Hi. I created a Web site with FP98 in 1998. I had no experience; I
just taught myself with _FrontPage 98 for Dummies_. I continue to use
that program. My operating system is Windows 98. Since I'm not an
expert at Web site maintenance, I think I did something I shouldn't
have, but I don't know what.
Not quite a year ago I got a new computer but had it loaded with
Windows 98. I reinstalled FP98 and continued to use the site I had
already made. (The files were backed up.) But I neglected the site
because it had no time-sensitive information. But the other day I
finally decided it was time to upload new information and delete some
of the Web pages we no longer needed. I also added pages to the site
that were on a different subject, so the new and old pages contained
no links to each other.
I made my changes in FP, frequently previewing my changes in both
Internet Explorer and Netscape. They looked fine. So
I uploaded by pressing PUBLISH. Since it was the first time I had
uploaded since I reinstalled FrontPage, the program thought I was a
different author than had dealt with the site before. I got a screen
giving me three choices of what to do about my changes versus the
other author's. I forget the exact words, but I chose the option for
FrontPage to meld my changes with those of the other author. I think
that may have been the wrong choice. (I don't recall reading about
that screen in _FR98 for Dummies_.)
On the home page before this upload, I had buttons along the left side
that were to link to the other pages in my husband's company part of
the site. I did not change this. But, after the site uploaded, I
looked at it on the Internet, and all of those buttons are now
missing. Likewise, I had those same links along the bottom of the
page, and they are now all gone. So now the user can't link to the
other pages, and the home page looks lopsided. I don't know what my
changes to the other pages look like.
Because the pages look fine in FP when I preview them in the browsers,
I don't know how I can fix them. I can only guess that the trouble is
that I chose the wrong option when I told it to meld my changes with
the other author's. I probably should have chosen to change
the structure (I forget the words).
Another odd thing, the four new Web pages that I added look great.
These pages contain many thumbnail pictures, and those work great,
Can someone help me? PLEASE? And please remember, even though I've had
this program since 1998, I don't use it often and only know what's in
_FrontPage 98 for Dummies_ .