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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by deeztreezeez, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. deeztreezeez

    deeztreezeez Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2007
    Hi guys,

    Imma graphic designer thats getting into web design. I know this guy that wants me to maintain his business' website (change address, color, font, etc.). Its pretty much all basic html. What I'm wondering though is how do I go about getting all the info I need for the website. Do I just get it from the guy thats currently maintaining the website? Do I need anything from him. Can I just copy the source code from the website and paste it into dreamweaver, that way all I will need is the images? Will I have to change hosts' or servers (not really sure how that works)? I would just like to know what steps I have to take in order to do this. :confused:

    Thank you
  2. Fyzbo


    Feb 6, 2002
    You will need to figure out how the current site is designed. If it is just a collection of html pages you could just ftp to the server and download the files. If the site contains flash or compiled server side code you will need to get the original source code.
  3. Sequal7


    Apr 14, 2001
    You obviously will need ftp login access (either from the owner or "the guy currently maintaining the site") You would also need someone that has access to the hosting account to change the ftp login for security reasons. (you don't want the last guy maintaining the site to have access to the server)

    You should not need to change servers, unless the company wants to, or the guy who manages the site currently owns the server and is kicking them off it??

    Once you have FTP access you can download all the files and its structure like Fyzbo stated and start editing...
  4. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

    May 6, 2006
    Great point! (y)

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