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This months issue September 2002
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CYBER NEWS & REVIEWS OF FRONTPAGE 2002
On his online Cyber News & Reviews site, Howard Berenbon reviews FrontPage version 2002. Howard says, "[FrontPage] is a full-featured professional Web publishing tool and manager designed to make it easy for anyone, beginner or professional, to publish on the Internet." Read the full review 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
DISPLAY REAL-TIME DATABASE INFORMATION
Have you ever wanted to publish up-to-date data on your Web site but worried about having to constantly maintain it? It’s actually quite simple when you use the Database Results Wizard in FrontPage. In this article, Jeannine Gailey walks you through each of the steps necessary to publish dynamic content from any registered data source.
LESS IS MORE: USING DHTML EFFECTS WITH RESTRAINT
It’s getting easier and easier for new designers to implement innovative dynamic HTML effects on their Web sites. But how do you know when enough is enough? DHTML effects can help enhance a user’s experience, but only when those effects are used in moderation. Marian Myerson shows you how to make a little DHTML go a long way.
CREATE A DYNAMIC SCHOOL STAFF CALENDAR
How does your school staff get the word out about meetings and events? Is there one place where everyone can find an updated, accurate schedule? Amber Mitchell shows you how to build your own dynamic school staff calendar. Now everyone on staff can be on the same page!
ADDING ONLINE INTERACTIVITY TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
As citizens become more Web savvy, their expectations of local government Web sites are also becoming more demanding. Bryan Gold explains how FrontPage, with its Database Wizard and DHTML options, provides tools to create easy-to-use interactive forms, data storage, and cookies, giving your constituents the ability to interact with your office long after it has closed for the day.
AUTOMATING WEB SITE MAINTENANCE
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Kevin Spencer gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use a database to store Web layout/configuration information and a browser to make global layout/configuration changes.
REDUCE YOUR SITE TO REUSABLE INCLUDE FILES
You shouldn’t have to change the header of every single .htm file when there’s a new logo; you should only have to change it once. Adam Powell shows you how to maintain your site with reusable include files, which are dynamically assembled by the server to make Web pages on the fly.
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
Mix-FX is an easy-to-use text, button, and background effect animator. Using its WYSIWYG interface, you can make hundreds of different animations for your FrontPage-based site by simply changing sizes and colors and then see your results instantly. Download it from the FrontPage Add-in Center at:
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
The Corporate Financial Group (CFG), an accounts receivable management company for corporations around the world, wanted its Web site to deliver timely sales information and reports to employees and affiliates and provide the company’s clients with instant access to their accounts. Using FrontPage 2002, the company brought client accounts and corporate sales and management reports online, achieving its goal of providing customers with worldwide, 24-hour access to a full range of CFG services. Find out more at:
The New Zealand–based Web site weddings.co.nz was first conceived as an online resource for connecting engaged couples with companies that provide wedding services. It has since grown into a very popular wedding site not only in New Zealand but also in the United States. Find out how they did it at: http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/gallery/weddings.htm
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
CREATE WEB APPS WITH CODECHARGE AND FRONTPAGE
CodeCharge Studio Add-in extends functionality in FrontPage to a full-featured, integrated Web development environment. This tutorial explains the basics of Web application development and how to utilize FrontPage with CodeCharge Studio to quickly and easily create database-enabled Web sites. FrontPage users can now automatically convert Microsoft Access files and other databases into Web applications, and generate programming code in all popular server languages, including ASP, Microsoft Visual Basic®, Microsoft Visual C#™, Java/JSP, ColdFusion, PHP, and Perl.
USE A SPLASH PAGE ON A FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITE
Learn how to add a splash page for your FrontPage-based Web without affecting your navigation structure. DPA Software's FrontLook FX products provide fully animated splash pages for every occasion, and they don't require any special browser add-ins. For more details, see:
TIPS AND TRICKS
DYNAMIC EFFECTS WITH WEB COMPONENTS IN FRONTPAGE
Using the Insert Web Component feature in FrontPage, you can make your site more dynamic by quickly creating visual effects such as hover or animated buttons, adding a Java applet, and much more.
This tip is for advanced users who understand the basics of Java applets. To add a Java applet using FrontPage, open a Web page in Page view, select an insertion point on the page, and do the following:
1. On the Insert menu, click Web Component.
2. In the left pane, click Advanced Controls.
3. In the right pane, double-click Java Applet.
4. Do one or more of the following in the Java Applet Properties dialog box:
In the Applet source box, type the name of the Java applet source file. These files usually have a CLASS file name extension.
In the Applet base URL box, type the URL of the folder containing the Java applet source file (if it's not in the same directory as your Web page).
In the Message for browsers without Java support box, type the HTML or plain text that will appear in place of the Java applet on Web browsers that do not support Java applets.
Under Applet parameters, for each parameter that you want to pass to the Java applet, click Add and then type the parameter name and value (if required).
Note: Consult the documentation that comes with the Java applet and then specify the correct parameter names as well as legal values for each parameter.
Under Layout and Size, specify the alignment, horizontal and vertical spacing, and width and height (in pixels) for the Java applet.
Here are a few other Web component tips--
Add MSNBC Headlines to Your FrontPage 2002 Web Site
Add Expedia Map Content to Your FrontPage 2002 Web Site
Display a Banner Ad from bCentral Ad Network
Or to find out how to add a dynamic survey to your site, visit:
Also, you can find a variety of dynamic add-ins for FrontPage in the Multimedia/Special FX section of the FrontPage Add-ins Center at:
And to read an article about making your site more dynamic with FrontPage, go to:
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:
ITS EASY TO CREATE SOPHISTICATED WEB SITES AND SAVE $20 US
Now you can easily create attractive, dynamic, and interactive Web sites with FrontPage 2002 and save $20. If you acquire a copy of FrontPage 2002 Standard or upgrade between July 7, 2002 and September 14, 2002 you may qualify for a $20 mail-in rebate. Visit the FrontPage site to get all the details and download the $20 US rebate coupon. Find out more at:
ADD E-BUSINESS TO YOUR WEBSITE AND SAVE 15%
StoreFront 5.0 is one of the most tightly integrated, fully featured e-business solutions available for FrontPage users. StoreFront has been named by Microsoft as the leading e-business solution among FrontPage users. Now through the end of September, FrontPage users receive an exclusive 15% discount on purchases of any edition of StoreFront 5.0 as well as the QuickBooks add-on and other tools to enhance your online store. Turn your Web site into a profitable revenue generator today, and take advantage of your exclusive discount by visiting:
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SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE SITE
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