Showing my "iggorints"

Posted by: steveg

Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 06:48 AM

What am I missing with iDisk and External HTML?<br><br>Right now, my web site is stored on the Adelphia members' server, and I want to move it to my iDisk "Sites" folder. I've put all the pages and images in a folder and uploaded it to iDisk/Sites. Yet, when I follow the "External HTML" steps on .Mac, I can't see the folder that contains the site. I can't drop the files in loose because there's already an "Index HTML" page there for myh file sharing page, and I don't want it overwritten by the index HTML for my site. <br><br>I know I'm missing something simple and obvious. But WTF is it? <br><br>
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Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 06:58 AM

You have to either have pages made by the .Mac site or your own. I don't think you can mix them.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 07:04 AM

The whole site is built in PageMill (no wisecracks, sonny ), so it's only the HTML pages and the .jpg and .gif images. No mix-n-match. According to the brief instructions on .Mac, I should be able to just upload the files to "Sites", and select the "Index HTML" file. The problem is that the directory pane isn't showing the folder that the files are in. <br><br>
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Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 07:07 AM

But you said you want to keep the file sharing, which is a .Mac-created page. Back when I had .Mac, I wanted my own pages and some of the .Mac photo album pages... no dice. It was one or the other.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 08:18 AM

But see, that's why I thought I could put the site in it's own folder, and just follow a path to that particular Index HTML page. I give up.<br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 10:16 AM

I have a normal website folder and an index page in my sites .Mac folder it it works just as it should. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 10:40 AM

But what is the index page for? A .Mac templated site, or is it for the assets you have in the folder for the "normal" site? If I put the index page in Sites, it'll overwrite the one that's already there (for my file sharing page). And when I upload the folder and click on External HTML, that folder doesn't show up in the directory pane. Here's what I mean...<br><br>When I upload this folder...<br><br>...it doesn't show up in .Mac, even though it's on my iDisk in Sites.<br><br>But this...<br><br>... is what's there now (I've deleted the problem folder for now), and I don't want to overwrite that other index page.<br><br>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 11:20 AM

I had a similar problem. My homemade site was in the Sites folder and when I tried anything using the .Mac stuff it messed me up enough to give it up. When, if I live long enough, to exit the Least geek genus, I'm gonna get me a genuine host.<br><br>
Posted by: MikeSellers

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 11:25 AM

You can overwrite .mac's index.html file with your own and the <br>http://homepage.mac.com/sgreenblatt/FileSharing6.html will still point to your File Sharing page as long as the FileSharing6.html file isn't deleted. If fact you can delete the 6 from the name of that file and http://homepage.mac.com/sgreenblatt/FileSharing.html will still point to your sharing page. I can't stand the way .mac arbitrarily names photo albums and file sharing directories. There's no rhyme or reason to it but at least you can rename them.<br><br>Just direct your clients to http://homepage.mac.com/sgreenblatt/FileSharing6.html instead of http://homepage.mac.com/sgreenblatt/ when you want to let them download files. <br><br>Have you ever tried Web Sharing to get files to clents? Works great, there's no wait time to upload to .mac (which can be excruciating at times) and no file size limit. I've used it since the old OS 9 days.<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 11:25 AM

I've always been satisfied with the ISP member sites - Roadrunner in NYC, and Adelphia in Boca. And I use NameSecure's URL forwarding so you don't see the blah blah/members/blah blah address. <br><br>I figured since I'll be back on Roadrunner in a few months, I'd just switch it to .Mac now and be done with it. But I guess not. <br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Showing my "iggorints" - 05/08/05 11:44 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Just direct your clients to http://homepage.mac.com/sgreenblatt/FileSharing6.html<p><hr></blockquote><p> I do that anyway. And I only use file sharing for smaller files. Most of my clients and vendors have FTP sites that I use for big production files.<br><br>I'll probably just stick to my current plan, especiallay since .Mac can be unpredictable at times. But t'anx for the tips.<br><br>