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  1. dianacarter

    dianacarter Thread Starter

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    If dumb questions are the easiest, this is a piece of cake for somebody. Anyway – I know I can’t do a Frontpage link to a hard drive, because it will break. And a book I read, “Frontpage at a Glance,” said all links should be checked before a linked website is uploaded. That implies doing links before uploading. But how do you link your website together before it is totally uploaded? One webmaster I spoke with said to link on your computer first, but the book said not to link to your hard drive. So where do you link to? “My Webs?” In other words, which do you do first? Create all links, or upload the separate pages, and then link them together?

    Thanks.

    DC
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Use relative links to the files so they will work whether they are on your drive or online. The only important part of doing all this is to make sure that all the links on your website work, and once its online there are no links to the hard drive.
     
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    dianacarter Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Brendandonhu, for your prompt response. You're a busy young man on this page! (I saw your school pick and bio info.) You've helped a lot of people! Just to follow up your reply, what do you mean by relative links? Opposed to what? And what is an example of one? Thanks again.

    Diana
     
  4. gotrootdude

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    Use the Base HREF tag to denote the starting folder of all your paths, then write relative paths useing the
    / foldername / referenced image file

    Explaination and sample of the BASE HREF tag is here

    http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/html/vs-href.html
     
  5. Davey7549

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    Diana
    When establishing Hyperlinks in FrontPage there are two types to consider.
    1) Internal Web Hyperlink
    2) External Hyperlink

    The Internal Hyperlink is a link from one page in your web to another. Example: If you have a Home page also called Index page, which is the first one someone will view when the come to your site, there can be several navigation buttons for them to use. For the sake of simplicity lets take just three buttons, Home, Pictures, About Me, buttons. These three buttons correspond to specific pages within your Web that you create. After you have created these three pages you must provide a means to navigate from one page to another and back. This navigation is Internal Hyperlinking. To Hyperlink you select an object, in this case a button, and right click that button. When the menu appears select Hyperlink. Another screen will appear that will offer you a selection. Within that selection you click the page to which you wish to hyperlink too. So if you are working your Index page and are ready to set up hyperlinks then right click the Pictures Button select hyperlink then scroll to the Pictures.htm listed there and click that. Click OK and you are done. Hyperlink set for that one. Repeat process for all buttons on that page. Next go to the Pictures page you created and use the same method to set hyperlinks for those buttons placed there.
    Note: Hyperlinks themselves do not have to be Buttons, they can be words, pictures, or even hotspots you designate as hyperlinks and wish the viewer to use for navigation.

    External Hyperlinks are links to outside websites found on the Internet. For instance if you wish to create a link to Tech Support Guy then you can have an object, button, Picture, Words, or hotspot you designate be that link people will use if they wish to go to TSG. Once you have designated\created item you wish to use then highlight\select the item and right click select Hyperlink and type in or paste in the URL to Tech Support Guy which could be http://forums.techguy.org/ or http://www.helponthe.net/

    Once all hyperlinks are created and pages saved you can use the views tab up top and select the reports tab and then hyperlinks. There it will list all hyperlinks present and tell you if they are OK, or ?, or Broken.
    Note: If it is an external hyperlink it may appear as ?. If you click and select verify, Frontpage will go out and check that link and make sure it is good and return an OK.
    After you have checked all hyperlinks you can view the hyperlinks in a chart per page. If you select the view tab up top and select Views Bar you will have all possibilities presented to you in a left pane. This time chose Hyperlinks, then click the Index.htm in window adjacent to views bar. In the right pane you will see all hyperlinks associated with your Index.htm commonly called Homepage.
    See attached Pic for example.

    After your website is complete and you have made all adjustments and saves necessary then it is time to publish it.
    While Your website is still open in Frontpage then click the file tab up to and then select Publish Web. You will be asked to select Publish only changes or overwrite all currently present on server. If it is first time load then Overwrite since nothing is there. What FrontPage will do then is upload everything you have placed in that Web Folder\Website image to the server.

    Hope that helps you understand Hyperlinking a bit better.

    Dave
     
  6. dianacarter

    dianacarter Thread Starter

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    Thank you all for your terrific replies! Nice people on this page!
    :)
     
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