|In this class, we will continue
working with the Web we started designing in
FrontPage 101. We will begin by taking a look at the benefits of
editing your Web on your local hard drive vs. editing it right on the
Internet. We'll then discuss working on copies of your pages,
so you don't disrupt traffic on your site. We'll see how FrontPage will
deal with your hyperlinks between pages.
Next, we'll learn all about hit counters,
and how you can use them to track the traffic your web pages receive.
We'll learn about many of the different cool
FrontPage components, like Hover Buttons - that
automatically change color when your mouse "hovers" over them.
We will learn about advanced color management
techniques - how to get exactly the color and brightness you're looking
You will also learn how to use a unique tool
called the Eyedropper which can capture a color from anywhere on
We will show you another nifty FrontPage component
called a Scrolling Marquee which you can use to have text dance
across the screen.
Now, here's one of the most important
lessons of this course. We now have several different pages, each with
the same navigational links across the top of the page (Home, Products &
Services, Contact Us, etc.) We need to add another link for a new
Specials page. We will learn a very powerful feature of FrontPage called
the Include Page Component which allows us to create a page of
navigation hyperlinks that will then be used on each and every page in
our Web. This prevents us from having to update multiple pages in the
future if we need to change or add links.
You will next learn how to create simple graphics
using Microsoft Paint. Paint is an application that comes with
Windows, and we'll spend a few minutes learning how to draw a simple
map that we can then incorporate into our Web site, on the
"Locations" page. You can also use Paint to edit pictures, draw company
logos, or any other simple graphic editing task. We don't spend a lot of
time on Paint in this class. For more with Paint, see our
Windows 121 class.
Next we'll see how we can use Bookmarks to
jump between different locations within the same page. We'll use this to
jump from the top of our Locations page down to each office's location.
Same page - different spots in the page.
If you're serious about learning how to
develop quality Web sites, don't miss this course. The sections on
Include Page Components and Bookmarks alone are very
important topics for all Web designers to know.