Defining a Site
This is the first and most important step. If you're having errors getting your site to work, please look over these instructions.
In Dreamweaver it's important to set up your site the correct way before adding content and editing pages. "Defining" your site will organize your files and prevent many errors from occuring. The first time you open Dreamweaver, follow these steps:
1) In the top bar, go to Site - New Site
2) In the pop-up window, name your site and choose your local site folder (www drive or h: drive)
3) If you're using a PC or Mac, you can edit webpages directly by connecting to the W: drive. If your computer is not currently connected, follow the instructions here.
4) For the Local root folder you'll need to click the yellow icon to the right and find the network drive containing your site. It should be under 'My Computer" as an X or W drive, depending on what you chose.
If you're connected to the proper network drive Dreamweaver will find all of your files automatically once you click "OK." Now you can make any changes you want to your pages and templates.
7) If you're creating a site from scratch, you'll also need to download templates and a color scheme to create your pages. It's important that the main folder of your site has both "Templates" and "styles" folders within it.