|In this class, we will continue
working with the Web we created in FrontPage
101 and 102. We will spend this class
learning how to create Tables in our Web pages. Tables can be
used for two purposes: displaying data and laying out your pages. We
will see both uses in action.
We will begin
today's class by looking at tables - learning about the parts of
a table such as columns, cells, and rows. We will learn what
tables are used for, and how they work in your Web pages.
Next, we'll learn how to insert tables into
our web pages. We'll see how they can be used to display data,
such as product listings, class schedules, or employee lists.
We'll learn how to work with the contents of tables, how to
change formats, alignment, colors, and more. You will learn how
to insert and delete rows, columns, and edit the
structure of a table.
You will learn all about the Tables toolbar.
You'll see how you can use the toolbar to insert rows & columns, delete
cells, merge cells, adjust horizontal alignments, change
background colors, and more.
In the next lesson, you will learn how to edit
Table Properties. We'll teach you how to edit the width of
the table on the page - by a percentage of the window width or a fixed
number of pixels. We'll also learn how to edit Cell Properties,
including cell size, color, etc. You'll also learn a nifty feature
called AutoFit to Contents.
Then, we'll look at the more advanced table
properties, such as cell padding, cell spacing, borders,
and border colors. We'll teach you how to align your
entire table vertically on the page (so you can center it, for
example). You'll learn how to have text wrap around your table.
Plus, you'll learn how to distribute column sizes evenly across
In the next lesson, you'll learn a lot of table
tips and tricks. We'll show you how to merge cells, split
cells, manually edit the cells of a table using the pencil and
eraser tools, and create tables inside of other tables (nested
We'll show you how to edit table background
colors, and how to split a large table into smaller tables. We'll
also show you some advanced tricks to work with table and cell
Next we'll get into the real reason why you
want to learn how to use tables: web page layout. We'll construct
a new home page using tables and the include page component we
learned about in FP102. We'll teach you
how to use WordArt briefly (we cover WordArt more in our
Microsoft Word courses, but it can also be used in FrontPage).
We'll create several new pages - a
header page, a footer page, etc. and include them into our
new home page. The final effect is a new home page laid out with
Tables and constructed using easily changeable components.
This class ties together a lot of the
topics we studied in the last two FrontPage classes. After this class,
you will now how to properly construct a web site using tables
for layout and included page components for easy global site