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Chapter 30. Offline Favorites and the Ac... > Using an HTML Page as Your Desktop

Using an HTML Page as Your Desktop

If you're a skilled Web page designer, creating a custom page that organizes essential information and links is a trivial task In corporate settings, using a standard HTML-based background page can be an excellent way to ensure that every user has access to the same crucial information on the intranet Windows 98 allows you to specify an HTML page as the desktop background, just as previous versions of Windows allowed you to use a graphics image as wallpaper.

You can use any HTML editor, including FrontPage Express (page 560), to create your background page Think of this page as the base layer of the Active Desktop Standard desktop icons sit on top of this layer, and you can add other Web elements as well The HTML page you use as your Windows background can include hyperlinks, graphics (including a company logo), tables, HTML components, and ActiveX controls.


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