A co worker of mine asked if I had Web Page publishing software. I asked what he meant, and he got quite pissy and left the room. What exactly is Web Page publishing software? I was trying find out if he meant FTP software or something else.
Any ideas? (ignoring him is not an option, but that is a different story at a different time)
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 6:58 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2002] [edit reason] softened vocab ;) [/edit]
I don't think he's necessarily talking about editors. He may also mean editor/uploader (FP is an example of this, I can't remember if Dreamweaver offers the same functionality, but I'm sure they do).
One reason they're popular is because they're an all-in-one. Many experienced webmasters regularly forget that for some people, it is hard to learn new software, even if it's as "simple" as an FTP client.
Of course, I think those people should stay out of my World Wide Web! ::clutches his machine defensively::
Both dreamweaver and frontpage have ftp clients, as built-in add-ons that allow you to uplaod to a host or synch remote with local.
Of course you can with home site, but you would you'se an external FTP client.
I use an external FTP client full stop, specially for them tiring mornings after hours in front of the computer, just a little wake up call before i transfer files, also a heck of a lot easy to handle multiple sites.