Members 119 Issue 4, Vol 1: 30th May 2003

 

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Featured Page
Tip & Trick
FrontPage links
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Tina's Blog

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Hi folks

I should have published before this as you can see the long list of add-ons has nearly got out of hand, still plenty to keep you going till next time.

 

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I was having trouble visualising how Divs in CSS worked Shelly kindly explained it to me.

How does one make a table (for example) with three cells but use divs in CSS to do this?

Imagine your website is a piece of paper, laying on your coffee table. Draw a picture on the piece of paper, and that's the background on your page. Now, if you were going to go about it the good ol' table route, you'd draw boxes in pencil, insert what you wanted into those boxes, then erase the pencil. All on one piece of paper.

 

Now, with div layers:

 

Your background is on the plain piece of paper. In css, this layer is called "z-index:0". Now, you want something on top of that, say a block of text on the far right of the piece of paper. You lay another sheet of paper on top of the first, and write your text on it. (in CSS, this is "z-index:1; right:0px"). But you look at it, and decide you don't like the text where it is, so you slide the paper over to your left, and make the text on the left side instead of right (instead of "right: 0px;" it's "left: 0px;"). Now you want a pretty pale box somewhere - so you take a pink sheet of paper and lay it on top of the other two sheets (in CSS, "z-index:2")....

 

This is why div layers cannot be confined inside of a table cell - it's a separate layer on top of the bottom sheet of paper. A table tag will always default to the bottom layer, and you cannot confine something in an upper layer to the table cell on the bottom layer - it's really confusing to browsers. However, you *can* put a table cell inside of a div layer - since you're telling the table to rest on a certain layer instead of allowing it to default.

 

~Shelly Hays Those who dream conjure foolish visions.

http://www.foolishvisions.com

Thanks Shelly.

 

I'm hoping to launch a new site soon for my art and I'll tell you more about that next issue, meanwhile I hope you enjoy the new articles and resources.

 

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/frontpagehyperlinks  (New Tutorial on: Everything You Wanted To Know About the 'Insert Hyperlink' Dialog Box In FP2002 But Were Afraid To Ask)

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagephotogallery.htm (New tutorial on: FrontPage PhotoGallery )

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagesubwebs.htm  (New tutorial on: FrontPage Subwebs & Permissions)

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http://accessfp.net/freefrontpageaddins.htm (New selection of FrontPage add-ons added to the Free new add-ons page and old ones moved to this new page)

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http://accessfp.net/test_your_site_now.htm (New page to test your site for Web Site Content Accessibility and Quality)

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagehtmltemplates.htm (New source of templates)

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagetraining.htm  ( List of CD's and online Classes and courses)

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagesecrets.htm  (New Online Course with bonus packages)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/allwebmenus.htm (New add-on: AllWebMenus works with FP shared borders and include pages)

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http://accessfp.net/frontfx.htm  (New addon:FrontFX FrontFlash1.31, FrontFX MasterPics and CacheMate, FrontFX Screen Grab and FrontFX XZAmp)

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http://accessfp.net/frontpagehtmltemplates.htm (New html templates and ebooks)

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UPDATES:

 

http://accessfp.net/freefp.htm  (links and information updated)
............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/1_frontpagelinks.htm  (links and information updated and added)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/fplists.htm  (links added)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/freenewaddons.htm  (links added and updated)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/freethirdparty.htm (Information added)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/hisoftware.htm  (updated information on FrontPage add-on tools)

............................................................................................................ http://accessfp.net/frontpagetools.htm  (Updated information consisting of four FrontPage Add-on tools - FrontPage PowerEdit, Spooky Login v2.5, FPWScriptor v2.0 and FPCartPal.)
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The Latest issue of the Microsoft FrontPage FanZine Archives 2003 is now available at: (last Issue is April) 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:

Test your site now
http://accessfp.net/test_your_site_now.htm
Test your site for Web Site Content Accessibility and Quality

 

Tip & Trick

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Are you a webmaster that uses no right click code on your site? Consider the following.

 

If so you might like to enable those people that can't surf your site and buy your products to do so and thereby increase your own revenues.

 

Principally you use the 'no right click' to deter thieves, correct?

 

Of course you know and I know that if a thief is determined enough they will steal your content anyway. That the no right click code is completely useless because they are so many ways around it.

 

1. Turn of JavaScript usage in the browser.

2. Do Print Screen shot from the keyboard.

3. View the source and surf directly to the image file.

 

And many more.

