Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by RedRobin, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. RedRobin

    RedRobin New Member

    What do you think of the Frontpage program? How easy is it to learn?
    What are the pros and cons? Thanks ahead of time for any advice you can give me.
  2. gary99

    gary99 New Member

    I use it for simple, static web sites. It's fairly easy to use, and if your host has front page extensions installed, publishing your site is a snap. The downside it it creates some pretty ugly HTML code. If you're going to want to tweak things manually, you might go with a program with better HTML formatting.

  3. tisoy

    tisoy New Member

    frontpage is a good program but I prefer using dreamweaver for a simple static pages. there are lots of tutorial for dummies, just take your time googling it. [​IMG]
  4. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    Frontpage is quite good to start with. Dreamweaver is slightly more complicated. You should always preview the page in a browser before uploading it. Make proper use of tables to place the content where you want. Some hosting companies allow you to directly upload the pages. Otherwise you can make use of a FTP. FTP commander is free to use. I
  5. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    Frontpage, is a bit frustrated in the beginning to works in the tables, but now its been more like a game to play with.... but, I am using frontpage for my sites.... [​IMG]
  6. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    There is another free software for building websites. I have started to learn it. Seems to be better than Frontpage. It is called First page 2006. You can download it from
  7. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the info Arun. I had used First Page 2000 and was very much impressed with it. However, it had a virus in their package. So make sure you run a virus check before and after installation of their new version.
  8. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    FrontPage is a good starting point for anyone wanting to build their own website.

    I frequently had problems uploading my page changes with it, however.

    If you want more control over your layouts and content options, I would suggest you check out a few books from your local library and learn some very basic HTML. It's not as difficult as it looks, especially if you get one of the popular 'HTML for Dummies' types of books.

    'Visual HTML' is also a very good tutorial book, that explains everything you should know in very plain, simple language. (With lots of pictures!)

    I have used several different web building programs and they worked fine. But as you get more comfortable, learn some HTML. You won't regret it.
  9. fiberoptical

    fiberoptical New Member

    It??™s a Microsoft product, therefore it is as user friendly as it gets. I like the application for its sleekness and organization. If you??™re a newbie I would suggest using this application in your early web development stages. However, for more advance web developers I would stick to Macromedia Dreamweaver.
  10. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    Hey Fiberoptical,

    Since you've had experience with Dreamweaver, let me ask you. Does that software allow for Java applets and animation? I'd like to know more without plunking down a bunch of money. I don't always believe what's written on the box, either - but if you've used it, how much more advanced is it than Frontpage?
  11. netjobs

    netjobs Member

    and also how did you added the video file in your webpage ? Have you used Frontpage or Dreamweaver ?
  12. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    netjobs, is that last question for me? I didn't use Frontpage and I don't have Dreamweaver.

    I have been pretty illiterate when it comes to knowing the how's and where's and why's a website is placed on the internet. I know so very little about domain hosting and servers and blogging and a lot of other stuff. That's why I'm here and making quite a pest of myself, I fear! But I'm learning and you guys are all great teachers.
  13. fiberoptical

    fiberoptical New Member

  14. fiberoptical

    fiberoptical New Member

    Quoting: netjobshow did you added the video file in your webpage ?

    Straight from the source:
  15. Agel4Today

    Agel4Today New Member

    Frontpage is a great program. Among many other features, it will create online intake forms and imbed streaming videos.


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  16. arunkumarsuri

    arunkumarsuri New Member

    I found out another FREE software for webdesigning. It is called NVU. It has some features of FrontPage. You can download it from Now I have started using it. It can be learnt easily and I am quite happy with it.
  17. dreq72

    dreq72 New Member

    Have you seen this? Bye-bye, FrontPage in New Office, Says Microsoft. Visit the post here:

    Microsoft will close the book on its FrontPage Web-design program with the release of Office 2007, formerly known as Office 12, late this year.
  18. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    Well, that's just dandy. I have had problems with the FTP uploading my website the past couple of months, couldn't make it work, no way, no how... so I bought a program called WebEasy6... that was a mistake.

    I am more familiar with cmanually coding my site, but I thought this would be a simple and relatively stress-less way to resolve my problems. I just may be distracted lately, but it wasn't very user friendly and did not allow me to do what I wanted.

    So, I have just purchased FrontPage 2003, because, as mentioned above, I did have a little experience with it about 10 years ago. I am on the road at the moment, so have not installed it yet, but my options, and my pocketbook are limited. I spent quite a bit on the FP2003, so want to give it a try, but the comment about phasing it out concerns me...
  19. wfhaus

    wfhaus New Member

    I work with frontpage all the time I have tried dreamwaever and was drawn back to frontpage, a little tip i picked up by mistake was to save pages as a different file, just incase it doesn't turn out the way you expect, then you will always have the original to go back to, learnt that from experience [​IMG]

    Page preview is a bit deceptive sometimes especially working with different browsers, i notice slight differences between firefox and explorer, some are a little bit more noticable.
  20. WhitePhoenix

    WhitePhoenix New Member

    Hey wfh,
    Thanks for the advice re saving pages as a different file. This is definitely a lot better than it used to be - more features, more options - but I'm still playing with it and exploring it. I am hoping to start building this weekend - and will make sure I save everything separately.

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