4 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2006 3:26 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Need guidance on interacting with FrontPage site (post retry)

    Level 7
      BACKGROUND: redesigning and programming a photographers website who is using Frontpage to upload files.

      Murray told me a couple months ago that I can't work with the site directly because it will cause problems for Frontpage and that I will need to send
      the files to my client to upload through FP.

      QUESTIONS:
      Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?
      Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?
      Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development purposes or will FP puke at that?

      I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
      I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
      created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.

      Any help would be appreciated.

      stillwaiting
        • 1. Re: Need guidance on interacting with FrontPage site (post retry)
          Level 7
          > Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?

          Yes.

          > Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing
          > ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?

          No.

          > Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development
          > purposes or will FP puke at that?

          You can try it.

          > I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would
          > be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
          > I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she
          > basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
          > created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for
          > the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.
          >

          Post a link to the site - I'll take a look and see if I see anything....

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          "Stephen H." <servinghim@gmail.com> wrote in message
          news:e3ivdo$m32$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > BACKGROUND: redesigning and programming a photographers website who is
          > using Frontpage to upload files.
          >
          > Murray told me a couple months ago that I can't work with the site
          > directly because it will cause problems for Frontpage and that I will need
          > to send
          > the files to my client to upload through FP.
          >
          > QUESTIONS:
          > Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?
          > Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing
          > ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?
          > Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development
          > purposes or will FP puke at that?
          >
          > I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would
          > be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
          > I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she
          > basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
          > created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for
          > the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.
          >
          > Any help would be appreciated.
          >
          > stillwaiting


          • 2. Re: Need guidance on interacting with FrontPage site (post retry)
            Level 7
            www.picturesbyjulie.com

            Thanks Murray.

            >>Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?
            >
            >
            > Yes.
            >
            >
            >>Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing
            >>ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?
            >
            >
            > No.
            >
            >
            >>Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development
            >>purposes or will FP puke at that?
            >
            >
            > You can try it.
            >
            >
            >>I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would
            >>be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
            >>I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she
            >>basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
            >>created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for
            >>the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.
            >>
            >
            >
            > Post a link to the site - I'll take a look and see if I see anything....
            >
            • 3. Re: Need guidance on interacting with FrontPage site (post retry)
              Level 7
              I think you'll be safe. There's not much there, really.

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              "stillwaiting" <agent0011@gmail.com> wrote in message
              news:e3j37r$qab$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > www.picturesbyjulie.com
              >
              > Thanks Murray.
              >
              >>>Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?
              >>
              >>
              >> Yes.
              >>
              >>
              >>>Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing
              >>>ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?
              >>
              >>
              >> No.
              >>
              >>
              >>>Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development
              >>>purposes or will FP puke at that?
              >>
              >>
              >> You can try it.
              >>
              >>
              >>>I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would
              >>>be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
              >>>I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she
              >>>basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
              >>>created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for
              >>>the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.
              >>>
              >>
              >>
              >> Post a link to the site - I'll take a look and see if I see anything....
              >>


              • 4. Re: Need guidance on interacting with FrontPage site (post retry)
                Level 7
                I connected to the site with ftp and I thought some of what I found might help you answer my questions.
                My client uses Photoshop slideshows and they use a folder structure like this:
                -------------------------------------------
                root\
                \johns
                \_vti_cnf
                \index.htm (different size than corresponding file)
                Thumbnailframe.htm (different size than corresponding file)
                UserSelections.htm (different size than corresponding file)
                \images
                (image files)
                \pages
                \_vti_cnf
                \(html pages mirroring those in "pages" but 1/10th the size)
                (image pages)
                \thumbnails
                \_vti_cnf
                \(image files 1/10th the file size of the thumbnails with corresponding names)
                (thumbnail files)
                index.htm
                Thumbnailframe.htm
                UserSelections.txt
                -------------------------------------------
                UserSelections.txt is definitely Frontpage as is all of the _vti_cnf stuff as near as I can tell.

                In the root there is a folder called _vti_log containing a log file which appears to have logged all of Frontpages interaction with the site.

                Hopefully that was helpful.

                stillwaiting



                >>Can I use ftp to download from the site without causing a problem?
                >
                >
                > Yes.
                >
                >
                >>Does FP do anything special with extensions would preclude me from doing
                >>ftp if FP has only been used to upload/download files?
                >
                >
                > No.
                >
                >
                >>Can I use ftp to create and use a subdirectory to work in for development
                >>purposes or will FP puke at that?
                >
                >
                > You can try it.
                >
                >
                >>I am going to be doing some basic CF programming to the site and it would
                >>be really difficult without the ability to ftp.
                >>I am not sure to what extent my client has used FP extensions since she
                >>basically has a home page with some pictures and links and then Photoshop
                >>created slide shows everywhere else. There is no programming (except for
                >>the PS slide shows) anywhere in the site.
                >>
                >
                >
                > Post a link to the site - I'll take a look and see if I see anything....
                >