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Web authoring, [Was: Virtual gallery]

I second Richard’s endorsement of Microsoft FrontPage as a Web
authoring tool. While I am an employee of Microsoft (for seven
years now), I am making this comment as a user. I use(d) it to
create and manage my own site as well as other Web sites I’ve
done on the side. It makes many very advanced Web features easy
to implement (no programming or HTML knowledge needed). It also
makes managing the overall Web a breeze. I’m really looking
forward to FrontPage 98, although I haven’t seen it yet.

If anyone is getting started with FrontPage and needs help,
email me privately!


Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)

Thanks for the support Dave, I have tried many different web
page editors like Ken Nesbitts Web Editor (grim), Hot Metal
(tries to be helpful, but dosn’t really succeed very well). I
think one of the important thing to remember about designing a
web page is to draw (by hand) the layout you want, otherwise you
may spend hours at the computer getting frustated. Richard W UK

Dave, Interested in your comments about FrontPage. I do have the
beta version of Front page 98. I am really impressed at the way
Microsoft have cut through all the jargon and difficulties of
creating a web page. I can see that it could easily be used by a
beginner and a professional. One or two things I need a little
clarification on are: The personal web server, what is it’s
purpose and is it an essential part of FrontPage. The other thing
is “tasks”. Is this intended to create list of jobs that need
doing on the web page design or a way of updating the web page
on the server? Hope you can answer these questions for me Richard W

Hi Richard!

Sorry for the slow reply… I’ve been out of town for a couple

The Personal Web Server (PWS) is installed on your local machine
and is what allows you to do all your authoring on your machine,
then publish to the Web. Without some Web server (either the
Internet or something local), FrontPage can’t run. In fact, you
may have noticed, you can’t even install FP unless there is a
Web server installed.

I assume the Task List is like the ToDo list in FP97. Probably
just a place for you to make a list of the things you need to
do. The cool thing is that if you have multiple people
authoring, they all see the same list… it’s stored in the Web.
As you complete the tasks you mark them as done… then can go
back later and see what was done and when.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
I haven’t gotten FP98 yet because I can’t risk the Beta version
messing up the couple of Web’s for which I am responsible.
Can’t wait 'til it’s done, though!


Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)