|Tutorials - Creating a Personal Website (www.calvin.edu/~username)|
This tutorial will show you the steps to define Dreamweaver 8 and connect to Calvin's web server. Download this tutorial (Word, 269k)
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 floppy drive, a hard-drive, or a network drive.
When you first open Dreamweaver you will see a splash screen which allows you to: Open a Recent Item, Create New, or Create from Sample.
If you have not already done so you first need to define your site using the option found under Create New.
Run the Wizard
Once you see the wizard, make sure that the basic tab is selected.
Do you want to work with server technology? NO, we are creating a simple page, so click No then click Next.
Working with files
Connecting to Server
How do you connect to the server? Select FTP and fill in the rest of the information as follows. NOTE: if you are on a lab computer 1. Do not enter your password 2. Do not click Save
Check in and Check out
Do you want to enable checking in and out? No, since you are the only one working this site is not necessary to enable this feature. Click No, then click Next.
This completes your site definition. Click Next. Then go ahead and create your web site.
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 FTP, 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
In the Site Panel on the right, click on the connect button.
You will be prompted to enter your password. Enter your KnightVision password. Click on OK.
A new window opens. If the Site window does not open automatically click the Expand/Collapse button in the Site panel.
Create your public_html folder
In your web account on Calvin's web server (webpub.calvin.edu), web pages are stored in a folder named public_html. If you've never created web pages before, there's a good chance that this folder does not exist.
Press <Enter> when you have the name entered.
Transfer the files
You have just created your personal Calvin website. Congratulations!
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