7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2010 1:59 PM by John Waller

    Updating an old Web page

    Quintanpaul

      I recently updated my Apple software to Snow Leopard. Upon doing so I lost my FTP connection with my web service.

       

      This happened because I've been using old Dreamweaver software, MX 6.1 from 2002.

       

      So I bought current Dreamweaver software: CS3, only to discover that it wouldn't automatically load up my web page. And according to a Dreamweaver technician I would have to start from scratch, and build my page all over again on CS3.

       

      My page is quite simple and MX works fine for me. All I need to do is have software current enough to make an FTP connection again. To see the web page -  www.lqart.org

       

      Any advice anyone?

        • 1. Re: Updating an old Web page
          hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi,

           

          what's about http://filezilla-project.org/?

           

          Hans-G.

          • 2. Re: Updating an old Web page
            bregent Most Valuable Participant

            >So I bought current Dreamweaver software: CS3,

            >only to discover that it wouldn't automatically load up my web page.

             

            What do you mean by automatically load your page? Did you define your site in CS3 site manager yet?

             

            >And according to a Dreamweaver technician I would have

            >to start from scratch, and build my page all over again on CS3.

             

            I think they've been smoking something. Your page has lots of HTML errors, is not constructed particularly well and so it might be a good idea to rebuild it from scratch, but there is no reason why you should not be able to edit it with CS3.

             

             

            >All I need to do is have software current enough to make

            >an FTP connection again. To see the web page -  www.lqart.org

             

            If you are not able to establish an FTP connection to your site with DW, then please post your remote site definitions (less user id and password). You should not need to use other FTP software.

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            • 3. Re: Updating an old Web page
              Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Use a dedicated FTP app.

               

              - Cute FTP

               

              - Filezilla (free)

               

              - WS_FTP  Pro

               

              FTP looks much like Windows Explorer except you will see  your remote server's folders on the right panel and your local computer  folders on the left.

               

              IMHO a dedicated FTP  client is a small investment and much better choice for managing files  & folders on your server.

               

               

              Nancy O.
              Alt-Web Design & Publishing
              Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists
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              • 4. Re: Updating an old Web page
                Quintanpaul Level 1

                Thanks much for your input, which I found useful.

                 

                In preview the pages appear fine. So CS3 obviously can pick up the old XM html. Though it doesn't appear to like the older version of html very much.

                 

                If I remember correctly (it's been years since I originally built this web page) the site's welcome page had to be named index.html. There doesn't appear to be a need for this in CS3. How does CS3 determine the welcome page? Logically, by following the links?

                • 5. Re: Updating an old Web page
                  Quintanpaul Level 1

                  Hans and Nancy -

                   

                  Thanks much for suggesting this free web site. I think  I'll stick with the outfit I'm with though for now. But I appreciate the suggestion.

                   

                  Paul

                  • 6. Re: Updating an old Web page
                    Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Thanks much for suggesting this free web site. I think  I'll stick with the outfit I'm with though for now.

                     

                    I'm not suggesting for a moment that you change companies.  I am suggesting you get a good FTP software to upload and manage files on your webserver.

                     

                    index.html or index.htm is the defacto domain name (home) page used by most servers.  If you don't have an index page on your server, you don't have a home page.  This isn't a CS3 or CS4 thing.  It's a server thing.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Nancy O.
                    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists
                    http://alt-web.com/
                    http://twitter.com/altweb
                    http://alt-web.blogspot.com

                    • 7. Re: Updating an old Web page
                      John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP
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                      If I remember correctly (it's been years since I originally built this web page) the site's welcome page had to be named index.html. There doesn't appear to be a need for this in CS3. How does CS3 determine the welcome page? Logically, by following the links?


                      Dreamweaver does not determine the welcome page (better known as the home or default page). That's determined by the server on which your website is hosted.

                       

                      When you point your browser to any website just using the main web address (e.g. http://www.anydomain.com), since no specific file is requested, the server will send the default file in that directory; in this case the root directory.

                       

                      The default filename in any directory (or folder) on the server is determined by the rules on the server set by whoever is hosting it.

                       

                      The usual name these days is index.html. (But it could also be default.htm or several others).

                       

                      In your case, it's index.html - in accordance with the requirements of your server.