WA's MS FrontPage 97 Tutorial
Galleries: Ok, so you want to create thumb nail "icons" of pictures to use as easy reference to the original ones...how do you do that? Well, there are two ways: Simply shrink the original one, and save it as a separate file. However, I don't think you need to read this to figure that out. The second method, which is what we are about to discuss, is altering the image size using the "specify display size" feature in FrontPage. There are advantages to each of the methods discussed, and like always, if you didn't get a thing I said, the example I'll give you will clear things up.
Lets say you want to create a "thumb nail picture" of a large 1024*110 left bordered bg image.
All I have done is simply shrunk the actual image (the HUGE image of size
1024*110), and saved it as the above image. To actually access the real image, click on
What I have done here, may not be as obvious. This is the original
image-that large gigantic 1024*110 image. What has been done here is that we have altered
the display size of it. The work is done in your browser. It downloads the picture, and "resizes"
it, without actually altering the true size of the image. If you want to download it,
simply right click it, select save as and you're gone. When you check your harddrive, to
your surprise, you would have downloaded that huge 1024*110 sized image, although the
above is what you see.
Ok, enough with the example. I'll show you how you can implement method 2. (Method 1 is obvious. Get any image viewer, PSP, for example, and resize your image.. Than save it. What you than have is two versions of the same image)
To alter the display size of an image: (Method 2)
The important thing to notice is that you have not actually altered the width/height of your image. You've simply made it appear smaller. Now, which method do I think is better? If you are gallerizing A LOT of images, please, be kind to your surfers and use method 1. However, if you are simply displaying a few images-be kind to yourself, and go ahead and use method2.
Implementing a slide show: A slide show can easily be implemented using FrontPage. First, I'm going to tell you how you could have a page automatically change after a specified time. For eg, have a page automatically forward all IE users to another page after 3 seconds. A slide show is basically a series of pages that all change after some time.
The way to do it is by using another meta tag, the [http-equiv] one. Note that the <meta> tag that categorizes your page is different from this one.(See the first page for more info on that.) Ok, I'll do a quick example.
Here is exactly how to do that:
1)Right Click anywhere inside the page, and select page
6)Now, for the Value, enter the time of delay, in seconds, followed by a semicolon, followed by the URL of the target page. Look right to see what I mean
The "3" indicates three seconds. There's a semicolon (;) in between, followed by URL=Your_targetted_page. The URL does not have to be a complete URL, ie: "http://www.yoursite.page2.htm", provided that the original and the targeted pages are within the same directory.
You are done! Try it out. To implement a slide show, simply add a series of pages all containing [http-equiv] meta tags.