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  • Complete Coverage.
    • Teaches students the basic features of FrontPage 2002, in addition to focusing on more advanced topics. Ex.___

  • Advanced topics—Covers how to integrate web sites with databases, and adding Dynamic HTML, XML and Java Applets to your web site. Ex.___
    • Gives professors the ability to teach more advanced features of FrontPage. Ex.__

  • Website—Offers Woody's Office Powerpack, additional electronic content, updated errata, tutorials, e-mail alerts, and FAQs.
    • Provides student with additional resources to enhance the learning experience. Ex.___

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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: Special (all other)
  • Pages: 944
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2512-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2512-7

This book covers everything needed to develop and publish professional Web and intranet pages and sites using FrontPage 2002. It provides comprehensive sections on Web server setup and administration and on adding interactivity to Web sites with Active Server Pages and scripting languages such as JavaScript and Visual Basic ScriPART It also tells more advanced readers how to integrate Web sites with databases as well as add Dynamic HTML, XML, and Java applets to their sites.

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Untitled A real FrontPage timesaver is to use the Get Background and Colors from Another Page check box in the Background tab of the Page Properties dialog box. This copies all the color choices and the background image from another page into the current one. It's very handy for keeping your pages' appearance consistent.

The FrontPage themes feature is a great idea, but if you want your site to be taken seriously, don't use the prepackaged themes without modifying them. FrontPage's popularity has ensured that Web users recognize them fairly easily, and they instantly detract from the professional credibility of a Web site. They also suffer from an annoying sameness to one another. If you use them, be sure you make them yours. See the "Designer's Corner" section at the end of the chapter for more discussion of this issue.

If you want to offer your FrontPage web in multiple languages, you should design them as completely separate webs. If you want, you can use the Copy Web command to copy the finished web and then translate the copy, but remember that icons and symbols might mean very different things to different cultures. In fact, that's another reason to maintain different webs for different languages.

An effective collaborative development environment will never be accomplished without a single individual in charge of the process with whom the "buck stops." The project needs one person whose job is to watch the entire project from above and ensure that the task at hand is being met. Although it is the nature of Web designers to want to work in an atmosphere of teamwork, someone still needs to be in charge. Choosing the right project manager is at least as important as choosing the technology with which you will implement the project.

If you haven't yet picked the development platform for your collaborative project, consider the extra features offered by a Team Web. They offer a set of communication and discussion tools that are well worth the installation and maintenance effort.

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Table of Contents



Thanks for Joining Us.

How to Use This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Special Features in the Book.

I. INTRODUCING MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE 2002.

1. What's New, What's Cool, What's It All About?

What's New in FrontPage 2002. Designing and Authoring Web Documents. Managing and Publishing Web Sites.

2. The FrontPage 2002 Environment.

FrontPage 2002's Page Editor. Deciding Between Disk- and Server-Based Webs. Creating a Disk-Based Web. FrontPage's Workspace Layout Overview. Using FrontPage 2002's Views. Deleting a Web. Creating a Server-Based Web. Opening and Closing Webs. Understanding the Page View Editing Environment. Allowing for Browser Compatibility. Adding Text or Images to a Page. Sampling FrontPage's Advanced Features. Using Check In and Check Out for Source Control. Customizing the Toolbars and Menus. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Planning a Web on Paper.

II. DESIGNING WEB PAGES.

3. The Page View: Windows, Icons, and Menus.

Page View's Screen Areas. Page View's Menu Bar. FrontPage's Toolbars. Customizing the FrontPage Interface. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Tinkering with Page View.

4. Developing Text, Lists, and Hyperlinks.

Thinking Through Your Page Design. Testing. Creating a One-Page Web. Giving Your Page an Effective Title. Previewing Your Edited Page. Formatting Headings and Paragraphs with the Style Box. Adding Paragraphs of Normal Text. Laying Out Text Effectively. Using FrontPage's Other Paragraph Styles. Using Lists to Present Your Content. Using Text Colors and Background Colors on Your Page. Using the Text Editing Tools. Understanding Hyperlinks. Extending the Reach of Your Hyperlinks. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Basic Page Design Principles.

5. Enhancing Pages with Graphics and Multimedia.

Maximizing Image Use. Understanding Image Basics. Using FrontPage 2002's Image Processing Tools. Coordinating Images and Text. Using Images with Hyperlinks. Making the Most of Image File Formats. Multimedia File Formats. Understanding Streaming Audio. Understanding and Using Video. Using the Office Graphics Creation Tools. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Graphic Elements in Web Page Design.

6. Giving Your Web a Theme.

Using Themes for a Consistent Look and Feel. Applying Themes to an Entire Site or Individual Pages. Modifying Theme Graphics. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Setting the Tone with Themes.

7. Creating Pages with FrontPage Templates.

Using the Content-Oriented Templates. Using the Bibliography Template. Creating a Frequently Asked Questions Page. Using FrontPage's Layout Templates. What a Real-World Example Looks Like. Creating Custom Templates. Understanding Templates Folders. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Custom Templates and Template Collections.

