I need help getting my site into dreamweaver. I have now created a database in MAMP thanks to osgood_, but I am still stuck although because the code is viewable the design is not.
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I am just confused. Please help!
Here are the two ways you can get a website into Dreamweaver:
Obviously, the first is easiest. But the second works if you carefully download each and every page, each and every picture and each and every stylesheet and external file pointed to in the HTML files. Of course you will never get any server-side stuff, but everything that happens in the browser will be available.
Here is how to do that:
There are tools that will automatically download an entire website for you. For the Macintosh, I have successfully used Web Dumper, which also works in Windows 7. Web Dumper does not always work for all files in a website, but it does get pretty close. It also frequently fails to get backgrounds that are defined and linked to in CSS. It cannot handle dynamic sites.
If you work with someone else's code and use those ideas to make a website, don't claim the design as your own.
Hi, and welcome to the Forum.
May I note that it's not a good idea to "piggyback" on another person's post.
The sites are different, and the replies can get really entangled.
Please create a new post explaining what you have done and be sure to include a link to your live site.
Thank you for replying. I tried the ftp version I read about in "Dreamweaver for Dummies" but the site downloaded as a .txt file. I had designed the original site using Microsoft FrontPage. Could this be why?
Front Page sites depend on background files and very proprietary codes.
Time to rebuild and we'll give you a hand.
Please post a link to the live version so we can see how big (or small) a job we've got.
Yes, start a new thread once you have a general idea of the shape of the site you want to build.
Anything built in Front Page will work OK for a general layout and design for prototyping, but the HTML and style sheet stuff is all useless.
Ok, with the help of a friend, I managed to download my existing FrontPage website onto Dreamweaver. Editing and adding new text is no problem, but I'm having a problem with images. I can insert them just fine, and I can see them when I preview them in a browser. I put the site to the remote host, and I can see the new images added to the bottom of the list. However, when I open a browser, the images are not there. I called my ISP and they are no help.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, I would like to create thumbnails of the images so that the page takes less time to load.
Here's my website, if you want to take a look: www.thesnowgoosegallery.com
Thanks so much!
Thanks, for starters, this image appears to not be on the server root folder
It's large version is linked to your local computer, rather than to the server root.
<a href="file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/mare/My%20Documents/My%20Webs/c7 0787x1/serfass%20wolf%20moon%20low%20res.jpg">
I'm not a professional designer, so you'll really have to keep it simple for me. I need to resolve this as quickly as I can because my gallery has a major show coming up and I put the entire show on the website. It was easy to do in FrontPage.
What I need help with right now is getting new images onto the server, and creating thumbnails of the images.
Can anyone help me?
Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick any two.
Make a web page. Then use a handy Dreamweaver plug-in. I can highly recommend those by Project VII and there is one, specifically, that would probably fit the bill. It's called. Image Gallery Magic 2.
You can see an example of this gallery here.
And there is a commercial site that I did over with IGM recently here.
Thanks for getting back to me. How do I fix the problem?
By renaming your files and folders without spaces and correcting link code to match.
Be sure to match case too. Unlike your local computer, your server is most likely case-sensitive.
By uploading correctly named images and any revised pages
Notice you can see this image IS on your server\
Wherever you see
in front of your file path, remove it to leave only the correct file name
Are you working within a "Defined" site? (Site Manager) This will avert link errors like this.