graphics/banner.gif" alt="" height="150" width="700" border="0" /></div>

                    <table class="border" width="700" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" bgcolor="white">

                              <tr height="25">

                                        <td bgcolor="#990000" height="25">

                                                  <div align="center">

                                                            <font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="../index.html">Home</a></font><a href="../index.html"><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> :: </font></a><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="project.html">Firehouse Project</a></font><a href="contact.html"><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> :: </font></a><font size="1" color="black" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="donate.html">Donate</a></font><a href="contact.html"><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> :: </font></a><font size="1" color="black" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="charter.html">Charter Member</a></font><a href="contact.html"><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> ::<strong> </strong></font></a><font size="1" color="black" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Wish List</strong></font><a href="contact.html"><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong> </strong>:: </font></a><font size="1" color="white" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></font></div>

                                        </td>

                              </tr>

                              <tr>

                                        <td>

                                                  <h3><img src="../graphics/firepole.jpg" alt="" height="173" width="100" align="left" border="2" hspace="10" />Help Us Install A Brass Fire Pole</h3>

                                                  <p>We are working to raise $1200 to install a shiny brass fire pole in the firehouse ... please help make the difference by contributing to the project. As a contributor you will be entitled to slide down the pole of course, complete with professional instruction from our firefighters.</p>

                                                  <h3>We Are Still Looking For A Few Items</h3>

                                                  <p>Donors are also needed to help us attain some still much needed equipment. We are still looking for an AED (automatic external defibrillator), cost $1000. $600 is needed to fund special flashlights for our firefighters; vehicle extrication/rescue tools – jaws of life, portable generator for lights, and a battery powered sawzall are all needed as we get our rescue team up to speed. Over the past two years our department has been the recipient of over $150,000 worth of fire and medical equipment thanks to the generosity of many local and regional organizations. These include the Oregon Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (OVFA), Stayton Fire District, Lyons Fire District, Mill City Fire Department, Keizer Fire District, Meacham Quick Response Team, and Mt. Erie Fire District (WA). We are grateful to all who have contributed, but there is always more as we prepare to meet the challenges ahead - your donation can certainly make the difference.</p>

                                                  <p align="center"><a href="mailto:jdpollack@gmail.com"><img src="../graphics/email.gif" alt="" height="78" width="103" border="0" /></a></p>

                                                  <csobj csref="../BB%20Fire%20Dept..data/Components/footer.html" h="36" occur="54" t="Component" w="700">

                                                            <p align="center">Site updated Winter '09</p>

                                                  </csobj></td>

                              </tr>

                    </table>

          </body>

 

 

</html>

 

 

Your help is much appreciated. I am feeling very lost with this stuff...

 

Thanks!

 

-Sarah

 
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    Feb 13, 2013 2:49 AM   in reply to sarahpeller

    The code that you have shown can be opened in DW as long as there is an extension like htm, html, php etc.

     

    But by the sounds of it, the content of the site is based on a database and the code to produce the page is written in a server side script.

     

    Could you supply a link to the site? This way we can verify what we are assuming.

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 5:37 AM   in reply to Ben Pleysier

    Contrary to what Gramps said, I do not see any database code in there.  The code is quite a mess and can be edited in DW as he eluded to.  However, it contains antiquated code like body bgcolor, font tags and there are GoLive elements in there noted by "csobj.  Basically that was an early version of includes using some GoLive script.  I think the best thing you can do is make a new template with new code and use newer includes whether it be using a CMS as a backend or simply using things like PHP to include files.  And then move forward using DW.  I would look at this as more of a building a new site replacement vs a transition based on what I see in the sample page and what I suspect from the rest of the site.

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 5:48 AM   in reply to SnakEyez02

    @SnakEyez02,

     

    You will not find andy database code because this will have been written in server side script and interpreted into HTML on the side of the server. My guess is purely based on the fact that there are numeric file extensions rather than the typicical extensions.

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 6:09 AM   in reply to sarahpeller

    Hello,
    Yes you may open these files with your DW.
    You may update the extension as html by yourself

     
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    Feb 13, 2013 3:29 PM   in reply to Ben Pleysier

    My guess is that the site was build using the hosts site builder application. These typically store files using a fle numbering scheme but present a different working name when viewed within the builder tool.

     
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