8. Using Components, Shared Borders, and Link Bars.

Understanding FrontPage Components. Deleting Components. Using the Dynamic Effects Component. Using the Web Search Component. Using the FrontPage Spreadsheet Components. Using the Hit Counter. Using the Photo Gallery Component. Using the Included Content Components. Using the Table of Contents Component. Using the Top 10 List Components. Using the List View and Document Library View Components. Using the bCentral Components. Using the Expedia Components. Using the MSN Components. Using the MSNBC Components. Using the Advanced Controls Components. Using the HTML Component. Using Hidden Directories with FrontPage Components. Using Comments. Date Stamping a Page. Using Shared Borders and Link Bars. Creating Shared Borders for the Current Web. Working with Link Bars and Shared Borders. Using Borders and Link Bars with Themes. Linking New Pages in a Shared Borders Environment. Excluding Pages from Link Bars in Shared Borders. Setting Up a Link Bar Without Using Shared Borders. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Consistency in Appearance and Navigation.

9. Creating Tables.

Using Tables for Better Content Organization. Setting Up a Table. Using the Table Menu. Modifying the Table's Appearance. Using Convert. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Layout with Tables.

10. Enhancing Web Sites with Frames.

Understanding Frames. Why Use Frames? Designing for the Framed Environment. Using the WYSIWYG Frame Environment. Editing a Frameset. Creating Custom Frameset Layouts. More About Target Frames. Creating a Custom Frameset Template. Incorporating Existing Pages into a Frameset. More About Static Frames. Deleting a Frameset. Using FrontPage's Frame Templates. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Advantages and Disadvantages of Frames.

11. Using Forms and Interactive Page Templates.

Designing Effective Forms. Understanding Internet Forms. Understanding FrontPage Forms. Creating a Form with the Form Page Wizard. Starting a Customized Form. Understanding the Save Results Component. Selecting Fields to Add to a Form. Creating a Custom Confirmation for Visitors. Understanding the Discussion Form Handler. About the Registration Form and Its Handler. Using Templates to Create Interactive Pages. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Effective Form Design.

12. Using Style Sheets with Individual Pages and Full Sites.

What Are Style Sheets? What About Browser Compatibility? Understanding Style Sheet Syntax. Creating Style Sheets with FrontPage. Using Style Classes with FrontPage. Using Inline Styles. CSS Properties Supported by Internet Explorer Browsers. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Separating Content from Presentation.

III. WEB CREATION AND MANAGEMENT.

13. Creating a Web: Templates and Wizards.

Requirements for Creating a Web. The Wizards. Web Templates. Files Created by FrontPage's New Webs. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Working Around the Wizards and Templates.

14. Working with an Existing Web.

Loading a FrontPage Web. Using the Folder List with the Folders View. Working with FrontPage's Views. Working with Individual Pages. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Keeping Track of FrontPage Instances.

15. Configuring a Web.

Configuration. Establishing Parameters, Configurations, Advanced Settings, and Language Options. Giving Permission to Administer, Author, and Browse Your Webs. Changing Passwords. Setting Options for the Web. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Directories and Permissions.

16. Administering a Web.

Web Site Management. FrontPage's Tasks View. Managing Through FrontPage Views. Management Tools: Spelling, Find, Verify Hyperlinks, and Recalculate Hyperlinks. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Automatic Generation of Tasks, and More on Categories.

17. Publishing a Web to a Web Server with FrontPage Extensions.

Understanding Web Servers. How a Web Gets "Served". The FrontPage Server Extensions. Using FrontPage Without Server Extensions. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Dynamic DNS.

18. Publishing a Web to a Web Hosting Service.

If Running Your Own Server Isn't an Option. The Problems with Serving Your Own Webs. Features of a Web Hosting Service. Using the Web Space on My ISP's Servers. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Finding and Deciding on a Web Hosting Service.

19. Publishing a Web to a Server Without FrontPage Extensions.

Why Use FrontPage's Publish Web Dialog Box? The Basics of Web Publishing. The Publish Web Dialog Box. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Using an Independent FTP Server.

IV. SCRIPTING, DYNAMIC HTML, AND DYNAMIC CONTENT.

20. Using FrontPage 2002's Dynamic Style Effects.

DHTML and Web Page Modification. Using the DHTML Effects Tools. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Resisting the Bells and Whistles.

21. Making Your Pages and Webs More Dynamic.

Using Collapsible Outlines. Using Page Transitions. Using DHTML Layout and Positioning. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Tips for Collapsible Outlines and CSS Layout.

22. Using Scripts in Your Web Pages.

Script Writing. How to Use JavaScript. Object-Oriented Technology. Creating Scripts with FrontPage. Complete JavaScript Example. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: When to Use JavaScript.

23. JavaScript and Client-Side Computing.

Simple JavaScript Program: Hello World! What's Your Function? The Object Family Tree. Understanding Object Details. Using JavaScript Statements. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Making Code More Readable.

24. Using Java Applets, Browser Plug-Ins, and ActiveX Controls.

Understanding Netscape Plug-Ins. Java and Java Applets: An Overview. Understanding ActiveX Controls. What Are ActiveX Controls? ActiveX Control Security. HTML Implementation of ActiveX Controls. Adding an ActiveX Control in FrontPage. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Considerations in Using Applets, Plug-Ins, and ActiveX.

