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fishinabox
08-13-2008, 11:13 AM
At the moment I have a site which is on two local computers at different addresses and on a remote server. I have noticed that when I make changes to the site and upload it to the server then access it by typing
in the address the changes will be noticable on the local computer that
I made the changes but not on the computer where there is still a non
updated version of the site. Is it that a browser will somehow link to
the site on the local computer if such a site exists on that computer.

Thanks

Corrosive
08-13-2008, 11:24 AM
At the moment I have a site which is on two local computers at different addresses and on a remote server. I have noticed that when I make changes to the site and upload it to the server then access it by typing
in the address the changes will be noticable on the local computer that
I made the changes but not on the computer where there is still a non
updated version of the site. Is it that a browser will somehow link to
the site on the local computer if such a site exists on that computer.

Thanks

Hi Fish

Nope, you will have to update the files on both PCs. You can synchronize the site but make sure, with the PC you are not updating on, that you select to 'get newer files from remote server' or you will get in a mess.

fishinabox
08-14-2008, 10:10 AM
Great thanks. That explains it.

Corrosive
08-14-2008, 10:27 AM
Great thanks. That explains it.

Just out of interest, why are you designing on two different PCs? Have you looked at the 'check file in and out' option DW provides? If there are two of you working on the same site then it saves all kinds of mayhem.

fishinabox
08-14-2008, 11:42 PM
Hi Corrosive

Basically at the moment I am working as a kind of community designer
for individual and community projects. The web site in question is for
a local Buddhist organisation. It is a bit experimental but my idea was
to design a site for them but then teach one of the monks to use
certain aspects of Dreamweaver so that they could update a news
section of the site for themselves. At the moment there is copy of
the site on my own computer and one at the Buddhist centre.
Changes have been made on one or the other computer at different
times. I don't feel it is going to well at the moment although some of
it is to do with my own lack of knowledge. Also this is all being done
as cheaply as possible for certain organisations and individuals that is
why I am trying to train others although certain sites I am updating
myself.

Here is the site

http://www.punjabbuddhistsocietyuk.com/

Small portfolio

http://www.fishinaboxdesigns.co.uk/

Corrosive
08-15-2008, 07:11 AM
Hi Corrosive

Basically at the moment I am working as a kind of community designer
for individual and community projects. The web site in question is for
a local Buddhist organisation. It is a bit experimental but my idea was
to design a site for them but then teach one of the monks to use
certain aspects of Dreamweaver so that they could update a news
section of the site for themselves. At the moment there is copy of
the site on my own computer and one at the Buddhist centre.
Changes have been made on one or the other computer at different
times. I don't feel it is going to well at the moment although some of
it is to do with my own lack of knowledge. Also this is all being done
as cheaply as possible for certain organisations and individuals that is
why I am trying to train others although certain sites I am updating
myself.

Here is the site

http://www.punjabbuddhistsocietyuk.com/

Small portfolio

http://www.fishinaboxdesigns.co.uk/

Fair shout, looks like a worthwhile cause (and orange colour scheme, of course). Yeah, if the monks are updating it just synchronize the site on your PC before you start and select 'get newer files from remote'. That will make sure their updates are on your PC, and then you can continue working.

Also, look at the options provided by Dreamweaver Templates (.dwt files) as they will make sure that updates are done without breaking your design. The monks will get only a small 'editable area' which they can update.

Good luck.

fishinabox
08-15-2008, 05:45 PM
Thanks a bunch