Dreamweaver MX 2004 Basics
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Getting Started

Connecting to Your Server Space

Creating Your Page

Inserting Images

Inserting Tables



Page Properties


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Connecting to Your Server Space

There are many ways to connect to your server space; we will always use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) at the School of Information. If you use SSH, WFTP, or Fetch, you are familiar with the following fields. The FTP address is login.ischool.utexas.edu or ftp.ischool.utexas.edu. This allows Dreamweaver to transfer files between your computer (or local machine) and the server (or remote machine). You will choose your public_html folder to store your files.   Everything you place in this folder is viewable on-line, if the correct path, filename, and extension are used. Your FTP login and password are the same login and password you use for your School of Information account.

Test the connection before you continue...typos are frequent and easier to deal with in the moment, than later when you are trying to understand why you can't connect.

Dreamweaver also has capabilities to facilitate a site on which multiple people are editing and authoring files.   "Check in" and "check out" should not be used if you are the only person working on your website.   However, if you're working with a group, it can be very helpful.   For example:   If you're working on a group project for your Information Architecture course and many people have access to the account for the web site you are building for your final project, there is no way to know if someone is working on the same file as you or when s/he will upload it.   You risk losing your work and/or your team member's work.   "Check in" and "Check out" will allow only one team member at a time access to a file.

The final page of the wizard displays a summary of your website setup preferences -- check that these are correct and click DONE!

After you set up your site, the following window will appear:

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