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Updating and publishing pages

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Video: Updating and publishing pages

So, once you've published your entire site to your web server, like we did in the last movie, and it's all live out on the web, things are going to be good for a couple of weeks, or a couple days, or a couple hours, or a couple of minutes. But, at some point you're going to want to update the information on your website. That will require you coming back in here, to your local files, making a change, and then publishing the change back to your remote server, so the most current version of the page is available out on the Internet. So, in the movie I'd like to show you how we do that. It's a pretty easy process. Let's open up Index.html.

Updating and publishing pages

So, once you've published your entire site to your web server, like we did in the last movie, and it's all live out on the web, things are going to be good for a couple of weeks, or a couple days, or a couple hours, or a couple of minutes. But, at some point you're going to want to update the information on your website. That will require you coming back in here, to your local files, making a change, and then publishing the change back to your remote server, so the most current version of the page is available out on the Internet. So, in the movie I'd like to show you how we do that. It's a pretty easy process. Let's open up Index.html.

I'm just going to make a slight change to this page. I'm going come up to the Insert menu. We'll go to Layout Objects. I'm going to add a Div Tag. We'll put that after the start of the Main Content cell, just so I have a Div Tag up here. And, I'm going to type in "Celebrating 15 Years in Business". And. I'll make that a Heading 1, and we'll center that. Okay, so there's a change on my Index page, and it definitely looks different from what we have out on the web right now.

It doesn't have the "Celebrating 15 Years in Business" banner. Let's go ahead and close that. Now I just need to publish that page out to my web server. I'm already connected to it. But this time, instead of dragging over the whole site -- I could do that and replace every single file on my server, but there's really no need to do that. All I need to do is replace the index page that's on my remote server with the newer version that I just created. I can do this a couple of different ways: I could have that selected, and click the Put File button. I could simply drag that over and replace it. Now, it's going to ask me: Do I want to put dependent files? Dependent files are basically any images, or media files that are embedded on the page. Now, there would really be no reason to include dependent files unless I had changed some kind of images. I didn't in this case, so I'm going to say No. I generally will not check "Don't show me this message again.", because I may want to put dependent files at some point. I'm going to click No in this case.

Now the new version of my Index.html page is out on my web server, and I can go check that out. Sure enough, there it is. There's the updated version of my page. And again, I only had to publish that one page, and I didn't even have to publish any of these other images on here because I only really changed the HTML code, and a very little bit at that. I'm going to make one more change here. Let's say a couple years have gone by, or we miscalculated. Let's say -- not 120 years. Let's say we're celebrating 20 years in business.

I'm going to save and close that file. Now, another way to publish your pages, and this is especially useful if you have many different pages that you've updated and you want to get them all over to the server in one shot. We have a Synchronize button up here. Clicking on that opens the Synchronize Files dialog box, and we can choose to synchronize Selected Local Files Only, or the Entire "teacloud" site. In this case I'm going to choose the entire site so that {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} can find all of my updated pages. What this does is it looks on the time stamps of the files on both the remote server and on your local computer.

You can choose whether to Put newer files to the remote, in which it looks for any of the files on the local side that are newer, compared to their counterparts on the remote server. Or, we can do the opposite; "Get newer files from remote", and you may wonder, when that happens, but I actually use this a lot when I'm out on the road at a conference, or just traveling, and if I need to update a webpage I can do that from my hotel room, but then when I get back home to my main computer where I actually store all my files, a lot of the newer versions of the files are out on the remote side. So, I can choose "Get newer files from remote", and {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} will find all the newer versions of the pages that I worked on while I was on the road, and replaced the older local versions here. Or, we can choose to go both ways to "Get and Put newer files" if I've done a little if I've done a little bit of work on the road, and I've done some work at home, and I want to make sure that both the local and the remote servers are identical. But, in this case I'm going to choose "Put newer files to remote", and when I click Preview, {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} is going to scan through and see if it finds anything that's newer than what's out on the server. And sure enough, it found that Index.html file, telling me it needs to put that file to the remote server. I'll say OK.

And, just like that it's put he file to the remote server. Let's check that out. There it is. We're now celebrating 20 years in business. So, that's yet another way to publish your files to your remote server. And again, that's really useful if you've updated more than one page, and maybe you don't remember exactly which pages you've uploaded. {italic}Dreamweaver{plain} will just check the time stamps on your pages, find the newer ones, and publish them for you. Once you're done with your publishing, you can just disconnect from the server.

I could always just click that button again when I need to. Or, if I'm working with the remote server for a while I can always just collapse the Files panel again to put it back over here, do some more local work on my site. And, when I'm ready to I can publish all my newer changes to my remote server. That's how the cycle goes; Work on your computer locally, publish to the server.

