Web Editing and FTP
Here's how to edit your web files from home or from some place off-campus, transfering the files with an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) application.
- Connect to the Internet. If you're using a modem, connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or whatever other way you connect.
- Start up your FTP application (ie. for Macs, Fetch; for Win, WS_FTP, or CuteFTP, or whatever).
- Transfer the files from the LRS server to your local disk.
- Disconnect from the Internet.
If you already have the latest versions of your files on your local computer, you can skip these first four steps.
- Edit/modify/create your web (HTML) files, using either a commercial web editor (Claris HomePage, Microsoft FrontPage, PageMill, etc.), a free editor (Netscape Composer), or even Microsoft Word (if you use Word, be sure you "Save As" HTML).
- Verify that what you've created is what you want, by viewing the modified or created web files with your web browser (Netscape or Internet Explorer). You can "open locally" a file that is on your own computer.
- When you're done and happy with what you've created, re-establish your connection to the Internet.
- Use your FTP application to transfer the modified/created files back to the server.
Last updated: 18 August 1999