 

If you feel the need to have some measure of protection from the casual thief this elegant solution not only allows this but also cuts down your page load time.

 

Configure either a cell or table to show a background graphic.

 

In the table or cell where you want your graphic to show up right click and choose either cell or table properties.

 

On the properties dialog box that pops up click 'Use background Picture' and either insert the path or browse to the graphic.

 

The graphic will tile so you may need to add a surround in your graphics program to blend in with your background if the table or cell has to be a certain width.

 

NOTE: You may find that the 'Use Background Picture' feature is greyed out. This is because FrontPage has been set to not show features Netscape can't view. Though in this case merely inserting a graphic into the table or cell or pressing the spacebar once will enable Netscape to see the background of the cell or table.

 

To enable compatibility in FrontPage do the following. Go to: Tools | Page Options | Compatibility Tab | set all boxes to custom and tick everything click ok and say yes when it asks to refresh your web.

 

Now that you have your graphic selected in your table or cell properties box press ok. You may need to drag the sides of the cell or table in or out to view one image from the tiled graphics. As I said above you may need to add a surround to make it blend well.

 

Next you need to insert a transparent gif into the cell or table. This enables you to do a few other things. You can insert a alt tag onto the gif which will describe the graphic in the cell or table. You need to make a transparent graphic in your graphic program to fit into the table or cell that won't push the sides of the table or cell out.

 

Now when someone right clicks to save the graphic all they will see is a blank graphic when they view it. So you do not have to use the 'No right click' code in order to achieve a false sense of protection against those people who are not computer savvy enough to understand that there are ways around it. What you have achieved is accessibility for ALL your visitors and increased sales there by, many people who are not in dire need of accessibility help that uses the right click feature will by moral standards pass your site by because it's in use.

 

Using the table trick works for everyone concerned so think again about using the 'no right click' code, not only will your visitor count increase you will be doing your bit for accessibility and usability.

Now if the above has not convinced you and your still determined to use the 'No right click' script. Consider instead of using the 'No right click on images' script instead. See: http://javascript.internet.com/page-details/disable-images-click.html

 

Links and Resources

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FRONTPAGE:

 

Joe WilcoxMobile WML Converter - NEW FREE ADD-ON

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aaa.htm
The WML (Wireless Markup Language) protocol is specifically designed for browsing by wireless mobile devices such as wireless phones. The tool recursively searches through the folders of the HTML Web site you specify when you run the tool, reading the contents and hyperlinks contained in the site's HTML files. The tool then creates WML card files from the contents and hyperlinks discovered during the search, and stores the converted files in the destination directory that you enter. It does not modify your HTML source files.

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Mobile HTML Optimizer - NEW ADD-ON

http://accessfp.net/rd/ms1.htm

Small information appliances and mobile devices such as smart phones and mobile PDAs are more and more widely in use to access Web content. However, because most Web pages are designed for desktop PCs with large displays in mind, it is cumbersome to browse these Web pages on a mobile device with a small screen. This tool automatically adapts the web pages of a static Website according to the target mobile device's screen size.

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ExtraJS V1.3 FREE FP ADD-ON

http://www.extrafrontpage.com/extrajs.htm

1. Show & Hide - new addition This addin adds a block of content to your web page. The block is initially hidden, by clicking the heading link the block is either displayed or hidden. Useful for FAQs. 2. New feature: Previously when an addin needs to add JavaScript functions it used to add them in the head section of your page. Now you have the option to add these functions to an external text file and link them to your page automatically. The benefits of such feature is to make the page head section smaller. 3. Two Bug fixes
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Advantrics FrontFinder V1.0 (Beta) - FREE FP ADDON

http://www.vividoffice.com/products/software.asp

This great tool helps you to organize your FrontPage Themes, Page Templates, and Web Templates. Web developers and those with many templates will find this tool invaluable. You may delete and archive themes and templates

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FrontFX XZAmp - NEW FP ADD-ON

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aab.htm
Cross browser supported background music, JavaScript MIDI Jukebox maker for IE, Flash Sound Events on image events for IE, and then something real special - The coolest way to stream n play MP3's from your website!

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FrontFX MasterPics & CacheMate! - NEW

A two in one product! Not only browse your Internet Explorer Cache and insert images and SWF (Flash) Files directly into your web page, but modify them with a collection of brilliant image effects! No more switching to expensive "paint" programs to run effects on images

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Import Pack 6 Available For FrontFX FrontFlash. 15 new pieces of clipart.

