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Creating your FrontPage 2000 web site

   

 


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Microsoft's FrontPage editing tool is one of the most commonly used web site editing tools today. It is both easy to learn and gives you the flexibility to let your web site grow over time. This means, once you become a more advanced user, you will see that you can apply CGI scripts and modify your HTML code very easily in FrontPage.
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1.After you have installed FrontPage to your workstation, open the program from your Start, Programs menu in Windows. 
2.After the application opens, you'll be presented with a blank page. You can start entering text or go up to the toolbar to change the text colors, etc. just like in any other MS Office 2000 application. 
3.Once you have tried a few different things out, right-click anywhere in the new page you've been working in. Choose Page Properties...     
4.Here you can change the page title, that appears on the web browser's toolbar when you view your web pages, the background color, link colors, etc. 
5.If you want to use a "theme" that was included with the application, close out of the Properties window and select "Theme..." from the Format drop down menu. Select the theme you like best, or not one at all, and click okay. 
6.Go to the File drop down menu when done with the page, and choose Save As... Save your file according to the format discussed on our Getting Started page, if you are not already sure how to name files for the Web. You will want to save your files to the default directory that appears under Save As... unless you have used FrontPage before and understand how subwebs and webs work on your PC. 
7.When ready to start a new page, go to the File drop down menu, and select New Page. If you implemented a theme in the earlier step, you'll notice the theme appears automatically in the new page. If you did not, you will need to manually configure the way the page looks. 
8.You can link the pages together by going to the Navigation view (clickable on the left-hand side of the FrontPage window) and clicking on the files and dragging and dropping them together. 
9.Once you've created several pages, and are ready to practice publishing, read the next section. 
10.Remember: Practice makes perfect. Once you start to play around with the program a lot, you'll learn about the many new and cool things that you can add to your site, like message boards, forms, images, links, etc. 
11.You can always buy an additional book on getting started with FrontPage if the manual does not contain enough detail. Publishing your FrontPage 2000 web site Once you are done building your pages or making changes to existing ones, you are ready to publish. The steps below are the same steps you will take every time you need to publish your web or make changes to it. 

1.Connect to the Internet. (Do this before opening FrontPage. If FrontPage is already open close it down, connect, then reopen it). 
2.If you don't already have FrontPage open, open it, and go to File, Open to open the web site that you would like to publish. (The web should be already saved to your PC). 
3.Once the web is open, go to File, Publish Web... 
4.Enter in either your site's web address or IP address that were sent to you when you signed up the account. If you know that your domain is already active (it's propagated) then you will likely want to enter http://www.[insertyourdomain.com] into the field. 
5.Then click Publish. 
6.As long as your FrontPage application locates your web address on the Internet and verifies that the FrontPage server extensions are installed (see the "Getting your site FrontPage ready" section on this page), you will then be prompted for the username and password for your account. 
7.Enter in both the username and password exactly as they were sent to you. Our web servers are case sensitive. 
8.After you have done this, you will see the pages start to publish to the site. 
9.When the publishing is done, you will be presented with a link to view your web site. Click on the link and it will take you to the site. 
10.If you want to make any changes, just go back into FrontPage, make the changes and publish again as outlined above. 

Additional Help
Introduction to MS FrontPage 
Getting your site FrontPage ready
How to get subwebs created on your account
Connecting live to your site
Backing up your FrontPage 2000 web site
MS FrontPage 2000 Help
MS FrontPage 98 Help
MS FrontPage 97 Help 

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