11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2007 11:53 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Special Web Site Help

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      I'm in need of help in creating a web site for a person who is recovering
      from a critical injury to allow well-wishers to send their best wishes and
      greetings. Since this has never crossed my mind yet I know is done
      especially by hospitals, where do I start? What about allowing family to
      post updates as well?
      I'm recently upgraded to Dreamweaver 8 from 3 and the extra applications
      that came with it.
      Thanks for your help, it is sincerely appreciated especially in this case,
      Tim

        • 1. Re: Special Web Site Help
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          It could only be done with server-scripting, or javascripting. Plain HTML
          has no facility for doing such things. Since you are upgrading from DW3,
          and unless you have been hand coding the server stuff, I'm guessing that you
          have no knowledge of these things?

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          "Tim Ferguson" <Tlf1@ccs135.com> wrote in message
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          > I'm in need of help in creating a web site for a person who is recovering
          > from a critical injury to allow well-wishers to send their best wishes and
          > greetings. Since this has never crossed my mind yet I know is done
          > especially by hospitals, where do I start? What about allowing family to
          > post updates as well?
          > I'm recently upgraded to Dreamweaver 8 from 3 and the extra applications
          > that came with it.
          > Thanks for your help, it is sincerely appreciated especially in this case,
          > Tim
          >


          • 2. Re: Special Web Site Help
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            Murray *ACE* wrote:
            > It could only be done with server-scripting, or javascripting. Plain HTML
            > has no facility for doing such things. Since you are upgrading from DW3,
            > and unless you have been hand coding the server stuff, I'm guessing that you
            > have no knowledge of these things?
            >
            No, I don't, but where do I start?
            • 3. Re: Special Web Site Help
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              Murray *ACE* wrote:
              > It could only be done with server-scripting, or javascripting. Plain HTML
              > has no facility for doing such things. Since you are upgrading from DW3,
              > and unless you have been hand coding the server stuff, I'm guessing that you
              > have no knowledge of these things?
              >
              I have been working through "Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual" by
              O'Reilly. Would that be a good resource, do I need another, or is there
              something on-line?
              I've needed to create on-line surveys for a couple of years for our
              school district, but haven't made it there yet either. Guess that's
              another subject?

              • 4. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                That's as good a start as any - the stuff you would need would be in
                Chapters 20-23, I believe. Your choice of scripting methods would depend on
                what is supported by your host.

                If you are hosted on a server that supports PHP, then I would also recommend
                you find a copy of Foundation PHP for Dreamweaver 8, by David Powers, which
                really takes you through all the highpoints in a very friendly and engaging
                way....

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                <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
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                > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                >> It could only be done with server-scripting, or javascripting. Plain
                >> HTML has no facility for doing such things. Since you are upgrading from
                >> DW3, and unless you have been hand coding the server stuff, I'm guessing
                >> that you have no knowledge of these things?
                >>
                > I have been working through "Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual" by
                > O'Reilly. Would that be a good resource, do I need another, or is there
                > something on-line?
                > I've needed to create on-line surveys for a couple of years for our school
                > district, but haven't made it there yet either. Guess that's another
                > subject?
                >


                • 5. Re: Special Web Site Help
                  Level 7
                  Personally I'd use an already viable site that caters to this sort of thing.
                  http://www.caringbridge.org/ You can create an account and have any
                  well-wishers post their comments, and also keep everyone up to date on the
                  person's progress with journal entries.

                  Mike


                  • 6. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                    That would certainly be an easier way to go for someone fresh from DW3!

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                    "Michael" <win_drift@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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                    > Personally I'd use an already viable site that caters to this sort of
                    > thing. http://www.caringbridge.org/ You can create an account and have
                    > any well-wishers post their comments, and also keep everyone up to date on
                    > the person's progress with journal entries.
                    >
                    > Mike
                    >


                    • 7. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                      Murray *ACE* wrote:
                      > That would certainly be an easier way to go for someone fresh from DW3!
                      >
                      Thanks for the tip and help, caringbridge.org is one I was thinking of
                      that a girl here locally is posted on since an accident she was in and
                      received brain damage. However, I still need to learn this as it may be
                      needed in the future.
                      Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                      fresh from DW3! mean, anyway?? Just kidding, I can take a hint)
                      • 8. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                        > Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                        > fresh from DW3! mean, anyway??

                        DW3 is 1998-ish. That would be 10 years old, which is like paleozoic
                        time....

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                        <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
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                        > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                        >> That would certainly be an easier way to go for someone fresh from DW3!
                        >>
                        > Thanks for the tip and help, caringbridge.org is one I was thinking of
                        > that a girl here locally is posted on since an accident she was in and
                        > received brain damage. However, I still need to learn this as it may be
                        > needed in the future.
                        > Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                        > fresh from DW3! mean, anyway?? Just kidding, I can take a hint)


                        • 9. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                          Murray *ACE* wrote:
                          >>Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                          >>fresh from DW3! mean, anyway??
                          >
                          >
                          > DW3 is 1998-ish. That would be 10 years old, which is like paleozoic
                          > time....
                          >
                          Okay, I can take a hint. For the past several years I had admire other
                          sites with all the latest features, gizmos and gadgets, and guess I need
                          to get with it. P.S. I was looking at the Toyota site yesterday and
                          wondering if (dumb question) such a site could be created with DM?
                          Thanks again, Tim
                          • 10. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                            I'm not talking about gizmos and gadgets, though. I'm talking about basic
                            methods and best practices. DW3 is just, well, a boat anchor. 8)

                            > wondering if (dumb question) such a site could be created with DM?

                            Certainly, but the key is not the tool, but the user, you know?

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                            "Tim Ferguson" <TFerg53@charter.net> wrote in message
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                            > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                            >>>Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                            >>>fresh from DW3! mean, anyway??
                            >>
                            >>
                            >> DW3 is 1998-ish. That would be 10 years old, which is like paleozoic
                            >> time....
                            >>
                            > Okay, I can take a hint. For the past several years I had admire other
                            > sites with all the latest features, gizmos and gadgets, and guess I need
                            > to get with it. P.S. I was looking at the Toyota site yesterday and
                            > wondering if (dumb question) such a site could be created with DM?
                            > Thanks again, Tim


                            • 11. Re: Special Web Site Help
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                              The "gizmos" and "gadgets" I'm referring to are very simple things such as =
                              a school bus moving around the outline of a web page instead of in just on =
                              one table or layer on our web site. Or getting fonts to match throughout =
                              the page instead of having to downsize for certain lists, or including =
                              references and links to such sites as the Weather Channel or MSBC, etc., =
                              place appropriately. We have these on our web site, but only in primitive =
                              form and I'm somewhat embarrassed to have you see it, but I can see now =
                              the need for a dedicated webmaster who can devote the time needed for this =
                              although I suppose setting it up would be the most time intensive.

                              >>> Murray *ACE*<forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> 7/24/2007 1:43 PM >>>
                              I'm not talking about gizmos and gadgets, though. I'm talking about =
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                              methods and best practices. DW3 is just, well, a boat anchor. 8)

                              > wondering if (dumb question) such a site could be created with DM?

                              Certainly, but the key is not the tool, but the user, you know?

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                              > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                              >>>Thanks again, and off to caringbridge. ((Just what does "for someone
                              >>>fresh from DW3! mean, anyway??
                              >>
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                              >> DW3 is 1998-ish. That would be 10 years old, which is like =
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                              > wondering if (dumb question) such a site could be created with DM?
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