Microsoft FrontPage 2000 insulates its users from needing to know many details of Web page mark-up and technologies but that hardly means it's totally intuitive. In FrontPage 2000 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide
, Nolan Hester tells you what you need to know about using FrontPage to construct Web sites. He goes beyond the basics of page layout to cover form interfaces, database connectivity and development of large sites by a networked team. Further, he extends his coverage beyond the merely technical, offering some design advice that should help the novice developer build Web sites that are attractive and stylish while at the same time easy to use.
The Visual QuickStart Guide format gained fame with Elizabeth Castro's HTML books. The format uses illustrations to great effect, placing lots of them adjacent to sequential instructions that explain how to accomplish specific goals (such as changing image contrast and creating a page from a template). Though the format doesn't leave as much room as other books allow for commentary and background information (and it's not as adept at explaining unexpected events), it leaves little doubt about what you need to do to get the effects you want. If FrontPage 2000 is your Web development tool and you have little idea of how to use it, you'll be happy with this guide. --David Wall, Amazon.com
Topics covered: The elementary and advanced capabilities of Microsoft FrontPage 2000. Basic coverage includes templates, text, images, links and tables, while deeper coverage includes banner ads, frames, forms, style sheets and database connectivity. You'll find this book useful as an explanation of FrontPage Express, as well, since that program has a subset of FrontPage 2000's capabilities.
From the Back Cover
Thousands of people have experienced the accomplishment of building their first Web page with the help of Microsoft FrontPage. If you're one of them or would like to be, FrontPage 2000 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is the ticket to a professional-looking, well-managed site using the latest version of the leading WYSIWYG Web package.
Seasoned FrontPage users can take advantage of the book's clearly tabbed format and go straight to concise explanations of the newest features, including improved security, intranet, and site management capabilities. Novices can start at the beginning and follow the clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to build all types of sites. Even if you have no Web experience, withFrontPage 2000 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, you'll be creating polished Web pages in no time.