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(can you work live like frontpage)



6:41 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a new employee that uses Dreamweaver. We use FrontPage for ALL our sites. Simply because we can modify from anywhere we are. Home, Office, Vacation, etc... Is there a comparable way to do this if we start to use Dreamweaver? Can we open the site live thru Dreamweaver or will we have to use frontpage to modify live after creating initially in DW. The only way I can possibably use DW is if it works like FP that will allow us to login to live site and modify on the fly. Thanks for any help with this matter.



6:57 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)


3:30 am on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can't say the above answered my question. Could someone comment on the top question.




6:42 am on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Your question isn't that clear on what you want to do (which is possibly why you weren't happy with the answer).

If you mean can you change a web page from any computer which has DW installed and an internet connection the answer is yes. (And the way that you do it is outlined in the link given above.)

If you mean can you log in from a web interface to change content (like a CMS or Webmasterworld), then the answer is no.

To put it simply, with DW you connect to your site via ftp, open the page you want to change in the programme, save the changes and then "synchronise" it (which means making the copy on the server the same as the one on your computer). You can also make any changes to a site offline if you have a up-to-date local copy, then connect to the server and ask it to synchronise the site, whereupon it will upload any files which have had changes made to them.


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