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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 9: Publishing Your Website

In This Chapter

  • Checking for broken links and missing files
  • Running your site reports
  • Publishing to a web server
  • Making site improvements

Nothing is better than posting your site to the world for the first time, and Dreamweaver helps you not only to build great sites, but also to manage and transfer them to their final destinations.

Before you launch your website, you want to take lots of steps to ensure that it looks and works its best. The Dreamweaver validation and reporting tools streamline the process of testing and fixing any problems so that you can present visitors with a favorable first impression.

Clean Up after Yourself!

The first step toward getting your website ready for the world is making sure that everything works as expected. Dreamweaver is packed full of tools that let you know exactly what's broken and what can be done better and how your site will perform across a spectrum of different browsers.

A key benefit of a Dreamweaver site is its capability to see relationships among various pages and files and detect any broken links or missing images before you publish your website for public viewing. Choose SiteImageCheck Links Sitewide to comb your entire site to find broken links or missing or orphaned (unlinked) files.

To use the Check Links Sitewide feature, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Choose WindowFiles to open the Files panel.

    You can ...

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