| 1:07 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
FP98 is Way out of date. Don't use it.
Better to get FP2000 or FP2002 as the code is much cleaner. Also, read up on the FP threads here about using or not using the inbuild helpers.
| 1:09 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Microsoft is offering a free 30-day trial on Frontpage 2002 if you're interested in checking it out risk-free:
| 8:35 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
hollyhats I wanted to second Woz's recommendation. Do not buy FrontPage 98. Almost all of the 'bad reputation' FP has garnered is due to FP98 and the use of auto-generated 'tools' within this software. This is not to say that you couldn't do damage using FP2K or FP2002, but FP98 was horrendous in comparison. I moved up to FP2002 only recently and am amazed at how much more control the software gives you. Even relative new users of FP2002 can generate clean code with the right settings.
| 8:40 am on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
To be honest I would pay the extra and get Dreamweaver (you can probably get version 4 a bit cheaper today).
| 1:20 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>I wanted to second Woz's recommendation. Do not buy FrontPage 98.
Actually, to contradict myself, one good reason to get a cheap copy of FP98 is to get a copy of Image Composer which is packaged with it. Great Graphics program. But then, that is another story.
| 1:22 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Image Composer is good, but with Dreamweaver you should get the excellent Fireworks graphics package.
| 1:24 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
To each his own.
| 1:25 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If you are only doing a basic site, then buy FP 2002 (decent investment and u will have it for updates, etc).
And...download the fireworks 30 day trial - do all your graphics work in those 30 days!
Best of both worlds! :)
| 2:37 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The office suite from openoffice.org has an HTML editor and it's free.
Don't know if it's actually any good though - does anyone?
| 2:47 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Only spent 10 minutes with the openoffice editor in an emergency situation a couple of weeks ago but first impressions were not good. As much as I love Openoffice the html editor is really rubbish.
| 2:50 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Brett's got one of the cheap 'office' solutions and he uses it all the time (I believe).
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| 5:06 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
hmm, what to do when someone arrives with 3 choices of editor. Give them another 3 suggestions? ;)
I second Woz, The latest FP would silence many of its critics if people were to sit down and use it properly ;)
| 5:11 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
That's the trouble though. Dreamweaver is simply easier to use for the basics.
| 5:22 pm on Dec 17, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered the frontpage 2002 with the free 30 day offer.