Using the Enhanced Publishing Feature in FrontPage 2002
The new Enhanced Publishing Dialog in Microsoft FrontPage® 2002 makes publishing simpler by allowing you to see both the pages and files on the source Web and the pages and files on the destination web at the same time. Now, you can easily drag, drop, or delete files in either location.
To use the Enhanced Publishing Dialog, open a new or existing Web in FrontPage 2002 and do the following:
From the File menu, click Publish Web.
Under Enter publish destination:, enter a URL (see Tip:) or click Browse to select a destination Web.
In the Publish Web dialog, click the Show>> button to show the contents of the server you're publishing to.
Click and drag files from the source to the destination, or you can click Publish to publish all new or changed pages.
Tip: Type the destination Web URL in the form- http://servername/directory (where servername is the name of the server you want to publish to, and directory is the directory you want it placed in).
I must be in a CSS mood today so here's another tip (which also happens to be a question we get a lot).
Most web designers know you can use CSS to alter the appearance of your hyperlinks. For example, if you wanted to remove the underlines from your hyperlinks you could add the following to your <HEAD> section:
Is it possible to stream Real Audio or Real Video without a streaming media server?
Yes. You can go to www.real.com and get Real Producer. Once you've created your file you can have the program create the HTML page for you and choose the option for a site with out a "Real Server". Here's how it works:
(This is a Real Audio Example but you can do the same thing with Video)
RealPlayer 5.0 and higher has the ability to play files delivered via Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). What this means is that now streaming audio can be delivered in the same manner as a gif or text file without requiring Progressive Network's proprietary PNM protocol.
How to Set up Content without a Real Server
After you have created your .ra file with your Real tools, you would create a text file with the extension .ram. In this text file, you would make a reference to your .ra file so that the server can serve it. The contents of the file would be:
On your web page, you would reference the .ram file, NOT the .ra file (i.e., http://yourdomain.com/path_to_file/file.ram). If you reference the .ra file, it will download completely to the client system before playing. The .ram file is the one that facilitates streaming audio.
Real Content with a Real Server
Why would you want to use a Real Server? If you are serving large or high-quality files, you may want to consider using the PNM protocol. HTTP is not quite as robust as PNM and HTTP is best suited for those serving smaller files or not insistent upon the absolute best sound quality.
Adjusting your site for different Screen Resolutions
Have you ever spent hours trying to get your site to look just right and then viewed it on another PC at a different screen resolution? If I design a site, I want to be sure that it stays the way I wanted it to look no matter what screen resolution the visitor is using. How do you accomplish this?
Tables can be a web designer's best friend when it comes to achieving the perfect look. If you just want to make sure your site fits in all browsers you can set up a table set to 100% width and then put your content inside of it. This will insure that it expands and grows to the width of the user's browser no matter what screen resolution they have.
If you want to be sure that your site stays the same in all screen resolutions then you would use tables and cells locked at a specific number of pixels to keep things from distorting.
A few years ago it was good practice to always design for the most commonly used screen resolution - 640x480 but these days, most PCs come pre-set up for screen resolutions of 800x600. One tip when using tables set to a specific number of pixels is to remeber to take into account that you don't have the full height and width of the browser to take advantage of. You have to account for the scroll bars, menu bars, tool bars etc. For example, at 640x480 you may want to set your table to a width of 595.
An alternate way of doing this is to set up different pages and use a screen redirect script to redirect your users depending on their browser settings.
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