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Welcome to this month's edition of the FrontPage Bulletin.
Be sure to visit us on the Web.
In this issue:
>-- Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Animated Brochure Now Online
>-- Patch to be Made Available for Users of FrontPage Personal Web Server
>-- Web Site Showcase: Four Great Sites and How They Use FrontPage
>-- Improving Your Keyword "Density" with Microsoft FrontPage
>-- Adding a Search Form to Your FrontPage-based Web
>-- Free Trial: PDG Shopping Cart Component for Microsoft FrontPage
>-- New Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000--Free 30-Day Trial
>-- Free Web Graphics Service: Netstudio.com
>MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE 2000 ANIMATED BROCHURE NOW ONLINE
>The new FrontPage 2000 online brochure contains animated, interactive
screen shots, so you can see how the upcoming version of FrontPage gives
you everything you need to create and manage exactly the site you want.
Whether you're creating a personal Web page or a corporate Internet or
intranet site, you'll know more about the new features in FrontPage after
quickly perusing our animated brochure. Microsoft FrontPage 2000 is
expected to be widely available in the second quarter of 1999.
>PATCH TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR USERS OF FRONTPAGE PERSONAL WEB SERVER (FPWS)
>Microsoft will release a patch to remedy a potential security
vulnerability that has recently come to our attention and affects certain
versions of the FrontPage Personal Web Server (FPWS). This potential
security vulnerability could allow a hacker to access any file on the
Personal Web Server if the hacker correctly guesses the file name and uses
a non-standard URL. The security problem does not affect the Microsoft
Personal Web Server (PWS) that ships with FrontPage 98, FrontPage 97,
FrontPage 1.1, or the Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and
Windows NT operating systems. The security problem only affects servers
being used as a live server running Windows 95 or Windows 98.
NT-based systems are not affected.) Since the FrontPage Personal Web
Server is not installed by default in FrontPage 98, this potential problem
affects a small number of users. You can find out how to tell which
Personal Web Server you are running, and find out more about the patch, at
the Web page listed above.
>A SHOWCASE FOR WEB SITES CREATED WITH FRONTPAGE
>The Web sites listed below come from the thousands of submissions we've
received to our request for "killer Web sites." Our intent is to
sites that will provide you with new ideas, inspiration, and examples for
your own Web sites. Thanks to those of you who have submitted sites.
will continue to highlight more of them in upcoming issues.
>For those of us who prefer to shop for our unmentionables (e.g. those of
us that call underwear "unmentionables") in the comfort of our own
Underneath.com, is a convenient one-stop underwear e-shop. This very
professional Web site is created and managed with Microsoft FrontPage and
is commerce-enabled with PDG Software's shopping cart software (see Free
>Movie lovers can visit this site created with Microsoft FrontPage to get
detailed reviews of all of the major movies in theaters today. The Cranky
Critic reviews movies strictly on their entertainment value and tells you
what movies are good to sit through. Check out how they use affiliate
selling to help subsidize the costs of producing such a great site.
>Through the use of FrontPage-based forms, databases, and the Database
Region Wizard in FrontPage 98, Camano Marine's Web site allows users to
narrow their outboard motor search to only those products that meet their
specifications. Camano Marine also made use of the FrontPage Theme
designer to create its own custom FrontPage theme for this site.
>--The Chocolate Vault
>Just in time for Valentine's Day--this Michigan-based chocolatier uses
Microsoft FrontPage 1.0, Macintosh Edition to create and manage its Web
site devoted to promoting and selling their own chocolate confections.
>If you would like to nominate your site for Killer Web Site, you can send
>There are no technical support representatives on this alias, so please
use it only to submit nominations for Killer Web Sites or technical tips we
can publish in future bulletins.
>FRONTPAGE TIPS AND TRICKS
>IMPROVING YOUR KEYWORD "DENSITY"
>In addition to the "keywords" meta tag described in a previous
search engines also look at the placement of your keywords elsewhere on
your Web pages. Generally, they look at the "description" meta
"title" tag, and the content of your Web pages. Each search
engine has its
own way of analyzing the placement of your key words and key concepts in
your page and its own way of evaluating the resulting "keyword
In this article you will see how you can optimize your keyword density.
>ADDING A SEARCH FORM TO YOUR WEB
>How do people find things on the Web? At portal sites like the MSN,
are two main ways: navigating through a directory or typing in keywords.
So, how do people find things on your Web site? FrontPage makes it easy.
It has a built-in search feature that you can use to add a search form to
your pages quickly. We examine this feature in this article.
>GET ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS THROUGH THE FRONTPAGE NEWSGROUPS
>We receive numerous e-mails from users of FrontPage asking for help on all
sorts of FrontPage-related topics. While we do our best to create articles
that answer the most common of these questions, we unfortunately can't get
to all of them. If you don't find answers to your questions on the Site
Builder Network Web site, at
there is another
option--the peer-to-peer newsgroups for FrontPage. Users of all skill
levels participate in the newsgroups to spread their FrontPage know-how.
And who knows, you may be able to help someone else as well.
>FREE* TRIAL: PDG SHOPPING CART COMPONENT FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE
>Commerce-enable your Web store! Whether you're a merchant, part-time
designer or a career Webmaster, PDG's component for FrontPage makes it easy
to add real-world shopping capabilities to any site designed with FrontPage
and running PDG Shopping Cart. With PDG Shopping Cart's user-friendly,
intuitive interface and robust features, you can take the first step toward
maximizing the sales potential of your online store.
>FREE TRIAL: NEW MICROSOFT PHOTODRAW 2000
>Create eye-catching graphics for your Web site and other business
materials with PhotoDraw 2000 business graphics software--an easy-to-use,
powerful new illustration and photo-editing program that works seamlessly
with Microsoft FrontPage 98. Download your free* 30-day trial of PhotoDraw
2000 today at the Web page listed above.
>FREE* WEB GRAPHICS SERVICE: NETSTUDIO.COM
>Create compelling Web graphics with just your browser with NetStudio.com,
NetStudio Corporation's free Web graphics service, presently available in
beta form. NetStudio.com, the company's new flagship product, is the
easiest way for small businesses and home users to create Web graphics for
free--without installing software, learning graphic design, or struggling
with complex graphics products.
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