Members 84 Issue 3, Vol 1: 30th December 2002

 

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Welcome
Tina's blog
New Pages
Updates
Featured Page
Tip & Trick
FrontPage links
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Tina's Blog

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Well I've been having a fine time these past few months. What with my hosting problems and a few virtual parties.

This issue has been delayed somewhat while that's been going on then I decided to try and learn CSS and apply it to the new online version of this Journal, tell me what you think.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - hopefully.

First about the hosting. I've had six yes you read that right the first time, six hosts in the past five months.

My first host had a stroke (Hope your doing better Jim). He resold for CIS and they also decided at the same time to shut down and outsource. So I started up at their new servers which were UNIX, now having started off at easyspace.com a couple of years ago I knew UNIX does not like FrontPage sites that are heavy in mbs. At around 30mbs even my new hosts could not stop the error messages and decided I would be better off on their old windows servers till I could find a new host, after all they were not shutting down till January, but forget to tell me the nice new high price. So I moved to webstrikesolutions.com and they were great only $30 for the first year. However only 2gb for bandwidth and for some reason my site has started to grow in the hits department so I ended up paying for another 2gb of bandwidth last month. Sigh, time to move again.

This time off to chambergates.com after a list of things going wrong there like no setup for five days, no emails being answered for seven and I could not publish without timeouts, I decided I would have to look again for host number six. Chambergates came good in the end though they refunded all my host fee and my setup fee all ended well apart from the headaches I was getting from the stress!

Now I'm at http://winsave.com the best host I've had since Jim. Welcome email after five minutes, fast publishing, unlimited bandwidth, databases even, asp the best control panel with great faqs and a very neat site and what's best a rolling promotion (though it could end at any time) for no setup fee with one month free, so for my first three months hosting I get to host my site for the grand sum of $19:95. Thank you winsave I can now relax, Sigh!

Though there two things that I don't like. No custom 404 page and the stats are not the best but you cannot have everything.

Now on to the good bit:) The virtual parties we had at anyfrontpage.com , accessfp's sister site which I co-edit with Tiffany and Fran. We had two parties one for the first birthday of AnyFrontPage Bytes Ezine 11th Oct. The second in honour of Tiffany being made a Microsoft MVP - FrontPage. A fine time was had by all and you can read more about the parties here:
LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE

We also decided to cut down the ezine to once a month instead of bi-weekly, but that is so we can bring you more goodies next year, we are working on them:).

Did you also know that AccessFP Journal has it's own FrontPage List? No? Well check it out. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AccessFPList

BTW if you link your site to mine let me know you might get featured in the linkback section. If you have a FrontPage crafted site check out the, Crafted With FrontPage section. http://accessfp.net/submitcraftedwithfrontpage.htm

I had to take down the Crafted section at one point as it was getting spammed, and has been over the past year. So I finally decided enough was enough and I've changed it so that would be crafters have to submit an email, instead of being able to see their site instantly. The few spoil it for the many I'm afraid. If you want your site included read the rules and send me an email.

That's all folks till next publish. Remember I only publish when I've updated the site and have something to say. No fixed publish times. If you want to give me feedback about the Journal or just ask a question email me at: journal@accessfp.net

 

What's new

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In each issue whatever is new on the site will be listed here.


NEW PAGES:

http://accessfp.net/frontpagenavigation.htm  (New tutorial on: Adding functionality to your website with FrontPage 2002 Part II ~ Navigation)
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/frontpageincludedcontent.htm  (New tutorial on: Adding functionality to your website with FrontPage 2002 Part III ~ Included Content)
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/frontpagediscussionweb2002.htm  (New tutorial on: FrontPage Discussion web 2002)
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/frontpagebanners.htm  (New tutorial on: Adding functionality to your website with FrontPage 2002 Part IV ~ Banners
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/optimizingfrontpage.htm  (New tutorial on: Optimizing Your FrontPage Site for Search Engines.
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/flashgenerators.htm  (Generator Tools - Flash Generators)
http://accessfp.net/flashnavbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/flashstatusbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/flashtopbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/flashtooltip.htm
http://accessfp.net/flashdropdown.htm
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/graphicgenerators.htm  (Generator Tools - Graphic Generators)
http://accessfp.net/graphicnavbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/advnavbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/graphicdropdownmenu.htm   
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http://accessfp.net/dhtml-cssgenerators.htm  (Generator Tools - DHTML/CSS Generators)
http://accessfp.net/cssnavbar.htm
http://accessfp.net/dhtmlmenu.htm
http://accessfp.net/tooltip.htm
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/javascript-csscoders.htm (Generator Tools - JavaScript/CSS Coders)
http://accessfp.net/csscodertool.htm
http://accessfp.net/popup.htm
http://accessfp.net/iescrollbars.htm 
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/freeplugins.htm  and
http://accessfp.net/freefrontpageaddons.htm (I spread out the add-ons onto two new pages as they were getting pretty long and I updated them)
 

