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April 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm #240608
File Explorer Microsoft Document folders; where all files are in Windows OS. I set up my pages in a folder just as any server. I use Wamp, therefore, I place my folders under www.
I use Notepad++ to write my codes and then save them as their respective file, and place in respective folders. From there, I can path correctly to know how the pages are going to link.
I don’t know anything about what you’re saying, what is CMS?
“How do you upload the content – through FTP?”
No, FTP is for when I want to share special files through my website.
“And related, how is your hosting account generally set up? Mostly when it comes to “freedom” of accessing the server itself. ” I access the server through CPanel, I can choose to edit the file from the edit code or edit options, that opens the codes for editing; additionally, I can delete the old file and upload through [what appears to be DropBox].April 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm #240609ShikkedielParticipant
EditPad Lite is a good alternative for text editor as well. If you then upload through FTP (maybe your hosting account supports it otherwise something like Filezilla will do the trick), not a whole lot should be able to distort the files.
Using Codepen to show any issues is quite easy by the way, you could just copy and paste the HTML and CSS. No need to sign up even but save as anonymous.
Edit – posts may seem a bit asynchronous because I didn’t notice the new reply…April 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm #240610
I use Notepad++ to write the code and just save to my preset location in File explorer. This was supposed to save time to already reference the required file; however, when uploading, the path doesn’t work.
that’s why I stated I used File Explorer; that was supposed to be my local environment. Maybe having the files under wamp/www throws it off.
I am just going to keep it simple and make all my paths absolute. I’ve read many resources about paths and find it’s more opinioned than requirement.
When I had to create my portfolio for my IT-489 Portfolio Planning course, I had to use URL(“./../img/body.jpg”) in order for it to path correctly in File Explorer. However, I may have had it correct but their server was unresponsive for most of last nightit would not work just uploading the files to their respective locations.
I really hurt myself the first time around by not utilizing HTML3 or 4 [whatever I used the first time] by writing my own code. I let a program do it for me and now, when I really need it, I am lost. This is especially true with Bootstrap. I had 3 weeks to finish my prototype; my goal was to just make a single page, a template that will be used for all future designs.
I had little time (minus not sleeping for several days) to create my project. Inadvertently, instead of using Chalk & wire, I used my template for honest lee to create my portfolio.
My server offers a website builder; but I don’t use it. If I really need something, I look at various websites to see how they have completed that task.
I had tried to ask several students and professor about some of the things I am asking here; no responses. I had no guidance whatsoever, even through other forums. This is why my code looks the way it does.
I had tried many times to ask for help, and to experiment with various syntax. The things I missed were not using the same letter-case for the file extensions. This is noted in previous posts.
If I knew now what I knew then is a common statement for us; for me, it’s I didn’t need college. However, having a degree allows for more opportunities. Having this website is putting into practice what I learned (or lack thereof). Now, having a website hosted allows me to see things how they should be. Not just make some files, folders, and put them into my file explorer.
The hosted website allows me to learn something college will never teach. I am new, but I’m far from unteachable. I learned enough about Bootstrap to complete my webpage in a few weeks. This, in no way, means I know everything about it. In fact, I need help to understand the templates and options available. I guess it’s more JS than Boot.
I have been tired of how many sites are more concerned about making money than offering the best experience. I have compiled over 3,000,000 files to use for my website. I may perform some actions that many would never even think about on their site. I may have offered too many options; however, I am making this site for the world, not just programmers, or students, or…
With 3 billion people, I have to make attempts to find ways to cater to them all. I could care less if I make any money at all on this site; I’m just trying to leave the world (wide web) in a better place than I found it. This website may not be something programmers like, many may poke fun at me; as far as I’m concerned, if it helps some student find the answer quickly and accurately, then I had completed my goal.
I have finished putting my “portfolio” on my site. This was not all of my pages; I had to add artifacts (those will go into other locations) to complete the project. Instead of re-writing a new bio, I showed my exact college work.
