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    MS says no more FrontPage

    I came across this at PCWorld.com today:

    Bye-bye, FrontPage in New Office, Says Microsoft

    Posted by Dennis O'Reilly
    Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 09:01 PM (PST)


    Microsoft will close the book on its FrontPage Web-design program with the release of Office 2007, formerly known as Office 12, late this year.

    Microsoft acquired FrontPage in the mid-1990s, and it soon outdistanced Adobe's PageMill and other popular low-cost what-you-see-is-what-you-get Web-creation tools.

    FrontPage does serve as the foundation for two different Web-design programs: SharePoint Designer 2007, which is intended for organizations using the SharePoint server-based Web-development platform; and Expression Web Designer, which appears to be outside of the Office application family (it isn't included in any of the Office 2007 bundles, nor is it listed as a standalone Office app the way Project and Visio have been and will continue to be in the new release).

    Two New Apps

    Two other new apps debut with Office 2007: The Microsoft Groove 2007 collaboration program (formerly Groove Virtual Office); and Office Communicator Web Access, which enterprises use to secure instant messaging.

    In fact, most of the new and enhanced features in Office 2007 appear to be designed for corporate IT departments. But then, the same was true of Office 2003, and Office XP, and Office 2000.

    Apart from a little mixing and matching of the various Office 2007 versions (Student and Teacher loses Outlook but gains OneNote, for example), few people outside of the IT department will notice many changes. That is, until they open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or one of their other much-used apps and see the new "ribbon" panel that replaces most toolbars and menus.

    But those surprises await the release of the first public Office 2007 beta, which is still a couple of months away.

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    Ya'll are gonna love this...
    Visit the Link...looks like they're looking for someone to head-up the new project.
    Polish up your resume'
    Working for big Bill, bet they have tight security on that one...lol.
    That was number one google search for "Expression Web Designer" software.
    Big Bill's cleaning house, couldn't hurt on this one then.
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    Here's a link to the actual product http://www.microsoft.com/products/ex...r/default.mspx
    See ya in the funny pages!

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    Hi

    The best about Frontpage is that its web Created pages can be viewed in ALL Browsers correctly even the Browser FF with a population of 9% of Surfers, the most compatible browser is still Internet explorer with 70% of users.

    FireFox is the hobby users browser at the moment, I hope within the next 20 years CSS does come more popular, But until it does, the table layout is more secure, No Hacks or comments needed.

    Lets hope Bill and microsoft bring out a CSS WYSIWYG Editor --

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pan
    Created pages can be viewed in ALL Browsers correctly...
    All graphical browsers perhaps, but they don't work on non-graphical browsers. You may be cold and heartless enough to cast off the blind and those with other disabilities but some of us are not.
    “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
    —Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

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    Hallelujah, it's finally going. Can I get an amen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Hallelujah, it's finally going. Can I get an amen?
    Amen!


    I am well happy to see it go too as it is naf, But people will still use the old versions and use even worse WYSIWYG editors.
    Last edited by johneva; 02-19-2006 at 10:03 AM.

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    The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
    -- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
    Charles said
    You may be cold and heartless enough to cast off the blind and those with other disabilities but some of us are not.
    I agree entirely with Berners-Lee, Everyone should be able to use the web no matter what disability and that includes the WYSIWYG editors, A person with an attention deficit finds it easier to use dreamweaver and frontpage, because they cannot or are unable to understand the concept of CSS, XHTML, So lets get off the bandwagon about disabilities.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Hallelujah, it's finally going. Can I get an amen?
    Double-amen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pan
    Charles said


    I agree entirely with Berners-Lee, Everyone should be able to use the web no matter what disability and that includes the WYSIWYG editors, A person with an attention deficit finds it easier to use dreamweaver and frontpage, because they cannot or are unable to understand the concept of CSS, XHTML, So lets get off the bandwagon about disabilities.

    Cheers
    Well there is that little problem that people in wheel chairs have trouble themselves building wheel char accessible bathrooms. But we don't have to go there, Amaya is a fine WYSIWYG that nonetheless generates accessible pages. Unless you mean to say that ADD makes people not care about the needs of other people. Or do you mean to suggest that selfishness is a disability that should be allowed for?
    “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaxHack
    Here's a link to the actual product http://www.microsoft.com/products/ex...r/default.mspx
    See ya in the funny pages!
    They also have another product called Visual Web Developer Express which is being offered for free through November of this year. It's part of the Visual Studio line.
    Last edited by jedisb; 02-19-2006 at 12:43 PM.

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    To be honest Charles I dont understand your meaning at all,
    Well there is that little problem that people in wheel chairs have trouble themselves building wheel char accessible bathrooms
    Whats that got to do with a person who has a disability and is unable to learn the complexities of CSS and XHTML, But is ABLE to use an editor like dreamweaver and frontpage which is a WYSIWYG --


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pan
    To be honest Charles I dont understand your meaning at all,


    Whats that got to do with a person who has a disability and is unable to learn the complexities of CSS and XHTML, But is ABLE to use an editor like dreamweaver and frontpage which is a WYSIWYG --

    Because someone who is not able to make a web page without Dreamweaver or Frontpage is not able to make a web page that works for all people. Except that someone who is able to use Dreamweaver or Frontpage is also able to use Amaya which can make accessible pages. It follows that those people who do use Dreamweaver or Frontpage are being cruel either by intention or ignorance.
    “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles
    Because someone who is not able to make a web page without Dreamweaver or Frontpage is not able to make a web page that works for all people. Except that someone who is able to use Dreamweaver or Frontpage is also able to use Amaya which can make accessible pages. It follows that those people who do use Dreamweaver or Frontpage are being cruel either by intention or ignorance.
    Thats not 100% true though fella cos if you use Dreamweaver in code veiw to make pages it does make perfectly good web pages.

    Then compared to Note Pad you also have the extra tools that make life easier, like Dreamweaver template files, script snippets, colour coded code, quick type coding and loads of other handy features.

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