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    Web Page Software

    I am thinking of making a web page from my graduating class (won't tell what year). I have in mind an alphabetical list on the left, with a mouseover/popout menu to the right containing the names of the people with last names beginning with that letter. (similar popout at FoxNews).

    Each person gets a page with picture at graduation, current picture, and short bio.

    What is the best, most user friendly software to use to create a page of this nature? The only software I have used in the past was 1st Page 2000 by Evrsoft. Liked it fine, but I figure that something better is probably out there by now. I would like to make this page, but I do not wish to get into a time hog situation, where it takes me hours and hours and hours to make it.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    ...making it is not the problem That, I submit, is the easy part.
    Maintaining and updating is what will occupy your time. I trust you were not intending to set the site up, then leave it to its own devices? It's such a pity to see so many good pages in web-limbo. Sitting there, desperate for any sign of a visit, rotting in their own graphics, last updated Nov 1998. Requiescat aeternum in araneis. So sad.
    You did not specify whether or not you wanted to spend money, nor how much. Personally, I find MS Front Page easy to use especially if you have a basic grounding in HTML.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    I would not have asked had I not intended the site to be maintained. I just did not want to spend 80 hours making it. I do not mind spending 3 or 4 hours a week maintaining it, updating the pics or bios, and adding bits of news here and there that pertain to the class. Agree it is very sad to see some otherwise fairly good sites with information that is 3 years or more old, or otherwise unchanged.

    Am thinking that at some point, once the site is up, I might garner some assistance from some of my classmates who might be fairly computer savvy.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    I would agree with going with Front Page - if you are used to other Office products, most of it will be second-nature.
    There are several Javascript methods of doing the sort of menus you want - check-out The Javascript Source and click on navigation.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    I have tried a few HTML Editors, including FrontPage and settled on "Namo WebEditor". I believe you can use it for free for 30 days, which would be more than enough time to do what you want to accomplish. It is very easy to use and most of all it writes very clean code, without all the miserable "junk" that FrontPage adds.

    Everyone has their favorite "Html editor" like any other application, but at least this will make you aware of another one that has received rave reviews and from someone that has used it extensively over the past 3 years. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You can read about it and dowload it from here: Namo WebEditor 5.0

    BTW, there is also a nice Flash virtual tour/tutorial online as well.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    It's like anything else in the computer world, it's what you develop a liking for. Personally, I like Hot Dog for HTML editing. But, you'll have to decide for yourself.

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    Re: Web Page Software

    I have not yet decided on a good HTML editor, so I still fiddle around with notepad, and once in a while use things like PHPedit which is actually intended for usage wirth PHP... For HTML you might also want to check out Phase 5 (it is German though <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>)

    Check out JavaScript Source for JavaScripts...

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    Re: Web Page Software

    Or there's always HTMLkit if you want to get into HTML...go here...
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    Re: Web Page Software

    A late in the game suggestion....OpenOffice has an HTML editor that works just like a word processor. Not quite as polished as FrontPage but also <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.
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    Re: Web Page Software

    Thanks Mark, actually I haven't even begun my little project yet. With my list of things to do lately, am wondering if I should even start it, because I certainly do not want to start a page if I cannot keep it current. Thanks though, got the old yearbook out the other night, and instead of entering names for my page, spent two hours looking at how weird everyone looked in the early <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>

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