Dreamweaver MX 2004 Basics
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Getting Started

Connecting to Your Server Space

Creating Your Page

Inserting Images

Inserting Tables



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Getting Started

Creating your site:

Setting up a site in Dreamweaver allows you to easily manage, update, and locate your files.   Follow the next few steps closely to insure that your site setup will work for you:

  • Create a folder on the desktop (or any other place on your computer you will remember) - you will save your pages here until they are ready to post on-line.
  • From the main toolbar choose:   Site > Manage sites

A new window will open - we will be creating a new site:

Next, give your site a name - this is just a name to help you recognize your files:

For most web work, server technology is not needed.   ColdFusion, ASP, and other server technology programs are typically used for database creation and support.   Suffice it to say - if you are just getting started with Dreamweaver, you should opt to NOT use server technologies at this point:

You are next asked how you want to work with your files during the web development process.    It is suggested that you select to edit local copies on your machine before loading them on the web.   This means that your files will be saved to your computer and then uploaded to your iSchool space only when you perform the upload.   This often prevents costly mistakes, such as accidentally deleting a page or replacing a finished page with a work in progress.  


Next, you will tell Dreamweaver how to connect to your iSchool server space:

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