Get necessary software
File transfer software
When working on a website, you may choose a file transfer program in order to place files on your computer's hard drive for editing.
PC users: ETS supports WinSCP as the university's preferred file transfer software. Download free from ETS.
Mac users: ETS supports Fetch and Fugu. Download free from ETS.
Using a mapped drive
Some prefer to use mapped drives when moving Web files. Read more from ETS on mapped drives.
File transfer via Web
Some may use the UVM Web file manager for moving Web files. Go to the Web file manager.
Other network connectivity software
You may choose to use Terminal, PuTTY or other methods of exchanging data. ETS can suggest other options.
Ultimately, you can use whatever you like as an editor. We cannot train you on an HTML editor with the exception of some light training in Contribute.
Free downloads from ETS: ETS offers and supports Kompozer. This software has its deficiences: it does not always create clean code. However most editors offer similar problems and should be used with caution knowing this.
Other options that are not free: If you do not care about seeing code, consider Contribute. If you want to see both code and a friendly view, Dreamweaver may be a good option for you. Straight text editors such as Notepad or Simple Text are always a great choice.
Last modified September 13 2011 01:06 PM