UPDATES:

http://accessfp.net/submitfpresources.htm 
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/scripttips.htm  (Moved from under the FrontPage Resources | FP98 section to under the Web  Resources section - it makes more sense you see) Also the scripts were slightly updated
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http://accessfp.net/freethirdparty.htm  (links and information updated)
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http://accessfp.net/freenewaddons.htm  (Lots of New Add-ons added)
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http://accessfp.net/index.html  (Added Fading Messages from ExtraFrontPage http://www.extrafrontpage.com and deleted the scrolling up marquee script - much nicer I think PLUS the fading messages work in Netscape unlike the marquee script, I recommend this add-on folks. )

NOTE: Not much in the way of updates as I've added a lot of new pages.

The Latest issue of the Microsoft FrontPage FanZine Archives 2002 is now available at: (last Issue showing is October at time of publishing, but Nov and Dec will be up there shortly) http://accessfp.net/msbulletinarchives

 

Featured in AccessFP

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In each issue there will be a featured page which I think might be of interest to all.

The featured page this issue is http://accessfp.net/generationtools.htm

This page leads to four generation tools for your use which is FREE. (You can see them listed above under new pages) Flash, Graphic and dhtml-css generators and JavaScript/css coders. These tools make it easy to craft those difficult menus and saves time looking on various sites for information on just how to do it.

Saving time makes you money and eases the frustration of crafting those scripts.

 

Tip & Trick

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COPYRIGHT AND FRONTPAGE:

-Updating your copyright dates for the new year with FrontPage.

If any of you have copyright meta tags.

e.g. <meta name="copyright" content="Copyright © 1999 - 2002, Tina Clarke.
All rights reserved">

The quickest and easiest way to update them is to use the Free FrontPage Add-on TP_ErrOmi You enter the info you want and test your web. ErrOmi will tell you all the pages where it needs changing (which is all of course)

NOTE: Unless you have excluded the page, it will update any of your customised templates for new pages too.

If you also have the copyright on the page in normal view, use Find and Replace to change this throughout your web.

How to Find and replace text.

On the Edit menu, click Replace. Click All pages. In the Find what box, type the text you want to search for. - This will be the old copyright dates. In the Replace with box, type the replacement text. - This will be in the new copyright dates. Click Find in Web. When FrontPage lists the pages in which the text was found, do one of the following:

To open a page in Page view, double-click the page in the list. The first instance of the text is highlighted.

You can click Replace to replace this occurrence, click Find Next to find the next occurrence, or click Replace All to replace all occurrences in the current page.

When you have reviewed all occurrences of the text in the page, you are prompted to close the current document before continuing to the next one.

NOTE: If changes were made, your page is automatically saved.

Though next revamp think about using either an include page ( For how accomplish this see: http://accessfp.net/frontpageincludedcontent.htm  ) that might include other static information (for most of the year) like your email address and links to disclaimers and Privacy Polices. Or the substitution feature which will update a small amount of information.

How to use the Substitute Component.

In Page view, on the Tools menu, click Web Settings, and then click the Parameters tab. Click Add. In the Name box, type a name for the variable. This is what you will call the variable.

In the Value box, type a value for the variable. This is what will be displayed on the page.

 Click OK. Position the insertion point in a page where you want to display the variable. On the Insert menu, click Web Component. In the left pane, click Included Content, and in the right pane, double-click Substitution. In the Substitute with box, click a variable from the list.

You can find out more about Copyright here: http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ and
Web Guard http://groups.yahoo.com/group/webguard  Web Guard is an organization dedicated to eradicating bandwidth theft and copyright infringement on the World Wide Web.

 

Links and Resources

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FRONTPAGE:

 

 Inside Microsoft FrontPage - Dec 2002 Index

http://www.elementkjournals.com/mfp
Create an attractive page background in minutes
Save your form results in an Access database.
Expand your design skills by learning from others.
Customize your pages with time-specific images and greetings.
Juggling multiple documents in Page view.
Adding consistency to your site design with a custom theme. ............................................................................................................

