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upload trouble (6 posts)

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

    I am not a professional web designer, and thus almost all of this process is new to me. I have created a website using GoLive and now need to upload the pages to the web host server.

    I appear to have successfully "Put" the site (or at least it now shows up in the Fetch window with other files), but the site does not show up when I try to load it with a web browser. The site is www.umya.com.

    Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated!

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Some simple things to check:

    * Is the front or home page of your website named "index.html" or "index.htm"? It needs to be named that in order for most webservers to display your website properly when you go to your site's address.

    * Are all your website files inside a folder? If you store all your website files in a folder, do not upload them to the website by Putting that folder. Instead, open up the folder and put the contents. If all your website files - including the index.html file - are inside a folder on the server, the server will not display your website. You need to move the files outside the folder that holds them.

    (While you can use the Put dialog to put multiple files at once, it may be easier to just open up the folder on your Mac, select all the files inside it, and drag them to the Fetch window to upload them.)

    Let us know if either of these pieces of advice helps, if not, we can try to make some other suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • ktisdel Member

    Thanks for your reply. I have done as you suggested -- dragging individual html files from the site folder of GoLive into the Fetch window -- and the website is not yet active. Is there another step that needs to be taken? Fetch indicates that the html files have been successfully transferred (over 90 of them).

    Thanks again for your help

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    If I go to your web address, I now see an introductory page, although the graphics and most of the links don't work (I don't know if they're supposed to are not).

    If you're still seeing nothing, you should empty your browser's cache and that should display the current state of your website. To do this (assuming you're using Safari):

    * Go to the Safari menu, and choose Empty Cache.
    * Safari will ask you if you're sure. Click the Empty button.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • ktisdel Member

    Thanks again. I was able to figure out how to upload pages (needed to put them in the www file). Due to some trouble with how the pages look and function, I only uploaded a generic index page for now (thus no functional links).

    As you see none of the pictures were able to upload (despite each image being created in photoshop and saved for web). Moreover, I changed the css so that text links would not be blue and underlined, and obviously that has not taken effect after the upload. The pages look like I want them to when previewing them in GoLive, but look completely different after upload. Thoughts?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    When you say "the pictures were not able to upload," do you mean you got an error when trying to upload them?

    And it looks like your CSS information is stored in a separate file (it is looking for a file named "basic.css" in a folder named "css"). In order for the styles to appear in your webapges after uploading, you must upload the CSS file as well.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks
    Thanks,

    Posted 5 years ago #

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