FTP Tutorials Updated



I have updated the FTP tutorials found in the Continuing Education section of the curriculum. The previous FTP tutorials were several years old and used an outdated version of Transmit, the FTP application that I use and recommend. These new tutorials cover the content in the previous tutorials, as well as some new information, such as a quick and easy way to get the full URL of any file on your server.

Understanding how to use FTP is very important for anyone doing website design. It’s not an overly complicated topic, but it’s one that has the tendency to intimidate people. The FTP tutorials explain how to connect to your server with FTP, and how to upload, move, delete and archive files on the server.

These new FTP tutorials have also been added to Lesson 9: Web Hosting in the RapidWeaver section of tutorials. Since web hosting and the use of FTP go hand-in-hand, it made sense to make these tutorials available in that section as well.

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New Google Webmaster Tools Series



A new series of tutorials covering Google’s Webmaster Tools is now available as part of the Strategies section. Webmaster Tools is a very important resource for anyone operating a website. It allows you to submit a sitemap to help Google index your website, it displays errors such as broken links and missing pages, it provides suggestions on how to optimize your pages for searches, and it even notifies you of malware in the unfortunate event that your website is hacked.

In addition to the topics above, these new tutorials will also show you how to submit updated webpages to Google, so that new content will be indexed much faster. This can be very useful after you have published updates to your website.

Check back next week for an update on more new tutorials.

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