6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 3, 2007 2:19 PM by

    Rookie needs help

    GPMKE
      This is my first attempt at building a web site and am obviously in way over my head. I am using Dreamweaver MX2004 and started the site with one of the CSS templates included in the program. I am using the 2 column left navigation one. The question I have is, now that I renamed the links to fit my site, how do I go about getting those to link up with the appropriate pages? Any help will be greatly appreciated. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to get this site running ASAP and I could use any ehlp I can get. Thank you.
        • 1. Re: Rookie needs help
          HeadCollector
          I looked over this tutorial and it might help you its for setting up your first dreamweaver website
          http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/first_website_pt1.html
          • 2. Re: Rookie needs help
            GPMKE Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: HeadCollector
            I looked over this tutorial and it might help you its for setting up your first dreamweaver website
            http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/first_website_pt1.html


            I have read the tutorials that came with the version I have and I am still a bit confused. There really isn't a true definition of how to solve my problems, which unfortunately far outnumber my solutions. I appreciate the help though.
            • 3. Re: Rookie needs help
              Level 7
              If you are referring to HALO templates, you are in deep trouble. I don't
              recommend you use them at all.

              Have you tried grabbing one of the layouts from this site?

              http://www.maxdesign.com.au

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              "GPMKE" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > This is my first attempt at building a web site and am obviously in way
              > over my
              > head. I am using Dreamweaver MX2004 and started the site with one of the
              > CSS
              > templates included in the program. I am using the 2 column left
              > navigation
              > one. The question I have is, now that I renamed the links to fit my site,
              > how
              > do I go about getting those to link up with the appropriate pages? Any
              > help
              > will be greatly appreciated. There is a lot of work that needs to be done
              > to
              > get this site running ASAP and I could use any ehlp I can get. Thank you.
              >


              • 4. Rookie needs help
                quote:

                Originally posted by: GPMKE
                I have read the tutorials that came with the version I have and I am still a bit confused. There really isn't a true definition of how to solve my problems, which unfortunately far outnumber my solutions. I appreciate the help though.


                hmmm...i'm sorry, but i have a hard time believing that. if you've read through the tutorials that came with the program, you should be able to do something as basic as creating a link. i suggest you go to Dreamweaver help and do a search for "links." it would also be a really good idea to look in the Dreamweaver Basics section and get familiar with the basics.

                but, to answer your question, you highlight the text (or image) you want to link, then in the property inspector you'll see the word "link" with a text area next to it, followed by a folder icon. you can either type in the filename of the page you want to link to, or click the folder icon and browse to it. if that doesn't make any sense to you, you really need to do some tutorials and learn the basics.
                • 5. Re: Rookie needs help
                  GPMKE Level 1
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: n h c
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: GPMKE
                  I have read the tutorials that came with the version I have and I am still a bit confused. There really isn't a true definition of how to solve my problems, which unfortunately far outnumber my solutions. I appreciate the help though.


                  hmmm...i'm sorry, but i have a hard time believing that. if you've read through the tutorials that came with the program, you should be able to do something as basic as creating a link. i suggest you go to Dreamweaver help and do a search for "links." it would also be a really good idea to look in the Dreamweaver Basics section and get familiar with the basics.

                  but, to answer your question, you highlight the text (or image) you want to link, then in the property inspector you'll see the word "link" with a text area next to it, followed by a folder icon. you can either type in the filename of the page you want to link to, or click the folder icon and browse to it. if that doesn't make any sense to you, you really need to do some tutorials and learn the basics.



                  Granted I did not read every single word verbatim. However, in looking at the headings there is nothing CLEARLY labelled to answer my question. Hence, I came looking here for help, which I did find within the tutorial. Seems to me that if you were looking for something specific in a tutorial, there would be an index or a search term way of looking up exactly what I needed to know. Then I wouldn't have had to come here asking politely for help from those who actually know more than I do.
                  • 6. Re: Rookie needs help
                    well, it's been a while since i used MX2004, but in version 8, if you open the Help file, there are tabs for Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites. so maybe you just weren't looking in the right place. when you said tutorials, i pictured the help file. but i guess tutorials are kind of different. tutorials, in my experience, are usually a good way to get familiar with a program. but for to figure out how to do something specific, the Help file is usually a good first place to look. (then come here if you don't find your answer. that's what i do!)

                    sorry for the attitude earlier. i didn't mean it.