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Re: Web Design programs?

In reality, I just don't understand all this talk and recommendation of the
overpriced, complicated and overblown programs which are not necessary to
create and edit a knock out web site.  Most of the complicated programs
mentioned are the same ones used to create the typical ugly boring corporate
looking web sites that have flooded the web. If that is the goal one can do
that with any program but with talent and creativity one can also create an
incredible lush site with very basic tools.

FrontPage, especially FP2000 is the best. It's easy to use, one can work
images graphically and/or view and edit HTML. It takes little knowledge and
is not that costly.

What more does one need?


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----- Original Message -----
From: kitkonen <kitkonen@UCSD.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 1999 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: Web Design programs?

> Used as a WYSIWYG tool Netscape composer can be very frustrating
> for the novice.  Using it with a simple editor like notepad  to learn
> is a better approach, IMHO.  When you get the hang of it and are ready
> to move on Dreamweaver is wonderful! (But kind of expensive if you
> are only doing a site or two)  It takes a lot of the drudgery out of
> creating
> tables, fills in the height and width of images automatically etc,
> etc.....
> Kim
> Jules Siegel wrote:
> > Try Netscape Composer. You can't beat the price. It comes
> > free with Netscape. It doesn't do frames but it makes very
> > nice tables. You have to know a bit about web page design to
> > use it fully. There are many web-based tutorials on web page
> > design. It's not very complex.
> >
> >
> >
> > >Dear Friends
> > >    One of my projects for the summer is to put together a
> > website promoting my teaching and publishing efforts in
> > making books in with children. I know a lot of list members
> > have sites and would appreciate some advice.

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