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n   Directly on a server (when you edit in Tripod or use their “Build” area)

n   Server must be running http server software

n   Advantage of Front Page and Office is a feature that allows remote editing

  Can you think of a problem with this method?

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n   On your local drive (includes your hard drive or floppy disk)

n   Can transfer later

n   Disadvantage:  can still design content, but some features will not work

  Can you think of a problem with this method?

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n   No matter which method you use, TESTING IS IMPORTANT

n   Test pages in different browsers (know your audience!)

n   Change your screen resolution settings and at least check 800x600 and 1024x768 (bonus—did Front Page have a way to change in Preview to do this?)

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n   Examine your options in starting a new web:

n   Use a wizard (“easy-to-alter” templates)

n   New web – examine the descriptions (can change the already created web name by choosing “Tools – Web Settings”

   See tip #70 on p. 302

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n   Pages 305-313 walks you step-by-step through working with the corporate presence web—remember they are “easy-to-alter” (these pages won’t be on test—fyi only)

n   Highlights—use these if nothing else:

  Feedback form

  Table of contents

  To do list

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n   Look at the Navigation View in Figure 3.18 on p. 313

n   Do you know how to change the defaults—try some before the test

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n   Have you ever joined a “forum”

n   Group of people interested in communicating about the same subject (pick on in Tripod and try before the next class)

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n   FP2000 has this as part of many other web wizards

n   Submission form is the only required element

n   What else is nice to provide?

  Table of contents

  A search form

  Confirmation page

  And probably the BEST feature of all . . .

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n   Threaded replies!

n   Advantages? 

n   Features . . .

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n   Features

n   Title and input fields (give some thought)

n   Organize by subject or category

n   And, of course, user’s comments area

n   Management . . .

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n   User registration – limits use, but unless you have a good discussion moderator, could be offensive use

n   Advantage – shows real user name, not a alias they made up

n   See Self-registration form instructions on p. 320-322 (not needed for test)

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n   Order of discussion thread

n   Newest to oldest preferred because those who are really involved have kept up and don’t want to bother with skipping through things they have already read—new users can choose to start at the beginning or not

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n   Search details . . .choose from

n   Subject

n   Subject, size

n   Subject, size, date

n   Subject, size, date, score (? out of 1000)

 

n    More info = more useful for users = more work for the server – you decide

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n   Password protection

n   Must work with your server administrator—cannot do on your own through Front Page

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n   Managing the volume of messages

n   Can’t go on forever—deleting regularly can be difficult but will be appreciated by those visiting

n   See p. 324 for a “how-to” (finding the files is quite cryptic, but possible)

n   This page info won’t be on test either

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n    Other Webs

n    Empty web – creates a directory, you create what goes into it

n    Customer support web – specialized, but easily tailored to your needs

n    Project web – several useful pages

   Welcome

   What’s new

   Faq’s

   Search

   Etc. – example, forms and discussion

 

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n   Other Webs

n   Personal webs

Check web structure and what files mean on p. 333

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n   Nested subwebs

 

n   Advantage -

 

Can set overall permissions and different user permissions inside each of the webs

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n   UNIX permissions (THE real O.S. of the internet) – I’ll explain better next week :)

n   Owner

n   Group

n   Everybody else (world)

n   - rwx rwx r-x

n   First line could be d, l or blank

Chapter 15 – Existing Webs

n   Know your views – lots of good detail

n   Navigation 345-350

n   Hyperlinks 351-352

 

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n    Remember, you can open two or more versions of Front Page if you need to cut and paste between different webs (as you cannot open more than one web at a time in your single Front Page start)

n    Use alt+tab to toggle between your open applications

n    I usually toggle between my open, active browser also while working in Front Page

 

Chapter 16 – Basics of Publishing

n    Home page is simply the default page that server loads

n    default.html

n    index.html

n    index.htm (will not always work!)

n    Considered unprofessional to show unfinished work—keep adding as much as you can

n    Don’t advertise the fact that you are “under construction”

 

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n   Check if you ISP or company has a “staging server” to upload and test your pages before they are ready for public viewing on the active site

n   HTTP vs. FTP – I need to explain better

n   Know publishing options on p. 364

THAT’S IT –

SEE YA’ NEXT WEEK!