Creating A Basic Web Page With Front Page Express

http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/~blane/writing.htm
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FrontFX Galleria - NEW FREE ADD-ON

http://xzmedia.com/frontfx/index.asp

An Image Gallery type Shopping Cart in which users can select images across your website to be later compiled into a single page gallery of images. This currently FREE release may be expanded to support a further set of image based tools. FrontFX PrintWeb - NEW FREE ADD-ON Ever wanted to print a listing of Files/Folders etc from your current web? Not that easy is it? Well it is now, thanks to FrontFX PrintWeb. Fully optioned and ready to report!
 

FrontFX PrintWeb - NEW FREE ADD-ON

Ever wanted to print a listing of Files/Folders etc from your current web? Not that easy is it? Well it is now, thanks to FrontFX PrintWeb. Fully optioned and ready to report!

FrontFX Case Changer - NEW FREE ADD-ON

Simply highlight the test you wish to be changed, select the FrontFX Case Changer, select a style and the jobs done!

FrontFX FrontFlash V1.3 - UPDATED

 -Custom color tinting on 3rd Generation objects to better match your site. Buttons and Clipart included in 1.3. - Button categorisation implemented. - Default to transparent backgrounds implemented. IE Only. - Insert Flash detection JavaScript and redirect user to non flash pages if they do not have Flash. - Automatic Flash HTML Scanning to fix errors caused by using ActiveXControl Properties in FrontPage and give correct cross browser compatibility. - Quickly Duplicate/Delete Objects From Properties Window.

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TP_ErrOmiv2.3 - FREE ADD-ON UPDATE

TP_ErrOmi
ErrOmi2 is a Microsoft® FrontPage 2000-2002 plug-in utility that helps you find and correct problems that can reduce page ranking, lower accessibility compliance and slow page loading. In short, it helps you give your web a Tune-Up. With its assistance, you can apply important Meta Tags and HTML attributes consistently across your entire web.
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http://www.kaosweaver.com/frontpage/

Kaosweaver Breadcrumbs FP02 v1.1 NEW ADDON

Create a "breadcrumb" at the top of your Web pages so that users can track where they are on the Web site. This Add-in utilizes the site directory to provide easy navigation within your Web site. Date Insertion for FP02 v1.0.0 NEW ADD-ON Displays the current date on the page in any desired format, order, or punctuation. Each element is set separately. It currently supports the following languages: Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

Date Insertion for FP02 v1.0.0 NEW ADD-ON

Displays the current date on the page in any desired format, order, or punctuation. Each element is set separately. It currently supports the following languages: Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

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LightBox - NEW ADD-ON Trial 15 days

http://www.conceiva.com/products/lightbox/
Lightbox uses a revolutionary new technique for attaching itself to applications. It knows when applications are started, moved, resized, and exited, so that Lightbox stays attached to the application and Over 150 file formats supported!
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Table AutoFormat (Available only at MS but developed by Matt Cohen)

http://addonfp.com/formatting/autoformat.htm
Tables are commonly used on Web pages to organize and present information in rows and columns, in much the same way tables are used in print documents. Table AutoFormat provides the users an easy way to give their tables a professional look to display information on the Web, without having to know how to work with HTML tags.
 

GENERAL:

 

Configuring Mail Clients to Send Plain ASCII txt

http://www.expita.com/nomime.html
If you own a list think seriously about turning off html/attachment. Read the above link to find out why. If you send html to lists think seriously about sending in text format, I for one thank you for sending in plain text.
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Pdf995

http://pdf995.com/ 
Its easy-to-use interface allows you to create PDF files by simply selecting the "Print" command from any application, creating documents which can be viewed on any computer with a PDF viewer.
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SRHTML98

http://www.htmlworkshop.com/srdownload.html
Search Find and Replace Tool
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Keyboard Power

http://www.keyboardpower.com/
 Webmaster Martha tells you how to keep your computer safe from harm
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SPAM INSPECTOR

http://www.giantcompany.com/
Automatic updates of spam definitions & reported spam. ALL FREE, no subscriptions needed! The Spam Inspector uses Unparalleled filtering technology based on statistical semantic pattern matching, block 99% of all incoming junk mail, even Foreign Spam!

 

Featured Linkback

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Each issue we feature a site that links back to AccessFP.
This issue we feature.

 

This issue we feature  Computer Stop

http://www.personal-computer-tutor.com/
Webmaster Linda Johnson runs articles I write about FrontPage in her excellent Ezine ABC - All 'Bout Computers. Her site deals with all applications pertaining to Microsoft Office. This is a site you will want to visit often and be sure to sign up to ABC you can't get that kind of expert knowledge all wrapped up in one Ezine. http://www.personal-computer-tutor.com/

We are all one big community in FrontPage.

 

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