[Pro] Sub Folders within the site Folder

What are the real benefits of having a sub folder structure within the Site folder? someone has suggested to me that i should use subfolders to simplify anyone having to type in the full .xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ

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Hi John,
Adding sub folders to your site could certainly help. If you add a folder for each main section of your site (.xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ, .xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ, .xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ etc) then as long as each contains an index.html page your site visitor can simply enter the URL without the need to enter the page names.

What the server does when you type an address like this into the browser is to look for a default page to serve. Typically this will be index.html but it can be a whole host of filenames on different servers.

So why are headless links like this useful? Well, if you wanted to move your site from html to php page extensions (for example) then you’d have a lot easier time of it if none of your links contained .html in the first place. Also it makes the URL a lot easier to remember as well as tidier to look at and quote.

Sadly Freeway will always link directly to the page so your internal links will always contain a file extension. You can overcome this by manually adding your pages to a folder and renaming the file index.html but you’d have to maintain the links manually using the External tab in the Edit > Hyperlink dialog.
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Tim.

On 7 Sep 2012, at 12:39, ejw wrote:

What are the real benefits of having a sub folder structure within the Site folder? someone has suggested to me that i should use subfolders to simplify anyone having to type in the fullhttp://www.xyz.com/pagename.html


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Sadly Freeway will always link directly to the page so your internal links will always contain a file extension. You can overcome this by manually adding your pages to a folder and renaming the file index.html but you’d have to maintain the links manually using the External tab in the Edit > Hyperlink dialog.
Regards,
Tim.

Tim,

Thank you for the advice, my only question is in relation to your comment above in regard to maintaining the links via the External tab… i have linked via the internal pages and it seems to be working…

Take a look at

www.glandoreyc.com/classic

Classic is now a sub folder within the site folder and the only page in there is index.html.

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Hi John,
Yes this will work but you have to remember that Freeway won’t maintain this link for you automatically. If you move the page to a new location or rename it Freeway would normally update all of the links for you, but using the external tab like this it won’t.
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Tim.

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Classic is now a sub folder within the site folder and the only page in there is index.html.


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OK, thanks Understood

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One unorthodox way that I use subfolders in Freeway Pro is to load and
organise resources for a website. As with my own portfolio, rather than use
an external editor to size and crop my lightbox images, I place them all on
a FWP page in a subfolder nobody can see. Because my prefs are set for a
common Resources folder, those files are available and reachable as
resources for any manually coded links in the site.


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What are the real benefits of having a sub folder structure within the
Site folder? someone has suggested to me that i should use subfolders to
simplify anyone having to type in the full
.xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ

Thank You

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An elementary question: how do I move a page into a subfolder?
Example: Temporary design pages that I may want to refer to later.


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In the “gear” menu at the bottom of the left pane in Freeway’s design view, choose “New Folder” and give it a name (no punctuation except the underscore, no spaces). Click and drag the page you wish to add to that folder under and slightly to the right of the folder name. The folder should highlight to indicate it will accept the new child. Release the mouse button.

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On Nov 5, 2013, at 7:20 AM, Judith Klinger wrote:

An elementary question: how do I move a page into a subfolder?
Example: Temporary design pages that I may want to refer to later.


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It was the under and slightly to the right that did the trick! Grazie molto!


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