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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You’re Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Introducing Family Web Sites
Part II: Lookin’ Good: Images and Design
Part III: Creating Web Pages and Adding Multimedia
Part IV: Creating Special Project Sites
Part V: The Part of Tens
Part VI: Appendixes
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Connecting Families Over the Web
Comparing Web Site Options
Different types of sites
Recommendations
Best Practices and Models
Wedding sites that inspire
Baby sites to make you smile
Family sites for everyone
Travel sites around the world
Tribute sites to make you proud
Choosing Tools
Comparing image editing programs
Comparing Web design programs
Determining What You Want on Your Site
Site Development Overview
Navigating and linking
Following the rules for file names
Understanding file name extensions
Setting Deadlines for Finishing Your Web Site
The Never-Ending Project
Finding and Registering a Name
Searching for a new name
Naming tips
Naming rules
Buying a name from someone else
Disputing a domain name
Understanding Domain Name Endings
Country domains
What about .tv and .ws?
Creating E-mail Addresses for the Family
Understanding Web Servers
Choosing a Service Provider
Asking the right questions
Publishing a Web Site to a Server
Moving to a New Server
Comparing Free Hosting Services
Click! Using Images You Find Online
Searching for Photos and Clip Art
Finding royalty-free images and clip art online
Purchasing photos and clip art on CD
Working with Scanners
Scanning printed images for your site
Setting up your scanner
Scanning an image
Downloading Images from a Digital Camera
Copying images from a memory card
Importing images directly into an image program
Introducing the Elements Workspace
The toolbox
The options bar
The menu bar
The palettes
Cropping and Resizing Images
Replacing and Editing Content
Selecting content
Cutting, copying, and pasting
Working with the clone stamp tool
Repairing the Signs of Wear, Tear, and Age
Using the Dust & Scratches Filter
Working with the smudge tool
Using the dodge and burn tools
Eliminating Red Eye
Correcting Colors and Contrast Fast
Choosing the Best Format for the Web
Using GIF for art
Optimizing JPEG images
Creating Banners and Buttons
Starting Organizer
Touring the Organizer workspace
Gathering Your Images
Creating a catalog
Creating collections
Assigning tags to identify images
Creating Photo Albums and Web Galleries
Creating a photo album
Creating a Web gallery
Introducing the Many Components ofFrontPage 2003
Starting with the workspace
Meandering through the menu options
Toddling across the toolbars
Before You Create or Edit Pages
Opening an existing site in FrontPage
Creating a Web site folder
Creating a New Web Page
Creating a headline
Indenting text
Adding an image
Setting Links
Linking pages within your Web site
Linking to pages outside your Web site
Setting a link to an e-mail address
Changing Background Colors and Other Page Properties
Creating Complex Page Designs withTables and Layers
Previewing Your Page in a Browser
Publishing Your Pages to a Web Server
Understanding FrontPage Templates
Finding Templates
Creating New Pages and Sites
Adding Templates to FrontPage
Creating New Templates in FrontPage
Adding Video to Your Web Pages
Preparing video for the Web
Comparing video formats
Choosing the right video format
Inserting video into a Web page
Setting video options
Adding Audio to Your Web Pages
Inserting a background sound
Creating a link to a sound file
Adding Animations with Flash
Inserting Flash files
Setting Flash options
Working with Other Multimedia Formats
Creating an Online Photo Album
Using the Templates on the CD
Touring Baby Sites
Editing the Graphics for Your Baby Site
Editing the banner graphic
Editing the button graphics
Editing a template page
Creating and changing links
Creating or deleting pages
Creating a gift registry
Publishing Your Web Site
Touring Wedding Sites
Preparing Photos for Your Wedding Site
Creating Your Wedding Site
Starting with the Open Site process
Adding images to your pages
Changing and adding links
Deleting pages from your site
Creating a link to another Web site
Copying a URL to create a link
Taking Your Visitors with You
Preparing the Photos for Your Web Site
Creating a Photomontage
Preparing images for the montage
Pasting images into the montage
Customizing the Sample Template Site
Replacing graphics in a template page
Editing text in a template page
Changing background and text colors
In Your Spare Time: Creating Club, Sports, and Hobby Sites
Identifying the Key Sections of Your Site
Designing the main sections
Defining the subsections
Customizing Your Web Site Graphics
Editing the heading graphics
Preparing the photos for your Web site
Customizing the Template Site
Replacing images in a template page
Editing the Video Pages
Reading a Typical Blog
How Families Are Using Blogs
Communicating with friends and family
Before You Blog
Comparing Blogging Software andServices
Using a hosted blog service
Doing it yourself
The Part of Tens
Earning clams at Whyville
Earning Clams at Whyville
Fooling Around with Yahooligans
Asking Jeeves in Kids Speak
Traveling Around The World
Sitting in the Family Corner
Answering Parents’ Questions
Finding Out at Fun Brain
Caring for the Whole Child
Refdesk Helps with Homework
The Digital Family Site
Keep it simple
Keep It Simple
Break Up Your Pages with White Space
Back Up Your Site
Be Consistent
Stay Small and Fast
Follow the Three Clicks Rule
Map It Out
Avoid Distracting Animations
Don’t Cram Your Pages
Work as a Team
Send an E-card to Announce Your New Site
Make Your Site Easy to Find
Update Regularly
Wait Until New Technologies Are Widely Supported
Make Your Pages Load Quickly
Test Your Links
Ask Friends and Family to Test Your Site
Make It Easy for Visitors to Contact You
Test for Accessibility
Visit Other Web Sites for Ideas
Calendar Programs
Genealogy Services and Family Tree Programs
System Requirements
Using the CD
What You’ll Find on the CD
Software programs on the CD
Index
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Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies

Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies

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Add multimedia, post the family calendar, and save time with templates

Introduce your new baby, share the family tree, or plan a reunion on the Web

With families scattered all across the country, the best family gathering place is now online! With this book, you don't need to be a Web wizard to set up a cool site where everyone can meet the baby, kids can report their game scores, couples can share wedding photos, and Grandpa can continue the family genealogy.

Discover how to:
* Post an online photo album for free
* Register a domain name
* Build Web sites from templates and graphics included on the CD
* Edit images with Photoshop Elements 3
* Share stories with blogs


Cross-platform CD-ROM includes
* Family Tree Maker starter version
* Macromedia? Dreamweaver? MX 2004 and Contribute(TM) trial versions
* Fetch shareware, Web design templates, and more
Add multimedia, post the family calendar, and save time with templates

Introduce your new baby, share the family tree, or plan a reunion on the Web

With families scattered all across the country, the best family gathering place is now online! With this book, you don't need to be a Web wizard to set up a cool site where everyone can meet the baby, kids can report their game scores, couples can share wedding photos, and Grandpa can continue the family genealogy.

Discover how to:
* Post an online photo album for free
* Register a domain name
* Build Web sites from templates and graphics included on the CD
* Edit images with Photoshop Elements 3
* Share stories with blogs


Cross-platform CD-ROM includes
* Family Tree Maker starter version
* Macromedia? Dreamweaver? MX 2004 and Contribute(TM) trial versions
* Fetch shareware, Web design templates, and more

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