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FrontFX Screen Grab - NEW ADD-ON

A small and simple addin to capture/grab either the Full Screen, Specific Windows or just An Area of the display.

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FrontFX DoDraw - Donationware NEW ADD-ON

Utilise Microsoft Drawing and Charting quickly and easily within FrontPage (2k/02) in Image Format (Including converting from Draw components of FP02 to images) Note : May Require Other Office Components to be Installed.

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FrontLook Screen Capture - NEW ADD-ON

http://accessfp.net/rd/fl2.htm

Add User Interface Screen Shots to a web page or word processing documents. Email a Screen shot to explain a technical problem. Print a checkout or purchase confirmation pages exactly as you saw it. Capture Flash, Java, and other generated pages. Works with or without Microsoft FrontPage.

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FrontLook Media Maker

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aac.htm

Pay-to-play CD Media Applications: Learning Games, Training, Help Files, Auto run installers, Photo Galleries, Catalog CDs, Music, image or video clip browser CDs, Library CDs, confidential material CDs and much more. Make compelling Multimedia HTML Presentations from the Web site material you already have.

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Link Validation Utility - NEW FREE ADD-ON

http://hisoftware.com/linkvalidate/

Dramatically reduce errors related to site presentation and usability with this comprehensive Link Validation tool.T his addon provides "out-of-the-box" testing and reporting for Accessibility, Privacy, Searchability and Usability standards. The value-added Link Validation tool provides structure and organization validation to your site, allowing both content and site structure to be of the highest quality. Note the Professional Version Comes with any HiSoftware Promotion product or Accessibility Product Suite at no charge.

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Spawn - NEW FREE - ADD-ON

http://jimcosoftware.com/  

FP2k Users: You will need version 1.0.0.507 in order to use Spawn. If you dl an earlier version, please download the latest version. Easily create popup windows in FrontPage. If you need to create a hyperlink that opens in a new window and you need full control over the appearance of that window.

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FP Themes List - NEW

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FPThemes

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Inside Microsoft FrontPage - May 2003 Index

http://www.elementkjournals.com/mfp?accessfp

1. Use cookies to generate a welcome pop-up window.
2. Using vCard attributes to speed up form completion.
3. Control page formatting with spacer images.
4. Get your site rated to ensure an appropriate viewing audience.
5. Turning a marquee into a hyperlink.
6. How to protect shared borders from accidental edits.
7. Are FrontPage forms limited to a certain number of fields?.
8. Quickly publish single pages or groups of pages in FrontPage 2002.

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Are You a FrontPage Whiz?

http://accessfp.net/rd/ms2.htm

How long have you been using Microsoft FrontPage®? Are you a veteran who's used it since the dawn of time? Or a fast-learning newbie who's the envy of all your coworkers? Whichever level you are, the FrontPage Whiz Quiz will size you up.

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Free Microsoft Right Tools Toolkit

http://www.msrighttools.com/register.asp

Whether managing projects, expressing complex ideas or creating professional newsletters, let our toolkit show you how using the right software for each job will help you be more productive. Spotlighting Microsoft® Project 2002, Microsoft® Visio® 2002 and Microsoft® FrontPage 2002, each toolkit includes tools and templates specific to your profession: Accounting & Finance, HR, Marketing & Sales, Government, or Project Management.

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Attend a FREE 'Right Tools for the Job' Webinar.

http://www.msrighttools.com/register.asp

Each Webinar is hosted by a live moderator who will demonstrate the benefits of using Microsoft Project, Visio, and FrontPage for HR, Finance and Accounting, Sales and Marketing, and Project Management.

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Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Support Center

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;fp2002

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FrontLook Media Maker

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aaf.htm

Pay-to-play CD Media Applications: Learning Games, Training, Help Files, Auto run installers, Photo Galleries, Catalog CDs, Music, image or video clip browser CDs, Library CDs, confidential material CDs and much more. Make compelling Multimedia HTML Presentations from the Web site material you already have.

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Websunlimted - NEW ADD-ONS

 

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aae.htm

Text Tips

Makes simple work out of changing the color of specific words as the mouse moves over them. It also displays a descriptive message about the words.

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Sounder

Allows you to add audio feedback to your web pages. You can add sounds to buttons, images, make a sound when the mouse passes over text or links. You can even create a jukebox of songs.

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Pages-n-Stages

Allows you to create a series of pages that transition into each other.

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Page Break

Allows you to insert a page break (new page) into a web page. When printing, a new page will start at the page break point.

