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:
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.
I have seen other endorsements for Squarespace, and the folks that use
it love it.
On Mon, 06 May 2013 23:15:00 -0700, email@example.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.
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
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.
On Wed, 08 May 2013 05:22:43 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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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