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Macromedia Contribute 3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 2. Making a Site Connection

Although it is possible to edit pages with Macromedia Contribute 3 that are not on a Web server (called offline editing), you may be using Contribute to create and edit pages over an Internet or local area network (LAN) connection to a Web server. The server could be the machine running your live Web site, sometimes called the production server, or it could be a test server, also known as a staging server. A staging server is usually used for editing and review of a site’s pages where several people must approve the design and content before the site or page goes live on the Internet.

Regardless of whether you use a production or a staging server, you need to tell Contribute how to connect to the server before ...

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