Transferring Files

Once you tell Dreamweaver how to send off your web pages to your server, you can set about actually doing so. Thanks to Dreamweaver’s Files panel, the whole process takes only a few steps.

Moving Files to Your Web Server

To transfer files to your server:

  1. Open the Files panel.

    Choose Window→Files (keyboard shortcut: F8 [Shift-⌘-F]).

  2. From the drop-down Site menu in the Files panel, choose the name of the site whose files you wish to move (if it isn’t already selected).

    The Files panel displays files for the selected site. You can use the File View drop-down menu to see either a list of the files on your local site or a list of the files on your remote server (see Figure 17-6). You can see local and remote server files side by side if you first choose “Remote server” from the File View menu and then click the Expand button on the Files panel.

    The Files panel offers toolbar buttons for uploading and downloading your web files to and from the web server that actually dishes them out to your site’s adoring public. (See Chapter 15 for much more on this important window.)

    Figure 17-6. The Files panel offers toolbar buttons for uploading and downloading your web files to and from the web server that actually dishes them out to your site’s adoring public. (See Chapter 15 for much more on this important window.)

    Note

    The color of the folders in the Files panel lets you know which view you’re currently in: Green folders mean Local view (your computer), beige (blue on the Mac) mean Remote view, and red folders indicate the Testing view (if you have a testing server, as described on Dynamic Websites: The Setup ...

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