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In this issue: March 1999
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In this issue:
--FrontPage User Group
Available for Users of FrontPage Personal Web Server
--Web Site Showcase: Three Great Sites Created with FrontPage
--Simple Questions Answered in Tutorial Articles
Fonts in Your Web Site
Secured Form from
Internet Technologies, Inc.
--Free Download: Lotus
Domino Design Components for Microsoft FrontPage
--Free Trial: Add Workflow to
Your FrontPage Web with Emailflow
--Internet Explorer 5 Chat
UK FRONTPAGE USER GROUP
A new UK FrontPage User Group is being launched with a seminar on the 23rd March at
Microsoft's offices in Reading. The user group will provide members with the opportunity
to share their experience of working with FrontPage and other web products such as Visual
InterDev, Visual J++ and IIS. The initial seminar features presentations by leading
industry experts on web-site design, web-based application development, E-Commerce and
tips for getting search engines to highlight your web site. For further information on the
seminar or membership please contact Margaret Chamberlain on 01242 521212 (tel), 01242
AVAILABLE FOR USERS OF FRONTPAGE PERSONAL WEB SERVER
Microsoft has released a patch to remedy a potential security vulnerability that has
recently come to our attention and affects certain versions of the FrontPage Personal Web
Server. This issue DOES NOT affect the Microsoft Personal Web Server that ships with
FrontPage 98, FrontPage 97, FrontPage 1.1, or the Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows
98, and Windows NT operating systems. The security problem only affects servers being used
as a live server running Windows 95 or Windows 98. (Windows NT-based systems are not
affected.) This potential problem affects a small number of users, as FrontPage
Personal Web Server is not installed by default in FrontPage 98. Find out more information
about this patch at the Web page listed above.
WEB SITE SHOWCASE
The Web sites listed below
come from the thousands of submissions we've received to our request for "killer Web
sites." Our intent is to highlight sites that will provide you with new ideas,
inspiration, and examples for your own Web sites. Thanks to those of you who have
submitted sites. We will continue to highlight more of them in upcoming issues.
--THE WORLEYBUGGERFLY COMPANY
See how this fly fishing outfitter sells everything from waterwisp flies to waders from
this FrontPage-based Web site. This site also shows how to use frames pages to
assist in navigating a site with a lot of information on a variety of subjects.
Golfers in and around Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, can visit this very large
FrontPage-based Web site to find everything from golf jokes to weather conditions and
classified ads (which users may also submit via a FrontPage-based form).
--DENTON FAMILY GENEALOGY
If you're a Denton, think you may be a Denton, or just want to know more about the
Dentons, check out the Denton genealogy Web site. Entirely created and maintained
with Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft ImageComposer, the site has had almost 50,000 hits
in less than a year. It has been featured on a CBS television affiliate in Los
Angeles as an outstanding example of a genealogy Web site.
If you would like to nominate your site for Killer Web Site, you can send e-mail to
There are no technical support representatives on this alias, so please use it only to
submit nominations for Killer Web Sites or technical tips we can publish in future
FRONTPAGE TIPS AND TRICKS
ASK A SIMPLE QUESTION . . .
Many of the questions we receive from users ask us for information on how to perform
simple site-creation tasks using FrontPage. To these users, we recommend checking
out the Topics List for the FrontPage tutorial, where you'll find articles like "How
to import images," "Creating a table," and "Replacing text on all
FONTS IN YOUR WEB PAGES
If you're a designer, you've probably been frustrated at times by the Web's limitation in
handling fonts. In this article, we show you how to embed copies of the fonts you want to
use within your Web site. When you do so, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (and later
versions) will use those embedded font copies to display your text accurately. Other
browsers will simply ignore the embedded-font instructions and continue to use a default
TIP: EDITING YOUR SHARED BORDERS
Have you ever tried to edit the HTML code in one of the shared borders in FrontPage
98? At first glance, this code is inaccessible. If you look at the HTML of a page that
includes a shared border, you won't find what you're looking for.
To edit the shared border's HTML, go to FrontPage Explorer and choose Web Settings from
the Tools menu. Click the Advanced tab and then select the Show Documents In Hidden
Directories check box. Click OK to continue. FrontPage will refresh the display, and
you'll see a new directory called _borders. Inside, you'll find an HTML page that
corresponds to each border you've enabled: top.htm, bottom.htm, left.htm, and/or
right.htm. You can open and edit each of these files in FrontPage Editor.
Quick Tips provided by Inside Microsoft FrontPage, a ZD Journals publication. For a free
INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (ITI)
A fast, easy way to add a secure order form to your FrontPage-based Web site. Let ITI set
up a secured SSL order form for your existing FrontPage-based Web site and start selling
online today with SecuredForm.
DOMINO DESIGN COMPONENTS FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE
Now, companies with Lotus Domino Web Application Servers can use Microsoft FrontPage 98 to
publish their Web sites to them. When you access selected Domino constructs within
the FrontPage authoring environment with the Domino Site Wizard, you can easily
configure FrontPage-based Web sites to be published to Domino. The Domino Design
Components for FrontPage supports Lotus Domino R4.6.2a.
ADD WORKFLOW TO
YOUR FRONTPAGE WEB WITH EMAILFLOW
Automate order processing, sales follow up, support and purchasing requests by
intelligently routing Web forms and e-mails. By efficiently dealing with requests
generated by your Web site, Emailflow will not only save your company time and money, but
also improve your professional image. Visit their Web site to download a free Emailflow
(for five users) for Exchange/SMTP. *
This complete step-by-step guide contains everything you need to launch an Internet Web
site, and includes a 45-day trial of FrontPage 98 and an offer for 30 days of free Web
site hosting with Netcom. The cost is just $24.95 (US).
JOIN THE IE5 CHAT MONDAY 22ND OF MARCH AT 8:30
Your chance to chat to the UK Product Manager for IE5 the hottest new web browser on the
Net and get a special sneak preview in this exclusive online chat event.
Put your questions in advance to IE5Chat@hotmail.com.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (IE5) is the latest version of Microsoft's market-leading
Internet browser. The browser is also smaller and faster, and adds support for the latest
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