How to publish your FIT project.
So, why is this so hard? Because publishing web pages involves placing files on a web server, webpub.calvin.edu. Since Dreamweaver must deal with many different types of web servers, a lot of the information it needs to publish must be provided. Dreamweaver uses the notion of a site to organize all this information so we will work with a site file with suffix .ste. Follow these directions slavishly.
- Click on this link and choose run. This should create a folder called fitproject on your F: drive. You can skip this step if you make that folder yourself.
- Right click on this link and choose
Save Target As .... Make sure you save the file
in the folder created in step 1, and make sure it has the
suffix .ste! This involves changing the xml to
ste and also changing the Save as type to
- Start => Programs => Macromedia => Dreamweaver MX 2004.
- Choose Design View.
- Click on Site at the top of the window.
- Choose Manage Sites => Import.
- Navigate to the folder created in step 1.
- Double click on fitsite.ste.
- Click on edit. Make sure the upper left selection is Basic.
- On the fourth page replace lave by your email id.
- Now export your site with the updated information.
- As you add pages to your site be sure to save them in the folder created in step 1.
- If you have a home page already, be sure not to call any of your files index.htm.
- Whenever you work on your project, start by importing your site.
- When you are ready to publish your site, go to the right side of the Dreamweaver screen, make sure the Site is highlighted, not an individual file, and click on the up blue arrow.
Follow these steps slavishly. As soon as anything goes wrong, get help from me or one of the graders.
To see your page on the web open IE and go to http://www.calvin.edu/~your user name/nameofyourfile.htm.
- If you ever see the message Include Dependent Files? click CANCEL, go to the right side of the Dreamweaver window, and click on the Site.
- Don't worry about the message that tells you the cache has been destroyed.
- If you get to the point where it asks you for your password (do not let DW save it), use your email password.