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Web Page publishing software?



6:39 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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]


6:48 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hello Westat1. I believe your co-worker may be referring to programs such as...

Microsoft FrontPage
Macromedia Dreamweaver

There are a host of web page software publishing packages out there. The two mentioned above seem to be the most popular. Then there is always Notepad. ;)


1:31 pm on Sep 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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So it is just like an html editor, right?
Why can't I use homesite?


12:36 am on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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::


12:37 am on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Why can't I use homesite?

I don't know, why can't you?


12:44 am on Sep 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.


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