FrontPage - How to publish a simple Notepad written INDEX.HTM file ?
Posted on 2007-03-27
Frontpage - what makes an HTML file a Frontpage Website ? I'm fairly skilled with HTML and Frontpage, but I do not understand the underlying format of what the difference is between a file that I can create in say Notepad >>>> INDEX.HTM, and what actually makes it a publishable Frontpage website. For instance, I can create a folder in my computer called "TESTWEB", in that I can create a perfectly sound HTML file called INDEX.HTM in notepad which may say something that says "Hello World !!!", with the appropriate <HEADER> and <BODY> sections etc. I've used Linux/Apache website hosts where that is all you had to do, FTP the file up the right area, and the website is on. With Frontpage, of course, you need to use the button on the Frontpage Main Menu FILE>PUBLISH but PUBLISH dosn't light up unless the folder is in the "correct" Frontpage Website format. It's obvious FrontPage needs something more than just a folder called TESTWEB and an INDEX.HTM file in that folder. In MY COMPUTER, when I look at folders, the folders for websites I've imported down from the web into Frontpage have a little globe on them, implying they are Internet Ready Websites, I have no problem PUBLISHING those websites with Frontpage So the question is, from above >>> What do I need to do to make the folder I created above "TESTWEB" an Internet Ready Folder Website so when I access my INDEX.HTM file in that folder I can PUBLISH it ?
The computer teacher at the local middle school has the same question, so it's not the first time I've asked an "expert" the question. Thanks ! Can't wait to find out the answer.