Nothing is more discouraging than staring at a blank page and knowing that you have to find a way to fill it up. Fortunately, when you use FrontPage 2003, you can take advantage of a variety of tools that help you go from blank to beautiful in just a few clicks.
In this part, you'll learn how to get a head start on creating Web pages (and entire Web sites) by basing them on templates , which are predesigned pages that you can make your own by replacing their sample dummy content with your own words and pictures.
Templates save time, but they present a funny problem for a FrontPage beginner. When you start a page or site this way, you might get a file that contains all sorts of objects (pictures, buttons , links) and formatting (tables, fonts, backgrounds) that you haven't learned to manipulate yet.
It's nothing to worry about. Just keep in mind that when you use a template, you might not understand exactly how to deal with all of your page's predefined objects and formatting until you get farther along in this book.
Don't worry about making a choice that looks exactly right; you'll find it's easy to change the visual style later, especially by changing the theme (see "Choosing a Theme for a Web Page" later in this part). Just look for a template with an overall layout that seems right for the type of content you want to put in it.