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461 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2007 6:16 PM by Tom Gewecke
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2006 4:36 PM (in response to Paul Gilbert2)Paul,
What you will need to do with your Dreamweaver site is to host it from the Homepages webspace on your iDisk. Then you will be able to link to these pages from within your iWeb pages using the Homepages URL that I will reveal to you further along...
First of all...let me define the separate webspaces for you. Everything lives on your iDisk...but... If you look on your iDisk, there is a folder called "Sites" and a folder called "Web". The Sites folder defines the Homepages webspace and the Web folder defines the iWeb webspace. The general URL format for either webspace is as follows:
http://homepage.mac.com/.MacUsername <== Homepages webspace
http://web.mac.com/.MacUsername <== iWeb webspace
Whatever you put inside the Sites folder can be accessed using a Homepages URL. iWeb publishes its files into the Web folder which can then be accessed using the iWeb URL. I would recommend reserving the Web folder for iWeb to use exclusively.
So....what to do about your Dreamweaver site? Just put all the files in a folder and then copy that folder into the "Sites" folder on your iDisk to make it available on the Homepages webspace. Example: Say you publish all of your Dreamweaver site files into a folder called "dream". Copy the "dream" folder into the Sites folder of your iDisk. You can then access the site using the following Homepages URL...
.MacUsername = your .Mac account username
dream = the folder containing your site files inside the Sites folder
index.html = can be left off if default remains index.html or replace with name of start page
That should do it. So now your Dreamweaver site should be accessible using a real live URL. You can then use this URL to attach as a hyperlink to something on your iWeb page using the Inspector Hyperlink tab. You can also use Dreamweaver to make a link to your iWeb URL so that people on your dreamweaver site can find their way back to the iWeb page.
Let me know if any of this does not make sense. We can troubleshoot things together.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2007 5:48 PM (in response to James Tseng)Thanks James, really appreciate the help.
However, I had already figured out how to manually get stuff onto my .Mac webspace, the question was more aimed at using Dreamweaver's built-in ftp client with .Mac like I have before with other hosts.
From what I can tell .Mac uses a webdav approach and Feeder, which I use for my podcasts, picked that up and worked fine almost straight out of the box, simply asking for my .Mac username and password. Not so with Dreamweaver which still refuses to talk to my .Mac space so if anyone has any tips about that I'd still love to hear them...?
G4 MDD Dual 1Ghz 2GB Ram Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2007 6:16 PM (in response to Paul Gilbert2)
so with Dreamweaver which still refuses to talk to my
Have you set up Dreamweaver to use webdav rather than ftp?
Have you tried asking in the Dreamweaver forums?
http://www.adobe.com/support/forums/eMac G4/700 384/40, Mac OS X (10.4)