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The Virtual Classroom is a revolutionary new way to learn FrontPage 2002—one of the most comprehensive applications for Web design. This book's casual,non-technical writing style and easy-to-follow,step-by-step approach combine to teach you all the Web page authoring essentials. Pop in the CD-ROM,and follow along as your own on-screen guru explains and demonstrates the techniques discussed in the text. With FrontPage 2002 Virtual Classroom,you get the best of both worlds—solid hands-on lessons combined with the invaluable experience of watching and listening to an instructor. Work at your own speed and replay Virtual Classroom tutorials as often as needed to deepen your understanding of this awesome Web design tool.
To Assign a Link to a Picture:
To Create an Image Map:
Open the Picture Properties dialog box by doing any of these things:
The Appearance tab defines alignment-you can apply alignment using the Align Left acid Align Right buttons in the Formatting toolbar, but you can remove alignment here. You can also use the Specify Size check box to activate the Width and Height spin boxes and define the size of a picture digitally-by entering either pixels (the tiny dots that make up a monitor screen) or percentage sizes. You also use the Appearance tab to define border thickness and spacing around a picture...
I've been teaching folks like yourself to use FrontPage for five years now. I've written Microsoft authorized books on how to pass the Microsoft FrontPage MCSD exam (and I've passed the Microsoft FrontPage Certified Professional exam myself). But I've also taught people FrontPage who have never created a Web site before. Perhaps most importantly, I use FrontPage almost every day to create Web sites. I've learned through trial and error the best ways to create Web sites with FrontPage, and also the best ways to learn FrontPage.
Beginning level, intermediate, and many advanced FrontPage designers will all find important resources in this book. Many chapters approach concepts like tables, frames, and input forms on different levels. At first, new FrontPage users might want to try the more basic step-by-step sections early in the chapter, while more advanced developers will push the envelope using all the features covered in a chapter.
And, this book is much more than a book. The accompanying CD-ROM, which is discussed in detail in the remainder of this introduction, has more than an hour of videos with demonstrations, tips, and candid advice.
The technology and design of the presentation were developed by Brainsville.com. The content on the CD-ROM was developed by Osborne/McGraw-Hill, David Karlins, and Brainsville.com. Patents (pending), copyright, and trademark protections apply to this technology and the name Brainsville.com.
To ensure that the lessons play as smoothly as possible, please read the following directions for usage of the CD-ROM.
To install the QuickTime player from the CD-ROM on a Windows PC:
2. Use Explorer or My Computer to browse to the CD-ROM.
3. Open the QuickTime folder.
4. Double-click the setup program there.
5. Follow the setup instructions on screen.
2. Click the Device Manager tab in the System Properties dialog box.
3. Double-click the Disk drives icon and locate your CD-ROM drive.
4. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon, and then click the Settings tab in the CD-ROM
If you don't care about the auto-start setting for your CD-ROM, and don't mind the manual approach, you can start the lessons manually. Here's how:
2. Double-click the My Computer icon on your Windows desktop.
3. Open the CD-ROM folder.
4. Double-click the startnow.exe icon in the folder.
5. Follow the instructions on screen to start.
The QuickTime player window should open and the Virtual Classroom introduction should begin running. On some computers, after the lesson loads you must click the Play button to begin. The Play button is the big round button with an arrow on it at the bottom center of the QuickTime player window. It looks like the play button on a VCR. You can click the links in the lower-left region of the QuickTime window to jump to a given lesson. The author will explain how to use the interface.
The QuickTime player will completely fill a screen that is running at 800 x 600 resolution. (This is the minimum resolution required to play the lessons.) For screens with higher resolution, you can adjust the position of the player on screen, as you like.
If you are online, you can click the Brainsville.com logo under the index marks to jump directly to the Brainsville.com Web site for information about additional video lessons from Brainsville.com. (See the description in the back of this book about the Web Design CD Extra for more details.)
2. Click the Settings tab.
3. In the Colors section, open the drop-down list box and choose a lower setting. If you are currently running at 24-bit (True Color) color, for example, try 16-bit (High Color). Don't use 256 colors, because video will appear very funky if you do.
4. OK the box. With most computers these days, you don't have to restart the computer after making this change. The video should run more smoothly now, because your computer's CPU doesn't have to work as hard to paint the video pictures on your screen.
When lessons are playing you're likely to not interact with the keyboard or mouse. Because of this, your computer screen might blank, and in some cases (such as with laptops) the computer might even go into a standby mode. You'll want to prevent these annoyances by turning off your screen saver and checking the power options settings to ensure they don't kick in while you're viewing the lessons. You make settings for both of these parameters from the Control Panel.
2. Open Control Panel, choose Power Management, and set System Standby, Turn off Monitor, and Turn off Hard Disks to Never. Then click Save As and save this power setting as Brainsville Courses. You can return your power settings to their previous state, if you like, after you are finished viewing the lessons. just use the Power Schemes drop-down list and choose one of the factorysupplied settings, such as Home/Office Desk.
To move CD content to your hard disk:
2. Create a new folder on your hard disk (the name doesn't matter) and copy all the contents of the CD-ROM to the new folder. (You must preserve the subfolder names and folder organization as it is on the CD-ROM).
3. Start the program by opening the new folder and double-clicking the file startnow.exe. This will automatically start the lessons and run them from the hard disk.
4. (Optional) For convenience, you can create a shortcut to the startnow.exe file and place it on your desktop. You will then be able to start the program by clicking the shortcut.
2. Click the Device Manager tab.
3. Click the plus (+) sign to the left of the CD-ROM drive.
4. Right-click the CD-ROM drive.
5. Choose Properties.
6. Click the Settings tab.
7. Look to see if the DMA check box is turned on (has a check mark in it). If selected, this increases the CD-ROM drive access speed. Some drives do not support this option. If the DMA check box remains selected after you restart Windows, this option is supported by the device.
2. Next, if you have external speakers on your computer, make sure your speakers are turned on, plugged in, wired up properly, and the volume control on the speakers themselves is turned up.
3. Note that the QuickTime player also has a volume control setting. The setting is a slider control in the lower-left of the QuickTime player window.
4. The next place to look if you're still having trouble is in the Windows volume controls. Double-click the speaker next to the clock and it will bring up the Windows Volume Control sliders. Make sure the slider for Wave is not muted, and make sure it's positioned near the top.
Posted August 3, 2001
My bookshelf is full of FrontPage books, from 'bibles' to 'how to.' and at best they are reference books, sources to pore over in a crisis. FrontPage 2002 Virtual Classroom with Cdrom represents an exciting new concept. We often ask 'walk me through' a problem, and here we have someone to do just that anytime we want. The combination of clear explanation and animated screen shots is a powerful teaching tool, and I found that I quickly assimilated several procedures which have given me fits til now. Quickly absorbed, clear, effective, I highly recommend this method of owning your own trainer who lives on your bookshelf.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 3, 2001
This book is not only loaded with great instruction, but the author also explains the alternatives, consequences and perks to doing things. Always reminding us that pizazz doesn't always translate well on older machines. The layout is attractive and easy to follow. Especially helpful for novice webdesigners.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.