CREATING YOUR LOCAL ROOT FOLDER
First, you need to decide what you want to put on your website: images, buttons, videos, PDF documents,
PowerPoint presentations, etc. To create and maintain an organized website, you need to establish a hier-
archy of folders that contain all of the components that make up your site. This folder is called your Local
root folder. This folder is important because this is where Dreamweaver looks for all your ﬁles.
To create a root folder, follow these steps:
1. Create a new folder on your desktop. On a Mac, click File > New Folder. On a PC, right-click and
choose New Folder.
2. Give the folder a brief, but descriptive name. Do not use capital letters, spaces, or special
characters when naming folders and ﬁles for your website. All of your pages will be saved within
3. Open the folder, and create another new folder inside. Name this folder “images” (make sure the
ﬁle name is lower case). Put all of your images, buttons, movie ﬁles, etc. inside the images folder.
NOTE: Make sure that all of your pages and images are saved in your rooter folder, or they will not ap-
pear the next your website is opened.
MANAGING YOUR SITES
1. Begin by opening Adobe Dreamweaver CS6.
On a PC, click Start > Programs > Adobe > Dreamweaver CS6, or click on the
Dreamweaver shortcut on the desktop.
On a Mac, click Macintosh HD > Applications > Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 , or click the
Dreamweaver icon in the Dock. (Figure 3)
2. GETTING STARTED
Figure 3. Navigating to the Dreamweaver CS5 application. on a Mac