To create and save your first Web site, follow these steps:
1. With Expression Web running, choose File➪New➪Web Site.
You can also click the drop-down arrow to the right of the New Document
button on the Common (or Standard) toolbar and choose Web Site.
The New dialog box appears with the Web Site tab displayed, as shown
in Figure 1-5. The General and One Page Web Site options are selected.
The Description box displays a helpful little blurb about what the
selected options do.
The Specify the Location of the New Web Site text box displays the full
path and default folder name of the Web site. If you have no other Web
sites in My Documents, Expression Web assumes that you want to create
a unique folder for your Web site within the My Web Sites folder. In this
case, the path probably looks something like this: C:\Documents and
Settings\your user name\My Documents\My Web Sites\mysite
(or mysite2or mysite3, for example).
Note:If you share a computer with other people and use the Windows
system of users and passwords to maintain separate settings, the My
Documents folder is located inside the Documents and Settings folder, in
a subfolder identified by your username.
Chapter 1: Creating a Web Site with Expression Web
The care and naming of Web sites
Because you most likely will create and save
more than one Web site, you should think about
how you want to organize your sites’ files and
folders now, when you’re just getting started.
If you don’t have any other Web sites in your
My Documents folder, Expression Web saves
your first Web site’s files in the folder My
Documents\My Web Sites\mysite.
When you create another new Web site,
Expression Web adds another Web site folder
inside My Documents\My Web Sites,
named mysite2, and places your new site’s
files there. The next folder is named mysite3,
and so on. Left to its own devices, Expression
Web creates a folder-and-file structure for each
new site inside the My Web Sites folder.
Although this method does keep everything nice
and tidy and separate, the problem is that it
doesn’t scale well if you create more than a few
sites. Is the site you created for Aunt Martha’s
knitting club mysite6 or mysite16? We
suggest that you choose intuitive names for
your Web sites that indicate what the sites are
about (like knitclub or marthaknit). We
also suggest that you store all your Web sites
inside the My Web Sites folder, which keeps
them separate from the morass of files in My
Documents, sequestered in their own little Web
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