Re: Front Page vs Top Page

Subject: Re: Front Page vs Top Page
From: informingarts <dh57th79 -at- SPRINTMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 09:01:22 -0500

My experience is that Front Page can save time coding certain objects into a
page. The problem always is, that like many of Microsoft products, when you
try to override certain features or delete certain code, Front Page Restores
it or rewrites it on a save. Some of the information Front Page puts in is
not revealed in the html viewer. I use another html editor to read those. I
always save pages in another editor to avoid all the trouble Front Page
overwrites cause me. For some reason Front Page tends to freeze or crash a
lot, so you have to save often.

The best solution I've found is to have different editors because each
product has its strengths and weaknesses. If you try to write and entire
page and save it in Front Page. You spend more time fixing code errors than
it saved you. In any instance, you need some basic understanding of code to
recognize problems an editor is creating. The editor I choose depends on
the complexity of the page I am designing. Thanks for mentioning Top Page.
I'm always looking for a better editor.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues
> [mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]On Behalf Of Don Stovicek
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 1999 8:15 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Front Page vs Top Page
> Was just about to take the plunge and pop for "Front Page" when I saw that
> IBM now has a similar program out called "Top Page" for less than half the
> cost. Reading the box, it sounds like Top Page matches Front Page, feature
> for feature.
> Recognizing the overwhelming popularity of Front Page, I am
> hesistant to go
> with anything else. However, considering the price and the fact that its
> from IBM, I would appreciate hearing any comments the list might have
> relative to both, but especialy Top Page from IBM. Is anyone using this
> program and, if so, how has been your experience with it?
> Thanks,
> Don Stovicek
> A tech writer with 30+ years experience working hard at becoming
> an Internet
> clown.
> Start every day off with some laughs from Laffs On Us.
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