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document Dreamweaver: How do I set up a site Definition and what does this mean?
Setting up your site definition is the first thing that you need to do when you start creating a new website. Your site definition defines the folder on your computer where your files will be stored. It also establishes the connection between your computer and the server so that you can publish...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I change password in Dreamweaver to match AState password?
In Dreamweaver, go to Site> Manage Site. Double click on your website name. Here you will see your site definition that you set up when you started your site. Click next 3 times. Make sure your FTP login is set to astate/yourusername. Next you will see “What is my FTP password?” Type...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I preview the changes made to website in the browser before publishing?
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06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I publish a website?
The first thing you need to do is click one time on the file that you would like to upload in the Files Panel (lower right-hand corner). Once you have it highlighted, click on the blue arrow that it pointing up. If you hover over this arrow it says (put files). You can also upload your entire...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I make changes from remote location?
Yes as long as your site has been uploaded to the server and you are working from a computer that has Dreamweaver installed, you can pull down the files, make the changes, and publish them again when you are done. To do this you will first need to set up your site definition on this new computer....
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I make changes on website without pulling the whole website?
If you only have a few files to update you may not want to pull down your entire site. You can choose to pull one file at a time. To do this you can click on the drop-down menu at the top of your Files panel where it says Local View. Then choose Remote View. These are the files that are on the...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I know if page has been saved?
Look at the tab that displays the name of the file such as index.html. If you see an asterisk (*) next to the file name that indicates that the page has not been saved with the most recent changes. 10/6/16bw
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I delete files from server?
To delete files that are on the server you can click on the drop-down menu at the top of your Files panel where it says Local View. Change it to Remote View. These are the files that are on the server in your website. Now find the file that you want to delete and push delete on your keyboard....
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I create new page?
If you want this page to look very similar to the page that you are currently working on, you can click File> Save as, and give the file a new name. This will close down the file that you were just working on but you can reopen it by double clicking it in the Files Panel. Once you save the new...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I see all of the toolbar, the properties box, or the files panels?
Click Windows on the top menu bar. You can choose to check or uncheck the panels that you would like to see on your screen. The most common panels used are the Insert, Properties, Files, and CSS Styles panels. 10/6/16bw
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I change the page title?
The page title is important because it is what will display in the Blue Bar at the top of your Internet Browser. It will also be what will display if someone saves your page in their favorites. Short, explanatory names usually work best. Do this by clicking Modify> Page Properties>. Then...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I modify links?
Go to Modify> Page Properties and click on the second category named links. Make your desired changes and click Apply to see them. Once you are satisfied with the changes, click on OK. 10/6/16bw
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I change from code mode to visual mode?
You probably switched between code and design views. To fix this you can click on Design and only the WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) view will be displayed. 10/6/16bw
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I insert a picture?
On the top toolbar click Insert> Image. Browse for the image on your computer and double click. It will ask you if you want to copy this to your root folder. Always click YES. Then it will have you save it. Put it in your images folder if you have created one. Putting images in an image...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I resize an image?
First you can drag the picture to fit the area that you want and write down the width and height. You can find this information in the Properties Panel by clicking on the picture and looking at the bottom of the screen. DO NOT leave this picture in your website. You need to resize it in a photo...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I change one of the CSS Styles from current website?
First you need to figure out which style it is that you want to change. To do this click somewhere on the text that has this style applied to it. Then look down at the bottom of your screen where it says Styles. This will tell you what style is applied to this particular text. Now go to the...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I create a new CSS Style?
Go to Text> CSS Styles> New. Click the radio button next to Advanced (IDs, pseudo-class selectors). Type in the new name for you CSS Style and begin it with a period. For example, call it .header. Define in: your current style sheet if you have one or save it in a new style sheet if you...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: How do I make a link or hyperlink?
First you need to highlight the text or the image that you would like to link. Then you will go down to the Properties Panel at the bottom of your screen and find the box labeled Link. If you are linking to a page within your website you can click on the small folder icon directly after the link...
06 Oct, 2016
document Dreamweaver: Change the background color?
First click on the area that you want to change the background color. At the bottom of the screen in your Properties Panel you will see a Small box labeled Bg. Click on this box and a color chart will pop up. Choose a color from this section or click on the color wheel to define your own...
06 Oct, 2016