to Publish Your Web Pages
You can use the "Publish" function in many web page authoring programs, such as:
- Netscape Composer
- Microsoft FrontPage Express
- Microsoft FrontPage
to quickly and easily upload your pages to the server. All it takes is a couple of easy set-up steps, which are described here for some of the more popular authoring products. You will need to set up your authoring program to publish via FTP
Setting Up Your Authoring Program to Publish via FTP
You must configure your web page authoring program to transmit those pages using the "FTP" method. Instructions are provided below for:
Microsoft FrontPage Express
Netscape Composer and Microsoft FrontPage Express are both FREE and are included in recent versions of Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer respectively. (If you are on the campus, and are connected to the Campuswide Network, or the ResNet, you can quickly download recent versions of these software packages from the Download Depot.) Microsoft FrontPage98 is a popular commercial web authoring program included in certain versions of Microsoft Office, or as a separate product.
Publishing from Netscape Composer
Netscape Composer is included free with newer versions of Netscape Communicator. The steps below assume that you have created or modified a web page, and are ready to publish it.
|Once you have gotten your web page looking they way you want it, and are ready to publish it to the web, click the Publish button located near the top of Composer's window.|
dialog box will apear:
Composer will automatically upload your page and any associated graphics files.
Example of a properly completed Publish screen
|Once you have published a
page, you can keep making changes, and keep re-publishing
to update your changes on the web server. However,
Netscape Composer sort of "forgets" your "Location
to publish to" (it goofs it up.) You can get
Composer to "remember" your publishing location
Composer will automatically fill in the User name and Password. Click the OK button to re-publish the page. Composer will automatically upload your page and any associated graphics files.
Correcting Composer's "goof" before re-publishing
Publishing from Microsoft FrontPage Express
FrontPage Express is included free with some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (you may have to re-install Internet Explorer and choose "Custom Install" in order to specify that FrontPage Express be installed.) The steps below assume that you have created or modified a web page, and are ready to publish it.
|Once you have gotten your web page looking they way you want it, and are ready to publish it to the web, click File and then Save As... on the menu located near the top of FrontPage Express's window.|
|When the Save As dialog box
|When the Enter
Network Password dialog box appears:
|When re-publishing your web
page, FrontPage Express will forget the Page
Location, goofing it up as shown to
the right. You will have to re-type the Page
Location as shown in Step 3-2.
If you save your password in Step 3-3, you will not be prompted with the Enter Network Password dialog box again.
Publishing from Microsoft FrontPage (Commercial Version)
FrontPage is a "Step-up" commercial version of FrontPage Express containing more features and a smarter, easier-to-use publishing function. Once configured, FrontPage remembers the automatic publishing information, and at most, you may have to re-type your password the first time you publish your pages during a FrontPage session.
|Once you have gotten your web page looking they way you want it, and are ready to publish it to the web, click the Publish button located near the top of FrontPage's window.|
|When the Publish dialog box appears, click the More Webs... button.|
|When the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box appears, type in ftp: and click the OK button.|
|When the Microsoft
Web Publishing Wizard dialog box
appears, type in one of the following:
For FACULTY and STAFF:
for the FTP Server Name, leave the Directory Path blank, and click the Next> button.
|When prompted for your User Name and Password, enter your Hartford e-mail name and password, and click the Finish button.|
|As you make changes to your
pages, you can keep pressing the Publish button to
upload them to the system automatically. FrontPage
has remembered all of the publishing settings, and you
should not have to perform Steps 4-1 through 4-5 again.
However, the first time you publish a page during a new FrontPage editing session, you will be prompted for your password as displayed here. Type it in and click the Finish button. FrontPage will remember your password for the rest of the editing session.