I have a really stupid question:
In my job, once in awhile I have to perform maintenence on a client's website. I work for a small business so I don't have much staff to rely on, hence my post. I also do a plethora of other activities that have nothing to do with web design such as Exchange administration and Great Plains customizations, so I look at web design stuff once, maybe three times per year. I'm basically maintaining things my predecessors made.
Well, I have a site I need to modify. It is an .aspx site and to make the modifications, I need to get the site files onto my local network where I can set it up and manipulate it without worrying about damaging the original site that is published to the internet.
I have spent 6 hours trying to figure out how to download the files and open them in either Visual Studio.net 2008 or ExpressionWeb 2. I can get the files down, but the environments can't open anything. If I open default.aspx for example, it will say it can't see the master page which is IN THE SAME FOLDER.
Next, it can't see the database files. I kept everything in the same folder structure that it was in online. Why would it not be able to find anything?
Sorry to rant. I hate websites. They are just wierd. They don't behave like normal code.
OH, I guess I should get to the question: I have done all I am trying to do before but I can't remember how. How do I get this thing to open where I can edit it and it looks like the version on the web?? I forget. I figure it out then I don't do it for 6 months or so and I have to relearn again. :angry: