Sometimes you make a file that you want people to download, like Photoshop Brushes. The easiest way to make an item downloadable is: 1.) Put it in a compressed folder. 2.) Upload the compressed folder to your server. 3.) Link to the compressed folder.
This section will cover those three steps.
Downloading Ultimate Zip
Before you can make compressed folders, you need a zipping program, like Ultimate Zip, or WinZip.
Putting Files In A Compressed Folder
You can rename the folder by right-clicking, and selecting "Rename" near the bottom. If the folder is called "something.zip", be sure not to change the .zip part, just the "something" part. If it only looks like "something", then don't worry about it.
Upload And Link
Now you need to make the folder downloadable by the public. The first step is to upload or FTP the .zip folder to your web server, which is done the same way you upload any file, like .html files.
Check with your host to see the different rules for uploading .zip folders. Note that some free servers do not allow .zip files!
Once the file is uploaded, you need to link to it, so people can click the link and download the file. This is done the same way you would link to an image, or another .html file.
<a href="foldername.zip">Click Here To Download!</a>
A Word On Linking
When linking the folder, you need to know it's location, and the location of the page that links it.
If the folder and the page is located in the same directory on your server, then you can make the link like this:
If you have the .zip file located in a different directory, then you need to add the directory name, followed by the .zip file name, like this:
For more information, see "About Folders and Directories"
When in doubt, just put the complete address of the folder, like this: