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Chapter 7. Using Themes > Front and Center: Should You Use Themes?

Front and Center: Should You Use Themes?

When they were first introduced to the FrontPage, themes seemed like a good idea. How nice and how easy to be able to change a site's look and feel with the click of a button! The integration with other Office products also provided a potential synergistic element because developers could apply a theme across their work—despite the application.

Themes were born with a number of significant problems. The most important of which was the fact that all the themes that came with FrontPage were downright ugly. Some companies were formed for the purpose of creating better looking themes than what came with the CD. Although a small cottage industry was born of third-party theme developers, most users didn't think that was enough and shied away from them altogether.


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