You don't have to become overwhelmed by such complex elements as discussion groups, guest books, and link bars. There's no shame in using the tools FrontPage providesrelying on Web site and page templates to create these elements for you. Similarly, not everyone has an eye for design and color. Themes take the guesswork out of the design process. If the idea of using one of the canned themes bothers you, use them as the foundation for your own themes or download themes from the Web that might not be as familiar to Web surfers. Just know that at an absolute minimum, you can create a full-featured site using templates and themes that will get the job done more than adequately.
Dynamic Web templates are an exciting addition to FrontPage because they offer the consistency of templates and themes with the flexibility to design an entire page layout and protect it. If you're the do-it-yourself type, you'll want to master using this feature.