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Mariela Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
Can I use dreamweaver to creat a web page and then upload it to my .mac account.

I have a domain name at godaddy and am currently publishing my iweb page with this domain name, but I would like to creat a more profesional page in dreamweaver and upload it via iweb.... is this possible????

Thanks

MacBook combo, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB Sdram 150 GB drive
  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)
    I have to tell you that you can create extremely professional looking websites, I wouldsay just as professional looking as anything that Dreamweaver can create by using iWeb and nobody would ever know this. I built a site for my practice and I upload directly to my web space - take a look at it, it is all built using iWeb - http://www.bodycentredtherapy.co.uk.

    It is possible to upload your site to your MobileMe account, but you would need to upload the pages and place them manually on your iDisk but in the Sites folder instead of the Web/Sites folder which is where iWeb publishes.

    If you have a domain name through GoDaddy, it would be much easier and make a lot more sense to create your site in Dreamweaver and upload this site directly to your hosting space and then just use iWeb to publish with your MMe account. After all, iWeb was created to be used with an MMe account and you have one click publishing. Dreamweaver was not designed for this, so upload directly to GoDaddy and use iWeb with MMe.
  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,650 points)
    place them manually on your iDisk but in the Sites folder instead of the Web/Sites folder which is where iWeb publishes


    I disgree

    You can put any webpage created with any Application you like in the iDisk/Web/Sites folder.

    Besides iWeb, I use Contribute/Dreamweaver and Sandvox (demo) as these can publish to any folder on iDisk with WebDav.

    The latest version of RapidWeaver (4.0) can now publish to the iWeb folder too.

    And simply copying webpages and folders to iDisk works equally well.

    Using WebDav you create a link to the folder:

    http://idisk.me.com/UserID/Web/Sites/foldername/

    The folder has to be there. You can also set up a local/network connection. See blog entry below.

    When you do local/network then you can mount any iDisk folder on your desktop.

    Here's my blog entry of a similar setup using Thingamablog. (Translation is by Google)

    [THINGAMABLOG CONNECT WITH IDISK|http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wyodor.net%2Fblo g%2Farchives%2F2008%2F08%2Fentry_38.html&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&sl=nl&tl=en]
  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,650 points)
    Here's a basic setup using WebDav.

    !http://www.wyodor.net/Discussions/DW_WebDavConnect.png!

    !http://www.wyodor.net/Discussions/DW_WebDavResult.png!
  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)
    Okay, but why would somebody want to host a site created using Dreamweaver to a MobileMe server?

    Surely it would make more sense to upload to an external server where your domain is hosted for quicker loading, especially as Dreamweaver is meant for more commercial use?
  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,650 points)
    The why is not relevant.

    You can publish custom webpages in the iWeb folder.

    Whether these pages are more "professional", I doubt. Dreamweaver does not create webpages, the user does.
  • AZBella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am taking a Dreamweaver class and need to get my work on a website. I want to use my iWeb since I have it. I am trying to use your instructions be keep getting an error message when creating the site definition. Where you wrote "SomeFolder" what should I write? Same?
  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)
    Well no, obviously not, as this was just an example. Put the name of your site folder in place of this. The rest is correct and you just substitute your username from iWeb there, but when you create a site in Dreamweaver, you are asked which folder you would like to store it in on your hard drive, just as iWeb does, so it the name of this folder that you add.
  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (11,040 points)
  • AZBella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, that worked in Dreamweaver. Thank you! I'm so bad at all this and appreciate your help. Next question is how do I view the site? When I type the URL into the browser, I get my mobile me files page that lists all the dreamweaver files. Help?
  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (10,585 points)
    Try typing in the same pathway as you did with the site definition. Try iDisc.me.com/username/Web/Sites/Web site folder name.

    By typing in web.me.com, it will always bring up you iWeb sites.
  • AZBella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Forget reply. I figured it out!
  • AZBella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I really appreciate your help! It's working beautifully now!!
  • Joël Huxtable Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Hey this info helped a lot - but... when someone goes to the site, it asks for my mobile me log-in info.
  • LasseMasse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also want to upload my site from dreamweaver to my mobileme account.
    The webDav feature gives me the option to put my "userID" and password.
    Is that my mobileme login name?
    And what exactly is WebDav?
    I cant get it running.
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