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Deciphering the basics of FrontPage 2002 has never been easier, thanks to the Sybex Simply Visual method of teaching. Now you can use this proven method to master the essentials of Microsoft's popular Web development software. Using easy-to-read screens, illustrations, and to-the-point explanations, this book takes you through the program's user interface, key features, and ...
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Deciphering the basics of FrontPage 2002 has never been easier, thanks to the Sybex Simply Visual method of teaching. Now you can use this proven method to master the essentials of Microsoft's popular Web development software. Using easy-to-read screens, illustrations, and to-the-point explanations, this book takes you through the program's user interface, key features, and tools, and shows you the fundamentals you need to create professional-looking Web pages.
Learn by Seeing: Easy-to-follow examples and illustrations show you, screen by screen, the essential tasks and features of Microsoft FrontPage 2002.
Learn by Doing: Hands-on lessons guide you step by step through fundamental tasks in FrontPage 2002.
Learn the Skills You Need: Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Simply Visual covers the program's most commonly used elements. This book will teach you how to
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This chapter takes you through the planning stages, gets you up and running on the program, discusses the virtues and limitations of templates, and summarizes the various views. You are introduced to hyperlinks, HTML, Wizards, Mother page, Child page, Parent page, and the other commonly encountered features of designing a Web site using FrontPage. You will also learn about more aesthetic design considerations, such as the use of themes in site development.
Before you begin developing your Web site in FrontPage, there are several issues to consider and a few decisions to make. First, of course, is the question of what type of Web page or Web site you want to build. What is the focus of your design? Are you looking to create a personal page or site? Maybe you want to create a business site. Perhaps you're a hobbyist, anxious to display your extensive knowledge and imagery on your favorite subject, or a collector who wants to show off your best pieces in a personal, online museum.
Tip: Frontpage 2002 uses "web" to mean Web site.
After you've decided the kind of Web page or Web site you want to produce, you should consider the question of content. Stagnant sites will not draw repeat visitors, and if you want to generate traffic, you will have to update the material on a regular basis. Do you intend to generate all this content on your own, or will you be recruiting other people to produce the content? Content creation is usually the most overlooked aspect of Web design, but unless your ambition is limited to producing something such as an online family log, with photos of family and pets, birthdates, and a list of everyone's hobbies and interests, creating content might constitute your single greatest challenge.
Attracting and growing a vibrant base of visitors to your Web site or Web page requires you to have a good idea of who will make up your audience. You need to consider issues of demographics-who is interested in your Web site, how old are they, and so on. Are you aiming at surfers with a casual interest in your subject matter, or are you focusing on the expert audience?
After you've dealt with these important matters, you need to decide whether you intend to work from a template or create your site from scratch. All but the most experienced users should begin with one of the templates provided with FrontPage. These templates offer a satisfying variety of formats representing the most popular Web site styles. You can also customize a template to your specific needs by replacing the headers, textual arrangements, or graphic elements.
After you've familiarized yourself with the basics of Web site creation and maintenance, you can become more adventurous...
Any page that links directly to the home page is a Child page, but it can also be a Parent page if it, in turn, produces Child pages that link to it. Each page that opens one tier below the page it is linked to is a Child page. The terms Parent and Child page are therefore relational in nature. The higher page in the hierarchy will always be the parent to any linked lower page, which will always be the child. Therefore, a second-level page can be both the Child of a page and the Parent page of a lower-level Child page.
Navigational view provides an easy way to view your pages. It also provides the easiest method for re-arranging the order of your pages, or creating new Parent pages. You can reposition a page in your web by dragging a page.
Initially, a site made from a template will probably be adequate for your needs, but as you visit more sites and become more familiar with the Internet, you will notice telltale indications of template-based sites.
Themes are crucial in building an original, distinctive site. When your needs become more sophisticated, no template will suit all your needs. Using themes is the most accessible and user-friendly method to enhance your web.
Format a Web Page Using a Theme
|Ch. 1||Creating a Web Site||1|
|Ch. 2||Managing and Linking Web Pages||29|
|Ch. 3||Working with Web Page Text||49|
|Ch. 4||Working with Web Page Graphics||79|
|Ch. 5||Formatting Web Pages with Tables||109|
|Ch. 6||Creating Frames and Borders||133|
|Ch. 7||Inserting Multimedia and Special Effects||155|
|Ch. 8||Drawing and Modifying Objects||179|
|Ch. 9||Adding Functionality to Web Pages||195|
|Ch. 10||Gathering User Input Using Forms||217|
|Ch. 11||Publishing and Managing a Web Site||243|
This book contains eleven chapters. You'll learn the essentials for creating, enhancing, publishing, and managing Web sites with the FrontPage 2002. Chapter 1 covers tasks for creating a Web site. Chapter 2 covers tasks for managing and linking Web pages. Chapter 3 and 4 cover tasks for working with Web page text and graphics. Chapter 5 covers tasks for formatting Web pages with tables. Chapter 6 covers tasks for creating frames and borders. Chapter 7 covers tasks for inserting multimedia and special effects. Chapter 8 covers tasks for drawing and modifying objects. Chapter 9 covers tasks for adding functionality to Web pages. Chapter 10 covers tasks for gathering user input using forms. Chapter 11 covers tasks for publishing and managing a Web site.
Every reader should begin with the first chapter, especially if you are not at all familiar with FrontPage 2002. After that, you can jump to any of the chapters that meet your needs. Keep the book near your workstation for quick access as you work on your projects. If a command or procedure confuses you, you can easily flip to the two or three pages that describe it.
We hope this book serves you as a useful guide as you learn and use FrontPage 2002.