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OK, completely off topic here. But I know there's a diverse array of occupations and hobbies lurking about here. I'm wanting input on web page software that may be better than frontpage. It's just for messing around with a personal page, but I've heard there are much better choices than FP. I have a Dreamweaver CS3 book, but not the software. What are everyone's preferences in this arena? THANKS!!
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FWIW, and although I still have my old e-woodshop.net website on a server running FP extensions, I switched my now primary website to a web based solution ... Squarespace ... and will not go back to computer based website design software. Cheaper to host, much more robust uptime, and there are multitudes of templates that make it relatively easy to maintain a modern look and feel, with built-in automatic device compatibility.
All told, I've spent less than two hours, total, "designing" and maintaining the below:
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I really like your site Karl. It is so, so clean and uncluttered. Easy and painless to read and navigate, it's pretty to look at, too. Top shelf, like your woodwork.
Nicely done.
I have seen other endorsements for Squarespace, and the folks that use it love it.
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On Mon, 06 May 2013 23:15:00 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I certainly agree that the woodworking is excellent, but not the website. Too much on one page. Any time the viewer has to scroll down repeatedly the emphasis is lost. And on a slower link the time taken to load is noticeable. I would have taken each of the photo subsets and put them on separate pages with links to them from the home page.
But that's a minor criticism compared to a lot of websites I've seen.
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Larry Blanchard wrote:

It works great now if you have a fast Internet connection. Personally, I find that the less "clicking" I need to do the better I like it.

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For the amount of no hassle time I have into it, it has been a bargain. Your points are valid, and duly noted. Thanks.
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On 5/7/2013 11:28 AM, Larry Blanchard wrote:

that particular home page never did finish loading for me. I gave up.
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On Tue, 7 May 2013 16:28:49 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard

I would disagree, especially in Karl's case where he makes his living from woodworking. Someone looking to have something built always has a particular type of item in mind.
By putting a number of projects on the same page, it lets a potential buyer zero in faster on an example of what they're looking for.
And, your example of scrolling down being slower doesn't make sense. It's much slower to load a new page than it is to scroll down on an already loaded page.
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On Wed, 08 May 2013 05:22:43 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

If you have a very slow connection it's faster to load small pages than one large page. Browsers can (but not always, for some reason) completely hang until a page is completely loaded. It's frustrating because you can't even switch to another tab. It happens to me often which is odd because my connection isn't all that slow (DSL).
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On 5/6/2013 7:28 PM, Steve Barker wrote:

So the best way is by hand.
My son codes by hand, I used to code by hand. It's the most efficient, and fastest loading.
Most coding in corps are still done by hand.
You asked.
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On 5/6/2013 6:28 PM, Steve Barker wrote:

I use an early code generator (messy) and some hand coding.
Try here: http://mashable.com/2007/11/18/10-template-generators/
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On 5/6/2013 7:28 PM, Steve Barker wrote:

I agree with the above posts, pretty much all that software creates unmaintainable code, fine for a hobby site, sloppy for a business. Oh, and frontpage has got to be the bottom of the barrel.
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On Mon, 06 May 2013 18:28:15 -0500, Steve Barker

Depends if your ambitions are just a simple web page or something a little more professional. After that comes the commercial websites, a BIG step above.
Dreamweaver CS3 is out of date by today's standards and the current Dreamweaver is pretty expensive, bit it is a full fledged developing program should you want to buy it. Know that the learning curve is pretty involved if you want put it to its fullest use.
For personal use, I might consider one of the following. http://www.squidoo.com/web-design-software-review
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On 5/6/2013 9:52 PM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

Thanks for the link. Only one strange thing on that page. The 12 in the chart are completely different than the ten in the list.
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Steve Barker wrote:

There are a ton of them. I messed with several WYSIWYG types some years ago, didn't much care for any. It wasn't that they were hard - I used to write system software in assembler - just too "full featured" and I wanted simplicity.
I had been using a word processor I really like - Atlantis Ocean Mind - and it has the ability to spit out what you write into HTML so I started using it for my very limited need for web stuff. Works well and is easy. I did all the stuff for the site in my sig with it, IrfanView and MS Paint. I noted someone mentioned Karl's nice site...all of it could have been done the same way.
http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/
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On Monday, May 6, 2013 7:28:15 PM UTC-4, Steve Barker wrote:


I use Dreamweaver and I run a lot of php scripts. I like the ability to ha ve complete control over my content and how it will be presented. Dreamwea ver does a really nice job of letting you modify the primary page as well a s the embedded php scripts in tab format.
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Dreamweaver is made by Adobe. Just this week, Adobe announced that it would no longer sell "boxed" software. Every thing is now a subscription service. Just like the local heroin dealer. I have no doubt that is the future model for a lot of things, especially software. And I am also certain that a lot of folks don't want to pay a fee every month. Particularly if they do not use the software all that much.
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On 5/7/2013 2:34 PM, Lee Michaels wrote:

Yeah, I noticed that about M$ also. Can't buy office with a disk in the package anymore. Have to dl it. I'd be a month dl'ing that. Guess I'm sticking with Office 2003.
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Steve Barker wrote:

Try Apache Open Office--a product of the open-source community. It's free and it will open your MS Offfice files, at least Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
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On 05/07/2013 03:36 PM, Bill wrote:

OpenOfice has been rather stagnant since Apache took over. LibreOffice is better maintained:
http://www.libreoffice.org/
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