Guide for Creating Personal and Departmental/Organizational Web Pages Using Dreamweaver MX 2004
Web space is granted as part of your email account. This is a step by step guide for the configuration of Dreamweaver MX 2004 to develop and publish personal web pages and web pages for departments and organizations. In order to create web pages using Dreamweaver MX 2004, you will need to use your VSU Email Username in order for the web server to authenticate access. Contact the Helpdesk to have your password reset if you are unfamiliar with your current password. These steps are not directed towards chiron accounts at teach.valdosta.edu.
Open Dreamweaver MX 2004 by clicking on the Start button, select All Programs, select Macromedia, then click Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.
Once you have opened Dreamweaver MX 2004, locate Manage Sites in the top right corner of the window. Once you click on Manage Sites, a window will display. In that window, click New.
After you have clicked New, a drop down list will pop up. From the list, click Site.
At the window entitled Site Definition for sitename, enter the preferred name of your site and click Next.
In the following window, make sure No, I do not want to use a server technology is selected and click Next.
In the following window, make sure Edit local copies on my machine, then upload to server when ready (recommended) is selected. Also make sure the location in which the files will be stored is correct, then click Next.
In the following window, select FTP from the drop down menu. This is how you will connect to the remote server.
In the following window, enter www.valdosta.edu as the hostname or FTP address. The folder in which the files should be stored on the server is public_html/. Enter your FTP login username and password and check Save. After you have entered all of the above information, you should test your connection by clicking Test Connection.
If this is a departmental web site, then the web server administrator will need to provide you the location and change permissions to the location so you can publish. Use the Department or Organization New Site or Change Site Technician forms to request this access.
For a department or organization use the following:
Hostname or FTP address: www.valdosta.edu
Folder on the server: web/htdocs/sitename
If all the information is correct and the connection was successful, then the following window will display and you should click Ok then click Next.
In the following window, select No, do not enable check in and check out. The reason for this is because this is a personal site and it isn't necessary to check your files in and out because you are the only owner. Now click Next to proceed to the next step.
You are now done with the settings for publishing your site. Your information should be similar to the following. Click Done.
After you have clicked done in the previous window, the following window will display and you should click Done here also.
Now you can create files to upload if you haven't already done so. After the files are created publish them by selecting the file(s) in the following window (make sure you are in the local folder) and clicking the blue up-arrow in the middle of the toolbar shown below.