Hi why is when I test my site through dreamweaver it looks great, but once I uploaded my files to my remote server my site is missing most of its information?
Are you uploading all the dependant files as well as the .html pages?
Images, .css, .js and the rest all need to be uploaded as well. If you "Put" a page on your server, without also "Putting" the dependant files, your site will look broken.
Another possibility is that you have not properly Defined a Site in DW and the links on your pages are pointing at your hard drive, rather than the server.
Generally speaking, if you post a link to your page in the forum, someone will be able to help you out pretty quickly.
Another possibility is that you have not defined the Remote server properly and you are uploading your files to the wrong location.
The only way to eliminate all of the alternate possibilities is to have a link to your page, and to know about how your site definition's fields read.
The link is www.elisabethbschwarz.com. I followed the tutorial on how to define a site, and organize files on my local server. I am faily certain its not a problem with my remote server connection, because I went to my host for help and he said its looks good from their end. I upload all the dependent files. I did notice that I have three style sheets, one is in the "style" folder and two are not and just in the site folder, would this cause a problem?
thank you for your help!
Depends on whether you have linked to those stylesheets correctly from your respective pages. Was there a reason to not have the other stylesheets in the folder as well? Can you verify if the relative path to the files is correct?
<img src="images/Column_1.jpg" width="300" height="350" alt="capital t_jefferison">
This image is not found - it's either not uploaded or it's uploaded to the wrong place.
Your menu is not seen because you have absolutely positioned it somewhere off the screen. Why use absolute positioning at all?
Aside from the above issues, and in addition to Murray's statement about positioning...
Absolute positioning goes off the parent element if the parent has relative or absolute positioning itself, otherwise it goes off the browser window.
You have defined your menu to be bottom:586px. Since it's parent is the relatively positioned "header" div, it is basically being told to "move up" 586px from the bottom of a 150px tall element at the top of your page. This pushes your menu is off the screen, above the page by a little over 400 pixels.
DW may not understand what you're doing and simply refuses to display it as written.
You can see it if you use FireFoxes 3D view when you Inspect Element.
Absoluote positioning will also key off of position:fixed, but not position:static. The rule is "nearest positioned ancestor".
And locating something above the top of the viewport or to the left of the viewport is a very effective way to hide it without dropping scrollbars. Using right or bottom will generate scrollbars however.
I know i wanted the menu to stay fixed while scolling down the content in my other columns. When I do to my css the postition I used is fixed not absolute. I did use the fluid template in dreamweaver to start.
Ok so in order to get a fresh start I made a new site and put together just the home page. I didn't define anything such as the position or extra padding. Now viewing www.elisabethbschwarz.com all the information is missing. The strange thing is that the menu on the left hand side is showing links I used months ago. The menu now should be Selected Work, and then just below Contact.
Thanks again for your help and time!
Its hopefull that at least my images are appearing now, but the css style changes I made to the template aren't expressed. I changed the background color to white, etc. Its especially confusing since i never uploaded the original styling.
Also, why does the home page an index link?
This link does not appear to be template driven.
And here is the CSS file for that page (notice the path):
Everything is in a sub-folder off the domain root. If this is not intentional, your site definition is messed up.
I'm pretty sure HostGater requires you to upload your site files to a Root Directory called public_html. If that's your hosting provider.
See their support page
See my screenshot. Change htdocs/ in my example to public_html/
The Root Directory field of your Remote Site definition is rarely blank.
I suspect you're successfully connecting to the remote server but uploading to the folder immediately above the public website so you can never see what you've uploaded.
You should enter into that field whatever your web host advised in their welcome email.
Since you're on an Apache server, usually running Linux, normally it would be "public_html" (without the quotes). Try that to see if it worrks.
how do I define the title of my pages
Look for the the <title> tags in your HTML code.
<title> INSERT PAGE NAME HERE </title>
and the icon?
Create a Favicon and upload it to your site's root folder (where your index page is located).