• Lisa Wollin

    Update

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    It's been a long time since I posted. There are many reasons for this, but mostly, I'm not working with FrontPage anymore. For the next release of FrontPage, there are a lot of changes happening. One of the largest is a stronger focus on SharePoint and...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Online JavaScript Calculator

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    There are many online calculators. You've probably seen, and perhaps used, several. Some calculate mortgage payments, others calculate costs, and even more calculate goofy things, like the number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds since you were...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Blog Comments

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    I usually always try to respond to comments to my blog, but lately, we've had some disconnects with comments being sent in email, so I thought I would respond to a few recent comments. If I've missed your comment, please forgive me and feel free to send...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Working with Access databases that live outside of a Web site

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    We had a customer recently, who needed to access an Access database from both a classic ASP page and from another Access database. To prevent the database from being locked by IIS, the customer wanted to know if they could move the database out of the...
  • Lisa Wollin

    JavaScript 101: Working with Events

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    It has been awhile since my last JavaScript 101 post. I apologize. I have a very lame excuse: I've been busy. But I'm back with the next installment: working with events. Most JavaScript events are relatively simple and easy to use. For example...
  • Lisa Wollin

    New FrontPage Developer Portal ... Sort Of

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    During the past several months (about eighteen, to be exact!), we've been working to redesign the FrontPage Developer Portal on MSDN. If you've ever designed (or redesigned) a Web site, you understand the challenges that can arise. After several starts...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Password Protecting Web Pages

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    John Jansen, one of the FrontPage testers, sent me these three different ways to password protect pages in FrontPage. Using a FrontPage site template and ASP Using Code Snippets Using ASP.NET To password protect pages using a FrontPage site template...
  • Lisa Wollin

    JavaScript 101: Writing Your First Script

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    You can arm yourself with all the background information that you want, but the easiest way to learn JavaScript is to just jump in and start writing code. So let's start with something simple for your first script. The window object contains all the...
  • Lisa Wollin

    IE User Agent

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    I apologize for not posting much lately. I have the next installment of JavaScript 101 almost ready and will post it as soon as I have a chance to finish it. I've been hard at work writing the doc plan for the next version of FrontPage. No, I can't share...
  • Lisa Wollin

    JavaScript 101: The JavaScript Object Model

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    If you talk to several different Web developers, each will probably see the JavaScript object model differently. To make it easiest, I'm going to split the JavaScript object model into two separate entities. One is the DOM, or Document Object Model, and...
  • Lisa Wollin

    JavaScript 101: JavaScript and OOP

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    As I mentioned in the previous post, JavaScript 101: An Introduction , JavaScript is an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) language, and as such, it is comprised of objects. A bunch of objects bundled together is called an object model, also called an...
  • Lisa Wollin

    JavaScript 101: An Introduction

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    Many visitors to the MSDN FrontPage developer portal are unfamiliar with programming, so I decided that the best way to help non-developers understand our developer content is to provide education. This is the first installment, and its purpose is to...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Tools for Designing Graphics for Web Sites

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    In my various lives, I've worn a lot of hats, from teaching to marketing and desktop publishing (back before there were computers for the masses) to writing text and code, and in all those lives, wearing all those hats, I've worked with my share of computer...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating a CSS File for your Web site

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    Dave Berry wrote an excellent article about Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) on MSDN ( Using Cascading Style Sheets on Your Web Site ), so I won't bore you with the details of CSS. However, one reader commented that the article didn't cover how to create...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Customizing IntelliSense

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    If you've worked with Code view in FrontPage 2003, you've undoubtedly come to appreciate IntelliSense. But what if you need an element or attribute that isn't included in any of the default HTML schemas? For example, W3C accessibility guidelines include...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Favorites

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    Gandalfe requested that I provide a list of my favorite blogs for the new year. The new year is almost two weeks old, so I'm a bit late providing this list. Before I continue, I have to admit something: most traditional blogs do not appeal to me. Why...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Modifying the FrontPage Date/Time Web Component

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating a JavaScript Drop-Down Menu in FrontPage

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Choosing Colors for your Web Site

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating Image Mouseovers

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating a scrolling marquee

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating an RSS Feed

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

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

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Hiding the Image Toolbar in IE

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    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...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating Mouseover Effects

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    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....
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