Modifying the FrontPage Date/Time Web Component

If you’ve ever inserted a date or time using Date and Time on the Insert menu in FrontPage, you may have wondered how you can change the date and/or time format. Well, you’re not alone.  We recently had the following comment from a customer asking for just this kind of information. I want to know…


Creating a JavaScript Drop-Down Menu in FrontPage

We posted a new article on MSDN about creating JavaScript drop-down menus. If you read my earlier post about creating a drop-down menu, you may be interested in this article. The article uses a somewhat different method to show and hide menus than the code I showed earlier and also provides an example for cascading…


Choosing Colors for your Web Site

Whether you’re creating your first Web site or you’re a seasoned Web designer/developer, choosing colors is always problematic. You want to make sure that the color gives the right impression. As Katherine Nolan points out in her article Color it effective: How color influences the user on Office Online, no color is either positive or…


Creating Image Mouseovers

After I learned JavaScript, the first thing I did was create an image mouseover. The one I created was relatively simple, just a few lines of code. I’ve since seen many more complex examples that do basically the same thing as my simple little script. I’m not sure whether complex is better…although the complex examples do have…


Creating a scrolling marquee

In FrontPage, you can create a scrolling marquee by clicking Insert and Web Component. (You can find it listed under Dynamic Effects.)  However, sometimes it’s greyed out. This is because FrontPage inserts a MARQUEE element, which is only viewable from Internet Explorer. (Opera also displays the MARQUEE element properly.) To be able to add a…


Creating an RSS Feed

I’ve had several people ask me lately and have seen questions on Office Online about how to create an RSS feed. For those of you who don’t know what an RSS feed is, it’s something that people can use to keep up to date with the content on a site. Generally, sites that frequently publish…


Display a different image inside a data view web part based on data in the XML

If you use lists in Web sites based on Windows SharePoint Services, this tip is for you. John Jansen, a tester on the FrontPage test team created a tip for how to display a different image depending on the value of a list item. See how on the FrontPoint blog.


Hiding the Image Toolbar in IE

If you’ve spent any time browsing the Internet with Internet Explorer, you’ve seen the little toolbar that IE displays over larger images.  Today’s tip, contributed by Larry Anderson, explains how to hide this little bugger. In Internet Explorer 6.0, when a picture larger than 130×130 is displayed, IE displays the image toolbar (save, print, etc.)….


Creating Mouseover Effects

I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a tip. A couple weeks ago I was in SQL Server training, and last week was taken up with catching up on everything I postponed during training.  Now I’m back and my tip for today is creating mouseover effects. We get frequent questions about how to create…


FrontPage for Mac

I’ve seen several people asking for a version of FrontPage for Mac, so I wanted to start this week with a post telling those who are interested in getting a Mac version of FrontPage, that as far as I am aware, Microsoft has no plans on releasing any more versions of FrontPage for the Mac….