V. COLLABORATION, WORKFLOW, TASK MANAGEMENT.

25. Establishing a Collaborative Authoring Environment.

A Collaborative Authoring Environment. Choosing the Right Technology. Establishing Workflow. The Development Environment. Checking Documents In and Out. Permissions. Assigning Documents. Publishing the Site. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Whiteboarding.

26. Collaborating on Pages and Webs.

The Manager. Assignment. Assessment. The Developer. Communication and Discussion Options. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Web Discussions.

27. Collaboration and Office XP.

Office XP and the Internet. Microsoft Office Web Server. Collaboration and the Office Programs. Browser Issues. Choosing the Right Editor. Editing Outside the Creation Application. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Publishing Office Documents to the Web.

28. Managing Workflow and Tasks.

Assessing. Reporting. Responding. Publishing. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Being an Effective Project Manager

29. Developing Team-Based Internet, Intranet, and Extranet Sites.

Developing the Team. Platform Decisions. Task Assignment and Distribution. Servers. Damage Control. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Working Well in a Team Environment.

VI. FRONTPAGE 2002 AND OFFICE 2002: WORKING TOGETHER.

30. Office XP with FrontPage: What Integration Lets You Do.

The Most Complete Integration Yet. Office XP As Web Authoring Suite. Web Page Preview. Publishing Directly to Web Sites. SharePoint. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: FrontPage 2002 Standalone and Cross-Browser Compatibility.

31. SharePoint Team Services.

SharePoint: The Office Web Server on Steroids. Installing SharePoint. Integration with FrontPage 2002. SharePoint Administration. Working with a SharePoint Web. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Setting Your Server Health Check Options and a General Note.

32. Working with the Speech And Handwriting Recognition Interfaces.

Why Bother with Speech and Handwriting? Readying Speech Recognition. Working with Speech Recognition. Handwriting Recognition. Troubleshooting. Design Corner:Transcribing Interviews.

33. Word 2002.

Office's Alternative HTML Editor. Word 2002's Web Page Wizard and Templates. Web Tools and Other HTML Design Features. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Using Word as a Web Authoring Tool.

34. Access 2002 and Excel 2002.

Access 2002. FrontPage's Database Wizards. Excel 2002. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Determining the Need for a Database.

35. PowerPoint 2002 and Outlook 2002.

PowerPoint 2002. Outlook 2002. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Working with Documents Created in FrontPage 2002 and Outlook 2002.

VII. FRONTPAGE AND WEB SERVERS.

36. FrontPage 2002 and the Microsoft Personal Web Server.

Why Use a Web Server? Understanding the Personal Web Server and the Personal Web Manager. The Windows 2000 Personal Web Manager Versus the Windows 9x/NT4 Personal Web Manager. Installing the Personal Web Server from the Windows 98 CD-ROM. Downloading and Installing PWS from the NT4 Option Pack. Installing the PWS on Windows 2000 Professional. Testing the Personal Web Server. Removing or Adding Server Components. Using the Personal Web Server and Personal Web Manager. Using the Main Window of the Personal Web Manager. Taking the Personal Web Services Tour. Using the Web Site Service. Understanding the Home Directory. Publishing Documents. Using Advanced Services to Configure Your Web. Understanding Virtual Directories. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Considerations in Using the PWS.

37. FrontPage 2002 and Microsoft's Internet Information Server.

Installing IIS. Administrating IIS. Special FrontPage 2002 Features with IIS. Common Issues with IIS 5 and the FrontPage Server Extensions. Troubleshooting IIS 5 and the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. Design Corner: Working with IIS.

38. Using FrontPage 2002 with Apache.

The Apache Web Server. Installing the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. Administering the FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. Differences for Apache FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions. Getting Extra Functionality from Apache. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Testing the Extensions.

VIII. CREATING AND ADAPTING GRAPHICS.

39. Color Concepts.

Color Theory. Elements of Color. Web Color Technology. Special Concerns. Colors in FrontPage. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Creating a Color-Savvy Template.

40. About the Computer Screen.

Screen Resolution. Screen Color and Gamma. Working with Screen Space. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Reviewing Screen Space in FrontPage.

41. Web Graphic Formats.

Graphic Formats. Vector Formats. Graphic Optimization. Additional Graphic Techniques. Special Concerns. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Converting Between Formats.

42. Creating Professional Web Graphics.

Images for Your Pages. Scanning Techniques, Clip Art, Photo Gallery, and Stock Art. Building Web Graphics. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Creating Spot Art.

43. Designing Specialty Graphics.

Imagemaps. Building Advertising Banners. Creating Animated GIFs. Using Graphical Bullets. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Tiling Graphics Between Tables and Frames.

44. Web Graphic Tools.

Tools of the Web Graphic Trade. Imaging and Illustration Programs. Animated GIF Programs. Optimization Tools. Graphic Enhancement Programs and Plug-Ins. Graphic Source Material. Troubleshooting. Design Corner: Creating a Background Graphic-Compare and Contrast.

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