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Grongy. Our ISP just gave us the go ahead to "upload" our web site to their web server. They gave us a special password and everything.



What is it?



Just kidding.

Obtaining access
You will be assigned a user name and password after you have arranged to put your web site documents on an Internet server. You will need this name and password to access the server space that has been allocated to you. In other words, you will use these two pieces of information whenever you want to change or update the web site on the web server.


Our ISP also gave us our web location: That's the address we give to friends who want to check out our web site. The "fp" in our address stands for "Foolish Pixel."

Very funny, Blip.


Just kidding. It stands for FrontPage, of course.

Obtaining a location
You will be given a URL for your web site - which is a WWW address like: You can register your own unique name, like - but you will have to pay an extra fee to do so. You can also use a free URL that is assigned by your ISP or server administrator.

This location is your Internet address. Once you know your URL, you can give it to people and let your future visitors know where to find you.


We're almost there. Now we need to send our web site data from our computer to the web server. That's called "uploading".

I get it. It's the opposite of "downloading", which is receiving data from another computer. That actually makes sense. Logical, even.


What does upload mean?
Once you have made all the arrangements, you need to "upload" your information to the web server. In other words, you need to move the files on your computer to the web server that will present your site to the Internet.

The most common method of moving these files to the server from your own computer is by using a transport method known as "FTP". FTP stands for "file transfer protocol". FTP allows you to transfer files through the Internet. FrontPage can help you transfer files using FTP.


Now we just need to click the Publish button and our work is done. Not too bad, huh?

Yeah, it was fun. Sort of suprising--considering that it's homework.


Uploading your web site
To upload your web site, make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet and follow these steps:

    1. Click the Publish button on FrontPage Explorer's Standard toolbar.

    2. In the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box, specify the location where you want to publish your web site. Choose the location from the drop-down list or type it directly into the text box.

    3. Click OK in the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box.

NOTE: Remember you will have to be connected to the Internet to upload your web site to the web server.


Well, our multimedia project on kids in the 90's is done! And I've learned a lot about life in the 90's, from the awesome music to the weird clothes and everything in between.



We've also learned how to design and publish our own web site using FrontPage!

Yep. Now I've got to decide if I want to go surfing or hang out at a coffee shop and write a film script. How about you, Blip?

Both sound wonko! Maybe we can finish our trip by whizzing back a few hundred years and catching a concert with the real Mozart.

Grongy! Bye everybody!

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