[Express] How to transfer Web Site Folder to different person

Site in process of creation/setup in California.

1.Can two persons (Ohio & in CA) manage the site collectively? (I live in CA and created the site. I may train Ohio grandson to take over the site from grand parent at a future point - could be months/years.) Can work on it at different physical locations… HOW, as that would mean any changes I make, need to get into his Mac… Long years back seems there was a program “Fetch” by which to retrieve FTP files… Would we have to use that process to both work on the same site??

2.Currently grapic resources are scattered on a Mac by the nature of their modifications to fit. Will. I think I need to consolidate multiple graphics from scattered locations to the RESOURCES folder (otherwise he would need a clone of my Mac. Any problems likely to occur from my moving the various graphics into that folder?

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If you do a File>Save Archive all the necessary media will be gathered into 1 location along with the FW document and then it is best zipped and sent to Grandson.

However if he then works on the FW doc and makes additions/ changes it will not be reflected in your copy and he would have to repeat the process and send it back to you.

There is no way for you both to work on the same FW doc at the same time. The best you could do would be to put the archived file onto something like Dropbox that you could both access but you would have to ensure that any media files were only added from the repository on Dropbox so you would need to add them there before importing them into FW.

You would also need to ensure that you both ran the same version of FW and had the same actions installed on both your Macs.

Others have outlined how they have achieved this but it is usually 1 person working on the same file from 2 locations.

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Thanks…much appreciated. Likely best result will be to create an alternate web site he can work on/in until he’s comfortable with it and then send him the actual site so he can take if over… The File-Save Archive is the clue.

separate from that is the query about the numerous graphics that got scattered because of the changes they had to go thru to finally fit in the small areas on the web… Some went through 5 interatons befoe I could use it and it’s not clear just where each one ended up. I will need to search for the actual name of the last used image…then be sure that gets in a common place easy to access for me and get rid of the unused graphics and save disc space. Can you suggest on that… best way??


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separate from that is the query about the numerous graphics that got scattered because of the changes they had to go thru to finally fit in the small areas on the web… Some went through 5 interatons befoe I could use it and it’s not clear just where each one ended up. I will need to search for the actual name of the last used image….then be sure that gets in a common place easy to access for me and get rid of the unused graphics and save disc space. Can you suggest on that…. best way??

Once you have done File>Save Archive then all the graphics that have been used in the site will be COPIED into a Media folder in the Archive folder (try it and see). The originals remain untouched in their original locations.

By going through that ‘Media’ folder you will be able to determine what ones to keep/discard from their original location(s) but leave the ones in the Media folder untouched as they are the ones that will be used in the FW doc that has now been copied into the Archive folder.

It is important to remember that this process copies the FW doc so now you will have 2 - the original you were working on and the copy in the Archive folder that you are passing on to Grandson. So if you make further changes to the original you will need to repeat the whole process.

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Another important thing to understand about Freeway – unique among all other applications that make Web sites – is that it doesn’t ever use the external files you give it directly. Whenever you publish, it places copies (either direct copies, or optimized copies, depending on how you applied them and what kind of files they are) into the correct location in the Site Folder as it generates the entire site. The original files can be anywhere, and Freeway will maintain a reference to them. But if they move, they may become detached from the document, and you’ll be asked to re-locate them.

This brings me to another critical point – never add or remove or edit anything in the Site Folder on your Mac directly. Consider that to be Freeway’s exclusive domain. You won’t hurt anything if you do, but you will confuse yourself when you discover that Freeway considers the “damage” that you did to the site to be its responsibility to repair. Freeway only ever writes into that folder, it never, ever reads from that folder, except to check it for damage (any file missing or edited after Freeway last did). If you add your own files into that folder, they will be studiously ignored.

Walter

On Jul 18, 2014, at 2:37 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

It is important to remember that this process copies the FW doc so now you will have 2 - the original you were working on and the copy in the Archive folder that you are passing on to Grandson. So if you make further changes to the original you will need to repeat the whole process.


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I haven’t tried it yet but do you have Google Drive? Both persons activate
a Google account and Drive. Place the site folder on Google Drive, share it
and I think you both always use an actual version of the site. Its worth
trying…
Op 18 jul. 2014 05:27 schreef “Ann Amber” email@hidden:

Thanks…much appreciated. Likely best result will be to create an
alternate web site he can work on/in until he’s comfortable with it and
then send him the actual site so he can take if over… The File-Save
Archive is the clue.

separate from that is the query about the numerous graphics that got
scattered because of the changes they had to go thru to finally fit in the
small areas on the web… Some went through 5 interatons befoe I could use
it and it’s not clear just where each one ended up. I will need to search
for the actual name of the last used image…then be sure that gets in a
common place easy to access for me and get rid of the unused graphics and
save disc space. Can you suggest on that… best way??


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Just put your project folder in Dropbox, and share that folder. The only thing is that you can’t work on the project simultaneously, but that’s no surprise I guess. I’ve done this no too long ago, worked fine.


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thank you… seems like an easy solution. Appreciated.


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most things in life are easy :slight_smile:
Op 20 jul. 2014 06:33 schreef “Ann Amber” email@hidden:

thank you… seems like an easy solution. Appreciated.


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thank you… seems like an easy solution.

The important thing to remember if you are working like this in DropBox is that you must copy all files/images into the DropBox folder before importing them into your FW doc.

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Correct, thats when its an existing file like Anna’s. In case of a new
site its automaticaly done when creating a site map in Dropbox at startup
Op 20 jul. 2014 12:39 schreef “DeltaDave” email@hidden:

thank you… seems like an easy solution.

The important thing to remember if you are working like this in DropBox is
that you must copy all files/images into the DropBox folder before
importing them into your FW doc.

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Example??
A creates the FW File, uploads it to DB as well as the acct URL
B (with same FW Express version) can access it on Dropbox.
C B downloads it, then makes changes prior to B uploading the changes via FTP to the actual URL of the site
A connects with DropBox and downloads (??) the update from B so both Macs have the same changed version that is on Dropbox/
IS THAT HOW IT WORKS? OR?? OR DOES A NEED TO FETCH IS FIRST FROM THE URL?


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Dropbox automatically syncs it’s (private and shared) folders. As soon as you open and work on a FW file, sitting in a shared Dropbox folder, it’s synced as soon as you hit Cmd+S.

The guy at the other end of the bar opens his laptop (…), Dropbox immediately updates/syncs his folders and he opens the most recent FW document.

You probably will have to ‘Edit Resources’. Why? Well because YOUR path to the resources/media will differ from the OTHER guy, the location of your Dropbox differs from his, simply because your Home folder name is probably different than his, the same for the name of your hard drive. Apart from that, because you are able to point out a location of your Dropbox folder at install, the location might be anywhere.

So even though you share the file and used media/resources, Edit Resources might me needed as soon as the file has been updated by your partner in crime. Apart from that it’s a breeze.


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Okay… think I understand it… Will find out in the months ahead. grandson is months away from even beginning to get involved. So very much appreciate your assistance.
Very Glad yosaw and responded.
Ann.


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