Originally Posted By: DShelton
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I have to disagree a bit with you on the Front Page. For what most of these fellows are doing, the use of Front Page is more than adequate. And as it stands, the majority of users, a very high majority, use I.E. so the loading issue is really a non-issue and 10-15x faster for a site that loads at 3 seconds is really a non-issue. For more advanced designers, such as yourself, this would be an issue when designing very intense websites. But even then the loading is still an issue when it is very intense. The NACHI site here, is a very slow loader at times because it is very intense. Not sure if that is the reason, or if it has to do with the cable company, or the computer they are using, or the traffic on it, but there are times that I go get a cup of coffee and it is still loading when I come back. No website is perfect and there are a lot of variables to take into consideration when designing and you won’t meet each one, even though we try.
As far as GoDaddy. Purchased a domain from them, to find out later it was not available. But, we all know that is an issue with everyone selling domain names, but only had that problem with GoDaddy.
As far as hosting, 10-20 is available, not very reliable at times and as with each hosting company, they do not maintain or make the changes...always an issue.
I design in Front Page (which I do like and haven't had any serious problems) and Dreamweaver which is difficult to hand over to someone that wants to maintain it themself. There are so many variables when choosing what to use to design in, you really have to go with what the customer wants and their needs. But to make a blanket statement that websites made with Front Page are only called websites for a lack of a better term, is a bit much. The last corporate site I designed and maintained was in Front Page with integration of Igraphx. It had 2,500 pages, 6,000 links and 4,000 documents. Never had a loading issue, that is what the corporation wanted so they can turn it over to someone to maintain. Don't discount Front Page too much, because some pretty nice things can be made with it. And when you look at the cost of Front Page vs Dreamweaver, that is substantial and the user friendliness of it, Front Page is a little better for beginners and they have substantially increased the abilities of it from the first version...as with all software packages. I guess I really don't discount too much, because each item has it's good points. Just my thoughts.