View Full Version : Trouble with uploaded site & links/images

05-14-2007, 04:17 PM
I'm going to try to explain this as clear as possible using example, even though I'm really not exactly sure what the problem is.

I've redone website I have using Dreamweaver. This is the first time I've used anything other than FrontPage). I've actually got the page exactly how I want it (locally), however I'm having some troubles with the links and images displaying properly now that it's been uploaded. Some information regarding the site:
Under Site Manager:
Local Root Folder: d:\my documents\New Web
Default Images folder:d:\my documents\New Web\images
Links Relative to: Site Root
http address: www.lifeguardhome.com

Other Info:
Registered Domain Name: www.lifeguardhome.com (redirection to my host)
Host: www.teamantons.com/~lifeguard
(it's a friend's site who has allowed me to use an area (the ~lifeguard directory) for free hence I don't want to switch it over to somewhere else.
Test Host: lifeguardhome.fateback.com (works perfect!!)

Like I said, all the pages work fine when I open them up locally. SO then I decided I would upload the files to a free site for testing (before I overwrote the current site). So I uploaded everything to http://lifeguardhome.fateback.com (http://lifeguardhome.fateback.com/) and EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECT (note: I haven't uploaded everything under the downloads section, but obviously all the links and stuff that HAVE been uploaded work fine).

So then I uploaded to my current server (www.teamantone.com/~lifeguard) and although all the pages show up, none of the links or images are showing up properly. The best I can figure is that is has something to do with the "/~lifeguard" folder off of the actual host (www.teamantons.com). This seems to be adding an extra sublevel into the equation which is wrecking all the links). Here are some direct links to different areas of the site so you can check them out and see if you can figure out the problem:


As you can see when you hover over a link on the right hand side (all my sublinks), they DO NOT reference the /~lifeguard/ subfolder which is necessary for the link to work. In the fateback.com site I mentioned earlier there is no /~lifeguard/ subfolder so everything works fine.

Does anyone have ANY help on how I can get Dramweaver to correct this? It's obviously very frustrating.

Thanks in advance.

05-14-2007, 05:59 PM
I believe your issue is the fact that you have your "Link Relative To" set to site root. It should be set to document relative. What happens is that on your local machine DW looks to your D drive to postion the links. If you use document relative it will look for the link relative to how your site is arranged.

Check out the F1 help on document vrs site root links.

05-15-2007, 01:55 AM
In your image links drop the life guard ie
<a href="/~lifeguard/comps/photos.htm">photos</a><BR>
<a href="/comps/photos.htm">photos</a><BR>

05-15-2007, 07:13 AM
looks like you got the site working?