Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring file naming conventions, part of Dreamweaver CS6 Essential Training.
As you create files for the Web understanding the rules governing …their naming is vitally important.…If your files aren't named correctly, certain pages might become inaccessible …or just not work properly.…Remember that webpages contain links to other webpages and assets.…If file naming isn't handled correctly, your site's functionality can really suffer.…Fortunately, the rules for Web file naming conventions are pretty easy to follow.…First, don't use any spaces in your file names.…If you have a file that's longer than one word, use an underscore or a hyphen…to separate the words.…
Most Web servers will allow file name as spaces, but when the link is resolved,…the special character, %20 is used in place of that space.…So if you've ever seen that in the URL, now you know what that's referring to.…Now, this is really messy and can lead to a lot of confusion when …sending links or displaying URLs.…Second, shorten the file names when you can.…Rather than using something like about_us.htm, how about just about.htm?…
- Choosing and customizing a workspace
- Defining a new site
- Uploading files to your site
- Creating new documents and web pages
- Formatting source code
- Working with CSS
- Placing images and background graphics
- Creating links
- Styling a basic table
- Creating a web form with buttons, check boxes, and list menus
- Adding Spry effects
Skill Level Beginner
What is Dreamweaver?1m 4s
1. The Dreamweaver Interface
2. Site Control
3. Creating New Documents
4. Adding and Structuring Text
5. Coding in Dreamweaver
6. Managing CSS
7. Working with Images
8. Creating Links
9. Working with Tables
10. Working with Forms
11. Adding Interactivity
Additional resources1m 2s
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