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recent purchase HTML with CSS & XHTML. working on element/style code that appears on pgs 29-30 and there appears to be something wrong with my code. Checked it many times and can't see discrepancy. Contacted author and she referred me to your site but when I downloaded the code and opened it all I see is the finished product that appears on page 30. I am looking for some way to compare the code I have put in with maybe a version off your site. Again, I have gone over what the book shows and compared it to what I put but cannot see any discrepencies. Thanks
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  • Hi Tracy,

    Thanks for writing us, and I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you. What application are you using to view the code? If you open it in a browser, you'll just see the completed page, and some text editors will also show it to you that way. If you use a plain text or code editor, like Notepad++ or EditPlus on Windows or TextWrangler on the Mac, you should be able to view the code itself.

    Hope that helps!

    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media
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  • Rachel, thanks for responding. I was able to go back and solve the problem I had. Now I am in chapter four and trying to decipher how I am supposed to connect to my server using FTP. I have had a web hosting service/domain name for a few months so that is not the issue. I am used to connecting with Hostgator through my CPanel for editing/billing, etc. but the book (on page 132 doesn't tell me where I am going. I can connect to the cPanel but not sure where the book wants me to go so I can transfer these folders/files I have created through TextEdit.
    I have had this website for awhile tinkering with web pages and what not but I want to use the book's instruction to learn how to transfer these things and I am having trouble understanding where I am supposed to go.
    Again, I can log on to my cPanel - I even use a 3rd party app for web design that allows me to create pages on my iPad and upload them to my site using FTP but there is some language on page 132 that I have not been able to compare with what I know about accessing my cPanel. Namely, 1. Connect to server using FTP - is that done through cPanel?

    I think if I could figure out where I need to go first and how to get there I can follow the book's instruction. So far so good, but stuck in chapter 4. Thanks!
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  • Hi Tracy,

    I'm glad to hear you were able to figure that out. To connect to your server via FTP, you can use an FTP client, like Cyberduck (that's the one I use, but there are lots of options). It's also possible that you have something similar through your cPanel.

    To connect to your server with Cyberduck, you'll click Open Connection and then select FTP or SFTP (this will depend on your host/server, so you may just want to try both), enter the server url, your username, and your password, then hit connect.



    If your host requires FTP only or SFTP only, you'll get an error when you try that one, so just try the other option.

    Once you're connected, you'll be able to browse the file structure of your site, and you can upload/edit files there.

    I hope that helps. If you have more questions, feel free to email booktech@oreilly.com, our book technical support group and they can walk through it with you.

    Rachel
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