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Using Dreamweaver to Publish Your Website

Dreamweaver is a simple web publishing application. You can use it to build your site or just to transfer files between your computer and the campus Internet server.

You can download a trial version from Adobe or purchase an educational discount version from our bookstore.

Create a Site in Dreamweaver CS5 (CS4)

Create a Site to help Dreamweaver keep track of your files.

STEP 1: Select Site->New Site

Where will your local files be stored?

  • In the Site Setup box > give your site a name (like Francine's site below)
  • Click on the folder icon next to the field for the local root folder. Select a folder you have already designated as THE folder for your web files.

site setup

Where will those files be copied to so people can access them on the web?

 

STEP 2: Click on the Servers category. Use the + symbol to add a new server.

designate server

 

STEP 3: Enter the web server location information so when you go through the file transfer process (FTP) it will connect successfully.

  • You will connect using SFTP (secure FTP)
  • Enter the address and username and password information given to you by Cabrillo
  • Then press the SAVE button.
  • Press the SAVE button one more time after verifying the Address in the Site Setup window.

server info

 

double check site info

Now that the site is created and the FTP information entered into Dreamweaver, connect to your site.

Creating New Files and Folders

In the Files panel or on the toolbar, Click on the plugs icons to plug them in.

connect to remote server

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the expand/collapse icon to see your local (on your hard drive) and remote (on the web server) files.

In the Local window, select the file you want to upload and use the arrow (blue) to Put your file on the web.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Files panel

 

Create a Site in Dreamweaver CS4

  1. Start the program
  2. Create a Site to help Dreamweaver keep track of your files.
  3. Select Site->Manage Sites
  1. Select New->Site

 

Site name: your choice -- I recommend matching the site name to the firstinitiallastname address of your site (e.g. bboop)

Local root folder: navigate through your local hard drive to find the folder your web files are in. If you don't have any files yet, create a new folder where you want the files to be stored locally.

Ignore the other settings for now.

  1. Select Category->Remote info
  2. Enter your FTP settings. CHECK "Use Secure FTP" (SFTP)
  1. Click OK to close this box

Now that the site is created and the FTP information entered into Dreamweaver, connect to your site.

In the Files panel or on the toolbar, Click on the plugs icons to plug them in.

Click on the expand/collapse icon to see your local (on your hard drive) and remote (on the web server) files.

In the Local window, select the file you want to upload and use the arrow (blue) to Put your file on the web.

 

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