Some time in the early Stone Age I created a Web site which still exists (http://saluqi.home.netcom.com/). It is the base site for Tepe Gawra Salukis (an exotic breed of hunting dog I obtained in Saudi Arabia 45 years ago and still carry on today in a noncommercial way) and for some other material on performance in canine extreme athletes And canine tick-borne diseases. And a few other topics. I started by using an ancient WYSIWYG editor (Visual Page) and then tweaking the resulting HTML code by hand. Visual Page had its own built-in FTP uploader and for years that worked fine. Then for reasons I still don't understand it stopped working and after some fumbling around I got to FileZilla and after phone conversations with Earthlink (still hosting the site, though I rather intend to move to iPage one of these days) got that working to upload updated pages.
Well, that was on an XP computer I have long since retired, and now I have to do major updates (about two years overdue . . . mea culpa) from a newer Win 7 computer, so I have to start all over about how to upload pages. Today I tried to download FileZilla (being aware of the bundleware problem . . .) but for reasons I do not understand the download never happened. No error messages, nothing, just no download. I must have tried at least a dozen times. Maybe one of my security features blocked it, but if so I got no error or other message. So the first question here is, what FTP tool should I be using? I had no trouble with FileZilla before, once I had found out how to address the Web site files, but that was at least a year ago. And if FileZilla is a reasonable choice, how the (bleep) do I download it?
FWIW I have always maintained the master version of all pages on my own computer (so they are also present on this newer one) so if an online page got damaged I could always just replace it with the master version. Never actually happened - but I have always kept the master code at home <G>. Not to mention multiply backed up <G>. The changes I need to make are minor - the WYSIWYG editor is a convenience (well, it makes roughing out new pages quick and easy) but at a pinch I can read and edit native HTML code - and that obsolete editor lets me edit WYSIWYG and HTML side by side, while viewing the result, very useful - and I always check the WYSIWYG product that way before uploading it. The pages are not the problem, only how to upload them. The target address has changed a few times during the Earthlink hosting so I suppose I will have to consult them to find out the current formula.
So if FileZilla, how do I make the download work? and if not, what else should I be using? And after that, any other suggestions - the site itself has many deficiencies resulting from my failure to keep up with recent (or even not so recent) developments in rendering etc. See for example http://saluqi.home.netcom.com/belkin.htm or http://saluqi.home.netcom.com/sighthound_gallop.htm
I know my antique code does not adequately handle the many today available variations in viewing format, etc. -- I just viewed a good many of those pages and find them sprawled all over the wider screen, to the total confusion of the reader (ugh). Not to mention the many broken links. The only way I can fix those is if I can upload new information . . .
As always, thanks for any enlightenment!