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Thread began 6/22/2010 2:24 pm by helenbfraser407828 | Last modified 6/24/2010 12:28 pm by helenbfraser407828 | 2800 views | 10 replies

helenbfraser407828

MAMP problem

Hello I am just getting started with SiteAssist and Dreamweaver CS5 on Snow Leopard - trying to set up the localhost testing server so I can design my site offline.

I am not very knowledgeable and rely a lot on following very explicit instructions. I have previously downloaded and used the MAMP successfully but I cant get it to work now.

I think one issue may be that the instructions relate to DW CS4 and the screens are different in CS5. I dont know enough to relate the fields in the two forms confidently and fear I may have somehow stuffed up my MAMP PHP/MySQL settings. Anyway I am getting two kinds of error message.

One is
'An unknown error occurred while discovering dynamically related files' in DW
and
'Safari can’t connect to the server.
Safari can’t open the page “index.php” because Safari can’t connect to the server “localhost”.' in the browser.

The other is shown by the attached image.

I greatly hope someone can help me as I have been breaking my brains over this for quite a few days and feeling very dumb. Maybe even with site assist making my own website is just too hard for me but I would really like to be able to do it. I am really hoping that these error messages are just a small hurdle and once sorted up will be off and running.

Thanks heaps in advance and sorry if this is a question I should know the answer to!
Helen

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