.Mac external HTML question

Posted by: steveg

.Mac external HTML question - 06/25/05 02:06 PM

I've moved my web site to .Mac using external HTML. Everything works as it should, except for that damned legend at the top of the front page. It disappears once you leave the first page, but is there a way to edit it out altogether? Can't find any answers in Help.<br><br><br><br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/25/05 05:28 PM

Yes, there is an easy way to get rid of it. STOP PAYING THE RIDICULOUS FEE FOR .MAC!!!!<br><br>I don't understand your allegiance to .Mac considering what you could have for less money and less grief!<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
Posted by: Lori

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/25/05 06:27 PM

Just put the folder for your site in the Sites folder. Don't use the external HTML link in Homepage.<br>Here is a page you can check out<br>Custom HTML with Homepage<br><br><br>For Mike
Posted by: garyW

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/25/05 10:36 PM

Sorry you feel we're all suckups for having .mac accounts. I don't feel the cost is such a waste rather than to bargain shop webservers and freebees. I prefer to have the integration with my desktop apps and the similar "look and feel" with my daily use.<br><br>My experience with .mac has made it a good value. I like the integration of my mail and bookmark backups & syncs. I like the simplicity of the desktop iDisk which has performed perfectly for me, I've had no problems syncing or transfering large files. I manage several email accounts, business and personal, through .mac. I like being able to sync and accesss my all my mail through my desktop or my laptop. I not a geek who wants to run lots of third-party apps, let alone spend the time to find all those that work well (and as your big concern -- offered free)<br><br>$8.25/mo is the whopping cost, more than free. In terms of my business it paid for itself the first month in saved FedEx charges. I use my iDisk for transferring client files every day. I love the simplicity of the filesharing Public Folder page, so do my clients. <br><br><br>Oh, one other thing.... I also got lots of free Garageband loops as a perk<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 04:44 AM

Yeah... what he said! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 04:53 AM

I already tried that Lori. Even putting everything in it's own folder in Sites, I still get the header. Right now, all the pages and images are in the Sites folder, but not in a 2nd level folder. I put the site on .Mac as a transition between Adelphia in Florida and RoadRunner in NYC. Problem is, the site is just under 5 MB (optimized), and while Adelphia provides 10MB of storage, RoadRunner is only 5 or 6, which would make it difficult to add more content.<br><br>I'll continue to mess around with it after the move.<br><br>
Posted by: JonnyCat

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 06:41 AM

Upload the site to a new folder - don't use the homepage controls to add an external HTML site. It's the web control panel on .mac that is adding the extra stuff.<br><br>Connect to your idisk. Create a folder in the Sites folder. Upload your site to that folder. Don't go the web control panel.<br><br>The site will be there and untouched.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 08:11 AM

K. Will try again. Uploading now.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 09:19 AM

Nope. Uploaded to a new folder, bypassed the whole Homeage thing, and guess what? Still have that dumb legend there. I'll live with it as an interim location 'til after I get movd in.<br><br>
Posted by: JonnyCat

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 10:19 AM

Your page at your ISPs server - the one with just a frameset is still pointing to the homepage of .mac - you'll have to change that page to point to the new uploaded folder. If it still points to old pages, put a ? at the end of your url, your ISP may be caching it.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 11:59 AM

I deleted the entire file from Adelphia's server the moment NameSecure shifted the forwarding. Meh... I can't deal with this right now. Will sort it out in a couple of weeks.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 12:03 PM

Oh Great! Now the URL defgaults to my fsck-ing file sharing page! Arrrrrrrrrg! <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 12:41 PM

Aaaaaaand it looks like .Mac is down. Now I get an error message: Your iDisk can't be synchronized at this time. Error 12. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 01:29 PM

Well, whatever was going on w/.Mac has been fixed, and in the bargain, that pesky legend at the top is gone, too.<br><br>This thread may now be officially laid to rest. <br><br>
Posted by: Bryan

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 02:43 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Oh Great! Now the URL defgaults to my fsck-ing file sharing page! Arrrrrrrrrg!<p><hr></blockquote><p>Gee Steve, you really should learn to control yourself. If you were as perfect as me, you'd realize I never get angry. It's just not very constructive. They also have medication for that!<br><br>Perhaps a random nature picture I took with my $28,000 digital SLR will calm you down:<br><br><img src=http://www.bonjourquebec.com/photos/vacances/nature_tq_002988_g.jpg><br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 03:01 PM

*aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh*<br><br>Thanks AngryMan. I feel better already. Why golly-gee, I made so many replies to my own post, I was starting to feel like someone else. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/26/05 08:35 PM

Gary, uhhhh, I think you're letting this go to your head a bit. I never called anyone a suckup for having .Mac.&#10;&#10;But the facts are that you can get EVERYTHING .Mac has to offer for LESS money and MORE storage space if you're willing to spend a small amount of time at the start setting it up.&#10;&#10;The only thing you miss out on are the "freebies" that .Mac offers (which by the way, are available on dozens of other Web sites). <br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
Posted by: Bryan

Re: .Mac external HTML question - 06/27/05 01:02 AM

Personally, I can't justify .Mac (and therefore am not a subscriber.)<br><br>But I can cut these guys a little slack if they're using it to make money.<br><br>