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    Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Any recommendations for Web design - which would you recommend. Any others?
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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I haven't tried web design with Publisher since version 98, but as far as I know, it is notoriously BAD for designing web pages.

    The older version placed the entire page in the form of a graphic (GIF, I think). That is horribly inefficient.

    FrontPage is a great tool for beginners and amateur web designers.

    If you're looking for a heavy-duty professional quality tool, I would recommend DreamweaverMX.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Remember you host MUST support the FrontPage ext's if you are going to use FP. Check with your host and see if they support FP.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I would moderate Dave's comment a bit by saying that if your provider doesn't support FrontPage, many of the useful features won't work after you FTP (you won't be able to use the native Publish feature) your pages. However, if you don't plan to do anything dynamic, it's a perfectly fine text editor. How's that for an endorsement. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I like FrontPage 2002 and it works very well.
    You don't need to use FrontPage Extensions.

    Have a look at www.nhmesg.org.uk. I have designed this site 100% in FrontPage, with no FP Extensions. In fact it is hosted on a Unix system where it is not possible to use FP extensions.

    Most articles, etc, I have written in Word 2002 (useful for reducing the file size of pictures) then copied into FrontPage.

    I recommend FrontPage - without a doubt.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I find it interesting you say you use Word 2002 as it is 'useful for reducing the file size of pictures'.
    If you take your Logo, this has simply been scaled down but not optimised, which you need to manually do with FP.
    Attached is a new version which - after FP optimisation - is both sharper and much smaller.
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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    why would you use a word processor for image reduction? use paint if you don't own anything like paint shop pro, because word was not designed for image editing. If you know what you're doing, FrontPage handles image editing pretty well.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    not publisher - it creates horrible HTML. Not word either.

    Frontpage is good, if you want to use a ms program. Otherwise dreamweaver or other editors will do as good or better job than frontpage. You only need a host who supports extensions if you are going to use extensions. It's not a requirement though.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Did you create yours with tables? What did you use for your Navigation buttons and graphics?
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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Leif, can you clarify the steps you needed to take for this logo? Thanks! Beginner with frontpage. I have done our web: www.svbest.com and my church web is under construction at: www.faithbsv.org. Let me know any suggestions you have. Thanks!
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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I use Word to write/edit articles, including articles with pictures. The logo is something I didn't use Word 2002 for.

    I can't find anything in FP Help about optimising graphics in FP. How is it done?

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I use Word for writing/editing articles. I don't use Word specifically for image reduction. It is just that Word 2002 has this feature.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Hi Lynn

    I don't use tables generally in FrontPage because it fixes the width of the text. By using normal text one can alter the size of the window in Internet Explorer (or other browser) and the text flows to fill the allowable width.

    The navigation buttons, etc, that appear on each page are a slightly modified version of the FrontPage "Tidepool" theme. I really like the way FrontPage handles themes, so you can have the same look on each page - or alter any particular page theme if you want.

    The navigation buttons are automatic, once the theme and the horizontal & vertical "Link Bar" properties are set.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    I had nothing to do with its creation - only optimising its size.
    If you resize a graphic in FrontPage, click on it so that it has focus, then click on the 'Resample' button.
    If a graphic starts off at 200 x 200 pixels but you only want it to be 100 x 100 pixels, optimising it will reduce the file size to around 25% of the original. I don't know how it works, but resampling also tends to smooth out the edges when a graphic is reduced in size.

    I have only had time to have a quick look at svbest - but there is no point I can see in having pictures larger than the average screen size. Unless you expect people to download it and print it out, a picture 1600 x 1200 pixels (and 386K) is simply wasting web space.
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    Re: Frontpage vs Publisher (2000)

    Isn't it harder to keep text and artwork in place without using tables? Also, so the themes upload okay with a server that doesn't use FP extensions?
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