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  1. 1m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
  2. 21m 0s
    1. HTML vs. XHTML
      3m 4s
    2. What is CSS?
      3m 48s
    3. What is XML?
      2m 11s
    4. What is DHTML?
      1m 9s
    5. What is JavaScript?
      1m 23s
    6. File naming conventions
      3m 22s
    7. What is an index page?
      6m 3s
  3. 46m 18s
    1. Setting up your workspace
      2m 39s
    2. The Welcome screen
      4m 11s
    3. Windows and Mac differences
      3m 18s
    4. The Insert bar
      4m 38s
    5. The Property Inspector
      1m 50s
    6. The Document toolbar
      6m 6s
    7. The Document window
      9m 11s
    8. Panels and panel groups
      6m 58s
    9. Saving workspace layouts
      2m 22s
    10. Defining a default browser
      5m 5s
  4. 24m 59s
    1. Defining a site
      9m 5s
    2. File and folder management
      3m 11s
    3. Understanding path structure
      3m 17s
    4. Adding content to a site
      6m 6s
    5. Creating a site map
      3m 20s
  5. 38m 39s
    1. Creating a new blank site
      6m 0s
    2. Creating and saving a new document
      7m 54s
    3. About DOCTYPE
      3m 59s
    4. Inserting images
      9m 26s
    5. Inserting text
      3m 35s
    6. Aligning text and images
      4m 9s
    7. Inserting meta tags
      3m 36s
  6. 45m 58s
    1. Link basics
      6m 4s
    2. Linking with Point to File
      5m 18s
    3. External links
      4m 15s
    4. Creating email links
      5m 49s
    5. Named anchors
      7m 37s
    6. Linking to a file
      7m 35s
    7. Image maps
      9m 20s
  7. 1h 8m
    1. About CSS
      4m 52s
    2. Anatomy of a style sheet
      4m 10s
    3. CSS and page properties
      10m 11s
    4. Moving an internal style sheet to an external style sheet
      6m 46s
    5. The CSS Styles panel
      3m 48s
    6. CSS selectors
      2m 37s
    7. Type selectors
      12m 13s
    8. ID selectors
      10m 21s
    9. Class selectors
      5m 42s
    10. Creating rollovers with pseudo-class selectors
      7m 22s
  8. 42m 54s
    1. CSS vs. the Font tag
      2m 42s
    2. Formatting text with the Property Inspector
      8m 41s
    3. What measurement should I use?
      3m 15s
    4. Managing white space with margins, padding, and line height
      8m 34s
    5. Using font lists
      5m 45s
    6. Aligning text
      2m 47s
    7. Creating lists
      5m 8s
    8. Creating Flash text
      6m 2s
  9. 43m 19s
    1. About tables
      1m 28s
    2. Tables in Code view
      2m 36s
    3. Creating and adding content to tables
      7m 40s
    4. Changing table borders with XHTML
      5m 46s
    5. Coloring tables with XHTML and CSS
      6m 41s
    6. Aligning table content
      6m 39s
    7. Sorting tables
      3m 6s
    8. Setting table widths
      4m 48s
    9. Creating rounded-corner tables
      4m 35s
  10. 28m 22s
    1. Dreamweaver's layout tools
      3m 8s
    2. Tracing images
      4m 58s
    3. Adding AP div tags
      7m 29s
    4. Working with Layout Tables
      6m 55s
    5. Adjusting table widths and nesting tables
      5m 52s
  11. 16m 19s
    1. What is a device?
      3m 14s
    2. Attaching a printer-friendly style sheet
      3m 5s
    3. Styling for print
      7m 41s
    4. Adobe Device Central
      2m 19s
  12. 29m 54s
    1. Rollover rules
      3m 31s
    2. Creating simple rollovers
      5m 36s
    3. Creating disjointed rollovers
      7m 12s
    4. Creating navigation bars with multiple states
      9m 21s
    5. Creating Flash buttons
      4m 14s
  13. 26m 32s
    1. Viewing the code
      6m 9s
    2. Editing in Code view
      3m 0s
    3. The Code toolbar
      5m 11s
    4. Working with Code Collapse
      4m 27s
    5. The Quick Tag Editor
      2m 20s
    6. Working with snippets
      5m 25s
  14. 32m 45s
    1. About forms
      3m 23s
    2. Adding text fields
      9m 52s
    3. Adding checkboxes and radio buttons
      5m 37s
    4. Adding lists and menus
      6m 5s
    5. Submitting form results
      3m 23s
    6. Styling form elements with CSS
      4m 25s
  15. 23m 17s
    1. Opening a new browser window
      9m 38s
    2. Creating a popup message
      2m 50s
    3. Validating text fields
      2m 42s
    4. Getting more behaviors
      7m 2s
    5. Removing extensions
      1m 5s
  16. 14m 58s
    1. External image editor preferences
      3m 18s
    2. Built-in image editing tools
      3m 11s
    3. Roundtrip editing from Dreamweaver to Fireworks or Photoshop
      4m 39s
    4. Copying and pasting
      3m 50s
  17. 34m 16s
    1. Templates in action
      5m 12s
    2. Creating a new template
      6m 36s
    3. Applying templates
      3m 36s
    4. Modifying a template
      1m 40s
    5. Adding repeating regions
      3m 28s
    6. Working with repeating regions
      3m 13s
    7. Adding optional regions
      3m 34s
    8. Creating a library item
      3m 48s
    9. Modifying a library item
      3m 9s
  18. 13m 2s
    1. Using the History panel
      4m 24s
    2. Saving History steps as commands
      3m 25s
    3. Using Find and Replace
      5m 13s
  19. 14m 44s
    1. W3C accessibility guidelines
      4m 6s
    2. Accessibility preferences
      1m 29s
    3. Inserting accessible images
      3m 2s
    4. Inserting accessible tables
      2m 53s
    5. Inserting accessible form objects
      3m 14s
  20. 26m 17s
    1. About media objects
      2m 6s
    2. Linking to audio and video files
      5m 56s
    3. Embedding audio and video files
      7m 7s
    4. Setting parameters
      4m 27s
    5. Inserting Flash content
      2m 37s
    6. Inserting Flash video
      4m 4s
  21. 28m 47s
    1. Getting site reports
      3m 35s
    2. Checking links sitewide
      3m 30s
    3. Signing up with Tripod
      6m 36s
    4. Entering remote info
      4m 13s
    5. Publishing your site
      5m 41s
    6. Updating and publishing pages
      5m 12s
  22. 44s
    1. Goodbye
      44s

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