Intermediate users will appreciate the lack of complex coding needed in the WYSIWYG editor, as anyone familiar with Microsoft Office applications will recognise the available tools and toolbars. It's easy to insert and edit text, format your Web page to give it the look you want, add graphics (either your own or from its Clipart files), create hyperlinks and anything else necessary for the creation of a high-quality and professional-looking Web site. Multiple page views make it simple to work on several pages at once, and it's fully compatible with other Microsoft Office applications, enabling users to cut and paste from Word or Excel files into a FrontPage document--the conversion into HTML happens automatically. Once you've created your Web site masterpiece, it enables users to upload files onto a server quickly and easily using a simple drag-and-drop system. FrontPage takes advanced Web site creation and makes it as simple--or as complex--as desired. --Ted Kord
Looking at FrontPage realistically, it is a fantastic piece of software that makes building web sites dead easy and in a very user friendly way (unlike Dreamweaver!). I use it for writing ASP files, and it is more than adequate; for your everyday user out there who just wants a simple, powerful tool to build a good looking, functional web site, look no further than FrontPage. Unless, of course, you do have the several hundreds of pounds required for Dreamweaver, Flash et al......
The key features of Frontpage that make it really useful are the integration with onboard server software and the ease of publishing and managing site files. These are not trivial tasks when you're managing large web sites - I have one with over 38,000 files.
Like everything, it's horses for courses, but for the novice to intermediate user Frontpage is quite OK in my opinion.
While I've had plenty of day-to-day use out of MS Office, I've never attempted to do anything like build a website. For various reasons, I now have little choice but to have a go. My ISP provided some software, which I either found quickly inadequate or (in the case of Netobjects Fusion) simply didn't work.
Frontpage provides all the functionality I need at this time. It is fairly straight forward to use and the results are attractive. I particularly like the ability to flip between HTML and WYSIWYG. The online help is also pretty damned good: I know; I've used it a lot. I may need to move onto something like Dreamweaver in due course, but in the meantime I would not hesitate to recommend Frontpage to anyone with little or no experience of building websites. Mind you I have always been fond of Microsoft products: mostly on the basis that they actually work!
If you are a beginner to web page development, you'll find yourself being productive with FrontPage very quickly. And you websites can look nice easily with the help of this software.
The true power of the program comes whe npurchasing web design templates from a desing company. These are relativley cheap and allow you to create a proffesional looking design easily. Frontpage allows you to do this and makes it easy to update your website.
There were one or two small problems with it: the FTP software is not brilliant but wold suffice for personal websites. However i feel with large websites it wold be more difficult to maintain them using frontpage. Also there were some problems with uploading onto the server and configuring the front page extensions as Frontpage refused to believe that i had them installed despite the fact that they were installed. Overall though this is an excellent package and very good value for money
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