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MICROSOFT RIGHT TOOLS TOOLKIT AND REBATE OFFER
The Microsoft Right Tools Toolkit helps customers better understand how FrontPage version 2002, Microsoft Project Standard 2002 and Microsoft Visio® version 2002 can help them more effectively manage projects, express complex ideas, or create professional newsletters. Current and new customers can register for the Microsoft Right Tools Toolkit free of charge at
GET THE MICROSOFT PRODUCER RESOURCE CD
Microsoft Producer is the add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint® version 2002 that makes it easy to create media-rich presentations for the Web. This resource CD includes templates, a template editor, white papers, and other great tools. For more information, visit
TRY FRONTPAGE 2002 FOR FREE
Get the Microsoft FrontPage version 2002 30-Day Trial for free and create dynamic Webs with the new Database Interface Wizard, add interactivity with the Microsoft Script Editor, quickly set up an ad-hoc team Web site for an intranet or the Internet with SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft, quickly and easily create a Photo Gallery, and add e-commerce with the bCentral Commerce Manager Add-in. With FrontPage 2002, you can create exactly the Web sites you want, control and manage your Web sites with confidence, and cultivate productivity and teamwork. Try it out at http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/trial.htm
FRONTPAGE CHAT: MANAGING YOUR WEB SITE WITH FRONTPAGE 2002
Do you have a lot of information on your Web site? Are multiple people involved in creating and updating your site? With a little planning and FrontPage 2002, content management can be made easier and more efficient. Join Amber Mitchell, FrontPage FanZine author and Web jane-of-all-trades, online on Tuesday, February 25, from 11:00 A.M. to noon Pacific Time.
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FRONTPAGE AND SMALL BUSINESS
PLANNING YOUR SITE'S ARCHITECTURE
By Katherine Nolan
Just as a house will be more pleasant to live in--and less likely to fall down--if it is built according to an architect's plans, so a site will be easier to use and manage when a careful plan is followed when the site is being built.
WRITING FOR THE WEB
By Jeannine Gailey
Explore strategies for improving your online writing skills and making your Web site's content more appealing.
COPING WITH CHANGE: MANAGING CONTENT UPDATES ON YOUR SCHOOL SITE
By Amber Mitchell
FrontPage tools for content management make it easy to handle updates on a school Web site.
SOLVE 5 COMMON GOVERNMENT WEB SITE PROBLEMS
By Justine Brown
Because government sites have a lot of information to share, and a lot of people involved in creating and updating the sites, they can be difficult to navigate or use. Fortunately, there are ways of implementing content management systems without investing in servers or specialized software.
FRONTPAGE PUBLISHING WITH VISUAL BASIC FOR APPLICATIONS
With Microsoft Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA), you can write macros to automate repetitive tasks and add functionality to FrontPage. This article shows you how to use VBA to automate publication of a FrontPage Web.
By Jon Spivey
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
Give your Web site a tune-up with the Web Page Tune-up Utility. This add-in, compatible with both FrontPage 2000 and FrontPage 2002, helps you find and correct problems on your Web site that can reduce your page ranking in search engines, lower accessibility compliance, and cause pages to load slowly. The add-in applies Meta tags and HTML attributes consistently across your Web site. Install this add-in from the FrontPage Add-in Center
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
Royal Olympic Cruises, one of the world's leading cruise lines, relied on print catalogs and brochures to market their services to customers. They knew a Web site could help them increase awareness of the company's innovative itineraries and services while complementing their existing marketing materials. Using FrontPage 2002, they quickly launched a site where visitors can get all the information they need to book a cruise, including a virtual tour of one of the company's cruise ships. See how they did it at http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/
When Enclos Corp. wanted to launch a re-branded Web site announcing the company's new name, they chose FrontPage 2002 to help them get back up and running quickly. Now, they instantly update their new site in-house rather than waiting days for outsourced changes. Read about it at
3rd PARTY SOLUTIONS
ADD A SCREEN CAPTURE TO A WEB PAGE
David Pfeiffer, President of DPA Software, explores the process of capturing and adding screen shots to a FrontPage Web site at
STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL WEB SITE
FrontPage can help you create a Web site that will attract prospective clients, encourage browsing, and lead to repeat visits. Richard Zwicky of Metamend Software & Design Ltd. outlines strategies for building a successful Web site at
TIPS AND TRICKS
CONTENT MANAGEMENT SHORTCUTS
Here are two ways to help you update and manage content across your Web site using FrontPage 2002:
The Find and Replace feature has been enhanced so you can quickly find and replace text or HTML in multiple files throughout your Web site. Find out how at:
Inline frames are great Web management time savers. They allow you to embed a Web page in an existing page, enabling you to update a single Web page and have the new information appear across multiple pages. Another advantage of inline frames is that you can have embedded content without having to create separate frames pages. And their look and feel is fully customizable by using the Inline Frame Properties dialog box, where you can set one or more of the following properties: name, initial page, frame size, margins, alignment, scrollbars, alternate text, and show border. Read more at http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2002/
JOIN THE WPD PROGRAM
BE AN INTERNATIONAL WEB PRESENCE DEVELOPER FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE
the Web Presence Developers (WPD) Program for Microsoft FrontPage has expanded
world wide. This program helps Microsoft's customers all over the world find
professionals to help them create and manage FrontPage-based Web sites. To learn
more and apply for membership, go to:
FRONTPAGE ADD-IN CENTER
Microsoft FrontPage Add-in Center provides a place where millions of people
using FrontPage can download and submit add-ins. Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/downloads/addin/default.asp
NEW FRONTPAGE ONLINE COMMUNITY
The new FrontPage Community is your launching pad for communicating online with other users and pros about FrontPage and Web sites. Visit regularly, as there will be great new information and events you won’t want to miss. Come be a part of it today at:
FRONTPAGE USER GROUPS
Find out about user groups and get some pointers on how to start your own at:
To find out more about or get help accessing a FrontPage newsgroup, check out:
60 DAYS FREE--METAMEND DRIVES CUSTOMERS TO YOUR SITE
You can quickly improve your Web site's search engine visibility with Metamend's Search Engine Optimization service for FrontPage. Sign up for the service and you'll get 60 days of search engine optimization for free. To learn more, visit Metamend at http://www.metamend.com/microsoft-frontpage.html
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SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE SITE
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