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    Hi. retired. Started learning Dreamweaver a year ago or so. I started a little business with my sister to do web design. I understand that it's a very competitive business to be in, and probably not a lot of money in it, unless you can offer something unique. But I enjoy learning it all and doing some coding. It's fun. I have been 'doing computers' for a living forover 40 years. It's just part of who I am.

    We recently landed our first paying gig. And I just finished up a 'mock' home page to show client to see if it is something he would like. BUT - I haven't a clue which is a good way to send the files. It's not something we're doing in person. I sent the folder with all the html, css, image files over to my sister via email. She could not execute the index.html file. She said all she could see was code. Before I packaged everything up to send the email, I made sure I stripped off all my computer's path information. For instance, it was created from within a folder on my desktop. So, the folder was preceded with C:\users\sully\desktop\clientfolder. What I actually sent was C:\clientfolder.

    Anyway - question is - what is the best way to send all of these files (in a single folder) to a client - fast. I also figure it should all be 'zipped' (if emailed) to conserve space & time. And I want to be able to tell client just to double click a file (index.htm, presumably), and see his/her webpage. This will all happen before publishing. Thank you! -Sully


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    ACK! Don't send the client any code that hasn't been paid for!

    Take a screenshot of the pages on your computer and send that to the client
    Get yourself a domain name and some inexpensive hosting - less than $100 investment.
    Create a folder on your hosting called dev or development or whatever, and upload the files so you have a working prototype of the site. Send the client the URL so they can check it out. Again - retain control of the code.

    When I started out I was very naive and did a similar thing, and never saw the client again. I saw my code again, though - implemented on their website several weeks later.
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