'Slow Pages' are pages that will take longer than 30 seconds to download using a 28.8 . Standard Fax/Modems are 56k, but these rarely run at their maximum speed, and will generally run at 36k or so. It is very important that all pages that are slow are removed and/or edited to allow the user to navigate the site without any aggravating waits.
We had to use this quite a bit on our site, for an interesting reason too. Some of the sites pages were not slow because of heavy graphics, but because of large amounts of text (some of our courses amount to 12 typed pages a piece). We avoided this by splitting some of our courses into smaller chapters. This decreased the time it took each page to load, because there was less on each page.
'Older/Recently Modified Files', when double clicked, will list all of the files on your web that either have not been modified with 72 days, or have within 32 days. This is useful for keeping track of outdated information or old pictures.
'Hyperlinks' show every link on your website, including ones that go to other sites, and one that stay within your own site. This tool is useful if you are designing your own navigation system (as opposed to using a pre-made one).
Again, we come across a tool that is way too good to be true. 'Unverified' and 'Broken" hyperlinks show links that FP is not sure of its working, and ones that do not work at all, respectively. This is a heavenly tool, as you will know longer have to go through the tedious task of checking each and every link on you website (Which can get to be an enormous amount if you use themes).
'External Hyperlinks' show links that lead to pages outside of your web (a different URL). These links should always be checked before uploading your site, and should also be checked every so often. This is suggested because of the large amount of moving going on... you never know when the site will change, and it's better not to lead your visitors astray.
'Internal Hyperlinks' show all of the links in your site that lead to other pages within the web.
'Component Errors' are errors found in any object that you insert using Insert->Compnent.
We will cover tasks and themes later on in this course. Tasks are mainly used for managers of large project sites, but can also be used as reminders for updates.
The next item on the view find is Navigation, yet another very important section of Frontpage. In fact, you will spend a considerable amount of time designing your sites navigation using this view. When first clicked, the Navigation display will only contain a message that notifies you that in order to use the Navigation View, you must first designate your home page. Follow the directions, and you should see the homepage in the view.
Frontpage puts your site into a tree, with your homepage at the top, and each sub page and sub-sub page below it. This is also known as a Hierarchy.
To design your Navigation System, you must have something called Shared Borders on your site. This web page has 3 shared borders, and each and every page of the web has all three. For Web Architect, the bottom one gives site info and also has links to translated languages. The top is the main navigation, and the left is the more detailed navigation. Although it is available, this site does not use a right side border. Anything entered on a shared border will be seen in the same place on every page in the Web. Do not put page-specific information here.
To create a shared border, go to Format->Shared Borders. You will have a choice to include shared borders on the top, right, left, and bottom. You may include navigation buttons on the left and top. Do so as you wish.
Because your site only has one page, the Navigation System is not yet functioning. You must return to the Navigation view to make use of it. It is a good idea to plan the navigation of your site on a piece of paper before you actually start creating it in FP. It certainly worked for us!
Create a new page in the view by clicking the blank piece of paper at the top left hand corner of your screen. After you have created a few pages you can move them by clicking and dragging them under the page of your choice. You can check the outcome by clicking back into the page view. By double clicking any page in the view you go directly to that page.
Go to your home page and double click the Navigation Bar. It will give you options on what you want to be displayed. Play around with it until you get the right combination of choices that suits you needs.