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Re: Microsoft FrontPage

From: Kristine Bradow <kbradow@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 10:51:42 -0400 (EDT)
To: Eileen Bonfiglio <pinesnet@putergirl.com>
Cc: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, "Charles (Chuck) Oppermann" <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.980526104854.2298A-100000@ece>
Greetings,
I can tell you all this: I spent the entire weekend fighting with 
FrontPage, trying to get it to import a page that was made originally 
with FP without messing up the formatting. I was completely unsuccessful. 
I have never had a positive experience with the import tool in FP, and, 
if one doesn't use one of the FP "themes," working with FP is quite 
difficult. 

On Tue, 26 May 1998, Eileen Bonfiglio wrote:

> Hi..
> 
> My thoughts exactly, I finally found a class for FrontPage98 at Prosoft,
> in the hope that maybe we the webmasters need a class in simple? We
> shall soon see...
> 
> Eileen 
> 
> Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> > 
> > At 01:12 p.m. 05/21/98 -0700, Charles (Chuck) Oppermann wrote:
> > >I'm only offended if you don't tell me how we can make it better.  Any
> > >comments you send me on the list or privately will get forwarded directly to
> > >the FP team.
> > 
> > Well, FP's improved in later versions.  I don't use it myself --
> > I don't use _any_ HTML authoring crutch^H^H^H^H^H^Htool, save
> > for vi/notepad/lemmy.  However, my wife and I have basically
> > discovered that whenever we find a really bad page -- it was
> > almost always FrontPage generated.
> > 
> > This may simply be a problem with user education rather than
> > something the FP _programmers_ can fix.  I dunno.  Perhaps
> > FrontPage and other tools make things a little _too_ easy?
> > (Which goes against what I said previously, a little -- however
> > I think that things should be easy _and_ produce good code.)
> > 
> > As I said, FP is better than it was, and as I don't use it,
> > I'm afraid I don't have any specifics that are worth passing
> > along.
> > 
> > --
> > Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
> > Vice President, Marketing and Outreach, HTML Writers Guild
> >   http://www.hwg.org
> > Education & Outreach working group member, Web Accessibility Initiative
> >   http://www.w3.org/WAI/
> 
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Received on Tuesday, 26 May 1998 10:52:08 GMT

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