Dreamweaver vs Frontpage

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by samda, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. samda

    samda Member

    Dreamweaver vs Frontpage- Which one would you prefer for Web Designing.

    Please vote and spare a couple of seconds to share your knowledge.

  2. Mak Doodle

    Mak Doodle New Member

    dreamweaver takes a little work to get comfortable with, but after you work with it for awhile it is very powerful.
  3. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    I prefer dreamweaver, it is easy and very powerful if you know the features inside.
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Dreamweaver is the better of the two, but it is VERY complex, and I'd say that Frontpage is the easier of the two. However, I remember a member of this forum bought Frontpage a while back, and she didn't seem to know how to use it, so either way, a beginner or "non tech" person will likely have a difficult time adjusting. However, you can get training videos for either on video for about $25, which will make learning how to use them a lot easier.
  5. volybal3

    volybal3 New Member

    I am a freelance graphic designer, and I would say that Frontpage is the more simple program of the two. However, Dreamweaver is by far a much more powerful program. Though a bit more complex, Dreamweaver is in my opinion, far superior to Frontpage.

    If you feel a bit timid approaching Dreamweaver, there are hundreds of video tutorials on YouTube. These tutorials are great and you will soon find yourself more comfortable when using this program.

    Best luck,
  6. AJFarro

    AJFarro New Member

    I downloaded a trial copy of DreamWeaver and couldn't figure out how to use it. It is the better of the two, but...

    FrontPage was reworked from the ground up a couple of years ago and is now called Expression Web (EW), but in your web hosting account you still enable "FrontPage Extensions".

    I watched the Microsoft online demo of EW and said, "That's exactly what I need." So I bought it. I used FrontPage for years, but boy, does it ever leave some nasty stuff in the code and it didn't conform to standards.

    Like I said, they completely rewrote it and the GUI interface is much different. EW comes with a tutorial DVD from Total Learning. It really helped me out because I would have been lost without it.

    EW conforms to coding standards and makes use of CSS. I'm not a professional developer, but I really like it for my needs.
  7. CopynProfit

    CopynProfit New Member

    If you want to learn dreamweaver for free and PS, FW, AI, FL,
    At no cost go to tutvid.com
    You can watch all the videos free but if you want to download you will have to pay.
  8. malibumentor

    malibumentor New Member

    If you want to build sites for basic internet marketing activity
    learn WordPress. Google likes it better than the static
    HTML sites DW and FP produce.
  9. gavdos

    gavdos New Member

    I'm new to all these.I want to create a video sharing website. I'm not sure which software works best .I'm good with learning new programmes and softwares but honestly I have no idea about web designing.Could you please advise??Thank you.[​IMG]
  10. Seth

    Seth New Member

    i'll go for dreamweaver ...[​IMG]
  11. bells401

    bells401 Member

    Posted: 21 Mar 2009 20:28
    Reply Quote

    If you want to build sites for basic internet marketing activity
    learn WordPress. Google likes it better than the static
    HTML sites DW and FP produce

    did not know this ty[​IMG]
  12. tygersclaw

    tygersclaw New Member

    Frontpage has been replace with Expression Web 2 which is a full CSS web editor so you can use ANY CSS web template to create your site, or do it from scratch with a combination of HTML and WYSIWYG site creation.

    I started working with EW just last week and I love it. I think it is better than Dreamweaver and especially for those who find DW daunting, they may find EW just the cats meow.

    Btw...over the years I have used Dreamweaver, Frontpage 97,98 2003, Coffee Cup, SiteSpinner, and Expression Web among some others.
  13. johnsonseo

    johnsonseo New Member

    Ya Dreamweaver is batter then front page in front page php file does not open so i preferred Dreamweaver.
  14. TyBrown

    TyBrown New Member

    I haven't used frontpage but I've always been happy with Dreamweaver
  15. BobFirestone

    BobFirestone New Member

    A couple of years ago I had to fire a web designer that my boss hired because he built the site in Frontpage after we specifically told him not to because our server was not setup to support frontpage extensions.

    Does the replacement for FP still require special extensions?
  16. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    BobFirestone: Does the replacement for FP still require special extensions?
    Hi Bob,

    Yes, last I checked. I'm not a big fan of FP at all. It's okay for a first time low end website if you don't feel like learning code but it spews junk code and is generally fairly limiting.

    ~Newbie Shield~
  17. SheilaOcean

    SheilaOcean New Member

    I used both for a while, but Dreamweaver was just too complex for me personally...i actually ended up using NVU which is a free web builder, and using filezilla to transfer the files to my server, also free [​IMG]
  18. luis23

    luis23 New Member

    Dreamweaver is my choice [​IMG] and it will be my software for a while
  19. Cangri787

    Cangri787 New Member

    I use dreamweaver personally, Im used to it. But I havent tried frontpage so i cant comment about that software.
  20. berras007

    berras007 New Member

    Dreamweaver is the best for programmer's and Developers because it helps them from coding most standards, it helps them to debug easily the program unlike frontpage, also DW is made for complex data driven website like php and asp.

    Front page is for basic HTML site because it doesnt have debug unlike DW.

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