[Pro] script.aculo.us

I have just downloaded script.aculo.us to my computer, and I am now trying to follow the installation instructions. Can someone please provide a translation? Here are the instructions I have:

Quick start

  1. Download & install
    Using script.aculo.us is easy! First, go to the script.aculo.us downloads page to grab yourself the latest version in a convenient package. Follow the instructions there, then return here.

Next, put prototype.js, scriptaculous.js, builder.js, effects.js, dragdrop.js, slider.js and controls.js in a directory of your website, e.g. /javascripts.

Third, load script.aculo.us in your web page. This is done by linking to the scripts in the head of your document.

…My questions are-
First: In the second paragraph it mentions “a directory of your website” my website is hosted by Network Solutions, is this “directory of your website” found through Network Solutions, or through the Freeway program?

Second: The third paragraph is jibberish to me. “linking to the scripts in the head of your document” does not translate to me in coherent actions, could someone tell me what this means?

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If you have FW Pro 5.x you already have access to scriptaculous and prototype script libraries. There is no need to load them separately as FW will take care of that for you.


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…My questions are- First: In the second paragraph it mentions “a directory of your website” my website is hosted by Network Solutions, is this “directory of your website” found through Network Solutions, or through the Freeway program?

By this, they mean use an FTP application like Fetch or Transmit to create a folder inside your server’s document folder (the same place where you upload your pages) and then use FTP to upload those scripts into that new folder.

Second: The third paragraph is jibberish to me. “linking to the scripts in the head of your document” does not translate to me in coherent actions, could someone tell me what this means?

If you were hand-coding (or using Freeway’s various HTML Markup tools to approximate that), you would use a script tag, like this:

<script src="javascripts/prototype.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"> </script>

(assuming that you had created a folder named javascripts and placed that file in it.)

But as Chuck pointed out, these libraries come with recent versions of Freeway, and can be added to your pages by using the various FX actions, or by using my Protaculous Action (available from ActionsForge).

Walter


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