I'm getting tired of my web hosting company breaking the MS Front Page authoring feature. About once a quarter, I can't update my web site (my current situation). They eventually fix whatever they broke, but it is annoying when they say
"Wait, what - you're still using Front Page??"
The new MS replacement for Front Page is Expression Web. I'm not quite ready to buy into yet another 3rd party platform that MS purchased.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone else out there who has migrated away from MS Front Page. What other software is commonly used to maintain / update web sites, which is comparable to Front Page?
In other words, I don't want to step backwards to using a simple FTP program. For my needs, DreamWeaver is probably overkill. I'd prefer something that is a bit simpler to learn.
One thing that I do need is the ability to easily transfer / convert all the files for my existing web site. I have 5,000 files which take up 1.3 GB on my hard drive. Most of that is data - I probably have about 500 html pages.