Dreamweaver site definitions (Files panel) comprise: Local, Testing and Remote.
One option is to set up the testing server definition for review/approvals and a production (Remote) server where the approved files can be seen by the world.
Thank you so much for your quick response. I can ask the library personnel if they’re willing to do this…there’s no other way that you know of?
I'm sure others will chime in but they're the simplest options that occur to me off the bat.
We use test sites on our remote server. We purchase a cheap $2.99 .info domain and give it a unique domain name. We then make it an addon domain on our remote server.
When we're building sites we then make a unique subdomain to the addon domain. We upload our files to each unique site's subdomain so we can see and test them live,.then we can contact the client
and tell them to take a look at their site live, which at the time is a subdomain, etc.and uploaded.
Once we have the site completed and uploaded to the designated subdomain we then contact the client and ask them to test their site and see if it's ready or do we need to make more changes.
We use a hosting package for this that cost us less than $30.00 a year with unlimited domains and subdomains. We've got about 30 subdomains on it now and they're not even making the usage wiggle because of taking very few hits.
Once the site is completed and approved we then delete that particular site's subdomain and upload to the clients remote server.
We don't test our sites locally, we test all our sites live as we build them using a subdomain to the .info tld domain on our remote server. You can also buy hosting packages for around $12.00 a year to test your sites on.
Sure! There is another quick and easy way to do "private" reviews.... give the page a "test_this_file.html" name (or whatever name you want to use) . Save and upload to server. This will not be a public URL... only those that have the link will find it.
VERY SIMPLE and I'll bet almost all seasoned Web developers have used "test" pages at one time or another... lets not overthink this!
Complete sites could be uploaded to a "test_this" folder... so the URL would be appended with "/test_this" if you want all the file names to remain the same as the real site.
Thanks – this will work fine!