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Over the past 15 or so years, the Internet has gone from being a rarely-used communication tool to becoming one of the most powerful and versatile mediums of the modern age. Everyone, it seems, has a list of webpages that they check weekly, daily, or hourly. Many people even have webpages of their own, which they use as a way to keep their audiences or clients informed on important developments in their lives or businesses.

For these people--professionals, students, or, more often than not, ordinary everyday individuals--the Internet is a way to make themselves heard. That they are in fact being heard is becoming more and more obvious as personal weblogs, or "blogs," make their way into the mainstream media. These pages (basically online journals with links to other topical sites), show every indication of becoming the next big thing in communication and media.

So how does one get a webpage? The first step, of course, is to get an internet account that can accommodate the traffic that usually accompanies a webpage. After that, a host server can provide the space you need to get started. Once you've done these two things, however(both relatively easy matters), the question gets more complicated.

This brings us to the host of various web page design programs. There are many of these, each of which offers various tools that can be used to build an attractive and effective page. One of the foremost of these programs is Microsoft FrontPage, a versatile program that offers many different solutions for the aspiring web designer.

Harnessing the Versatility and Power of Microsoft FrontPage

When it comes to improving the look of a site, Microsoft FrontPage has many different options. By giving its users the ability to grab graphics from other applications, it allows them to provide more specialized content. Once graphics have been selected, they can then be manipulated, attached to various tablets, or used to produce various effects including pop-up menus and other types of animation.

Graphics, however, are only one part of a good webpage. For those users with that kind of expertise, Microsoft FrontPage also allows a high degree of control over the code on your page. Its easy-to-use coding tools allow direct access to the HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) that makes up the very fabric of every site.

As interesting as the creative aspects of webpage design are, the simple truth is that no site exists in a vacuum. The Internet is all about interactivity, and with Microsoft FrontPage, the users are allowed almost as many opportunities to make their voices heard as the creator. With various ways of creating user-accessible fields, Microsoft FrontPage makes sure that the webpage in question is entirely democratic.

Designing a webpage is neither easy nor always fun. However, with the right program, it can be a rewarding process that takes your ideas out of the office (or living room) and out into the world. After that, the rest is up to the audience.



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