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Web Development Recipes, 2nd Edition by Chris Johnson, Mike Weber, Chris Warren, Brian P. Hogan

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Recipe 38Using Dropbox to Collaborate and Host a Static Site

Problem

Our company and our partner company, AwesomeCableCo, are sponsoring Youth Technology Days. AwesomeCableCo has its own designer, Rob, who works remotely. We need a way to work with Rob on this site and show our bosses the progress we’re making. Rob doesn’t have virtual private network (VPN) access to our server farm, and our firewall allows deployment only from within our network.

Ingredients

  • An active Dropbox account and the Dropbox desktop client[120]

Solution

We can use Dropbox to collaborate on static HTML files and host them so they can be viewed by external users. With Dropbox we don’t need to worry about firewalls, FTP servers, or emailing files. Because Dropbox is cross-platform, ...

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