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Info about Dreamweaver 8

I am trying to build a website using Dreamweaver 8 but before I begin it ask me about the site definition.

ASP JAVA SCRIPT
ASP VBSCRIPT
ASP .NET C#
ASP. NET VB
COLD FUSION
JSP
PHP MYSQL


I dont  know what this stuff means. I am brand new to all of this. Please Help. Thanks
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi godvalinchi,

Those are server models and you only need to use one if you plan to use databases on your site.  

If you are defining a site using the Basic method, on step 2 you choose "No, I do not want to use a server technology"

If you are defining the site with the Advanced method, under the Testing Server | Server Model pull down, select "None"

By setting these options, you make the site default to HTML or HTM pages.  If you are trying to develop a database driven site, you do need know which of those scripting languages you are using.
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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
Ok. What about the root folder. Do I create a folder and name it root and create an image folder within that folder?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
If you are going to keep a copy of the site locally, yes.  If you have a direct network connection to the web server (as opposed to connecting through FTP), you can actually set the local and remote sites to your web server's public folder and just edit the live server files.

Most people connect via FTP, so they keep a copy of the site on the local machine.  Define a new folder and images subfolder and set them in DW appropriately.  I would also enable the Check-In / Check-Out options if you plan on editing your site from multiple computers.  This option allows you to publish your pages and lock them so that if you are working on a page from one machine and forget to publish it, when you go to edit that same page from a different machine, DW will warn you that the file is "Checked Out" and ask you to confirm the action.  This is also a precursor for allow people to use Contribute to update your sites, so it is a good option to learn about.

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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
How do I create the root folder when I begin my site? or does it create it for me?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
You should create through Explorer before beginning.
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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
What's the steps to do this? Im sorry, im just so new to all of this, im a bit confused.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Just create a folder on your local disk to hold the site.  My Documents is a good place for it...

Then when you define the site, just set the Local Root to the folder you define.
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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
For some reason it is not creating a root folder when I create and save the site. Am I doing somthing wrong? I am so use to frontpage2003.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
You have to create the folder yourself from outside of DW.  DW will not create the local folder for you.
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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
Ok. I understand. I go to My Documents and create a folder and name it root. The I creat images folder and others inside the root folder right?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
More or less.  You don't need to name the folder "Root" though.  You can name it anything you want (My Site, mysite.com, etc).

Then create the images subfolder in that folder.

Then define the site in DW and choose those folders you just created as the site root and default images folder respectively.
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godvalinchiAuthor Commented:
Ok. I will give it a try. I dont know if i am allowed to ask another question here. Wich is best. Building sites in ASP or in Linux? What if I want to create a site that has flash, games, password protected pages and all that good stuff, wich would be best for me? Also I would use dreamweaver for this.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
You can ask it here, but I wouldn't.  Now that I've been helping you, no other Experts are monitoring this question.

Close out this question and repost the new one in the Web Development TA:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/askQuestion.jsp
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