Need help hosting pictures for eBay auctions.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Cyndi Kowalski, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Hi,
    I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on web
    space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have already
    acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to be
    publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I access
    my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    such as (there is no photo at this sample
    address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that for
    each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have been going in
    circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that we understand all of
    the terminology and concepts that are used. Some simple to understand
    guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are stored
    on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in the FTP
    program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name the "folder" that
    I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the index up on the web? Thanks
    for your help.
    Cyndi Kowalski, Oct 26, 2003
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  2. Cyndi Kowalski

    Ralph Mann Guest

    Cyndi Kowalski said:

    > Hi,
    > I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on web
    > space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have already
    > acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    > using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to be
    > publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I access
    > my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    > such as (there is no photo at this sample
    > address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that for
    > each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have been going in
    > circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that we understand all of
    > the terminology and concepts that are used. Some simple to understand
    > guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    > I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are stored
    > on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in the FTP
    > program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name the "folder" that
    > I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the index up on the web? Thanks
    > for your help.


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    Ralph Mann, Oct 26, 2003
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  3. Cyndi Kowalski

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:50:07 GMT, Cyndi Kowalski wrote:

    >Hi,
    >I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on web
    >space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have already
    >acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    >using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to be
    >publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I access
    >my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    >such as (there is no photo at this sample
    >address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that for


    The address to the webpage would be
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html

    However that or even
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/

    both say a page not found.

    The address of an image would be
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/photoname.jpg
    without the images.html filename

    Best bet is on your PC, create -

    0. create a folder called attwebsite.

    1. a default page following the AT&T naming convention.
    Most of the time it would be index.htm or default.htm
    (maybe with the .html extension)

    Save this file in the attwebsite folder

    This makes your default homepage
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/

    2. create a folder called ebay, within the attwebsite folder
    copy your images into the folder attwebsite\ebay

    An image address would be
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/ebay/photoname.jpg

    3. create the file images.html in the folder attwebsite\ebay

    Then the photo index page is
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/ebay/images.html

    >each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have been going in


    Is there really any pictures there, instead of the example you used it
    would be easier to see your webpages, images to check.

    >circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that we understand all of
    >the terminology and concepts that are used. Some simple to understand
    >guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    >I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are stored
    >on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in the FTP
    >program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name the "folder" that
    >I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the index up on the web? Thanks
    >for your help.


    4. Using WS_FTP copy the contents of the folder attwebsite (will confirm
    file overwrites) to the root (home directory) your WS_FTP of your
    webspace.

    So you get this
    / (root webspace) contains the files/folder (copied from c:\attwebsite)
    default.html (file)
    ebay (folder) contains files
    ebay/images.html (file)
    ebay/photoname.jpg (file)

    If you want it may be easier to skip step 2 and 3, modify step 4.


    Instead, forget creating the ebay folder and simply do this. Copy all
    your files into a single folder on your PC called attwebsite.

    / (root webspace) contains the files (copied from c:\attwebsite)
    default.html (file)
    images.html (file)
    photoname.jpg (file)
    photoname1.jpg (file)


    Then the URL's are
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/ (for the default homepage)
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html (the picture index)
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/photoname.jpg (for a picture)
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/photoname1.jpg (for another picture)


    Me
    why?, Oct 26, 2003
    #3
  4. Cyndi Kowalski

    yugsdrawkcab Guest

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    Cyndi Kowalski wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on web
    > space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have already
    > acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    > using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to be
    > publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I access
    > my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    > such as (there is no photo at this sample
    > address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that for
    > each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have been going in
    > circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that we understand all of
    > the terminology and concepts that are used. Some simple to understand
    > guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    > I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are stored
    > on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in the FTP
    > program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name the "folder" that
    > I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the index up on the web? Thanks
    > for your help.
    >
    >


    Let's start at the beginning. Delete the images.html file.

    Create a new file (NOT folder) called index.htm

    Add each photo to the index.htm file using a web page editor, such as
    FrontPage. Keep the photos and the index.htm file in the same folder on
    your hard drive, or you'll have a real mess when it comes time to upload
    the page and photos.

    Upload all of the photos and index.htm to your web space.

    You could do the page creation in Notepad, but if you have no experience
    you will have a very tough time figuring it out.
    yugsdrawkcab, Oct 26, 2003
    #4
  5. Cyndi Kowalski

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:50:07 GMT, Cyndi Kowalski wrote:

    >Hi,
    >I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on web
    >space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have already
    >acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    >using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to be
    >publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I access
    >my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    >such as (there is no photo at this sample
    >address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that for


    Last little bit, (sorry for the split post, food arrived)

    Going with the 2nd way I mentioned c:\attwebspace and all the files in
    that single folder.

    For your images.html page, the image src tags are very simple, you dont'
    need to enter the full URLs, i.e.
    www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg

    You do this,

    <img src="photoname.jpg">

    All of the www.home.att.net/~cynski72/ is taken care of automatically.

    When you copy this to your webspace it works equally there as if you
    used your webbrowser pointed at File , Open ,
    c:\attwebspace\images.html

    Also note, the ~ in your web address indicates the web server is a UNIX
    type system. A few quick tips to avoid problems.

