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This months issue October 2002
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FRONTPAGE 2002 IN TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING MAGAZINE
In the September issue of Technology & Learning Magazine, FrontPage gets positive mention from Laura Candler, a teacher in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Candler says, "[FrontPage] offers the freedom of being able to create the site exactly the way I want it and not according to a prescribed template." http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives/TL/2002/09/website4.html
FRONTPAGE 2002 HIDDEN TIPS FEATURED
Troy Dreier of the Intranet Journal highlights 10 FrontPage 2002 tips that you might not already know about. Whether novice or expert, developer or designer, you’ll find a tip that will help you do your job more quickly and efficiently.
CHAT: FRONTPAGE SERVER EXTENSIONS
FrontPage team member Joseph Khalaf will address everything that you wanted to know about FrontPage Server Extensions, but were afraid to ask. Join Joseph on Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Pacific Time. Log in at:
FREE MICROSOFT SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SEMINARS COMING TO YOU
In the office, online, or on the road, experience the tools and technology to increase productivity at your business. Learn how to improve the way you manage your business using Microsoft Windows® XP Professional and Microsoft Office XP Professional! Discover valuable resources for maximizing connectivity and Internet resources with Microsoft Outlook®, Microsoft bCentral™, FrontPage, SharePoint™ Team Services, and more. For more information and a complete agenda visit:
FRONTPAGE AND SMALL BUSINESS
WEB SITE FRESHNESS
Keeping your Web site fresh and new can present a real challenge. Thomas Bergman, author of The Essential Guide to Web Strategy for Entrepreneurs, walks you through what you need to know to systematically address freshness on your own Web site. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/community/columns/sbcolumn03.htm
FRONTPAGE REPORTS TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR SITE
Do you know how big your Web site is and how many files it contains? Does it include any broken hyperlinks or pages that load too slowly? Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Dave Berry introduces FrontPage built-in reports to help you quickly find the answers to these and many other questions.
EFFECTIVE SITE MANAGEMENT WITH FRONTPAGE 2002
Microsoft FrontPage version 2002 provides you with the tools you need to keep your site up-to-date and error-free. You can easily manage content, hyperlinks, tasks, pages, and publishing—-all through a simple interface. And, the reporting features of FrontPage enable you to better understand the status of your site. Download the white paper for complete details. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/indepth/management.htm
MANAGE SCHOOL WEB SITES WITH STYLE GUIDELINES
A school Web site is often organic and untended. Over time, it grows, and grows, and grows. Eventually, the site looks more like a wild field than a groomed garden. There are measures you can take, however, to accommodate any amount of growth on your site. With guidance from Amber Mitchell, you can help your school site flourish without growing pains by implementing content and layout guidelines. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/community/columns/edcolumn03.htm
IMPROVING GOVERNMENT SITE EXPERIENCE
Government often gets a bad rap when it comes to serving customers. But the Web gives government agencies a unique opportunity. Justine Brown, editor of Government Technology, explains that with the right tools, some forethought, and a little hard work, a government agency can easily change the way constituents view it. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/community/columns/govcolumn05.htm
SO MANY BROWSERS: BE A BETTER WEB PROGRAMMER
Whatever choices you make to support or ignore various Web browsers and bleeding-edge features, it’s reassuring to know Web logs will tell you what your audience is viewing and how. Mary Burk shows you how to design pages with HTML standards in mind and archive your existing pages for older browsers to view.
BEST PRACTICES FOR ASP DEVELOPMENT
Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) was developed to make server-side applications easier to write and maintain. However, ASP is so flexible that it is easy to create ASP applications that become unwieldy. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Kevin Spencer shows you how to develop ASP pages you can easily maintain, easily work with in FrontPage, and run with optimal performance.
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
Page Tools, designed to simplify tasks in FrontPage versions 2002 and 2000, helps you apply templates or themes site wide, insert code snippets on multiple pages, and more. It even includes an export utility. Download it from the FrontPage Add-in Center.
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
CampusBookClub.com, Inc., which offers discounted textbooks and multimedia products to college students online, started in 2000 as an alternative to campus bookstores. Using FrontPage 2002, along with the e-commerce add-in StoreFront from LaGarde, the company quickly launched a fully functional e-commerce solution—-currently offering more than 3.5 million products.
Hyperweb Limited is an independent consulting company specializing in wireless and strategic development for companies seeking mobile solutions around the globe. Recently, the company decided to update its existing site to redefine its corporate look, attract new business, help keep existing customers, and provide additional information about the company’s current and future technology directions.
TIPS AND TRICKS
USING TOP 10 LISTS IN FRONTPAGE
With Microsoft FrontPage 2002, you can create top 10 lists that will help you manage your Web site. These lists display valuable information about how your Web site is being navigated by visitors. To use these lists, your Web site must be located on a Web server running FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 or SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft.
As the name implies, top 10 lists display the 10 most commonly occurring items in each category (for the current month). The categories are as follows:
Visited Pages: The 10 most commonly requested pages on your Web site.
Referring Domains: The 10 most common domains of which your site visitors are members.
Referring URLs: The 10 most common Web sites that sent visitors to your Web site.
Search Strings: The 10 most common search terms used to find your Web site.
Visiting Users: The 10 most common visitors to your Web site.
Operating Systems: The 10 most common operating systems used by visitors to your Web site.
Browser: The 10 most common browsers used by visitors to your Web site.
You can add top 10 lists to any pages in your Web site. Make sure to open your Web site in FrontPage 2002, and then open the page on which you want to insert a list. Then, do the following:
1. In the Normal pane, position the insertion point where you want to insert a top 10 list.
2. On the Insert menu, click Web Component.
3. In the left pane, click Top 10 List, and in the right pane, click the list that you want displayed. Click Finish.
4. Type or modify the following information in the Top 10 List Properties dialog box:
Title Text: Modify the name you want to appear as the title of the list.
Include date usage processing was last run: Select the check box if you want to include this date.
List Style: Choose Table, Numbered, Bulleted, or Text.
5. Click OK, and then on the Standard toolbar, click Save.
6. Click Preview in Browser.
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professionals to help them create and manage FrontPage-based Web sites. To learn
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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:
FOR E-COMMERCE DESIGNERS: BOOMERANG’S TOTAL E-COMMERCE FOR FRONTPAGE
Get the new Total E-Commerce for FrontPage 2002 (an $89.95 US download) from our site for just $49.95 US. This is a special offer for FrontPage users from Boomerang Software! Total E-Commerce is an ASP template solution specifically designed for FrontPage 2000/2002 users who need Webstore functionality at an unbeatable price. For more information on domestic and international versions or for further details, see:
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SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE SITE
Would you like to get the chance to get your Web site featured in our new Web Gallery? Send us the address of a great Web site that's built and managed with FrontPage version 2002. We're especially interested in those that are using FrontPage 2002 features in a unique way to create a great-looking Web site. Please place "Site Submission" in the subject line, tell us what features you are using and how you are using them, and include the site address (URL) in the body of the message. E-mail to:
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