There are a number of software for web-site development. In fact there may be more than a thousand web-design software to meet various requirements. The most popular among them are adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage. The reason for their popularity is their simple WYSWYG user interface. They are easy to use and have familiar navigation buttons. Adobe Dreamweaver Not everyone is conversant with HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language.
When I first heard of this gigantic description, I decided to forget about developing a web-site of my own. Who in his sane mind would try and learn this formidable language? But help was soon at hand ,like always, and I discovered this nice little software called ‘Dreamweaver’ from a little known company called Macromedia ( which later became a force to reckon with and purchased by Adobe) . Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web page editor which is made for people who depend more on creativity for their living than on software programming. You don’t need any knowledge of HTML to use this program. It provides all the tools to import images, create text and layout.
You can preview your web pages as they would appear on a web-site. It has excellent provisions to create navigation buttons with all kinds of rollovers and effects. Once all web pages are created, it provides an interface to connect with the host web server to which these can be uploaded. Modification and alteration of web pages can be accomplished at any time subsequently.
You can therefore do away with the requirement of separate FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software, which saves a lot of effort and time. Microsoft FrontPage Has Microsoft ever missed a trick in the computer industry? It has its own Web page editor called FrontPage. As with its other offerings, creating web pages with FrontPage is a breeze.
Just open the software and start clicking away. In my experience, this is as good as it can get, something like using Microsoft Word. I could create a web page in a jiffy, changing fonts and background color, playing with images and transparency. Formatting is easy.
Once I decided on a certain text I could apply it to the complete site which saved a lot of time. I could wrap text around the imported images which gave a nice touch to my site. Remember, FrontPage comes loaded with plenty of clipart, which is really nice of Microsoft. DHTML (let the word not fog your brain) was of great help in animating the text and images. I confess that creating tables was almost a joke. As usual, FrontPage is nicely integrated with other Microsoft tools like Excel, Word and Office tools .
It has a great publishing tool to upload the web pages to the host computer. Basically an all purpose web editor, if you are planning a nice little web-site. Copyright (c) 2007 Dean Barnard.
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