Creating a web site (with multiple-linked pages)
To create a web site, click-on File in the Menu bar and then click-on New.
Note: If you are a FrontPage 98, 2000 or XP/2002 user, the new Office 2003 graphics displays are very different to from those that you are used to seeing. In every module of Office 2003 there is now a new “Task Pane” on the right of the screen. Once you get used to using the task pane – especially since it has similarities in all of the Office 2003 programs, we think you’ll really like it. So, for you “old FrontPage hands,” here we “go”- with the new graphic features.
After you click-on New, the New Task Bar on the right will appear on the right side of your screen.
Place your cursor over the small yellow folder with an “earth” on it or on the text One page Web site... You will notice that the words One page Web site… are now underlined in blue. You will also notice that your cursor will change to the “small pointy hand” hyperlink icon.
Click-on One page Web site and the image at the top of the next page will appear.
The Web Site Templates menu screen will appear (see above). It will not look exactly like this. You will need to do a couple of simple things to create a “place on your hard disk (C:)” for your web pages.
First ( 1. ) , make sure that the upper left icon “One Page Web” is highlighted. If it is not, click-on it.
Second ( 2. ), in the “white area” under Options – Specify the location of the new web: type-in the following: c:\webtest. Your Web Site Templates menu screen should look like the one above. When it does, click-on OK.
When you click-on OK, several things will happen. It will appear that your screen will “pause” for a moment and then “blink.” You will notice several important things.
First, if you look at the upper left corner of your screen you will see that the web site c:\webtest has been created.
Next, notice that your screen looks something like the image below.
A magnification of the left side of your screen appears to the right. Again notice that it indicates Contents of ‘C:\webtest.’ Below this you’ll see that this process created a page called index.htm. This is the Home Page of your web site.
Now look at the bottom left of you screen. You will see that it looks like the image below.
Notice that Folders, on the left side of the screen is highlighted.
The Folder List indicates that your new web site is located on the C: drive in the Folder webtest. Notice also that two new folders have been created by FrontPage – private and images. Again, FrontPage 2003 has also created your initial home page called index.htm.
If you haven’t already, you’ll notice that there is no “Save” option under File in the Menu Bar. Nor is there a little “Save diskette” in the button bar. They are both “grayed out” – indicating that you can’t use them. One of the neat things in FrontPage 2003 is that it automatically saves your web site as you make each change. To prove this, click-on File in the Menu Bar and then click-on Exit. FrontPage 2003 will close. Now open FrontPage as you did at the beginning of this tutorial. When FrontPage appears, SURPRISE! Your web site appears – just like you left it!
If your web site does not appear, or if you’re not sure how to open your web site, do the following.
First, look at the right side of your screen. A Getting Started Task Pane should appear on the right. About half way down the Task Pane you should see an Open area (like the one on the right). Under Web Sites, you should se your webtest website. Click-on it. Your webtest website will open.
If you don’t see the Getting Started Task Pane, you can click-on View in the Menu Bar and then on Task Pane (see image at left).
When the Task Pane appears, follow the instructions above. If all of this fails, do the following:
Click-on File and then click-on Open. The Open File menu screen (top of next page) will appear.
When the Open File menu appears, click-on the C: drive, then click-on the Open button. If you do not see the C: drive as a choice, click the down arrow in the upper corner of the Open File menu and “look around” until you find your C: drive
Notice, when you click-on the C: drive, you can see the webtest folder! Click-on the webtest folder (image on right), then click-on Open.
Your Open File screen will look similar to the one on the right. Click-on the index.htm file and then click-on Open.
The upper left corner of you screen should look like the image to the left. You will see both the Web Site tab and the index.htm tab.
Click-on the Web Site tab
If you were able to open your Web Site from the Task Pane, the upper left corner of your screen should look like the image on the right. You will see only the Web Site tab.
To create our web site we’ll want to be in the Navigation View. So, click-on the Navigation button, in the lower left of your screen, as indicated by the arrow below.
Earlier, when you clicked OK on the Web Site Templates screen, a little web page and a world globe appeared with an arrow circling the page and the globe. This indicated that your web site was created as you requested. This is now confirmed by the Folder List view (which “shows” your created web site). The image you see below appeared when you clicked-on the Navigation button. This is the beginning of your web site.
In the center of the screen you will see:
Take note of the words below the Home Page (index.htm), they’re important. We’ll come back to this in a moment.
Note: you will still have to save individual web page changes as you work on them.