Saving your work
A word of caution some computers do not take too well to having too many windows, note pads etc. going at once and may shut down or "illegal action" on you. I can have about 5 things going on, click up "Paint Shop Pro" or answer ICQ, and the whole thing freezes up on me. If I haven't saved my work reciently everything is usually lost :( A good idea is to have an idea of what your computer is capable of and to SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN!!!
You may wish to start a folder for your page to keep all of your information in and organized. My folder at one time got so large it took forever to load and I had to reorganize it! So now I have folders for graphics, for music, for codes, and for each different server. You can keep them right on your desktop for easy access or in your "My Documents" and "My Documents 2" folder once you get too many. I like "brief cases" best they just look nicer on the desktop.
To make a new folder or brief case on the desk top:
In the upper right hand corner of the screen you will see 3 boxes a - button two little squares and an X, when you click on the - button this window will go down into the tool bar (located by the start button). You can bring it back up by clicking on it in the tool bar. Once you click it down you should be able to see your desk top then you can:
right click with your mouse on the desktop
Then click on Folder or Briefcase
You can change the name by right clicking on your new Folder or Briefcase.
Also I have discovered the value of saving my files to disks. There was the time I accidently deleated a page... And the time one of my servers crashed and I had to totaly rebuild the page at a new server. If you have your basic information, graphics, etc. on a disk then you could just change the addys (URL) if this ever happened to you.
Working with Sub Directories
Some servers offer so much space that they also provide sub directories. If you have a lot of pages to place on the server and this option is available I would highly recomend beginning to use them right away. On one server I had to redo my whole page because it could no longer load the information. Try separating 500 pages, graphics and music, and then changing the addys on each so that they would work. not fun :( But it only took about 2 weeks to have everything up and running again. Never panic. Everything I have ever encountered could be fixed!
Rembember when using sub directories that you must have the right address (URL) so that your links will work.
The key to web pages is patients and practice.
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