    1. For all your files, keep the file / folder names in lower case.

    2. Don't create file / folder names with spaces.

    Make sure your html page has this,
    <img src="photoname.jpg">
    and nothing like

    Photoname.jpg
    photoname.JPG

    On a WIndows PC/Windows based webserver all of those are the same file
    name and work, however on UNIX type systems that is 3 different file
    names.

    Me
    why?, Oct 26, 2003
    #5
  6. Cyndi Kowalski wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my
    > on web space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I
    > have already acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have
    > been successful in using the FTP program, but where do I need to
    > place files that I want to be publicly accessible? I have created a
    > file "images.html", but when I access my web space the images are not
    > visible. If I type in a complete address such as (there is no photo
    > at this sample
    > address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do
    > that for each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have
    > been going in circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that
    > we understand all of the terminology and concepts that are used. Some
    > simple to understand guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    > I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are
    > stored on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in
    > the FTP program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name
    > the "folder" that I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the
    > index up on the web? Thanks for your help.


    I use an AT&T account to host my eBay pictures. When you login to your FTP
    account, you can upload your pictures into the root ("/") folder, which will
    put them at http://home.att.net/~cynski72/photoname.jpg (note: there is no
    "www." before "home"). If you're having trouble with FTP, try using the
    AT&T personal web page management software until you get comfortable with
    the naming conventions: AT&T home page -> Features -> Personal Web
    Pages/Manage your web pages -> File Utilities. If you create a
    sub-directory (not an .html file), your link address will become
    http://home.att.net/~cynski72/subdirectoryname/photoname.jpg. And a
    warning - this is a Unix system so you can't have spaces in you file names!
    nj_dilettante, Oct 26, 2003
    #6
  7. Cyndi Kowalski

    johnski Guest

    Cyndi Kowalski wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my
    > on web space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I
    > have already acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have
    > been successful in using the FTP program, but where do I need to
    > place files that I want to be publicly accessible? I have created a
    > file "images.html", but when I access my web space the images are not
    > visible. If I type in a complete address such as (there is no photo
    > at this sample
    > address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do
    > that for each individual photo, I can view them one by one. I have
    > been going in circles for days with the tutorials. They assume that
    > we understand all of the terminology and concepts that are used. Some
    > simple to understand guidance would be GREATLY appreciated.
    > I need to be able to view an index list of the picture files that are
    > stored on my web space. What do I need to name the "remote site" in
    > the FTP program (I am using WS_FTP LE), and what do I need to name
    > the "folder" that I place the pictures in? How then do I bring the
    > index up on the web? Thanks for your help.


    Hi Cyndi

    Download free thumbnail factory from http://www.coffeecup.com/freestuff/

    Once installed and running, point it to the folder where all your images are
    stored and it creates the pages for you, including an index.html. No
    knowledge of html required.

    The remote site name can be anything you like, but it's a good idea for it
    to be descriptive - ebay for example.

    To keep things simple, make a folder on your space called ebay and upload
    the files to there.

    Point your visitors to http://whatevertheaddressis/ebay, and all should be
    sweet.

    Hope this helps

    --
    john
    johnski, Oct 26, 2003
    #7
  8. Cyndi Kowalski

    Mike C Guest

    "why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 17:50:07 GMT, Cyndi Kowalski wrote:
    >
    > >Hi,
    > >I have no experience with building a web page or hosting photos on my on

    web
    > >space. My goal is to host my own photos for eBay auctions. I have

    already
    > >acquired space from AT&T and installed WS_FTP. I have been successful in
    > >using the FTP program, but where do I need to place files that I want to

    be
    > >publicly accessible? I have created a file "images.html", but when I

    access
    > >my web space the images are not visible. If I type in a complete address
    > >such as (there is no photo at this sample
    > >address)www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg and do that

    for
    >
    > Last little bit, (sorry for the split post, food arrived)
    >
    > Going with the 2nd way I mentioned c:\attwebspace and all the files in
    > that single folder.
    >
    > For your images.html page, the image src tags are very simple, you dont'
    > need to enter the full URLs, i.e.
    > www.home.att.net/~cynski72/images.html/photoname.jpg
    >
    > You do this,
    >
    > <img src="photoname.jpg">
    >
    > All of the www.home.att.net/~cynski72/ is taken care of automatically.
    >
    > When you copy this to your webspace it works equally there as if you
    > used your webbrowser pointed at File , Open ,
    > c:\attwebspace\images.html
    >
    > Also note, the ~ in your web address indicates the web server is a UNIX
    > type system. A few quick tips to avoid problems.
    >
    > 1. For all your files, keep the file / folder names in lower case.
    >
    > 2. Don't create file / folder names with spaces.
    >
    > Make sure your html page has this,
    > <img src="photoname.jpg">
    > and nothing like
    >
    > Photoname.jpg
    > photoname.JPG
    >
    > On a WIndows PC/Windows based webserver all of those are the same file
    > name and work, however on UNIX type systems that is 3 different file
    > names.
    >
    > Me

    Don't forget to run the error check on that web page and make them feel bad
    about it.
    Mike C, Oct 28, 2003
    #8
  9. Cyndi Kowalski

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 04:44:10 GMT, "Mike C" <>
    scribbled:

    >Don't forget to run the error check on that web page and make them feel bad
    >about it.


    You are a whiny little ****, aren't you?

    --
    'What Profiteth It A Kingdom If The Oxen Be Deflated?'
    Riddles II, v3
    - T. Pratchett
    -= Hawk =-, Oct 28, 2003
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