WA's MS FrontPage 97 Tutorial
OK, time to get real low and dirty now...that section will teach you some advanced features of FrontPage that'll make you feeling like a pro.
columns: Columns are extensively used by a lot of sites these days; it adds a lot more organization and style to your page. Before we continue...please make sure you are absolutely comfortable with basic table inserts, and if not, please go back to tutorial 2 to clear up your doubts. All set? Ok, let's wrap out of here and get going. Here we go.
Frames: Ok, so you've tried numerous times to get the FrontPage frame wizard to whip up a frame for you, but have failed and threw your hands in the air more than once. Of course, the reason is because FrontPage will only allow you to create frames with a FrontPage Web loaded. Why is that? Well, because frames are actually NOT a webpage, but simply a "container" that has more than one page contained in it. Therefore, you can't even open a frame "page" using the FrontPage editor, since there's nothing to open! (its just a container, nothing more!) This tutorial on frames will inform you on two things: 1) How to get the FrontPage Web going so you can use the Wizard to do frames, but also, 2) Why you should NOT use the wizard, and learn HTML for creating frames instead. But first, lets see how its done with FrontPage. Like I said, you need a web open to create frames, but if you're like me, and never used FrontPage Explorer, but rather, only FrontPage Editor, what do you do? No sweat. What you need to do is import everything you've created before into the web. Everything will be copied, (not moved-don't worry) from the previous directory to C:\webshare\wwwroot\nameofyourweb\ Upon doing so, you can use all the features of FrontPage Explorer, including the frame wizard, to verify links, check spelling for the entire site, create a map of your site, make frames, etc. All changes will be saved to the webshare\...directory, and not the old directory. What you basically have than, is two copies of your entire site. Ok, to import everything from your old directory to the web, open FrontPage Explorer, select file, than import. Type in a name for your web (could be anything), than press ok. Follow the import wizard, and everything will be imported to FrontPage Explorer. Now, what is the problem with doing the above, than? First of all, if you're like me, and simply don't want to use FrontPage Explorer ( I find it easier to keep track of broken links, spelling etc manually, since I have a small site), why start now just because you want frames? Second, and thirdly:
It really is up to you how you want your frames done, but my advise: Use HTML, because WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET!
Image Alignments: There are many ways to align your images, and I'm not just talking about
putting them to the upper left or lower right of the page. Image alignment in this case
means how a image is integrated into the surrounding text. Don't worry, it'll all be clear
Of course, there's a whole bunch of other alignments-feel free to explore them. We're end this section here, though.
Lets say you want to add the HTML code below that'll open another window when you click it. Here's the code:
<A HREF="http://www.cnn.com" TARGET="resource window">Click here to open another window and go to cnn!</A>
for code goes here.
Here's a code that gives you the current time:
Meta Tags: Meta tags are lines of code that are inserted in between the <head>
section of your page that help search engines find and categorize your site, assuming you
have submitted your site to the various search engines. FrontPage supports the input of
Meta Tags. Many sites now use it, including commercial sites such as GameSpot and Cnet.
Meta Tags have two fields: "keywords" and."description". You enter in the "keywords" field keywords that search engines will than use as words that will lead
others to your page when others enter them during a search.. Ok, if you entered in the "keywords" field: "
will likely pop up, since you have told the search engines to correspond the word
it. If you're still not too clear what's going on, don't worry, I will give an example
below that'll clear things up for sure. Before we move on; Meta Tags are not all powerful
codes that will guarantee that everyone can easily find you on popular search engines
(since some search engines don't support it, and also, so many sites now utilize Meta
Tags), but they are for sure better than nothing. Lets insert Meta Tags via FrontPage now:
Now, we will first input the "keywords" part, in an attempt to categorize this site. (My site)
After pressing ok, we're ready to add the "Description" part of the Meta Tag. To do so, click Add again.
To add "Description" to the field:
press ok, and you're done! Now, your site is properly categorized!
introduction : ImageComposer is a powerful
graphics program that is integrated into FrontPage97. For those with the older version,
this section will not be of any help..if you do have ImageComposer though, this section
will only touch upon the basics of IC, so please don't expect too much out of
this tutorial. OK, to begin this tutorial: