|This is the perfect class for anyone
who knows nothing about building Web pages, or has used FrontPage
to build or edit some simple Web sites, but needs to learn how to build
a Web site properly. We will take you from
knowing nothing to building a full fledged company Web site from
(without the wizards) in a about an
hour and a half. Yes, this course runs a little longer than our usual
hour. It was tough to cut anything out of this one!
We'll start off by talking about what FrontPage
is, what it does, and why you should use it. We'll give you a good
foundation of terms and definitions. We'll talk
about the Web, networks, HTML, hyperlinks, URLs, domain names, and so
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Next, we'll spend some time discussing Web site
planning. I'll share with you my seven steps for creating a
good web site. We then show you how to start Microsoft FrontPage, and go over the
different parts of the screen: the title bar, the tool bars, the menu
bar, the page area, the views bar, and so on.
We'll next begin by creating a new Web.
We'll build an actual Web site for a fictional company. You can see this
actual Web site at
www.pcresale.net. Yes, this is a the REAL Web site we build
in this class. Sure, it's pretty basic, but keep in mind that we built
it in about an hour of class. Imagine what you'll be able to do after a
couple of classes.
We'll build a home page. We'll create our own
navigation bar with hyperlinks. I personally hate FrontPage's
built-in navigation bars, so we'll create our own from scratch.
I'll show you how to format your pages to make them look professional -
using colors, fonts, horizontal lines, and so on.
Next, we'll show you how to create a template
page that you can save and reuse for creating other, new pages.
We'll show you how to work with multiple pages in your web. We'll
learn how to rename pages. We'll edit our new pages to make them
fit into our Web.
Lesson seven is all about hyperlinks. We'll
show you how to create mail links, web page links to other
sites, and links to other pages within your own site. We'll make
our navigation bar come to life with hyperlinks. We'll also show you how
to make custom external hyperlinks.
The next lesson covers adding graphics to
your Web. We'll start off simple by inserting some clipart that
comes with FrontPage. We'll show you the pictures toolbar. We'll
teach you how to position clipart images absolutely on the page,
so they don't push the text out of the way. We'll teach you how to take
your own graphics and images and insert them into your Web.
We'll show you how to save graphics in your Web.
We'll talk about the images folder, and how to move files into
them. We'll also teach you how you can "borrow" images from other
Web sites to include in your own. Finally, we'll show you how to perform
a screen capture to grab any image on your screen to drop into
Lesson nine will teach you how to publish
your Web from your local computer up to the Internet. We'll talk
about registering your domain name, setting up Web hosting
service, and what you need to do to get started. We'll discuss
FrontPage Server Extensions. We'll go over our published Web site,
and show you how to publish only changed pages.
Finally, we'll talk about Web site design
considerations. We'll bestow upon you many ideas, tips, and tricks
from our years in the Web design business. This lesson alone is worth
the cost of the course!