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04-26-2010, 11:22 AM
Hello all.

First of all, I am not a IT web wizard or know any code or anything.

I've created a very very basic website in Dreamweaver CS4. I've not uploaded it to a server yet or anything, it's still stored in my folders (if that makes sense?).

I need to show the file structure of my website, how do I do this?

Thank you. :)

04-26-2010, 01:33 PM
I'm not sure what your question really is ...

I'm guessing you mean that you want to upload your files to your webhost (website)?

On your website, the file structure is the same, but the terminology is different.
With your PC, you use the term "folders", on the internet, they are called "directories".

On your PC, you'll notice that the file paths are like C:\images\myhouse.jpg
On the internet, there is no "C" drive, and the slashes go the other direction, like /images/myhouse.jpg

Use Google to find tutorials on basic web page uploading and file paths.

04-26-2010, 02:00 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply.

What I'm trying to do is a piece of college coursework. I've been ill recently and I need to catch up on a lot.

I'm stuck a bit of it.

"Show the file structure of your website. Produce screenshot evidence of the file names used and the folders where the files have been stored.".

Would the structure be how it is saved? I've saved the web pages in individual folders. I've got the home_page.html file, and then I have separate folders for every other website page. For instance, I have a website page called 'refreshments' and I have saved the 'refreshments.html' file in a folder called 'refreshments'.

Another folder for images, and in that folder there are other folders for images for the web pages. For instance, images for the refreshments page would be saved in C:\Users\iStupid\Documents\AS ICT\Structured Tasks\Task 6\Images\Refreshments - does that make sense?

I know you're not a teacher (or maybe you are), but is this asking me to show screenshots of how I've saved the webpages and images, or is the structure something else?

Hope this makes sense. :confused:

04-26-2010, 04:13 PM
I think they want to see how you saved your files,
and how your pages link to other files and images.

So, just open the various folders and do a print of the screen.

You don't necessarily need a different folder for each web page,
but if that's what you did, then print those screen shots showing
how you saved them.

I think what they are looking for is sort of a non-issue ... not sure
what their reasoning is. Perhaps they specifically taught about
creating a logical file structure, and want to see how you did it?

It would seem so obvious and logical that a teacher of that kind of class
would show students how to use FTP to upload their web page files to
a server. Why doesn't the teacher have a server where students could
upload their projects? Then, the teacher could view them online and even
discuss them in the classroom. Totally blows my mind ... baffling.


04-26-2010, 07:08 PM
I know right.

Thing that I, and everyone taking the course, hate, is that teachers are not allowed to help directly. They can use an example to explain things. But as I'm ill, I have no idea what to do, as i have not been shown any examples.

I will do as you said though.

Thanks for the help. :)