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Dreamweaver Set-Up for Students

If you are off campus (did not log into your computer using your NTNET account), then you need to VPN into the Tarleton system to proceed with the following instructions. You will log into https://tsu-asa.tarleton.edu with your NTNET account and download the client. Once the client tells you that you are connected to Tarleton, continue with the instructions below.

If you logged into a computer using your NTNET account, proceed to the instructions below.

This tutorial is tailored for later versions of Dreamweaver, such as Dreamweaver 8, and Dreamweaver MX, but the concepts should apply for most any version -- you just may have to dig through some different menus!

Since Dreamweaver has many options for site management built in, you must set up a site in Dreamweaver and tell it where all of your files are stored locally and where the files will be stored on the internet.  To set up a site for a student account in Dreamweaver:

1

In the top menu bar, choose Site » New Site (or Manage Sites). If Manage Sites was chosen, select New, then Site from the drop-down menu.

2

Type a name for your site.  For example, ''My Web Page''. This is simply what will show up in Dreamweaver's list of defined sites, so put something you will recognize for this project. Click Next.

3

Choose No for Server Technology question. Click Next.

4

Accept the edit local copies option, and click the folder icon next to the question asking you where you want to store your files.  Navigate to the folder where your webpages are on your machine.

5

Click Select then click Next. From the drop down menu asking about your connection, choose FTP. When you choose FTP, the screen changes to show questions about your ftp connection fill in only the following fields.


Dreamweaver Set-Up
Hostname www.tarleton.edu
Host Directory students/username*
FTP Login your username*
FTP Password your web page password

Your Password is what you requested when you created a web account with the Web Account Creator Application or if you submitted the Help Desk Ticket for an Individual Account (before June 2012). Should you forget your password, you can find a hint on Web Account Creator Application if you created your account here, or look it up inside the Help Desk Ticket System (before June 2012).

* If you created your FTP account before Spring 2014, your username begins with "st_". If you created your FTP account Spring 2014 or after, your username is your 9-digit UID.

6

Click Save if you are working on the same machine all of the time and want your password automatically saved.

Click Test Connection to see if you get a successful connection to the internet server.

Click Next.

7

If you see a screen that asks if you want to enable check in/check out, select 'Do not enable check in/check out'.

8

Finally, you'll see a summary of the information you just entered.  Click Done. If it takes you back to the Manage Sites screen, click Done again. 


Now to publish the page after you have saved it.

  1. In the File window, click the filename of the file you want to upload or the entire site folder and then click the blue up arrow (Put Files).
  2. When asked to send Dependent Files, click yes.

If you later want to retrieve files from the internet that you have published (for instance, if you lost your local copies) then use the drop-down box on the right inside the File window to select Remote View, select the files you want to get, and press the green down arrow (Get Files). This will pull these files into your local folder.

The File window

Once you have successfully published your files, your student web address will be: http://www.tarleton.edu/students/username.

If you did not publish an "index.htm" or "index.html" page, then you will need to type the entire file name out  (i.e. http://www.tarleton.edu/students/username/filename.html).