Executive Summary

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2003-01-13 Print this article Print

: FrontPage 11 Beta 1"> Executive Summary: FrontPage 11 Beta 1

This release of FrontPage is a much stronger HTML editing environment for those who prefer to work in code view. Although caught in an uncomfortable squeeze between Microsofts own Visual Studio .Net and stronger competitors in the Web page editing space, FrontPage does provide valuable functionality at a low cost.

(+) Updated editor now provides keyword completion and keyword help as well as other editing productivity improvements; new absolute page location positioning controls; good FTP and WebDAV publishing tools; themes use CSS; data-driven pages are now created using the XSLT language.

(-) No auto-completion or parameter help for PHP, ColdFusion or JavaServer Pages; doesnt support Secure FTP as a file transfer mechanism; Quick Tag tool bar isnt available in code view; no built-in debugging or source code control system integration.

  • Macromedias Dreamweaver MX
  • Adobes GoLive
  • Microsofts Visual Studio .Net

    Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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