Defining a Dreamweaver site

Defining a Dreamweaver site

After configuring your system to develop web applications, define a Dreamweaver site to manage your files.

Before you start, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • You have access to a web server. The web server can be running on your local computer, on a remote computer such as a development server, or on a server maintained by a web hosting company. See Setting up a web server.
  • An application server is installed and running on the system running your web server. See Setting up an application server.
  • You created a root folder for your web application on the system running your web server. For more information, see Creating a root folder for the application.

Defining a Dreamweaver site for your web application consists of three steps:

  1. Define a folder located on your hard disk as a Dreamweaver local folder to store working copies of your site files (see Defining a local folder).
  2. Define a folder located on the computer running your web server as a Dreamweaver remote folder (see Defining a remote folder).
  3. Specify where Dreamweaver should send dynamic pages to be processed while you work (see Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed).

After the Dreamweaver site is defined, you can start building your web application.

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly