|Tutorials - Creating a Personal Website (www.calvin.edu/~username)|
Define Your Site
The very first thing you need to is define your site. By defining your website you are telling Dreamweaver where to store your files. For personal web pages, this can be a hard-drive, or a network drive.
When you first open Dreamweaver you will see the Welcome Screen which allows you to: Open a Recent Item, or Create New.
If you have not already done so you first need to define your site using the option found under Create New.
NOTE: You can also get to the Site Setup wizzard by navigating to Site / Manage Sites...
Run the Site Setup wizard
Once the Site Setup wizard pops up, select the Site tab.
For working without a server
If you are working on your site without connecting to a server navigate to the Advanced Settings tab
Once you have selected the Advanced Settings tab more items will be availible for selection.
Select the Local Info tab
Here you can enter the web URL of your site (www.calvin.edu/~abc1/) where abc1 is your KnightVision / Moodle username.
Once you are finished press Save.
Connecting to a Server
If you want to work by connecting to a server. Select the Servers tab and press the + button.
Once the + button has been pressed a popup window will appear.
Once you are finished press Save
Showing it to the world
Once you have created your website on your local/home folder, it is only available to you. You must move your files from you local/home folder to Calvin’s web server ( webpub.calvin.edu) so it is available on the web. When you defined your site earlier for SFTP, this gave certain information to Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver uses this information to upload your website to Calvin’s website and allows you to copy your files into the public_html directory.
Moving your personal pages to Calvin's web server
Expand the FILES tab in the right menu panel, click on the connect button.
You may be prompted to enter your password. Enter your KnightVision / Moodle password. Click on OK.
You have just created your personal Calvin website. Congratulations!
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