OK, I'm a noob. I have about 200+ pictures that I want to share with my friends and family. I am using frontpage 5.0 and I want to have like a slide show where each click would bring up one new picture. the only way i could think of is to make a separate file (htm) for each picture and then just link the previous slide file to the next slide file. will I have to create 200+ htm files for the 200+ pictures? or is there a better way?
Not sure about your level of experience, but I'd recommend Menalto's Gallery. It's a straightforward install and it can thumbnail and create a gallery based on an an images directory location. It has a "slideshow" feature built-in that when pressed will cycle through your gallery almost in a powerpoint-like fashion.
If you have PHP you could make an image viewer. You have a page where you pass the file location of the image through url and then save that as a variable and display it. It might be hard to explain, but here is an example of code:
$picture = $_GET['picture'];
echo "<img src='$picture' alt='Picture' />";
If you set it up so that the images are named 1, 2, 3 ... then you could easily setup a slide show having something more like this: