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PhonemeAnalysis
03-09-2008, 09:24 AM
after searching for almost a year, i have found two decent alternatives to micro$oft frontpage:

1) http://www.webpage-maker.com/ $50

SUPER EASY to use, but the company is slow in answering emails

2) http://www.webeasyprofessional.com/ $50

this one is a bit more difficult, but it has a REALLY cool feature - it can import existing front-page webpages! this one needs to get filed under 'how-cool-is-that'.

i used this as a guide:
http://website-creation-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

both of these read and write its own 'internal' file, much like a word document. this makes it handly for collaboration.

i have yet to see if they support templates well - thats my next challenge.

annaullrich
03-26-2008, 03:59 PM
Have you considered Expression Web?

The second version of Expression Web is now available in BETA for download at:

http://www.microsoft.com/Expression/products/download.aspx?key=web2beta

You can get the most feedback about the program by asking other users at our new forum for Expression Web at:

http://forums.expression.microsoft.com/en-US/web/threads

Anna
Expression Web

PhonemeAnalysis
05-11-2008, 08:25 AM
expression web? the idea here is to move away from a micro$oft product.

another contender:

http://pablosoftwaresolutions.com/html/wysiwyg_web_builder.html

this one is priced the best, at $40.

WestHost - MCox
05-12-2008, 11:59 AM
Hello,

There is a free alternative web design application available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems at:
http://www.nvudev.com/index.php

I haven't used it much personally, but I have heard good things about it.

PhonemeAnalysis
05-30-2008, 09:05 AM
i have used NVU and i LOVE it! it is a poor mans dreamweaver, and will do 90% of what dreamweaver will do. i just have two minor issues with it:

1) it is not actively maintained, last release was three years ago
2) there is a bit of a learning curve to it.

my goal has been to find a quick and cheap way for the total novice to create a website.

the winner: web-easy-professional. buy it on ebay and save $$$ money. web-easy-pro will also import existing websites!

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another easy free way to crank out webpages:

1) move your images to your server
2) go to googlepages, and use one of their templates to produce a nice webpage (have googlepages point to images on your server)
3) on your server inside of an SSH session issue a:

wget --output-document=index.html http://YOURSITE.googlepages.com/YOURPAGE

hey, it works!

PhonemeAnalysis
07-15-2008, 07:43 AM
nvu has been replaced (sort of) by kompozer.....

shah2
11-15-2011, 12:33 AM
The Best frontpage replacement is Dreamviwer. http://imagicon.info/cat/6-22/vbulletin-smile.gif