What iWeb files do I upload to view my site correctly?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by needshelp, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. needshelp macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but here goes...

    I created a website with iWeb and am using Cyberduck to upload to my go daddy domain. It seems that something is missing with the formatting. It will display the text (in the right position for the most part), but not the correct fonts, backgrounds or the pictures. I made sure that the picture files were uploaded, but it still shows a blue "?" when I visit the site. I have a feeling that I'm not including the correct files (or even uploading files I don't need), or perhaps in the incorrect order. I've only uploaded sites from Microsoft Expression Web and it was a bit different.

    Any help with exactly what files I need to upload or what I'm doing wrong would be greatly appreciated!

  2. TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    I think what you may have done is moved the index.html file from inside the saved folder to outside it (which won't work). You will need to make another index.html file outside the data folder that redirects to the index.html file inside the folder.

    1) Upload the folder only to your root level. (root>the folder)
    2) Create the following redirect html file in TextEdit and save it as index.html in the root level of your site (root>index.html). Be sure to replace the bold link with the link of your index.html file inside the folder.

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;url=[B]http://www.yoursite.com/yoursite/home.html[/B]"></HEAD>
  3. dlloyd macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    I too have been working on iweb. and having some problems. I have been using Classic FTP to unload my pages to the server. I have a local person, who doesn't do Mac. So I'm kind of on my own. I finally got it all straight, except I have a slideshow that won't work?

    Do you publish you website from iweb? What I did is publish my iweb site to a folder in (my documents). I then used the Classic FTP to upload from (my documents, folder) to the server. I just found that you have to be careful how much you upload at once, it was randomly placing things in wrong folders, which was making it not work right.

    Hope this helps some, if you have more info maybe I can offer more suggestions??


  4. TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    The only advice I can offer would be to keep the structure of the website that has been saved to the folder the same as that on the FTP server. Ie making no changes to the whereabouts of files relative to each other.

    To upload it all, using CyberDuck in my case just drag the whole website folder from your mac to the root directory of the server. Simple as that. If you are using a web based FTP client that only enables you to upload one file at a time, don't use that, the likely place you are going wrong is leaving out a file.

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