Web Publishing Tools, Techniques and Methods
Simple web publishing tools provide the ability to generate web pages on a workstation but not the ability to automatically publish those pages to the Internet.
An FTP application or other utility is needed to copy the web page and other software components from the PC workstation to the web server. This can be a tedious and error-prone process when there are multiple files involved (e.g. graphics, style sheets, include pages).
Most good web publishing tools provide functionality to automatically publish pages to the web. These tools have the ability to detect when pages are changed and will then publish only only the ones that have changed.
The ability to publish websites or portions of websites directly is an important and useful feature.