Until recently, I have always used the “Separate Resource Folders” setting (“Output” tab of Document Setup). I now am trying to change all my sites to use the “Common Resource Folder” setting, but I am having problems.
I have two languages for my sites: Japanese & English. As such, I store the bulk of my site content in separate server subdirectories so-marked:
I use two different Freeway documents, one to handle the /jp and the other to handle /en.
The problem comes down to Freeway not giving me control over GIF text filenaming. If I had control over that, I believe there would not be a problem at all.
Here’s the problem in detail…
When I upload my Japanese site using the Common Resource Folder setting, it puts that “Resources” folder in the root of my domain:
When I upload both of my Freeway documents to that same domain (both with the Common Resource Folder setting selected), all the resources from both documents are dumped into that same “Resources” folder in the root of my domain. And it never fails that GIF text graphics get overwritten when I upload from different documents. Other graphics don’t seem to get overwritten though – just GIF text I make in Freeway (which Freeway automatically chooses a name for).
So the only solutions I can think of are these:
Use “Separate Resource Folders” (which is not what I want).
Be given the power to edit the filenames for GIF text I create in Freeway (not likely, as that would require SoftPress to add that feature).
Put a different Resources folder in the server path of my choosing.
My preferred solution is #3. But how do I do that? Tim Plumb’s “Remote Resources” action does not appear to be the best choice here:
If you read the description for Tim’s action, it says to upload the site, then apply the action, then manually upload the HTML files to another server. But clearly, that will NOT solve my problem. Why? Because if I upload with Freeway, some of my graphics will get overwritten in that unified Resources folder – the very problem I am trying to avoid.
Oh sure, there is the painstaking “manual” workaround: I apply Tim’s Action and then deal with all the uploading myself using an FTP client like Transmit. But to me, that is too much trouble, and honestly, I use Freeway to give me “less trouble.” I want Freeway to handle the uploading of my Resources, but at the same time, I don’t want files to get overwritten.
So is there another way I can change where “Resources” folder is saved to my server, and continue to have Freeway handle the uploading of all my resources?
For example, if I could get Freeway to upload the Resources folders in following way (a different way for each of my 2 documents), my headache would be solved and I could still use the “Common Resource Folder” setting for each of my documents:
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and advice.
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