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By Ozzy2004 ·
Have any of you actually tried FrontPage 2003? I started with FrontPage years ago, switched to Dreamweaver for a few years. Once I tried FrontPage 2003, it was good bye Dreamweaver.

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You are kidding, right?

by jmgarvin In reply to Dreamweaver

Either you are trying to start a religious flamewar or you are joking. FP2k3 is just yet another interation of FP.

On topic:
While some things have progressed, it still is not Dreamweaver, plus it STILL inserts all kinds of inane, slow your page down, code. Dreamweaver is by far more powerful and far more useful than FP.

While FP2k3 is a step up, it still isn't where it needs to be.

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Waiting for the punchline...

by sMoRTy71 In reply to You are kidding, right?

I'm with jmgarvin@... on this one.

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Virtues of FP

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Waiting for the punchline ...

In defense of FP, it does provide an automated mechanism to ensure that the "undesirable" 1/3 of the marketplace never returns to your web site.

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Me too

by Oz_Media In reply to Waiting for the punchline ...

The joke just didn't end?

I am still somewhat stunned at such a thought, and to think I was upset at hearing about the Adobe, Macromedia stock acquisition!

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Re: Dreamweaver

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to Dreamweaver

Have you ever tried to load a Front Page designed web site with a web browser other than Internet Explorer? Try it some time. Currently, IE has about 2/3 of the browser market. That leaves 1/3 to the others.

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My fav

by jbaker In reply to Re: Dreamweaver

My favorite "feature" of FP2K3 is the fact that it decides that it needs to reinstall EVERY time you try to open a PDF file.

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Sounds like

by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to My fav

you got the deluxe version of FP2K3.

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My God!

by Oz_Media In reply to Dreamweaver

I thought you were gonna laugh at FrontPage after using Dreamweaver, but NO you went to the dark side?

FP writes messy code, too many redundant tags, no integration and very little power at all. It's not search engine friendly, thus your site looks great but is useless for business, it is overpriced and definitely on it's way to lala land especially with Adobe/Macromedia merger.

I can only assume you are referring to older DW versions, 4 or lower, as while they still run circles around FP codewise, the integration isn't quite as tight as it is with Studio MX.

I still can't get my head around that one....perhaps I'll see a reason why one day, well probably not, who am I kidding, FP is ajoke.

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IN all fairness though, and from genuine interest.

by Oz_Media In reply to Dreamweaver

The only time I've heard people rave about front page is when they don't realize a feature is available in DW, DW has quite the learning curve, even between versions.

May I ask what it is about FP that you feel is better than Dreamweaver, or what you found FP offered that DW didn't?

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Simple

by JamesRL In reply to IN all fairness though, a ...

Front Page is easy.....
Dreamweaver is hard.....

But of course how many people started with Front page, and as their skills grew, became disillusioned with it and dumped it.

I had a task to do a fairly straightforward website(for a political candidate) and I didn't have time to mess around. I hadn't coded HTML in years(and then used a text editor). I looked at Front Page, Dreamweaver (trial version to download) and a large number of freeware, shareware and other tools.

I settled on NetObjects Fusion, which is both a WYSIWYG type web page layout program and a site management tool. Its an improvement from Front Page, but not as steep a curve as Dreamweaver. However if I was going to try to make a living at it, I would do the work to learn Dreamweaver.

James

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