Here are some general guidelines to make your site easier to manage:
The top level of your site (files right below your site directory name) is called the root directory.
Folder within the root directory are called subfolders
- Definitions you'll need to know:
- local site: the Web files on your computer, probably the S, H or C drive.
- remote site: the Web files on the UNC server called WWW.
These are the local files (on an individual computer, not the server) of the Ursa site:
- All images should be stored in the images folder
- .css files (cascading style sheets) should be stored at the root directory level .
- Dreamweaver and FrontPage automatically create a templates folder and all templates should be saved there. Templates have an extension of .dwt
- If you have a lot of PDF’s, create a PDF folder
- If you have working copies of files you don’t want to publish, create a support folder. You can cloak folders in Dreamweaver to prevent them from being published
- Files that begin with an underscore ( _ ) are private files needed by the Web server and the content should not be edited
- Remember to remove old files from the Web server since they may be found via a search