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  • OT: Web Authoring Software HELP Please!

    I have been using MS Front Page 2000 for many years to create the NEMES website. All of a sudden the program has decided to stop working and I am in a real pickle. I tried uninstall and re-install but to no avail.

    So I ask those of you who run websites, what software do you use to create pages? Your help will be greatly appreciated!!!

    Errol Groff
    Errol Groff

    New England Model Engineering Society
    http://neme-s.org/

    YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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    I found the website in question:
    http://www.neme-s.org/

    It is a fairly simple website, straight HTML, without more modern (and possibly confusing) features such as CSS and JavaScript. You can view the source from a web browser and save it to disk as an HTM file, which can be edited with any text editor, but some are better than others for HTML. I like Notepad++, which is free and very capable. You should already have the source so you can just edit it and upload it to the site using an FTP program such as Filezilla.

    I don't know anything about FrontPage, and all my websites are created and maintained using basic HTML. I have used some CMS applications for websites, such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal, which can provide a lot of visual appeal and functionality to a website, and allow fairly easy content management, but the learning curves are rather steep, and installation onto the server is required rather than a simple upload of HTML files.
    http://www.webnethosting.net/wordpre...opularity-war/

    Here is what I found for FrontPage, indicating that it is obsolete and discontinued in 2006:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_FrontPage

    I would think it should still work, although it may use some sort of on-line connectivity that may have been broken or discontinued. Hopefully others can help.
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    Paul: www.peschoen.com
    P S Technology, Inc. www.pstech-inc.com
    and Muttley www.muttleydog.com

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    • #3
      Adobe Dreamweaver, which is available as low as $9.99 a month or so, when ordered a-la-carte from Adobe Creative Cloud.
      Gary


      Appearance is Everything...

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      • #4
        Hi Errol
        Did you try starting it from the command line to see if it spits out any error messages?
        Do you have automatic updates enabled on your machine? Maybe that broke it.

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        • #5
          Haven't used it but KompoZer is a free WYSIWYG editor you can check out:

          KompoZer

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          • #6
            The friendliest to me is Antenna from http://www.stormdance.net

            Very Very easy to use.

            Mike A
            John Titor, when are you.

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            • #7
              Thank you guys. The program did the same thing to me years ago, at that time I found a utility that fixed it but didn't remember the name of the program. Just found it after many hours of web searching and I am good to go.

              I know that I need to upgrade to a nuch more modern program but I am highly resistant to change. Still, it needs to get done.

              Thanks again for your suggestions.

              Errol Groff
              Errol Groff

              New England Model Engineering Society
              http://neme-s.org/

              YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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              • #8
                I bought Adobe Dreamweaver before it became a cloud app. I use it for websites that are subject to collaboration needs because it works well in a work group situation. I have the entire Adobe suite, in fact, but only because I bought it all before the cloud descended upon Adobe products. I don't like renting software from clouds so wouldn't buy any Adobe products today.

                When working alone on web sites I use the Mac/Unix equivalent to the Notepad editor in Windows, vi. I can't remember the first time I used vi but has to be close to 30 years ago. The efficiency of it still amazes me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by caveBob View Post
                  Haven't used it but KompoZer is a free WYSIWYG editor you can check out:

                  KompoZer
                  I do use this and it works fine for what I need. And you can't beat the price.

                  Charles

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                  • #10
                    I started using Kompozer a couple of months ago and like it. My website is just HTML and jpegs, no fancy scripts, rollovers, intros or other distractions.

                    At the same time that I started using Kompozer I downloaded a trial copy of ArcSoft Photo Studio 6, which does everything I need as far as basic photo editing. I liked it, so I bought it for only about $85.00 or so.

                    Both of these softwares reside and function and store data on my computer...no cloud foolishness.

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                    • #11
                      I sympathise. Posters above probably never used it and don't realise Front page allowed page production without knowing HTML using a user friendly non clunky interface, was not bloatware filling your pages with javascript 'features' or geekware with gimmiky effects that don't quite work and was free. I never found a quality alternative after my FP interface died so hoping this thread would come up trumps.

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                      • #12
                        Microsoft Expression Web 4 is a free download now. A few years ago I had an opportunity to buy it for a fraction of the normal price owing a relationship our company had with Microsoft. It is a complete WYSIWYG tool and it worked pretty well. I'd bought it for my wife who was still using Windows at that time and she picked it up quickly. It is a capable tool that can create professional results. Youtube has several tutorials available.

                        Kompozer hasn't been updated for quite a while and the Mac version does not run on Intel hardware. It appears to be at a dead end, possibly because MS Expression is now free.

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