Introduction to FrontPage Basic Web Design Training Objectives Understanding FrontPage Organizing your Web Creating a web page Using templates/themes Understanding FrontPage A Web site, or Web, is a collection of files that are linked to each other in some way. A Web should always have a starting point, which is called a Home Page, where all other files in the Web can eventually be reached. An example of a Home Page is shown, notice the links to other pages within this Web. Understanding FrontPage FrontPage 2000 enables you to design Webs. A number of features are common to most Webs, such as text, graphics, & links. A Hyperlink, is an element on a Web page that can be clicked on to bring the visitor to a different location within the Web. A Hyperlink will generally be underlined and your mouse pointer will change to a hand when you hover over the text/graphic. Organizing Your Web The design of your Web should be driven by the information you want to communicate. Define your content before you spend time on page design. You can invest a lot of time & effort in page layout & navigation design only to discover later that your design does not meet the needs of your content. Organizing Your Web You should design for efficiency. If the files that make up your Web download quickly, there is a greater chance that visitors will want to view your Web. If visitors have to wait forever for the page to load, chances are they will get frustrated In today’s world…time is of the essence! & move on. Organizing Your Web To retain visitor interest, a Web must possess a logical & user-friendly navigation structure. There are a number of popular navigation structures to choose from. You should choose one that is relevant to the content of your Web. Organizing Your Web Each page should use navigation in a clear and consistent manner so that the visitor is not overwhelmed Creating a Web or Web Page To begin creating your new Web, from the File menu, select New and Web or If you are going to create just a single page, from the File menu, select New and Page. Creating a Web or Web Page Select Project Web for the choices given. Creating a Web or Web Page Select Folders from the side Toolbar. This will give you a listing of all the pages in this project web that you can edit or manipulate. Creating a Web or Web Page Select index.htm for the choices given. This is your Home Page, double click to open it up and you can edit it any way you need to. Creating a Web or Web Page You will be able to edit text by highlighting an area and typing your text within. As you can see a theme has been automatically applied to this web. Creating a Web or Web Page You can insert clip art into your web pages, by simply selecting Picture from your Insert menu. Scroll to Clip Art and the toolbox will open. Creating a Web or Web Page The Clip Art is placed in the page. If you need to move it, you can move it by clicking and dragging it to a new location. The clip art can also be aligned by using your alignment buttons on the top toolbar. Using Templates & Themes Templates and wizards are available with FrontPage 2000 to help you produce results quickly. With templates, you can create pages to specified layouts. Wizards consist of a number of steps that require information input. FrontPage 2000 generates a Web page using the information provided at each step. You can apply color or themes to your Web as well. FrontPage 2000 has many to choose from, they will give your Web site a consistent, professional look. Using Templates Templates come with a variety of layouts and functions. For example you can use a template to create a page with a search form or a two-column page. To create a Web page by using a template, while in Page view, open the File, New and select Page. The listing of available templates will be displayed, double- click the template of your choice. Using Templates The new page is then created & displayed. Notice the contents on the left and the sidebar on the the right. You replace the sample text in the center with your own text. Using Themes A large number of professionally designed themes are available in FrontPage 2000. When a theme is applied to the Web, it creates a consistent look & feel across all the pages in that site. Using Themes To use a theme for your web page, select Format from your top toolbar and scroll down and select Theme Using Themes Select a theme from the many choices that FrontPage has to offer. Remember you can change the theme at a later time if you decide you want something different. Experiment with the possibilities in FrontPage 2000 today! Thank you!
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