Defining a site with Dreamweaver

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Dreamweaver is a tool for creating websites. So, the first thing you have to do is define a site. This option of Dreamweaver will help you organize the files used in your site.

Step 1: Create a folder on your hard drive and name it. You can copy some pictures or files there if you want.

2nd step: Click on Website > New Website… The following window will appear where you can enter the site more details under the Local Info category.

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In the upper left tab of the same window, choose "Advanced"

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You will arrive at the following window:

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You specify the local folder of your site;
i.e. where the pages of your site will be stored on the computer
as well as the location of the images folder.

The local information having been specified, you can
specify remote info; i.e. server info where
will host your site's files if you want the client
FTP from Dreamweaver transfers these files for you. Otherwise you can
use an FTP client separately and later as FileZilla.
Test the connection to the server and specify if you want
Dreamweaver transfers the files after each recording or that it
transfer them afterwards.

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Click on “OK” and here is your information of
configuration are ready. If you want to add another site, go
to "Site" > "New site" and do as above. It exists
other site configuration options such as server
evaluation or server technologies. You can also fix
your information by going to “Site” > “Manage Sites”.

Step 3: Now Dreamweaver displays the contents of the folder in the files panel on the right side. Folders are well organized and Dreamweaver now knows where to look for files. You are now ready to start building web pages.