9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2008 1:22 PM by Newsgroup_User

    editing existing website

    broombush
      I downloaded my existing website into Dreamweaver 4 by defining sit and then the Get button. Is there something I need to do so I can see the pages and be able to edit text and add more pictures? when I try to see the webpages so I can update files the page is blank or says is read only file. I am new to DW and web maintenance please help
        • 1. Re: editing existing website
          Level 7
          Post a link to the home page so we can see the page and its underlying code,
          please.

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          "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          >I downloaded my existing website into Dreamweaver 4 but when I try to see
          >the
          > webpages so I can update files the page is blank or says is read only
          > file. I
          > am new to DW and web maintenance please help
          >

          • 2. Re: editing existing website
            broombush Level 1
            www.cedarexpressions.com

            I hope this is what you want. I told you I am new at this!!!!
            Thanks for the help
            • 3. Re: editing existing website
              Level 7
              Did you code these pages? They are pretty solid, honestly.

              Now - DW4 is pretty long in the tooth to handle pages built like this, but
              for sure you should see SOMETHING in Design view, not a blank page. How did
              you transport these files? Did you download them from the web in DW, or did
              you copy them from a CD?

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              "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > www.cedarexpressions.com
              >
              > I hope this is what you want. I told you I am new at this!!!!
              > Thanks for the help

              • 4. Re: editing existing website
                broombush Level 1
                Iwish I had the knowledge to have coded these pages, a friend of my husband's did the entire site.
                I downloaded them with the Get button in Dreamweaver 4.
                • 5. Re: editing existing website
                  Level 7
                  I don't see anything there that would interfere with your ability to edit
                  those pages in DW4.

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                  "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > Iwish I had the knowledge to have coded these pages, a friend of my
                  > husband's did the entire site.
                  > I downloaded them with the Get button in Dreamweaver 4.

                  • 6. Re: editing existing website
                    broombush Level 1
                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                    Did you code these pages? They are pretty solid, honestly.

                    Now - DW4 is pretty long in the tooth to handle pages built like this, but
                    for sure you should see SOMETHING in Design view, not a blank page. How did
                    you transport these files?
                    I downloaded them with the Get button in DW.

                    Did you download them from the web in DW, or did
                    you copy them from a CD?

                    How should I be opening them to view and edit?

                    Thanks Murray,
                    broombush

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                    "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                    > www.cedarexpressions.com
                    >
                    > I hope this is what you want. I told you I am new at this!!!!
                    > Thanks for the help




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                    • 7. Re: editing existing website
                      Level 7
                      First thing: define a site in DW. Don't know how? Press F1 and read the
                      Help files about how to do it.
                      Then place the files you downloaded in the root folder of this site.
                      Then open one of the HTML files in DW.

                      That's how....

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                      "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                      >
                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                      > Did you code these pages? They are pretty solid, honestly.
                      >
                      > Now - DW4 is pretty long in the tooth to handle pages built like this, but
                      > for sure you should see SOMETHING in Design view, not a blank page. How
                      > did
                      > you transport these files?
                      > I downloaded them with the Get button in DW.
                      >
                      > Did you download them from the web in DW, or did
                      > you copy them from a CD?
                      >
                      > How should I be opening them to view and edit?
                      >
                      > Thanks Murray,
                      > broombush
                      >
                      > --
                      > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                      > Adobe Community Expert
                      > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                      > ==================
                      > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                      > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                      > ==================
                      >
                      >
                      > "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      > news:g2s410$6jk$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > > www.cedarexpressions.com
                      > >
                      > > I hope this is what you want. I told you I am new at this!!!!
                      > > Thanks for the help
                      >
                      >

                      >
                      > Text Text
                      >

                      • 8. Re: editing existing website
                        broombush Level 1
                        Hi Murray,
                        I just wanted to say thanks! You've got me on my way and I'm cruising right along! The guy that got me into DW made it sound a easy, which it is now that I know about a few steps I had to due first.
                        Thanks again, I hope I don't need your help again but it sure is nice to know you are there if I do require more help.
                        broombush
                        • 9. Re: editing existing website
                          Level 7
                          Good luck! There's always plenty of help here....

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                          "broombush" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                          > Hi Murray,
                          > I just wanted to say thanks! You've got me on my way and I'm cruising
                          > right
                          > along! The guy that got me into DW made it sound a easy, which it is now
                          > that
                          > I know about a few steps I had to due first.
                          > Thanks again, I hope I don't need your help again but it sure is nice to
                          > know
                          > you are there if I do require more help.
                          > broombush
                          >