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Print Preview

Allows you to insert a button, image or hyperlink to open the browser's print preview dialog box. Using the print preview dialog box, your visitors can see how many pages will actually be printed for a web page, and then determine if they wish to print the entire web page or fewer pages.

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Page Protector

This a simple page content protection system that allows you to protect a single or group of pages' content by requiring the visitor to enter a user id and password to view the page content. The visitor will have to login to only one of the pages to be able to view any one of them. You can protect existing pages or a new page that you're creating.

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Page Protector Pro

Allows you to control access to your web pages, utilizing a built-in or custom database. If you choose to use the built-in database, it will optionally create web based maintenance pages for your convenience.

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FrontPageGui

http://www.frontpagegui.com/

Home of the Magi-Cal™ Online Calendar, FrontPageGUI.com provides a variety of database-driven add-on applications for use with FrontPage® 2000 and 2002

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Kaosweaver

http://kaosweaver.com/frontpage/

FP Update Copyright v2.0.0 NEW ADD-ON Updates the copyright on a page automatically from year to year, simply insert this object after the date in your current copyright notice. FP Random Text v1.0.0 NEW ADD-ON Dynamic text display for the web page! * Random text passage on the page, works on reload. * Timed text! Change a text hourly, daily, weekly and yearly. Everyone gets the same text during the time period selected. FP Insert Roman Number v1.0.0 NEW ADD-ON Inserts a Roman number on the web page from 1 to 4999 with an optional © symbol.

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Template Creator Lite FREE NEW Trial ADD-ON

http://www.solutionx.us/

Works with FP 2k/02 and can turn your existing web sites into full featured FP web templates. All Downloads are fully functional trial versions. You will be allowed to use the trial for 2 days or 8 runs, whichever comes first. Features Include: 1. Preserves all web settings, including themes, shared borders, and navigation structures. 2. No programming or text file editing required. 3. Automatic removal of unneeded files. 4. Locates the dependant theme folder and copies it to your project's output folder.

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Microsoft Exchange Discussion Wizard - NEW

http://microsoft.com/frontpage/downloads/addin/searchdetail.asp?a=305

Quickly create a EXCHANGE discussion Web site, or add discussion to an existing Web site, without writing any Active Server Pages (ASP) or HTML script. The wizard stores messages and documents on a Microsoft Exchange Server computer, which enables both Web users and Microsoft Outlook users to participate in the same discussion and share information.

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Microsoft Exchange Form Design Wizard Sample - NEW

http://microsoft.com/frontpage/downloads/addin/searchdetail.asp?a=304

Create customized HTML forms based on the built-in forms included with Microsoft Outlook® Web Access. You can change the form layout and formatting using an HTML editor such as Microsoft FrontPage®. You can add scripting enhancements to the forms using a script editor such as Microsoft Visual InterDev®. The wizard supports forms that post information directly to public folders (based on the item type IPM.Post) and forms that send information to other recipients (based on the item type IPM.Note).

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El Scripto 2 - FREE Trial 3 components

http://elscripto.com/demo/elscripto2/index.htm

50 customizable components, categories: Frames and Windows Images Date and Time Text Form Elements Information Redirection Navigation Scrolling Text Boxes Scrolling Status Bars

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Media Manager 2.0 UPDATED

http://accessfp.net/accessfpjournal/re/aag.htm

Completely overhauled this version now supports the latest media player plug-ins - RealNetwork's RealOne Player, Apple QuickTime 6, Microsoft Media Player 9, and Macromedia Flash 6.0. Backward compatibility with earlier version of these players is also supported. The interface for embedding RealOne player has been greatly improved to allow users to visually select the style of the player they wish to embed.

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GENERAL:

 

PublishI&I

http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~nick/downloads.html

MS Access is often left unused, or even uninstalled, because it is not easy to get started in. By using PublishI&I you will not only gain the advantage of having a powerful and easy-to-use tool at your fingertips, but also you will gain an extremely useful insight into how Access, and relational database applications generally, work.
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Miswebdesign

http://miswebdesign.com/resources/articles/

Articles on Accessibility, page ranking, xhtml and many others.

 

Featured Linkback

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

This issue we feature 

 

Cheryl Wise Microsoft MVP - FrontPage

http://wiserways.us/frontpage.asp

he FrontPage Community's FOURTH woman and Newest Microsoft MVP - FrontPage. Cheryl is a strong advocate of Accessibility issues and what she doesn't know about FrontPage you could write on a postage stamp. Congratulations on your award Cheryl and thank you for linking to AccessFP.

We are all one big community in FrontPage.

 

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