I recently purchased a website, as a bit of an experiment. Oh of course they told me it would be easy and I don't doubt that it is but I'm someone who is proud of sending a successful email and as such am being sent slowly mad by the whole thing.
I will list my problems below, if anyone can help, please do. Just remember that I'm not the brightest on technological matters. I really do want to be patronised.
1. I download the templates which open in my firefox browser as the finished article rather than just the html. Why? Who the hell asked them to?
2. I need to change a bit of code in all the pages. I've been getting the source code and copying and pasting it into notepad, doing it page by page. The instructions state that I should be able to use my search and replace tool but it doesn't find the relevant bits or replace them.
3. I then upload a page and it's wrong! Bits of code here and there suggesting the html is wrong. Yet it works fine when downloaded.
All I want is the downloaded files to open in an editable format, wallop the relevant bits into search and replace, then upload them. Why is the technology defying me?
Idiot-proof answers please.