Organizing Your Web Site

While a Web page is a single HTML document, a Web site is a collection of related HTML documents, plus all the extra files, such as images and movies, that appear on the Web pages. A common question for beginning Web designers is how to organize and store the various files that make up the site.

The answer is pretty straightforward: Just use the folders of your computer's operating system.

Most Web designers begin a new project by creating a folder that will hold all the site's files. This is called the local folder or local root folder. Think of it as a convenience: It's handy to keep all the site files in one place. You don't want them scattered across your hard drive. But having a local root folder is important for ...

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