Use Microsoft FrontPage to Develop your Website

OIT supports the use of Microsoft FrontPage for developing websites and pages at the college. Many full time faculty and staff can obtain Microsoft Office including FrontPage for home use by using the Software Request form.

OIT does NOT recommend using Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher to create web pages.

Training is available on creating web pages. You may use the handouts on FrontPage and FTP or attend classes.

Using the GPC Look and Feel is recommended for all pages at GPC. For more information on implementing the GPC Look and Feel you may use the training handouts or attend classes.

Get Started by Setting Up FrontPage

General Setup Instructions for FrontPage


Under Tools, go to Page Options

Under Compatibility: 
Browsers >> choose Both Internet Explorer and Navigator 
Browser Versions >> 4.0 and later 
Servers >> Apache Server 
UNCHECK >> Enabled with Front Page Extensions 

Under HTML Source:
General >> When saving file(s) >> Make sure preserve existing HTML is checked.

Getting FrontPage to Recognize Files with the PHP3 or PHP Extensions


1. Go to Tools >> Options >> Configure Editors 

2. Choose Add 

3. Insert php3 in File Type 

4. Insert FrontPage in Editor Name. 

5. Insert C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\frontpg.exe in Command. 

6. Click OK, FrontPage will now recognize php3 when opening a file with this extension. 

7. Repeat for any other extension they are using (i.e., php)