frontpage 2000

Microsoft Frontpage 2000

I’ve been using Microsoft Frontpage for years. I began with Frontpage 97, then moved to 98, and finally upgraded to Frontpage 2000. With the earlier versions it was always a bit of a struggle – something was missing. Frontpage was a good editor, but it just was not complete.

Frontpage 2000 fixed all of that. This is probably the best all-around HTML editor on the market. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who has any web-editing to perform, although it is best suited to client-side tasks (for server side tasks you should consider a product such as Microsoft Visual InterDev).

You can do almost everything. It is WYSIWYG (well, mostly) and trivial to get started. You just create a web, choose what you want to do, then start editing.

And that’s what I like the most about this product. You can get started almost instantly. You don’t need to learn HTML or any other language. In fact, if you know how to use a word processor you are set.

Yet you can get as complex as you want (until you get to server side stuff and there are other products for that) and you can edit the HTML code directly if needed.

On the other hand, there are some annoyances to Frontpage that just drive me batty. Sometimes the product decides that I really want my table to be “this big” and will NOT let me change it. This requires some HTML editing to fix. The themes, quite frankly, are horrible and inefficient. Frontpage 2000 is also expensive.

But overall it’s one of the best web editors around. A good choice.