Using Dreamweaver at Home (on your own computer)

1. Make a folder either in your C-Drive or in another drive (A is a floppy; you may also have zip-disk drives, etc.). Call it:

NameofSite(nospaces)

(Note: if you make it on your desktop, these instructions won't be exactly what you need to type. So to make yours correspond exactly to these instructions, click on My Computer (or find "My Computer" in your start-up menu), click on "C:" or "Local Disk (C:)," and then make your folder in there.)

2. Make another folder inside that one called "images."

3. Open MyMiami in any browser (http://mymiami.muohio.edu) and log in, entering your network password and user id (on the left-hand side of the screen), and then clicking on "Login." (Note: you should now see a "You are currently logged in as" notice where the Login button had been.)

4. Now click on "netDisk" at the top of the screen, next to "email." (Note: if you see "Log in for netDisk," you have not successfully logged in.)

5. Now click on "public.www." WRITE DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER THE PATH THAT APPEARS IN RED, TOWARD THE TOP: Directory Listing for:

(I would write down MUSERVER4/USERS/m/mandellc/public.www, but yours will be different if you are not Laura Mandell!)

6. If you have already made a folder in M space that will house your Web site, you may skip this step and simply click on that directory. Otherwise, click on "Create Directory" on the left-hand side of the screen:

Type the folder name for your Web site in the little box that appears -- ideally, use the same folder name as the one on your computer or floppy disk. Then click o.k. You should now see this folder inside your public.www directory.

7. Open the folder you just made (or made previously, if you skipped step 6). Click once again on "Create Directory" (left-hand side of screen) and then type "images" into the box.

You are now ready to define your site in Dreamweaver.

8. Open Dreamweaver. Click on "Site" at the top of the screen (first toolbar). Click on "New Site":

You may not see the exact same box as above, but whatever box you see, it will ask for the same information. Put in:

A. The name of your Site.

B. The local folder, the one on your computer or your floppy. If you have it on a floppy, the folder will be: A:\NameofSite(nospaces) (Note: you can browse to find your folder. If you made it on your desktop, it won't be in the C-Drive and so won't have the address above. You'll have to browse for it.)

C. The images folder (use the same process as in B above).

9. Now click on "Remote Info" -- or, with some versions of Dreamweaver, just click on "Next" until you get to the Remote Info box. There will be a box that says "Access" or "Remote Access," and, if you click on the drop-down options, one of the options offered is "FTP" -- select that option. You should see a screen asking for all of the following:

 

A. Enter in the ftp Host or address, which is the same for all of us, as above: ftp.users.muohio.edu

B. In Host Directory, enter // (two slashes) and then the address you wrote down on the piece of paper in step 5 above.

C. Give your userid and password, the one you use to log in to MyMiami.

D. Click on "Automatically upload files to server on save," but UNCHECK the box about checking files in and out (that is only something we would use if we were making a group Web site).

E. Click on O.k.

Eureka!!!

Now, whenever you make a Web page using Dreamweaver and save it into your Web site folder on your computer, IF you are on line (either with an active ethernet connection or by modem), your document will also be saved automatically, with all the links working, into your M-Drive. You can check your pages ON LINE using your URL:

http://www.users.muohio.edu/[userid]/[NameofSite(nospaces)/[Whatever name you saved the Web page as].htm

(Note: whatever page you save as "index.htm" or "index.html" will come up whenever the person visiting your site over the Internet types:

http://www.users.muohio.edu/[userid]/[NameofSite(nospaces)/