So far, our concern has been with creating individual web pages. You have learned how to link them together using hyperlinks. FrontPage, however, offers an easier way to link local pages together by assembling them into a web.
FrontPage includes both page and web templates. Exploring these already created documents can help you understand how webs work. To access the templates for pages and webs, go to the File menu and choose New. You will have the choice of page or web. If you choose page, the new page will open within your current window. If you choose web, FrontPage will open a new window with a blank page from your new web waiting for you to edit.
Pages that are part of a web can share borders and navigation bars, giving your web pages a unified look and feel and making them easy for the end user to navigate. By using a theme in combination with a web, you can include page banners and buttons that lend a professional style to your pages.
Review the page you are currently reading: it has a shared top border including navigation buttons for the whole web site. It has a bottom shared border that includes copyright information, my email address, and a link to my business web site. I didn't have to type that in on every page since as part of a shared border, it is included on every page. You can turn the shared borders off on individual pages.
This page also has a navigation bar on the page itself and not as part of a shared border. This bar allows you to move around in the section of this web about making webs. It also includes a link to the web homepage. Again, I don't have to type this in, I simply insert a navigation bar and choose which links I want to include.
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