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Indexing a Website

Tutorial Contents
Indexing a Website
Bricks and Mortar
Plan the Project
Add Keywords
Build The Keyword Index
Display The Keyword Directory
Build the Alphabetical Index
Display The Alphabetical Directory
Summary
Hints and Tips
Downloadable Scripts
About the Author

You have navigation controls at the top and left (or right?) of every page. You have a search engine that will whisk visitors to any page in your site--if they can think of the right words to use. And still you get email from frustrated visitors--they saw something a while back, but can't find it now.

What's a poor website developer to do?

Sometimes all the navigation controls and search engines in the world aren't enough. You need something else when a visitor . . .

How about building a topical keyword index of your site? Then your vistors can browse the index to find the information they're looking for. And serendipity may lead them to other information they never thought to look for!

When you finish this tutorial, you will be able to easily construct and render a complete or partial keyword index and an alphabetical page index of a Frontier website,.

In addition to showing you how to create indices of a website, this tutorial also introduces you to the Indexer Suite.

We'll begin with the building blocks.

Author: Samuel Reynolds
Email: reynol@primenet.com
First Published: 1999/07/21
Last Revision: 2002/08/01
Keywords: HtmlImage, Indexer, Image, Gallery, directory, index, tutorial
Level of Difficulty: Medium

Tutorial Contents
Indexing a Website
Bricks and Mortar
Plan the Project
Add Keywords
Build The Keyword Index
Display The Keyword Directory
Build the Alphabetical Index
Display The Alphabetical Directory
Summary
Hints and Tips
Downloadable Scripts
About the Author