These steps assume you have access to a CampusWeb (group sites) or MyWeb (personal sites) folder and want to use Dreamweaver. For first-time users see:
Set up Dreamweaver
Set up Dreamweaver for first use, then come back here.
Editing Your Site
The Dreamweaver Workspace
These screen areas will be refererenced in the instructions below.
- Menu Bar: find your basic functions here.
- Open File Bar: when you open file from the file list, they show up here.
- Code / Design View Buttons: generally you want to choose design view.
- Page Title: change the title of your page here.
- Editing Area: edit page content here.
- File List: all the files on your server, plus site selection, refresh, etc.
- Properties Window: used for Links, creating bulleted lists, etc. Make sure it is in HTML mode (left side of panel).
Creating a New Page
From the Menu Bar, 1, select File, New, Page from Template, then the layout you wish. Keep “Update page when template changes” checked, and select the Create button.
This is similar to Word – click on the area you wish to edit and type. Highlight and type to replace. Using the “enter” key will create a new paragraph, which for the web is a blank line and no offset at the beginning of the next paragraph.
To make a link:
- Highlight the text that you want to use for the link text. Do not use words like “click here” but instead use the name of the page or document you are referencing.
- Using the Properties Panel, 7, find the link section and either type in the http://link-url if the page is NOT on your site, or use the “bullseye” symbol next to the link area and point to the page in the File panel, 6, that you wish to link to.
Saving a New Page
From the Menu Bar, 1, select File, Save As. Then navigate to the right part of your site and save your page with a unique name. Please do not use capital letter or spaces in the name. You can use a dash, but keep the filenames as simple and short as possible. For example orgchart rather than our-organization-chart-2014. In general keep dates out of the file name, even for pdfs and docs.