|Tutorials - Defining a new Site Map in Dreamweaver 8|
This tutorial will show you how to manage your department's website within Dreamweaver 8 and how to easily update them.
Creating a Sitemap
Dreamweaver allows you to acess and manipulate a mulititude of different websites within a server. At Calvin, all of our websites are stored on the W: drive, and they are acessible through Dreamweaver's manage site's option provided that you give Dreamweaver the correct information to find and define the specific site.
The manage sites control menu will have popped up. Click New, and you will be given the choice of Site or FTP or rds server. You are only interested in working with a site so choose Site.
In order for Dreamweaver to properly find and define the website you want to acess, you need to provide Dreamweaver with some information about the website. The site definition splash screen has popped up now after selecting new site from the manage sites menu. In this example, we will be using the Engineering Department's website to demonstrate this. Mimic the following information making sure the advanced tab is selected.
Local Root Folder
Default Images folder
Make sure case the sensitive link checking and enable cache checkboxes are checked. Click OK
You now have defined your site and Dreamweaver has saved these settings. Once again we see the manage sites menu, but now your website will show up.Select Engineering or the desired site from list if it is not already selected and click Done
Dreamweaver will then load the website and display the file structure onto your right toolbar so you can edit, create, and manipulate the defined site.
Dreamweaver allows you to define mulitple sites and once defined they are all accessible through this menu.
Normally, in order to transfer files from the local root folder to a web server, you would need to use FTP to transfer them. However, Calvin's web server contains an auto-update feature. Once you are done editing, creating, or manipulating the website, and you have saved it (ctrl - s), use the Web Update Button (http://www.calvin.edu/cgi-bin/webupdate.pl) and search through the list of websites till you find the corresponding one. Select that website and click Update
Giving to Calvin
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People at Calvin