All work you do in FrontPage begins by selecting a view ”the six different ways to look at a Web. The Views Bar contains icons for each of these options: Page, Folders, Reports, Hyperlinks, Navigation, and Tasks. Moving from view to view, you can do everything that's needed to create a Web, keep its content up-to-date, and easily fix things such as broken
Chapter 33. Using Templates to Quickly Create a Web
As you get ready to create your first Web in FrontPage, the program may look as
Templates enable you to develop a complete Web in a few minutes, then
Discover FrontPage Templates
Templates are standard Webs or Web pages that FrontPage can build upon request. You may have used them earlier if you worked through the Word or PowerPoint chapters earlier in the book. FrontPage includes 48 different templates, and they match some of the most common ways that publishers use the World Wide Web.
The built-in templates include a personal Web, a corporate Web, customer feedback Web pages, and site search pages.
To create a new Web with a template, use the File, New, Web menu command. To create a new page, use File, New, Page instead. In either case, a dialog box will
Wizards simplify a task by breaking it down into discrete steps. In FrontPage, wizards can create a Web or Web page based on the answers you provide in a series of dialog boxes.
Figure 33.1 shows a dialog box listing the templates and wizards that you can use to create a new Web.
Figure 33.1. Selecting a template for a new Web.
All Webs and Web pages start from templates, even if you don't want FrontPage to do any work for you. If you're creating a Web that should not contain any built-in pages, choose the Empty Web template. If you're creating an empty page, the Normal Page template should be selected.
Select a Web Template
Before you can create a page in FrontPage, you must create a Web that will contain that page. Because all Webs start from a template, you must choose one to start a project.
The following templates can be used to start a Web:
When choosing a template, you must also choose the location where the Web will be saved. Webs can be saved to disk or to a World Wide Web server.
If you save a Web to disk, you must save it again on a World Wide Web server to make it
Before you can save a Web to a Web server, you must have a username and password for that server.
To save a Web to disk, specify a folder where the Web should be stored. This folder should only be used to store files
After a template and location have been selected for a new Web, FrontPage creates all pages contained in the Web, and any subfolders that are needed. Each of the built-in templates includes private and images
The images subfolder holds any graphics files that are part of the Web. The private subfolder, which initially contains no files, can be used as a place for files that should be hidden from
If the template contains any pages, the main page of the Web will be named index.htm .
Customize a Template
After a new Web has been created from a template, you can begin making changes to customize the Web.
If you're creating a home page for yourself or someone you're exceptionally familiar with, the Personal Web template is a good starting point.
This five-page template includes the following elements:
A navigation bar provides links to each of these pages, as shown in Figure 33.2.
Figure 33.2. The