ok now that i have played a bit and cant seem to get the changes to stick.
btw. I am far more used to working on mac, but am working on a pc, and am a designer before a coder so bear with me!! I have another person on call to help with complicated coding but i should be able to handle the simple style changes and adding some custom code to the landing page.
So back to the beginning…
I have saved a copy of the site. I have pointed it to a different subfolder (in the last pane of the assistant).
So i have two folders.
- the “copy of tablet” (we’ll call it copyoftablet )in mydocuments\extensis\portfolio\netpublish\user data\sites\web\
- the subfolder (we’ll call it tablettwo) i made in program files\Extensis\NetPublish\Webroot\sites\
I want to change and test this thing outside the assistant as you guys suggested.
What files do i change and how can i test it without going back in and republishing???
If i change the search.npt in “copyoftablet” the changes are only visible if i go through the assistant and hit publish.
and then they dont always stick. I cant simply view that in a browser cause it isnt an actual .html file.
If i want to change the css, I go the the “tablettwo” folder and change the style.css in there…then changes occur on refresh. But if i hit republish, they invariably disappear, because of course it is pulling from a different style sheet at the time of publishing.
I know there must be a way to get this thing working but i cant for the life of me figure it out! Am i simply changing the wrong files?
thanks so much for your patience.