Hi, I have built a couple of websites to send off to our server but each time I try it just crashes. I have tried creating a new one, I have tested my settings for the server and it says they are successful, I have downloaded Filezilla FTP and can connect to the server using the same settings??? Nothing is as straightforward as it seems but I have persevered only to find I can't load a site, is this a common problem? I think it just doesn't work. I have read the 'help' files, which aren't very, but have found that I can't load it to the server any other way, at least I don't think so.. has anyone out there got any suggestions as I'm beginning to think I have made a bad choice with these programs???!!!
Wardy said:anyone out there got any suggestions
Get a real html editor like Dreamweaver. I played with website creator for a while and deleted it. It is horrible. I have no idea why Corel offers this junk program. The CorelDraw Suite rocks and this should not be associated with such a super suite.
It's not an html editor and produces some weird stuff and after launch management is also bad. I love Draw and use it daily to make web parts. I was hoping website creator worked because I have lots of clients that don't have the budget for a cms system but they would like to self edit sites and currently I direct them to Adobe Contribute which allows edits and change to existing sites without knowledge of code.
PS: my business is Internet marketing, web development and hosting. I have hundreds of web sites on line from simple mom and pops to highly interactive cms systems.
I don't have hundreds of web sites, but I've built and/or maintained a lot. If you have the web sites built, send them over manually.
There is nothing magical about web programming. You can use fancy expensive programs to build (like Dreamweaver) or simple free ones (like Notepad++), but nothing says you have to use one program for everything. So don't let it stress you out.
Sorry I should not knock the program you might like it.
Wardy said:and can connect to the server using the same settings???
The server has FTP access, that is how you upload the files. ftp:yourdomain.com and a user/password. You should be able to upload the files once you sign in. In most cases you see your files on the right and the server on the left. On the server you will see a few files and some you might not be able to upload to, you want the live folder which might be named something like "httpdocs" When you say you can't load to server what exactly do you mean, step by step.
Can you sign in?
What do you see?
What folder are you trying to load your files to?
Do you have ftp access, some have to load via an admin panel?
I agree with the Corel comments, I have used it for years and really like it for other projects and had hoped that the web builder would be as good, you're right, it's nothing like, even the basic templates aren't that user friendly, the help files tell me how good it is but not how to do things!!!
However, I have had a little success, I unchecked the 'Passive' in the settings, I managed to upload a single page site and have managed to upload some of another site by loading pages individually but it still crashes when I try and load the complete site, I can't load/see the contact us page nor the about page and I have tried to load them individually too but it doesn't seem to like them. I will try and load them from another FTP program again and see if that helps.
I have also contacted NetObjects who told me to update my Java which I have. I am going to keep trying so if you have any other suggestions I'd be please to try them too.
Uploading with a separate FTP programme should sort out your problem, but I have one suggestion - dump Corel Website Creator. It really isn't a very good programme and in my opinion (backed by 18 years of designing and making websites) shouldn't be included with a professional graphic suite.
If you want something that's a bit like Dreamweaver but without having to accept Adobe's ridiculous renting methods and prices you could try downloading MS Expression Web. It has either a code or WYSIWYG interface and it's free.