I also created build documents; this was to explain why, if any reason, my prototype could not be finished. To save hassle, I wrote down step-by-step my actions. I plan on adding the build documents to how Honest Lee was created. How many sites can say that?
Creating the build documents allowed me to go back to previous codes that worked, if I messed up too badly; to accurately define my progress in the required status updates; and to allow for new programmers to review any issue I had and that might help them with any issue they may have.
I have been ridiculed by many people just for my idea for the website. I’m okay with that. I’m not scared of humiliation, dealt with it my whole life. Determination is what drives me, and no one can stop that. My perfect image of determination, as like those pictures in offices, is a Chihuahua trying to mate with a Great Dane. Imagine a small dog with an erection eyeing up a large female dog. Yeah, that’s me!April 16, 2016 at 1:07 am #240624BeverleyhParticipant
I know some coding are not case-sensitive; I did not know about the file extensions being case-sensitive.
It’s probably the environment in this case. Windows isn’t case-sensitive, so you’ll work on your web pages on your home computer (running Windows 7/8/10, whatever) and it doesn’t matter if you mix up the letter-case – paths will keep on working. But then you upload your files to your web host, and they’re very likely running a UNIX-based system (UNIX is free, while Windows incurs licensing so costs, so UNIX-based web hosting is very common). Unfortunately, this is when paths break because UNIX is case-sensitive.
Getting into a habit of using only lower-case letters to name your files will save you many headaches in the future. Also quicker to type since you’re not reaching for the Shift key all the time :)April 16, 2016 at 2:31 am #240626Paulie_DMember
I have compiled over 3,000,000 files to use for my website.
I’m assuming that’s hyperbole…if it’s not you must have petabytes of storage on hand.April 16, 2016 at 6:30 am #240629
I noticed when I allow the default for Windows to save, it always saves as .JPG. Just when I thought I had my images and about me page set up, I went to check it and it, again, lost the format. That is using the absolute path.
I can even use the link to the image in my test pages on my computer’s test pages, and reference my web images and it works fine.
I have been looking into reducing my code by combining the CSS formats and found I could use a select statement; the only difference is styling the select inside the HTML element.
<select runat=”server” id=”select”>
<option value=”A” style=”background-color: white;”>White</option>
That would reduce my CSS sheet; but increase my HTML code. This is one of the issues I had from the start; we have PHP, CSS, and JS to perform the same task; I went to ask the best practice on other forums and, because it is opinion, they wouldn’t allow it. If I am using an index.php, should I stay with php for all possibilities? I really need to go back to my saved schoolwork for Unix Fundamentals and see if there’s something else I could do to make my codes better.
That’s not hyperbole, I said file, this could mean a link to resources (such as my IE favorites), a simple .txt file. Most of my files are repeated because I did not know about centralizing Bootstrap; I copied my Bootstrap files to each of my pages, and backups. I had deleted over 200GB files that were mostly the same files.
Because I had only 3 weeks to go, I needed to make sure I could revert back to the last working code in the event I had catastrophic failure. I just overdid it because I had saved the files on OneDrive, a thumb drive, my documents folder, and backups in various users.
As you seen in my codes, I overdo things. I had over 800 IE favorites for resources, those are still referred to as files in my explorer. Like I said though, I had 20 Bootstrap files that were the same. Once I learned that I only needed one, I had deleted most of them.
I could not afford to waste time on trying to make my paths work, it was easier/faster to just copy the folder and place it in the folder for the page I was working on. I had used 400/500 GB of my computer space. After cleaning it up, I’m around 9Gb (that’s just files on my thumb drive).
I would not had these issues if I had better guidance, chose better decisions, and had more experience.April 16, 2016 at 6:42 am #240630
I know it’s not my burden of proof; but
I will play into the fallacy and show you just ONE of my deleted files images I had posted in my discussion board. I just need to find the site to upload the image. That is just one of the many deletes I had performed. This one I found deleted 300,000 items– which was 30 GB.
I do not over-exaggerate, I do not lie, and I most certainly will do anything ethically, morally, and maturely to respond to ad hominem.
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