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Important Points to ease the learning curve

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Installing your web site:
Note:  this process only installs the necessary files to create a web site template, you will need to proceed to the next step (Creating a new web site)  before you are able to open and edit your web site

  1. Once you have downloaded your web site, locate the installation file on your hard drive,
  2. Double click the file to start the installation process. The web site files will be added to your Microsoft office directories, and shared folders. The installation package does not create a directory for your web site. This is done in the next step, Creating a new web site with your new template.

Creating a new web site with your new template

  1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Page or Web.


  2. In the New Page or Web task pane, under New from template, click Web Site Templates.
  3. Click the web site template theme name located in the template window.
  4. In the Specify the location of the new web box, type the URL for the new web site, or click Browse to create a new site on your hard disk, network, or on the Internet. Mocrosoft recommends creating the web site locally first, then uploading to your server.
  5. Note   To create a subweb, append the name of the subweb to the name of the root web. For example: http://adventure-works.com/subweb.
  6. Choose one of the following:

Adding a template page to your new web site

In Page view, do one the following:

Method 1 - Create a page from an existing blank website page:

  1. In the "File" view, select the file you wish to copy
  2. On the "Edit" menu select "copy"
  3. On the "Edit menu select "paste"

Method 2 - Create a page from a blank page (most recommended)

  1. In the "File" view, select the file you wish to copy
  2. On the "File" menu select "save as"
  3. You will be creating a copy of the original, give this copy a name, and click OK
  4. Your copied page will be added to the folder list

Removing pages from your web site

Renaming Pages

Method one:

Method two:

Renaming your menu buttons

About Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

All of our templates us Cascading Style Sheets. This helps to conform the text on each page, to be the same. It also sets the size of the text, font style, font type, and color. Using CSS is very important for maintaining the structure of your tables that contain text. What you type into your table and see in your browser, would not always be the same thing that your visitors sees, if it weren't for CSS.

Some additional information on adjusting the CSS in your web site:

Edit an embedded CSS

In Page view, do one or both of the following:

Modify a style

Create a user-defined style

About the Flash animation

Publishing your Web site

Please check with your ISP to ensure that your hosting plan has the FrontPage extensions, and they are activated. Most web host do, but you need to manually activate them through your web site control panel, usually by logging into your hosting account on-line.

If you are using FrontPage 2002, many hosts are still using FrontPage 2003 server extensions as the default. You will need to ensure that your FrontPage 2002 extensions are enabled if you wish to take advantage of the added benefits of FP2002.

Here is the process involved with publishing your web site:

If your Internet service provider (ISP) has the Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions or SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft installed, you can publish to the Web server using HTTP. Otherwise, you can use Microsoft FrontPage to publish your web site to an FTP server.

Note   If you publish to a location on your local computer, your web site will not have the full FrontPage functionality unless your computer is a server that has the server extensions or SharePoint Team Services installed.

Choose one of the following:

Publish to a Web server (HTTP)

  1. On the File menu, click Publish Web.
  2. In the Publish Destination dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Type the location of a Web server.
    • Click the arrow to select a location to which you have already published another web site.
    • Click Browse to find the publishing location.

    Note   If you have previously chosen a publishing destination for this web site, the Publish Destination dialog box will not appear. Proceed to step 4.

  3. Click OK.
  4. Specify the pages you want to publish.


  5. To publish subwebs, select the Include subwebs check box.
  6. Click Publish.

    FrontPage publishes your web site to the Web server you specified. If you want to verify that your web site was successfully published, click the hyperlink that is displayed after the web has been published your web browser will open to the site you just published.

    Note   If you cancel publishing in the middle of the operation, files that have already been published remain on the destination Web server.

Publish to an FTP server

Publish to a location on your local computer