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Artdm171 Week12 Hosting


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Artdm171 Week12 Hosting

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