Editing Site Definitions
Once you have created your site definitions, you might need to change them. For example, you might want to change the location of the local root folder, or you may change the path on the remote server. You'll use the Site Definition dialog, but this time we'll use the Advanced tab to get things done a bit faster.
To change a site definition:
Working with the Files Panel
To work with the files and folders that make up your Web sites, you'll use Dreamweaver's Files panel. This panel allows you to add and delete files and folders; view and change the local or remote sites; and do other maintenance tasks for your sites.
The Files panel appears at the right side of the Dreamweaver window, docked with other panels. By default, the Files panel is at the bottom of the group of panels. The panel consists of a couple of pop-up menus , a toolbar, and the files area below ( Figure 2.13 ).
Figure 2.13. The Files panel will be your command center for working with files in Dreamweaver.
Navigating Disks and Sites
The Browse pop-up menu at the top of the Files panel allows you to browse through your hard disk, and easily switch between sites that you have defined. The menu looks a bit different on Windows and Mac, reflecting the differences between the operating systems ( Figure 2.14 ). On both platforms, sites you have defined appear in the menu as folders.
Figure 2.14. The Browse menu in the Files panel reflects the differences in the Windows (left) and Mac (right) operating systems.
To browse your hard disk:
To switch between defined sites:
Switching Between Local and Remote Views
The File view pop-up menu, next to the Browse pop-up menu, allows you to switch the view in the Files panel between the local and remote sites.
To switch between local and remote views: