first mac and already a request to design my first web page

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gaelan, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. gaelan macrumors regular

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    Any pointers? I was going to see what I could do in iWeb (haven't gotten the computer yet...still with the fedex guy).

    The guy already does the company's site using iWeb. Can I just create the section of the site he wants me to do, email the iWeb file, and he can integrate my contribution into the main file/site? For example, if macrumors told me to create page two of the rumors, could i create that separately, then send it to the webmaster to plug into macrumors.com?

    if not how do we go about collaborating on a project like this using iWeb?
     
  2. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    That's going to be pretty tough. iWeb doesn't have any sort of collaboration support. All the settings for your website is stored inside a domain file, so you'll have to pass that back and forth between each other to maintain the code.
     
  3. gaelan thread starter macrumors regular

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    so he sends me the entire site code and i add my part, then send it back to him?
     
  4. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Correct. Only one of you can be working with the domain file at one point, or else the stack of cards come crashing down.

    For example, if you both work on it on the same day the code will be different since you both were working and creating different versions.

    iWeb Site
    |
    iWeb site (your version) && iWeb site (his version)

    iWeb, as well as many other web tools has no way of integrating your changes and his changes, so that you go from the above situation to:

    iWeb Site *1 copy*
    |
    iWeb site (your version) && iWeb site (his version) *2 unique copies *
    |
    iWeb site (your version + his version) *1 copy*

    Dreamweaver doesn't even do it! The whole way it solves it is by having different people "check out" different parts of the site and disallow anyone else from making changes to it while the one person has it "checked out"

    More theory on it:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control

    Short answer, you'll have to get the domain file from him, make your changes and then give it back to him so he can make changes, neither of you can make changes simultaneously
     
  5. gaelan thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks
     
  6. andy5000 macrumors regular

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    adobe contribute does it but thats £113 or the us equivilant
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    It still uses the locking method, so you can't have two people authoring the same code and integrate both changes into the source. Don't know if there are any version control projects that could actually do this. It's damn hard, I know that. You'd really need a pair of eyes to sit there and compare each version, take the best pieces from each version and integrate them into one new version.

    Don't think a computer can do that just yet.
     
  8. tominated macrumors 68000

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    cant you use collaboration like that with SubEthaEdit?
     

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