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Building Site Offline

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Brian Ekdale said

at 10:24 am on Nov 16, 2008

I am at home right now and have been having a tough time with dreamweaver because the server is pretty slow from my house. Is there a way to work offline on the pages and then transfer it to the web server when I'm done?

Brian Ekdale said

at 10:32 am on Nov 16, 2008

Yes, you can make your site offline and then upload it to the server when you're done.
First, make a folder on your computer (or flash drive).
Then, build everything for your site in that folder. This means if you insert an image in your website, put it in that folder (I would suggest in a folder called "images" inside your lastname folder).
Then download the audio, layout and slideshow files from the server into that folder (OR make the links in your dreamweaver document as if you had downloaded the files. By this, I mean link to your slideshow as "publish_to_web/index.html" whether or not you've downloaded that folder. Only do this method if you feel you have a solid understanding of relative links, otherwise you will just get confused).
Then upload your html files, stylesheet and images to your lastname folder on the server when you're done
Finally, test to make sure that all of your links will work. If they do not work, check your links to make sure they are relative not absolute (if you see a link that says "file:///..." that's bad news).

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