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blip The Web site was looking really lively, but Mr. Clark wanted to make it look more consistent. He talked it over with the class, and they decided to apply a futuristic theme to the entire Web site.

pixelQuestion from Quadrant 600, Blip. Gummy doesn't understand what we mean by theme.

blip Hey, Gummy. What's sticking, dude? A theme is, uh, a style template that gives a Web page a coordinated look. Each theme has its own background image, text color, buttons, dividers, and more. A theme can be applied to one page, or it can be applied to all the pages in a Web site.

pixel You can also customize themes. Mr. Clark's class liked everything about the theme they choose - except its background image. So they changed it.

blipThe class decided to add a Shared Border, too. This feature helped them create a common border that ran along one edge of every page. This gave their site an even more consistent look!



    You can create a visual "mood" for your Web page by using a pre-designed theme. FrontPage comes with more than 60 Web-themes you can use in your Web site. Themes like Citrus punch, Romanesque, and Industrial provide each page of your Web site with a consistent look.

    Each theme contains coordinated:

    color schemes
    navigation bars.

    To add a theme to your Web site:

    1) Click Format on the Menu bar, and then choose Themes. The Themes dialog box appears.

    2) Click the All Pages radio button.

    3) Choose a theme from the list.

Good choice!

    4) Click OK on the Themes dialog box.

A Web page with a theme.


    You can change the features of a FrontPage Web-theme after you have applied it to your Web site. If you want to choose different colors, graphics, and styles - it's easy to do it.

    To change your web-theme's background color:

    1) Click Format on the Menu bar, and then choose Themes. The Themes dialog box appears.

    2) Click the Modify button. The "What would you like to modify?" bar appears.

What *would* you like to modify?

    3) Click the Colors button. The Colors dialog box appears.

    4) Select the Custom tab.

    5) Select Background in the Item drop-down list. Then choose a color.

Yikes! That's one bright color.

    6) Click OK on the Colors dialog box.

    7) Click OK on the Themes dialog box.


    A Shared Border is a part of the page that is the same on every page. For example, you can use a Shared Border if you want to have the same line of text at the bottom of every page - the name of your school, perhaps. When you want to edit the text of a Shared Border, you only need to make a change on one page. FrontPage automatically applies this change to all the other pages.

    To add a Shared Border:

    1) Click Shared Borders on the Format menu. The Shared Borders dialog box appears.

    2) Click the All Pages radio button.

    3) Click the Bottom check-box.

The Shared Borders dialog box.

    4) Click OK on the Shared Borders dialog box. A border appears at the bottom of your page.

    5) Place the cursor inside the border box, then type your text. The text will now appear at the bottom of every page.

This text will appear on all your pages.