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Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Design a web site in Dreamweaver
Here i will provide you the Quick steps to Follow:
- Go to the Site menu, and choose New Site.
Dreamweaver has a site definition wizard that will walk you through the steps of creating a new Web site. Make sure that the Basic tab is displayed.
- Name your site and click Next.
This name is for you to remember what Web site it is. I named mine "Technology Next".
- Leave the option "No, I do not want to use a server technology." checked, and click Next.
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX supports many different technologies, beyond just straight HTML. But for this example, we'll be creating a basic Web site with no special technologies
- Leave the option "Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready" checked.
- Decide where you want to store the local files, and click Next.
I tend to leave it in the default location, but if you want to change where the files are stored, click on the folder icon and surf to the directory you want.
- Change the "How do you connect to your remote server?" drop-down to "FTP".
FTP is the most common way that people connect to Web servers, but Macromedia Dreamweaver offers several options: Local/Network, RDS, SourceSafe Database, and WebDAV.
- Fill in the hostname, folder, and login name. For security leave the "save" checkbox unchecked next to the password. I recommend running the "Test Connection" option as well, to make sure that Dreamweaver can connect.
- Leave the option "No, do not enable check in and check out" checked and click Next.
Dreamweaver provides an option to protect against overwriting by a team of developers. Unless you know your site will be edited by more than just you, you can leave this option checked.
- Review the options. If they look correct, click Done.
You have successfully set up a site in Dreamweaver.