4 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2006 4:13 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Front Page vs. Dream Weaver

    learningcurveislong

      I've been working with front page for about 2 years and am evaluating dreamweaver 8, i like what i see but being more of wysiwyg guy, i'm not that familiar with the coding. I produced a practice page on my computer and uploaded it to the server and the file links were all in the format of the location on my computer, not the server.. In front page i can log in directly work directly on the server, save and edit. is that possible with dreamweaver 8? it seems to creat a local file structure in a temp folder. right now I'm working with both front page and dream weaver to get it to work.. or.. how do you edit and upload with the same file structure as what is on the server
        • 1. Re: Front Page vs. Dream Weaver
          Level 7
          >how do you edit and upload with the same file structure as what is on the
          >server


          By DEFINING a site in Dreamweaver.
          See the Help files.


          • 2. Re: Front Page vs. Dream Weaver
            Level 7
            > i like what i see but being more of wysiwyg guy

            If you approach Dreamweaver that way you will be in for frustration and hard
            work. If you are serious about improving your tools and your capabilities,
            you need to get serious about learning HTML and CSS. The more you know
            about them, the easier both DW and FP will become for you.

            > is that possible with dreamweaver 8?

            Yes. But I don't recommend it.

            > it seems to creat a local file structure in a temp folder

            Actually not. DW is VERY Local Site Centric. It works best when you sorta
            have (what FP would call) a DBW (disk-based web), in the form of a local
            site. All the files related to your website are saved within the folder
            specified as the root of the local site. All links on all pages are either
            document relative (i.e., relative to the current location of the page
            containing the link *WITHIN THE LOCAL ROOT FOLDER*, or they are root
            relative (i.e., all links start at the root location of the site, regardless
            of the current document's location). Examples would be for document
            relative - <a href="../foo/bar.html"... (i.e., from the current page go up a
            folder level, find the folder called "foo" and in that folder the document
            called "bar.html"), and for root relative - <a href="/foo/bar.html"...
            (i.e., find the root of the site, and then find in that the folder named
            foo, which contains the document "bar.html").

            > how do
            > you edit and upload with the same file structure as what is on the server

            You edit your local files. When you upload the folder hierarchy of the
            local site is exactly duplicated on the server so that all the links work
            the same.

            WARNING - uploading files with DW to an FP site *WILL* break the FP Server
            extensions (assuming you are using them for functions like form processing,
            or guestbooks, or whatever....).

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            "learningcurveislong" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            >
            > I've been working with front page for about 2 years and am evaluating
            > dreamweaver 8, i like what i see but being more of wysiwyg guy, i'm not
            > that
            > familiar with the coding. I produced a practice page on my computer and
            > uploaded it to the server and the file links were all in the format of the
            > location on my computer, not the server.. In front page i can log in
            > directly
            > work directly on the server, save and edit. is that possible with
            > dreamweaver
            > 8? it seems to creat a local file structure in a temp folder. right now
            > I'm
            > working with both front page and dream weaver to get it to work.. or.. how
            > do
            > you edit and upload with the same file structure as what is on the server
            >


            • 3. Re: Front Page vs. Dream Weaver
              learningcurveislong Level 1
              I think i'm getting the jist... i've dowloaded the practice folder from the web, named the master folder with the www.mysite.org (not the actual name) but now it appears that if I want to fully jump in with linking to the other pages in my site i need to download the entire file structure back to my local computer files and all.. wow, after two years it will be a big download.. is this the correct approach?
              • 4. Re: Front Page vs. Dream Weaver
                Level 7
                You need all the files locally, yes.

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                Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                Adobe Community Expert
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                "learningcurveislong" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:e3tqh9$28v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >I think i'm getting the jist... i've dowloaded the practice folder from the
                > web, named the master folder with the www.mysite.org (not the actual name)
                > but
                > now it appears that if I want to fully jump in with linking to the other
                > pages
                > in my site i need to download the entire file structure back to my local
                > computer files and all.. wow, after two years it will be a big download..
                > is
                > this the correct approach?
                >