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  • Started 6 years ago by delacroix
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • delacroix Member

    I have the latest version of Fetch and it seems to be working fine.Apparently I can "put" files but when I go to look at the website I get a 403 error-forbidden.Get info has everything ticked except the two "write" boxes.This is my own computer and not part of a network.
    Any advice would be welcome as I'm afraid I must have little understanding of FTP.
    thanks!
    james.

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi James,

    Most likely this is not actually is a permissions error, but instead means that you uploaded your website files into the wrong location, and the web server cannot find them. (Many web servers give a 403 error when it just can't find the file it's looking for.)

    In order to better provide advice, could you please tell us which program you are using to create your website?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • delacroix Member

    Originally posted by ScottMcGuire:

    Hi James,

    Most likely this is not actually is a permissions error, but instead means that you uploaded your website files into the wrong location, and the web server cannot find them. (Many web servers give a 403 error when it just can't find the file it's looking for.)

    In order to better provide advice, could you please tell us which program you are using to create your website?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Hello Scott,
    I think that I asked the wrong question. I can upload a file and call it index.html and it will show at the web address as a page.
    But now that I have taught myself something about style sheets I do not know if there is a name I must use for the controlling file with the .css extension. I am not using a program just trying to learn from a book etc.I can make the css work in my browser but dont understand if the file needs to have a special name for it to be recognised in Fetch.
    thanks for your patience.
    james

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    No, if the CSS file works in the browser with the name you've given it now, that name will be fine for when you put it on the server, too. On most web servers, the only file that must have a particular name is "index.html" - after that, it's all up to you; you just need to make sure that whatever you name your other files, your HTML code uses those names to refer to the files.

    So, if you have index.html and have created a file named mystyles.css to go with it, the code inside index.html needs to refer to mystyles.css in order to load the styles. And if index.html and mystyles.css are in the same folder on your Mac, just be sure to upload those files to the same folder on the server. (mystyles.css is *just an example* - you do not need to change your file's name to that.)

    I hope this helps clarify things.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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