Dreamweaver FTP problems....

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by fab5freddy, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I have been using the built in Dreamweaver FTP function, but i seem to have problems with it. It is a little funky sometimes.......Are there any web designers out there that use it, or do you prefer to use Transmit FTP or another self contained FTP client ???

    cheers, N
     
  2. Firanide macrumors member

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    I've always preferred a stand-alone FTP client. I find Dreamweaver's FTP to be a bit buggy at times.

    If you look around, you should be able to find some free FTP clients (although Transmit ($$) is the best still).
     
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Transmit is my favorite FTP app of all time and it works much better than Dreamweaver. True, you have to pay for it, but at only $30 it's more than worth it.
     
  4. highres macrumors 6502a

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    Cyberduck works great and is free. Never had a problem with Dreamweavers FTP function, just prefer a standalone FTP app.
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    web design system

    so then what system do you use to organize your websites ?

    Do you keep each website in 1 folder, with the index page, images,
    & so forth??
     
  6. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Cyberduck. Have never got Dreamweavers ftp to work for me.
    If you're using Dreamweaver, your site layout should already be setup - I assume you set the site up with the site manager? All your html files and css files should be in the root folder. An images folder for all the images, and a templates folder for all the, er, templates. You can put sub-folders in the images folder to help with organisation. Make sure all your links are relative, and when you upload they will remain unbroken.
     
  7. LBmtb macrumors newbie

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    Try checking the "passive FTP" checkbox for the site.
     
  8. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    i whould use cyberduck bicause the dreamweaver ftp is horrible...
     
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  10. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    I use Dreamweaver's FTP all the time both on Win & Mac. it's the only FTP i use.
     
  11. beefy23 macrumors member

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    I organise my system as you mentioned, however I have begun to look round for a proper version management tool that is Mac compatible as the number of projects I'm working increase. I've had a look at Bitkeeper ($, £ etc), Subversion etc but I'm yet to find a low cost (or free) solution that will work like a dream on the Mac. Anyone out there with some suggestions?

    As to the OT topic, I generally prefer a (free) stand alone client - at the moment Cyberduck gets my vote!
     
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  13. bigandy macrumors G3

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    No, it doesn't.
     

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