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  • 1. ARTDM 171, Week 12: Hosting
    • Gilbert Guerrero
    • [email_address]
    • gilbertguerrero.com/blog/artdm-171/
  • 2. Homework
    • Put your homework in my dropbox
    • Put them in a folder with your lastname and first initial
    • Example:         smith-h
    • header.lbi
    • footer.lbi
  • 3. Web Hosting
  • 4. Hosting your website
  • 5. Your web host handles the files
  • 6. Several services which require payment
    • Dreamhost –unlimited storage, one-click-installs, full featured administration, some problems with downtime, easy webmail access
    • Go Daddy – super cheap, but hard to use
    • Media Temple – pricey but dependable, lots of features, the good stuff
    • Green Hosting, or Solar and Wind Powered – http://www.thinkhost.com , http://www.sustainablewebsites.com
  • 7. Free hosting
    • xtreemhost.com – free, PHP enabled
    • T35.com – PHP enabled, unlimited space, minimal ads
    • Tripod – ad-based
    • Bravenet.com – lots of built-in features, annoying ads
    • Your ISP – Internet Service Providers, such as ATT , offer this with your DSL. You may already be paying for this.
  • 8. OR… set up your own server at home
    • How do I host a real domain name at home?
  • 9. Specialized hosting
    • Blogs: blogger, wordpress.com, livejournal.com, typepad.com
    • Media: Flickr, You Tube, Archive.org, Google Video
    • Social Networking: Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, LinkedIn, Tribe.net, Ning, Meetup
    • Classifieds, garage sales: Craigslist.org, Ebay.com
    • Payments: PayPal, Network For Good,
    • (Social) Bookmarking: del.icio.us, digg.net
    • Software sharing: SourceForge
    • Human Knowledge: Wikipedia
  • 10. Buying a Domain Name
    • Most hosting companies register domain names for added cost, around $9.99 or as low as $6.99
    • Godaddy.com and NetworkSolutions.com offer cheap registration.
    • If you choose to register a domain with a company other than your hosting company, you must add the DNS addresses for your hosting company at your registration company.
  • 11. FTP: File Transfer Protocol
    • Other programs: WS_FTP, FileZilla, Fetch, Transmit
    • Commonly used as a noun and verb. 
    • Host Directory refers to the location on the server. 
    • FTP can also be used to share files anonymously.  
      • See Internet Archive , many media files available directly through FTP.  You don’t have to do everything through a Web browser.
  • 12. Working on your site templates
  • 13. Slicing up your comps
    • Images that will be used throughout your site will be taken from your page comps
    • Turn off background layers
    • Use marquee selection and transform selection
    • Crop or copy and paste into a new document
  • 14. SSI for Templates
    • If you know your server is running Apache (most likely it is), you can use SSI to include common items on every page.
    • <!--#include virtual=&quot;/includes/nav.html&quot;-->
    •   
    • More SSI commands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Side_Includes
  • 15. iframes
    • <iframe name=“myfeed” id=“myfeed” src=“myfeed.html” height=“100” width=“400” scrolling=“auto”>
    • If you can see this, your browser does not support iframes!
    • </iframe>
    • iframes allow you to embed external content
    • Drawback: links have to be edited to load pages in the parent window
  • 16. Save as a template
    • Use File > Save as Template…
    • Dreamweaver saves your template file into a new folder within your site files called Templates
    • Create areas which can be edited by highlighting placeholder content
      • Go to Insert > Template Objects > Editable Regions
  • 17. Using your template
    • To begin using this template, open the Assets panel and click the Templates button
    • If you don’t see your template, click the refresh button at the bottom of the panel 
    • To create a new page using this template, right-click on the file in the Assets panel and choose New from Template
  • 18. Creating Library Items
    • To add a new item to the Library:
      • Click the Library button in the Assets panel
      • Select some text in a page or template, such as the text in the footer
      • Click the New Library Item button (bottom of the Assets panel)
      • Name your library item
    • Library items are highlighted in yellow
    • To use your new library item, drag and drop it onto any page
  • 19. Homework due Nov 10
    • Setup a place for your final project on your web host’s server
    • Read and do exercises in Ch. 11: Using Forms and Fields
    • Next week: We'll discuss Web forms