|Is it me or Front Page 2000?|
Front page doesn't display the pages the way I see them
| 6:16 am on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I don't know why all these problems with Front Page.
There are a lot of times when I preview a page appears different from how I see it in the page mode. Especially line spaces and picture orientation are not the same. It takes me a lot of pain until a balance them back to the acceptable levels
It it something wrong with me?
Is it any better than Front Page application that I can use and get exactly what I see from the page editing mode???
Your replies are always appreciated.
| 6:38 am on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I've never seen a WYSIWYG html editor (like Frontpage) that showed you the exact same thing in the editing window that you see with a web browser... which is why they all have the "view in browser" option.
But, after working with Adobe GoLive for years, and talking to a lot of people who use Macromedia Dreamweaver (two good programs, BTW) I can promise you that with practice you will get better at knowing what the browser will see without so much trouble.
Hopefully, someone who has some experience with Frontpage will be able to give you some specific tips. But if you decide to try another program, the two I mentioned before are highly regarded.
| 6:59 am on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>preview a page appears different from how I see it in the page mode
Do you mean the preview mode in FP or normal mode? Preview mode will be pretty close but as Mivox says you should always check in a "real" browser, and indeed various browsers. Normal mode will move things arond a little as it needs to display information such, as table borders, not normally seen on the real page.
Also, are your pages static HTML or dynamic ASP? And, are you viewing your pages directly in the browser or through a web server such as PWS? That can make a real difference if the page needs to be constructed by the server before being sent to the browser.
>It it something wrong with me?
Have no fear, 'tis not you....
>Is it any better than Front Page application that I can use and get exactly what I see from the page editing mode???
Again as Mivox says, all the WYSIWYG editors have their own quirks and none will display exactly the same as a browser. I personally like FP and use it all the time. In fact, as an example, for very large sites I find the intelligent renameing feature far outways any other challenges the program may have.
I have tried Dreamweaver and Golive and don't care for either, but then that is just my opinion. Obviously other people think differently from me and that is OK. You see, I will always allow other people to have an opinion that differs from mine, as long as they realise they are wrong! <joking!!!>
| 7:00 am on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I'll second Mivox's comments regarding DreamWeaver. I've never used golive so I can't comment there.
And unless I've done something stupid like set a table width to 600% rather than pixels, DW displays on the browser exactly what I see in the program. Very Highly Recommended.
Maybe FrontPage should bring out a new line
| 7:03 am on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Good advice, mivox.
I use Homesite, and not a true wysiwyg editor. But I always design with browsers open and view my work directly in them, rather than toggle back and forth into the Homesite viewer. It's frustrating enough dealing with browser quirks. I waste too much time if I throw the editor's native viewer into the mix.
| 2:12 pm on Jan 25, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Since this is turning into a "favorite HTML editor" post, I'll weigh in heavily in favor of Dreamweaver and DW UltraDev.
But like Tedster I too work with a browser open to get live feedback. By the time I put in all the ASP tags and If's Then's Else if's etc., my Dreamweaver edit page is a mess.
But for bare bones text editing, including HTML, JS, ASP, etc. etc. etc., nothing in my opinion beats or comes close to TEXT PAD (www.textpad.com).
This is a free download, and they'll occasionally invite you to buy it. I did, and it was the best $27 for software I ever spent.