[Pro] naming the index page

When I bookmark the homepage of a web site that I have just built, I am presented with the name “Index” rather than the site name. Obviously this is because my homepage is called ‘index’ but I cannot change this name because the site then ceases to navigate correctly.
I looked this up in the manual and it tells me:

“It’s most important to give the home page in the site
a sensible title, such as “Softpress Systems Home Page” so that when someone bookmarks it in their browser, it is easy to find again in their bookmarks menu.
You should also remember to check that the file name for your home page is set to something like index.html or default.html (whichever is supported by the web server you’re going to be using). This is so that someone
coming to your web site without specifying a particular page name will be taken to the home page.”

I’m confused!

Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks.


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When you go to a web site, say http://Apple.com , and don’t give it a
file name to look for, it looks for a file named index.html.
The “Title” is the title that appears on the top on the page, not the
file name.

So, your first page, i.e. homepage, should have a filename of
index.html and a title of “My great web site” or whatever. Both of
these are set in the inspector

LLE

On Dec 8, 2009, at 10:55 PM, Nik Andrew wrote:

When I bookmark the homepage of a web site that I have just built, I
am presented with the name “Index” rather than the site name.
Obviously this is because my homepage is called ‘index’ but I cannot
change this name because the site then ceases to navigate correctly.
I looked this up in the manual and it tells me:

“It’s most important to give the home page in the site
a sensible title, such as “Softpress Systems Home Page” so that when
someone bookmarks it in their browser, it is easy to find again in
their bookmarks menu.
You should also remember to check that the file name for your home
page is set to something like index.html or default.html (whichever is
supported by the web server you’re going to be using). This is so that
someone
coming to your web site without specifying a particular page name will
be taken to the home page.”

I’m confused!

Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks.


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Just to expand on this slightly. The first page that you create in your FW document will automatically be given the file name: index.html

If you give your page a Title then FW will change the file name to suit. Title: My Website File name: mywebsite.html

So once you have changed the Title then change the file name back to index.html (for the first/home page of your site). Title: My Website File name: index.html

David


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Got it!

All working beautifully now - many thanks.


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Sometime around 9/12/09 (at 17:09 -0500) DeltaDave said:

If you give your page a Title then FW will change the file name to
suit. Title: My Website File name: mywebsite.html

Actually, Freeway won’t automatically change the file name of the
first page in a new site document no matter what you do to the page
title. It keeps it as “index.html” unless you manually change the
file name itself.

Things just get better and better, eh?

k


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