Re: New to Web Authoring
Laurence,The first place to start is knowing how files are stored
on your PC.
You have your C: harddrive and it's filled with folders.
Within the folders are files. These files have extensions
that are attached to the filenames, like .jpg .exe .doc
You access the files (open them or save-as) by referencing
the path using folders.
Example: c:\My Documents\My Pictures\myhouse.jpg
This is called a path. Notice how the folders are separated
by a backwards slash.
When you deal with the internet, it's all UNIX, so things
change a little bit ... mostly in terminology.
"folders" (as on a PC), now become called "directories".
Directories "pathnames" are separated by forward slashes "/"
instead of backwards slashes "\".
This becomes important when you start making webpages because
you can create webpages on your PC without being on the
internet. The file extension ".html" opens the file using
your browser (Internet Explorer). If you create a webpage
on your PC and reference other folders, you will be using
a backwards slash "\". When you upload the files to the
internet, those slashes need to be changed to forward slashes.
You are using CuteFTP for uploading your files.
You will be selecting files from your PC Harddrive and
sending them to the disk where your webpages are stored.
This is a disk just like your harddrive, except paths are
separated by forward slashes "/".
If you look at the address of this website at the top of
your browser, you will see the domain name and various things
separated by forward slashes "/" ... these are directories.
Now after all of that ... here's the answer to your question:
You can search Google for:
Making a web page
On 8/03/05, Laurenceuk wrote:
> Hi, I don`t know whether this is the correct place to post
> this request but I am new to web authoring and would
> appreciate it if anyone could point me in the right
> direction for tutoring on FTP, directoties, root
> directories, folders etc. These inrelation to uploading. I
> am trying to use cutFTP. Thanks, Laurence