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What is a good forum for Website building and design

By JerseyDevil13
Oct 19, 2005
  1. This site has been very helpfull to me for PC problems but I just bought FrontPage 2003 and want to build my own website and could someone steer me in the right direction on what forum I should use if I run into problems?

    Thank You Kindly
    Craig
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Not TechSpot. Do a Google with what you need help on.

    And you just wasted good money on a crap program. If you start with FP, you learn all the wrong techniques.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    The reason many people LIKE Frontpage(FP) is it is easy to learn and HIDES all the details of HTML.
    This can be used to learn what a good & bad MMI(Man-Machine-Interface) might look like and behave like.

    However, good web designers want to learn the details so as to be able to both know what to do
    and what not to do. Sadly, FP creates so much Microsoft specific code, that you usually end up with a
    website that can ONLY be viewed using the Internet Explorer - - not a good choice!

    By writing HTML by hand, you will soon discover reasons for things like
    server side includes, cascading style sheets, and hierarchial menus.
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Though HTML itself could be described as the MMI.

    IMHO, frontpage is good only for the first few webpages a person does. In creating the first few web pages, you should find any number of reasons why it's easier to edit the code itself, and so acctually learn some code in the process.

    After that, it's Dreamweaver (or preferably Notepad!) all the way.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    the generated output ie: screen layout is the MMI. As HTM has a grammar, it
    is usually considered a 'programming language' :)
     
  6. fitzy75

    fitzy75 TS Rookie

    I have never used FP, I use Dreamweaver MX and I believe it has an option somwhere to clean up html created by FP or Word
     
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I ws being theoretical, but I do see your point, and you are far more correct on that that I am :D i was just taking the phrase literally. lol
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    sorry there man; I an engineer and some(many) times I get too literal :)
    however, I feel that newbes ought to start off with ideas that don't need to be
    unlearned, retaught, or lead to poor habits. apologies to all ;)
     
  9. JerseyDevil13

    JerseyDevil13 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thanks for the help guys!

    Thank You Kindly
    Craig
     
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