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    Is upgrading to FrontPage 2002 worth it?

    I'm just now getting settled with the features/layout of FrontPage 2000. If I upgrade to FP 2002, will I need to learn my way around all over again? Or should I even bother with the new version of the software? Are there any cool things or "must-haves" that I would be missing out on?


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    Re: Is upgrading to FrontPage 2002 worth it?

    No, tried it myself and don't think it's worth upgrading...I don't see much difference actually. Dreamweaver is still better than the two.

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    I think the best thing about FP2002 is the tabs for each page you have open. I like the ability to see and switch between pages without going to Window...Page.htm.

    I haven't used it too much, just had one client that had a FP web, but it seems pretty much the same (layout wise) as FP 2000. I think if you use it a lot, then upgrading may be worth your while.

    Dreamweaver is still better than the two.
    Let's not get into a DW vs. FP war on this thread! (though I do agree with you )
    Last edited by moospot; Jul 5, 2001 at 12:40.

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    There is another wysiwyg web editor out there that actually might be better for begiiners than FP 2002 is. It's called "Namo" and you can get a demo copy at www.namo.com Works kinda like FP, but is much cleaner! Cheaper too!

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    I dunno.....I am fluent in Frontpage 2000 and got the 30-day trial for FP2k2. I didn't see a whole lot of difference except better incorporation of Microsoft-only "bots"

    I decided to try DW4, and although I'm not fluent in it, I really do like it a whole lot better..though there are some nice right-click options in FP that I prefer over Dreamweaver. Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.

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    Get rid of Front Page altogether. Get Macromedia's Dreamweaver 4! It is SOO much better! It dosn't put in unneeded code, and can do so much more! It is nicer and cleaner to use too. has built in FTP also.
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    Upgrade to Notepad! It's what I use.

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    LOL

    Personal Choice: Dreamweaver [ by far! ]
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    I like DW but ask Studiococo - as he is an avid supporter of FP and uses FP2002 (i think?).

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    Front Page upgrade?

    DW4 doesn't have a "clean up Front Page HTML" command for nothing. My two cents is Homesite 45 on win2k for pure code, particularly when writing ones own scripts, or for using its snippet feature, and DW for DHTML and site management/synchronization. The two apps in combo are a hard act to top.
    Nuff said.

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    It clicks a$$! *yuk-yuk*

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    With all due respect to everyone, I really didn't want to know about Dreamweaver. I know it's much better and great and all, but I've tried the demo and I had a very hard time finding my way around. Besides, I can't exactly just switch over to DW unless I want to completely re-design my site!


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    The only major advantages I can see by using FP 2002 over FP 2000 are it's integration with MS Sharepoint, usage analysis reporting and a few new webbots like adding MSNBC news, BCentral or Xpedia information to your site.

    If you already have a host that provides web stats and you don't use Sharepoint services within your page, your probably best to stay with 2000 for now unless you really need to add MS content to your site.

    For a list of all the new features visit Frontpage Features.doc

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    We have to clean up the mess left behind by frontpage on a daily basis... my advice DITCH IT!

    Get a professional HTML/WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver or GoLive. Either would be much better. Still - I would reccommend hand-coding rollovers or javascript... they still input a lot of code there.


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