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Using an HTML Editor

Read instructions for using an “all-in-one” program that handles connecting and editing, such as Adobe Dreamweaver.

An “HTML editor” is a program used to write and edit Web pages. More advanced HTML editors such as Adobe Dreamweaver also help you connect to the Web server in order to upload your files.

A Web search for “free HTML editor” will provide you with alternative programs that you may install directly on your computer.

If you are connecting from off campus, you will need to use Anyconnect VPN Client [Win] [Mac] [Linux].

Dreamweaver CS5 Instructions

  1. Launch Dreamweaver.
  2. Create a New Site (This only needs to be done once):
    1. On your computer, select the Site icon (which resembles three squares in tree view and is located on the far right side of the menu bar), then New Site. If you are using the Virtual Computing Lab through the Remote Desktop Client and the menu bar choices are concealed by the ubvcl.buffalo.edu bar, click the button next to the x in the right hand corner to change from full-screen mode temporarily and then you can access the entire menu bar.
    2. Select Site.
    3. Enter a name for the site in the Site Name field.
    4. Choose any local folder.
    5. Select Servers.
    6. Click +.
    7. Select the Basic tab.
    8. Enter UBUnix for Server Name.
    9. Select SFTP in the Connect using field.
    10. Enter ubunix.buffalo.edu as the SFTP Address.
    11. Enter your UBITName for Username. Leave the Password field blank.
    12. For the Root Directory, enter /ubfs/myfiles/1st_UBIT_LETTER/2nd_UBIT_LETTER/UBITName/public_html (where 1st UBIT_LETTER/2nd_UBIT_LETTER/UBITName are the first letter of your UBITName, the second letter of your UBITName, and your full UBITName.)
    13. Click Save. Click Save again.
  3. Connect to your site in the Files panel to the right:
    1. Choose the name of your site in the Business Catalyst's Files tab.
    2. Click the icon of two plugs underneath the name of your site.
    3. You will be prompted to enter your UBITName password. Enter your password and click OK.
  4. Create or update your web page.
  5. Save your work.
  6. Select the file name in the panel on the right.
  7. Click the up arrow to upload the file.

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