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Where to buy Frontpage 2003?????????

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Anyone point me to where I can buy Microsoft Frontpage 2003? Can't find it anywhere, not even ebay. I can find kit versions whatever they are but not full version which is what I;m after. Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Anyone point me to where I can buy Microsoft Frontpage 2003?
Can't find it anywhere, not even ebay.
I can find kit versions whatever they are but not full version which is what I;m after.
willocks Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
I think you can only get it bundled with Office now, but really, if you're looking for a web design package, get dreamweaver.
#2
Thanks chrishill,has to be frontpage as it goes with a course I am doing.
#3
willocks
Thanks chrishill,has to be frontpage as it goes with a course I am doing.


If the course you are doing is using Front Page then I would change courses. I am surprised ANY web design course is still using Front Page.

Even Microsoft thought Front Page was so bad they stopped developing and selling it, and the last version released was the 2003 version (over 5 years ago!).

They have replaced it with a product called Expression Web, which I have to say is very similar to Front Page (at least in look and feel).

You can read more about the Expression range of products here
http://www.microsoft.com/expression/

The main problem with Front Page is that it produced much non-standard HTML. Also, being now over 6 years old, the web has moved on and technologies like Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are VERY badly supported in Front Page.

There was a long discussion on Front Page a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/326585/any-frontpage-boffins-out-there-tab/
#4
chrishill
I think you can only get it bundled with Office now, but really, if you're looking for a web design package, get dreamweaver.


Front Page 2000 and 2002 WAS bundled with SOME versions of Microsoft Office.

Front Page 2003 was NEVER bundled with ANY versions of Microsoft Office, it was only ever sold stand-alone.

More here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_FrontPage
#5
I started off building web pages using Frontpage2000 ,then went onto Dreamweaver .But , I got a copy of Frontpage 2003 and have started using it ....................despite the negatives on here , Frontpage 2003 is rather good at building simple good looking web pages .
#6
Thanks guilbert53.
I paid £4500 for a course through Computeach 5yrs ago.
1month into course had a major family crisis and had to put studies on hold. Just getting ready to start again and Computeach have said my allocated time is up and I would have to pay again, bas****s!
Anyway all the course work I have relates to frontpage so that is why I need it.
Thanks anyway.
#7
willocks
Thanks guilbert53.
I paid £4500 for a course through Computeach 5yrs ago.
1month into course had a major family crisis and had to put studies on hold. Just getting ready to start again and Computeach have said my allocated time is up and I would have to pay again, bas****s!
Anyway all the course work I have relates to frontpage so that is why I need it.
Thanks anyway.


Try downloading a trial version of Expression Web. You can get a 30 day trial version from here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=28CA49CC-5F30-4B1F-A569-E7FDC83CEF4F&displaylang=en

You will find many of the menus and other options are the same as Front Page.

You may not get exaclty the same results as Front Page but you should be able to work your way around them, and it will produce far better HTML than Front Page.

Plus if you use Expression you will have an up to date skill rather than an old one.

There are plenty of books about Expression which will probably teach you as much as the Computeach material.

Like these ones:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Expression-Dummies-Linda-Hefferman/dp/0470115092/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233604766&sr=8-6

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Special-Using-Microsoft-Expression-Web/dp/0789737841/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233604766&sr=8-2
#8
ricko
I started off building web pages using Frontpage2000 ,then went onto Dreamweaver .But , I got a copy of Frontpage 2003 and have started using it ....................despite the negatives on here , Frontpage 2003 is rather good at building simple good looking web pages .


The problem is that Front Page produces HTML that works great in Internet Explorer but not in other browsers like Firefox.

As Firefox now has 10% or 15% of the browser market place that is a little dangerous.

Remember at the time Front Page came out anyone could add anything to the HTML language, and so Microsoft invented their own HTML which they supported in Internet Explorer. The problem is because it is non-standard HTML nobody else supports it.

Nowadays what is added to HTML is strictly enforced and neither Microsoft, nor any other company, can just invent their own HTML.

That is a VERY VERY strong reason for NOT using Front Page for developing web sites.

Even Microsoft accepted that which is why they stopped developing and selling it (Front Page had a bad reputation amongst web develpers), and with Expression they now say it is "standards based" (see the Expression web site I pointed to above).
#9
Thanks very much guilbert53 for taking the time to help.
I have decided to take your advice and give it a go.
Thanks again.

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