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Lesson 14. Managing Web Sites > Reviewing the expanded site window

Reviewing the expanded site window

Now you'll review the features of the expanded site window.

Expand the site window by clicking the double-arrow icon () in the bottom right corner of the site window.

You can drag the vertical bar between the two panes to resize them, if you wish. You may also want to move the site window to the bottom of your screen. This will help you keep it in view when you open files in the site.


To collapse the expanded pane, click the double-arrow icon at the bottom of the scroll bar for the left pane.

Click the Extras tab, if it is not already selected.

This tab contains the Components, Diagrams, Library, Site Trash, Smart Objects, Stationery, and Templates folders. These folders were created automatically by GoLive and put into the gage.data folder when you imported the site.

  • The Components folder stores HTML pages (components) that you can embed inside others. You can make a single component, and use it again and again. Components are useful for buttons, logos, headers, mastheads, or other common navigation elements that you want to use throughout your site. Changes you make to elements in a component's source file are updated dynamically in the pages that use the component.

    When you add a component to a page, the component remains linked to its source file until you detach it.

    For more information on using components, see “Creating a component to be used as a navigation bar” on page 108.

  • The Diagrams folder stores prototype designs that you have created for your current site.

    For more information on creating design diagrams, see Lesson 15, “Creating Design Diagrams.”

  • The Library folder stores objects that you plan on using frequently in your site. Library objects can be text, images, objects, or code snippets. You can drag or copy items to the Library tab for later insertion into a document.

  • The Site Trash folder stores objects that you have removed from your site, but not your hard drive. From here you can either drag them into the desktop Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS), or drag them back to your site.

    About the Site Trash folder

    Moving a file in the site window to the GoLive Site Trash folder is not the same as moving a file to the Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac OS). A file or site object in the Site Trash folder remains on your hard drive, but is no longer included in your site. You can drag the file to the system trash and discard it permanently, or you can drag it back into your site structure.

    You can change what GoLive does when you move items to the Site Trash folder by changing the GoLive Preferences. By default, items are not permanently thrown away, and you are warned before they are moved.

    To permanently discard site items that you transfer to the Site Trash folder:

    Choose Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences dialog box.

    Select Site, and then choose Move Them To The System Trash (Windows) or Move Them To The Finder Trash (Mac OS).

    This option sends all selected items straight to the system Recycle Bin or Trash, and not the Site Trash folder in GoLive.

    Click OK.

  • The Smart Objects folder stores smart objects that you use to add images and animations to your page. GoLive optimizes these objects on your page while keeping a link to the source files in their original format. For example, when you use smart objects on your pages, resizing a Web image won't affect the source image's file size or resolution—so you can have multiple images of various sizes on your page all referring to the same source image. You can also use variables with the source image so you can change a single aspect of the image (such as type color) for each Web image on the page without changing the source image.

    For more information on using Smart Objects, see Lesson 6, “Using Smart Objects.”

  • The Stationery folder stores page templates that may contain framesets, images, style sheets, and so on, for repeated use. Pages stored in the Stationery folder can be used as templates for creating new pages. Like page templates, you can mark areas in a stationery document's layout as editable and lock the rest of the content. Unlike page templates, stationery has no dynamic link with the pages created from it. Changes you make to a stationery file do not affect pages already created from that file.

  • The Templates folder stores page templates. You can save any page as a page template and use it to control the layout and appearance of other pages in your site. Any part of the page template that is not marked as an editable region is automatically locked so that when you create new pages from the template, only the editable regions can be changed. New pages based on a template are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the template (content in the editable regions is not affected).

    At this point all the folders are empty.

Click the FTP tab to select it.

This tab is also empty. When connected to your FTP server, it lists all files and folders that you have uploaded to the server, along with the date they were last revised.

Click the Errors tab to open it.

This tab lists any errors in your site. Notice that several types of errors appear in it: an orphan file, an unspecified link (or empty reference), and some missing hypertext links.

Click the plus sign or triangle to the left of the Orphan Files folder to expand it, if it is not already expanded. The one orphan file, star.gif is displayed.

Displaying errors in Errors tab of site window



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