Showing a Client Their Web Page

I’m new to FW. I am a graphic designer and will be creating web pages for my clients. What’s the best way to show them a sample of what I’m doing for them, where all the buttons and links work? This would be preliminary work for their approval, before the final site is completed.


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You can add a folder to your host server, and upload the site there - something like

www.designassoc.com/clientname

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If you have your own hosting, slimply add some folders via an FTP
application (there are a few that offer 30 day trials) i.e.

clients > ‘your_clients_name’

And upload your files into there. If you have a cPanel then you can
also password protect the folder so only your client can view the site.

Nathan Garner
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On 19 Aug 2009, at 15:51, Don Borger wrote:

I’m new to FW. I am a graphic designer and will be creating web
pages for my clients. What’s the best way to show them a sample of
what I’m doing for them, where all the buttons and links work? This
would be preliminary work for their approval, before the final site
is completed.


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How far down the design route have to gone?

If its web code, then set up some space on a server somewhere.

If you are talking just visuals, for an example, we often set up
sample design layouts created in Quark exported as PDF, with hyper-
links added to the Quark layout. The PDF acts as a mobile web site you
can quickly email to them. Basic links in the PDF are active to go
from page to page.

David

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On 19 Aug 2009, at 15:51, Don Borger wrote:

What’s the best way to show them a sample of what I’m doing for
them, where all the buttons and links work?


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Hi chaps, can I jump in here … I similarly am working on a site for a client, we meet in a pub and there’s no web access and I don’t have a dongle for my laptop, I’d also like to show him how the links and things work, is it a no-no for me to load Freeway onto the laptop so I can use the “Preview in browser” facility or is there another way - I shan’t be building the site first in Quark David though I could dust off my “InDesign” skills I guess and do it in there ! Regards Roger


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hi,

As I tend not to do very large sites, taking and emailing a screen grab (with browser) pdf generally works fine. Making basic starter layouts is so easy in Freeway.
For larger sites then uploading to a folder on your server works ok. Especially if you need to demonstrate the navigation.

s


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is it a no-no for me to load Freeway onto the laptop so I can use
the “Preview in browser” facility

It is a no-no I’m afraid, unless it is your own laptop: Freeway’s
license permits you to have it on your laptop as well as your desktop
as long as you don’t use both copies at the same time. The idea is to
make life easier for you, the license holder, while safeguarding
Softpress’s business and future.

If this isn’t your own laptop then there is a simpler way anyway.
Just put a copy of the site folder (the folder Freeway uses when it
builds the HTML and all from your layouts) onto the laptop. Find the
index.html page in there and open that in a browser; that’s your
site’s home page. All links should work just fine.

k


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Thanks Keith, it actually is m laptop and I would only ever use it OR my desktop so that’s good to know “Freeway on the move” excellent, but the second option sounds good, I’ll give that a go. Best Roger


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“Freeway on the move” excellent

Yes, but remember that if you want to move a Freeway site document
from one to the other remember that you’ll need to take all your
original graphics as well.

I always make a new site using the template method (although I
always use the blank template). This means that I’m given a complete
folder structure including that convenient “Media” folder within the
main folder. I put my graphics in there, so I know that if I move the
whole folder that contains that and my Freeway document itself, I get
everything my site requires.

You’ll also need to ensure that you have the same fonts installed on
both, or one day you’ll find your site uses a font that’s not
available on the other machine. And Murphy’s Law dictates that this
will happen when it is least convenient, probably while a client is
waiting.

k


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Excellent advice Keith, I’d always used that except one time when I just hit “New” and then wondered where all my favourite things were like the ‘media’ folder, it just keeps all the bits tidy. Good of you Roger


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