Microsoft Frontpage

Let me explain why ye shouldn’t use Microsoft Frontpage, avast. I’ll even do so in a nice, HTML compliant, bulleted list:

  • Many aspects o' th' program create IE specific code that are not HTML standards compliant (Example).
  • The program assumes that th' server ye are publishin' t' will have th' MS Frontpage extensions installed.
  • By default, th' program does not include a DOCTYPE on pages.
  • It encourages scallywags t' run IIS on their local contraption (IIS is a huge security issue).
  • You learn NOTHING. Don’t think ye are learnin' ‘how t' make webpages’ by usin' MSFP.
  • vi, emacs, pico, Notepad, TextEdit, or even Dreamweaver do less damage t' th' web as a whole that MSFP, to be sure. If th' Web is th' environment, then MSFP has poisoned our rivers and destroyed th' ozone layer.
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2 Responses to Microsoft Frontpage

  1. cindy says:

    I hate FrontPage. It blows goats. Load the cannons! When I got back t' me dorm and tried t' open me lame-o school webpage with Safari (rawk) th' page looked all weird and th' lame-o marque I had t' put into it did not work right and th' text were bein' all effed up, I'll warrant ye. What’s th' point in takin' a class in computer science if ye don’t study computer science? Oho! Dave, ye should send an email t' me professor and rant at that scurvey dog fer me. The ornery cuss thinks I’m nuts when I try t' argue with that scurvey dog about these thin's. His motto, “If ye ain’t Microsoft, ye ain’t.” Well, I guess I ain’t and I really don’t want t' be either.

  2. Doug says:

    Aye… many years ago I were bein' happy t' see it, but I realized it were bein' crappy after a while… but I’ve also been mandated t' put up with it and teach it many times (while usin' Dreamweaver’s split view t' make th' course web pages behind th' scenes!)

    But… compared t' th' MS Word “Save As HTML” crap, I’ll settle fer FP code, ye scurvey dog. That puke that that thin' spews out has destroyed th' web… Word is makin' PRINTED documents, not electronic ones. Bah!

    End o' rant.

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