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Dreamweaver CS4 For Dummies® by Janine Warner

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Chapter 4. Managing, Testing, and Publishing a Site

In This Chapter

  • Testing your site in different Web browsers

  • Testing your site with the Dreamweaver Site Reporting feature

  • Fixing broken links

  • Managing your linked files

  • Publishing your site on the Web

  • Setting up FTP and other file transfer options

  • Using Dreamweaver's site management features

If you're anxious to get your site online, jump ahead to midway through this chapter, where you find instructions for using Dreamweaver's publishing features in the "Publishing Your Site to a Web Server" section. But before you go live with your site, I recommend you spend a little time using Dreamweaver's testing features to make sure your pages are ready for the all the world to see. I cover these features at the beginning of this chapter.

At the end of this chapter, you find instructions for using Dreamweaver's site management features, which are designed to help teams of designers work better together. These include the Check In/Out feature, which prevents two people from working on the same page on a site simultaneously — an important feature if you want to make sure that one designer doesn't overwrite the work of another. And believe me, you want to do everything you can to prevent this situation.

If you want to work more on the design of your site before you move onto testing and publishing, feel free to skip ahead to the CSS chapters and other more advanced chapters that follow. You can always come back to this chapter when you're ready to put ...

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