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Project Update 2

CREATING A WEB

When creating a new web using the file, new, web option, you can create an empty web, use a template, or use a web wizard for special needs. To add pages to a web, choose file, new, page. You can create a FrontPage web directly on a web server, or develop it on your local hard disk and transfer it to a web server later using file, publish web. I did the latter, developing my project web on my computer at home. I traveled during the course of developing the web, and saved all the web's files on a zip disk. When I reached my destination, I loaded the FrontPage 2000 software on the computer that was available to me, and worked on the web some more.

USING WEB WIZARDS AND TEMPLATES

Wizards are available on FrontPage to create a corporate presence web, discussion web, one-page web, customer support web, project web, or personal web. I used the discussion web wizard to add a discussion forum  to my project web. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get my discussion web to work. The troubleshooting section of this chapter does not address my web's particular problem.

IMPORTING AN EXISTING WEB

Opening a web created in FrontPage is easy using the file, open web (or open file) command. Use the Import Web feature to load a web created outside of FrontPage. Tips on working with folders and views (folders, reports, navigation, hyperlinks, task) are given.

PUBLISHING YOUR WEB

FrontPages publishing features allow you to upload with http or ftp protocol, and procedures for doing this are explained in Chapter 16. Chapter 37 covers how to use the Personal Web Server. In setting up a full development environment using FrontPage 2000, you may want to install and use some form of web server, to see how the pages being developed work on a server. As of this writing, I have uploaded my web to 3 different web servers. All were free, two supported FrontPage (though my discussion web didn't work on either) and I could upload using http protocol, and the WPP that did not support FrontPage was uploaded using ftp protocol. I did not install a personal web server.

CONFIGURING AND SECURING YOUR WEBS

This chapter explains how to use the web settings dialogue box, giving special attention to the parameters tab, and how to give permission to administer, author and browse your webs.

MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR WEB

Using FrontPage's task view to check your web is discussed, as is managing the web through the hyperlinks view, folders view, navigation view, and reports view. Other management tools, e.g., spelling, find, verify and recalculate hyperlinks are discussed. Managing my project web is something I'd like to share with other members of my group. I will need to manage information updating, and  will use Frontpage's ability to create and track tasks to do this.