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Putting It All Together with FrontPage 98

What you will learn from this lesson

When you put it all together with FrontPage 98, you will:


What you should do before you start this lesson


Exploring the lesson

Publishing your Web site

In order for other staff, faculty, students, administrators, and parents to view your site, you need to place your Web where there is public or school access. When you complete your Web and are ready to publish it, you will copy your Web site to the server of your Internet service provider (ISP) or to your district or school Intranet server.

Your Internet or Intranet provider will need to have FrontPage 98 Extensions to support the publishing of your Web site. For more information, see or send your network administrator to http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/, and click Web Administrations.

For this lesson you need to have an Internet or intranet connection available.

Publishing your Web with an established ISP or Intranet

Use the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box to publish a FrontPage Web, which makes your FrontPage Web public on the World Wide Web or an Intranet.


Copying to the server

  1. Open the washingtonhigh Web in the FrontPage Editor.
  2. Preview your Web in the Internet Explorer browser, and make any necessary changes in the FrontPage Editor.
  3. Exit the FrontPage Editor, save any changes to your pages.
  4. In the FrontPage Explorer, click the Publish FrontPage Web button.


  1. In the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box, type the path to your Internet or intranet site in the Please specify the location to which you want to publish your FrontPage web text box.
  2. Click OK to publish.

Publishing your Web without an established ISP or intranet

If you don’t already have an intranet server or a relationship with an Internet service provider, the Microsoft FrontPage 98 Web host page can help you find an ISP that has Microsoft FrontPage 98 extensions installed at its location. FrontPage wizards make it easy to complete this process.

Copying to the server

  1. In the FrontPage Explorer, click the Publish FrontPage Web button.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer icon, where it says Click here to find an Internet service provider to host your FrontPage Web.
  3. The Microsoft FrontPage Web host page will lead you through the steps of choosing an ISP and publishing your Web site.

    Examining URLs

    A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) contains the text of a hyperlink that identifies the address and location of a file on the World Wide Web, as well as the protocol, which is how the file is accessed. The most common URL type is http, which gives the Internet address of the World Wide Web.

    Understanding URLs

    Examining the various parts of a Web address

    In the URL (Universal Resource Locator) http://microsoft.com/products/yourproducts.htm/#information

    http is the protocol (Hypertext Transport Protocol)

    www.microsoft.com is the work location on the World Wide Web (also called the domain)

    products is the path

    yourproducts.htm is the file name

    information is the bookmark

    Examining protocols

    The protocol indicates to the browser which Internet service will handle the file. Some of the protocols that are used in FrontPage are ftp, mailto, file, and http.

    ftp used to access an FTP (file transfer protocol) server. An example is ftp://ftp.microsoft.com.file.com

    mailto used to access an e-mail address. An example is mailto:pkirkland@washingtonhs.edu


    file used to access a file on your computer or a file on the network. An example is file://sample.host/file.doc

    http Used to access a World Wide Web site. An example is http://www.washingtonhs.edu/ (on most browsers it is understood if you leave out the http:// and begin with just the URL

    Creating an e-mail configuration

    At the bottom of the washingtonhigh Web home page, you have set up an e-mail link. If this were an actual e-mail address, visitors to your Web page could click on the link to send e-mail to that address.

    Using e-mail hyperlinks in FrontPage Explorer

  5. On the Standard toolbar, click Publish.
  6. To find an Internet Service Provider, click the Connect to the Microsoft FrontPage Web site button. (If you have an ISP, go to the next step.)
  7. On the FrontPage Editor home page, on the File menu, click Preview in Browser.
  8. In the Preview in Browser window, click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4, and then click Preview.
  9. On the home page, click pkirkland@washingtonhs.edu.
  10. At this point you can use the wizard to set up an e-mail account.


    Exploring the Microsoft FrontPage Web site

    Start your Internet browser, and type in the Microsoft FrontPage Web site address: pkirkland@washingtonhs.edu. Take time to look over the home page, and explore some of the links. There is product and resource information that you can download. The site is updated frequently with upgrades, new products, educational support and exchanges, technical help, and many other types of useful information.

    Exploring the Microsoft FrontPage Web site

    Exploring the Microsoft FrontPage Web site

  11. Continue in the Microsoft Internet Explorer window, in the Address text box type http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/, and press enter.
  12. Click the links to view pages in the Web site.
  13. To download information, see your network administrator.
  14. Quit Internet Explorer, and return to the FrontPage Editor.

    How you can use what you learned

    Publishing your Web is like putting together a performance. There is a lot involved to make everything work. It is important to make sure the links are working before you publish your Web. Also, information changes, so you will need to update or add to your Web periodically.


    Updating your Web

    The Web should contain current information. To do this you will need to upload new information whenever necessary. Because events and schedules change frequently, it is a good idea to state on the home page of your site when the last update was made.

    If there are a lot of changes, you will need to use the same procedure to upload the new files that you used when you first published your Web. If you just have a couple of files to upload, you can use a program such as Fetch, using an FTP file to add the new information. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, contact your network administrator.

    Publishing changed pages

    If you are publishing a FrontPage Web that has been published at least once before, use this method to copy only those pages that have been edited since the last time you published or copied the FrontPage Web.

    Copying to the server using FrontPage 98 publishing techniques

  16. In the FrontPage Editor, make the necessary changes to the washingtonhigh Web.
  17. On the File menu, click Preview in Browser, and click Preview.
  18. On the File menu, click Close.
  19. On the Standard toolbar, click the Show FrontPage Explorer button.
  20. Click the Publish FrontPage Web button.
  21. In the Publish dialog box, click OK.
  22. – or –

    If you want to change the location, click More Webs.

  23. Quit the FrontPage Explorer and the FrontPage Editor, saving any changes.


Summarizing what you learned