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Files and folders

File names

Webpages need file names. This allows you and visitors to your website to identify each webpage.

There are several rules you need to stick to when naming webpage files.

  • Always use lowercase file names.
  • Use correct file extension names, eg .htm .html or .shtml.
  • Do not use symbols, eg +, &, % in file names.
  • Do no put spaces in your file or folder name. Use either dashes (-) or underscores (_)
  • Name your files sensibly. Video_intro.shtml, video_movie.shtm are easier to identify than page1.shtml, page2.shtml etc.

File and folder structure

  • Keep html, image, flash and other media files in separate folders.
  • Put images in a folder called images, put audio files in a folder called audio.
  • There should be an index.shtml file in the site folder.
  • Do not create folders that contain too many or too few files.

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