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What files should I place in the site folder?

What files should I place in the Master pages folder?

Specifics please.

I don’t want to be half way though my site and realize that I have something in the wrong place and can’t undo it.

Thanks!


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Good you asked first!

None (let Freeway populate this with thefiles it publishes from the Freeway
document).

There are intro guidelines in the KB - I haven’t the link now.

Your Freeway Document is your 'virtual site - in which there are virtual
pages and virtual folders.

When you publish from it, Freeway makes actual pages and actual folders.

It is helpful to keep the files - such as imges, mp3, or whatever your site
is to use - in a folder for your own convenience and workflow.
You can call this Media folder or whatever is meaningful to you to call it.

So I usually would have a folder related to the site project as a whole and
in there the Freeway document and media folder - as well as setting Freeway
to publish to a site folder in there - which I would usually never interact
with directly - as the contents of that are managed by Freeway.

How you organise the media and files iin the media folder is up to you.

But unless you are pasting into Freeway - it will keep a link to the
original resource and only embeds a proxy version in the Freeway document -
so you don’t want to lose the original - hence - is good to keep all files
for the site in one place.

Does that help?

all the best
Brian

Ashleigh said recently:

What files should I place in the site folder?

What files should I place in the Master pages folder?

Specifics please.

I don’t want to be half way though my site and realize that I have something
in the wrong place and can’t undo it.

Thanks!


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Yes, thank you Brian.

You mentioned keeping all the files in one place, so could I make a file under the site folder in freeway or do you mean make a file on my desktop?

Also, sorry, I’m new to this, but what does KB stand for?


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Well its not good to clutter your Desktop so I would keep them somewhere in
your Home User folder - or wherever you keep your own work.

I have a folder for web sites - which has one for client sites and one for
my own and inside each have site project folders.

Documents
/Websites
/site project folder/
Freeway Doc
Media Folder
Site-HTML
Other related

If you want access via Desktop then command -option drag out an alias of the
overall site project folder to there and or add it

Softpress KB = Knowledgebase

By the way if you use a template it makes this structure for you.
(I’m not saying do that - but that would show you if my description doesnt)

all the best
Brian

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Yes, thank you Brian.

You mentioned keeping all the files in one place, so could I make a file under
the site folder in freeway or do you mean make a file on my desktop?

Also, sorry, I’m new to this, but what does KB stand for?


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It’s important to note that what is referred to here as the Site
folder is the folder you have designated in Freeway’s Document Setup
dialog as the place where all of your site’s files will be published.
It is vitally important that you not put anything inside that folder
yourself. This folder is constantly being emptied and re-filled as
Freeway does its HTML generation thing. Any files you put there will
at best be ignored, and at worst may be deleted or overwritten without
a peep.

One recommended layout for a Project folder (a parent folder which
contains everything you need for your project) is this:

My Excellent Freeway Project/
	Media/
		all
		the
		art
		and
		such
	My Excellent Site.freeway
	Site/
		css/
			style.css
		index.html
		Resources/
			_clear.gif
			beagle.jpeg
			logo.gif

The Site folder (and everything inside it) is generated by Freeway. In
the case of images or scripts or any other resource you add to your
site through the design interface, a COPY of the original is moved
there (or an OPTIMIZED COPY is generated in the case of images that
get resized or cropped). If your originals live in the Media folder
(or anywhere else besides the Site folder) then Freeway will not have
any trouble with this process.

KB is slang for KnowledgeBase, found here: http://softpress.com/kb

Walter

On Jan 14, 2009, at 9:12 PM, Ashleigh wrote:

Yes, thank you Brian.

You mentioned keeping all the files in one place, so could I make a
file under the site folder in freeway or do you mean make a file on
my desktop?

Also, sorry, I’m new to this, but what does KB stand for?


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Brian Steere said recently:

or add it

to the Finder Window sidebar while the job’s on.
Or indeed to the Dock - I forget about the Dock!

all the best
Brian


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Sometime around 14/1/09 (at 21:12 -0500) Ashleigh said:

could I make a file under the site folder in freeway

First rule: don’t do anything inside the Site folder. Nothing. That’s
Freeway’s job. Everything you do with files and folders should be
outside the Site folder.

k


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Thanks everyone! This helps a ton :wink:


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