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Tutorial: Dreamweaver Site Setup

The goal of this project is to set up a new network computer with your preferences and access to your work.


Redefine your site:

  1. Log onto your new computer
  2. Open Dreamweaver
  3. If asked if you want to register your software, choose Don't Ask Again
  4. If you see the Default Editor dialog box, click OK to use the defaults
  5. Click the Site menu
  6. Choose New Site....
  7. The Site Setupdialog box that looks like the one below opens. There are only a few things you need to set in this dialog box, and they are indicated below with red arrows:
    1. Site Definition Dialog Box
  8. In the box next to Site Name:, type the name of your site. Use exactly the same name you used for your root folder.
    1. Example: lastname_firstname_personal_website
  9. Click the browse icon to the right of Local Root Folder:
  10. Navigate to your network folder, and double click the root folder of your site. Confirm that it appears next to the word Select: at the top of the dialog box, as indicated by the upper red arrow below.
  11. Click the Select button at the bottom of the dialog box, as indicated by the lower red arrow below.
    1. root folder selection
  12. Click Advanced Settings on the left hand side
  13. Click the browse icon to the right of Default Image Folder
  14. Double click your image folder
  15. Click Select Folder
  16. Click Save
  17. Click Done
  18. Click Okay in the Site Setup dialog box.
  19. The Manage Sites dialog box opens. Click Done. Wait while the Site Cache is generated.
  20. Your Site Setup is now complete.