Summary I've built tons of websites with this product and find it to be intuitive, easy to use and very stable. I doubt that most of the people bashing Frontpage`for its simplicity have ever even used it. There is a reason virtually all webhosts provide FP extensions. People want it. The program works well. It may build "some" bloated code, but it is easily repaired in the text edit mode. If you fancy yourself as a hardcoder, at least you can quickly build the nuts and bolts of your site with FP, publish it and then tweak it with Notepad. As a LONG time veteran builder, I would not WASTE my time handcoding tedious and repetitive HTML when I have a backlog of work. Naysayers......GET A LIFE. While you're busy hardcoding sites and trolling these boards and smugly posting negative reviews of every MS product, I'll be churning out product for satisfied customers who are happy to pay me over $100 per hour for a FP web. Get over yourself!
"This is a web program that is much better than its 2000 ancestor, but 2003 is even better."on by giuliocesare
Pros New business and team intranet utilities; improved integration with other Microsoft Office products; improved interface
Cons May have problems if the web server is on Windows XP
Summary I got this as a promotional copy and upgraded from 2000. I was surprised at the pool of new features particuarly the business features from bCentral, but then I was disappointed that Frontpage had problems with my local XP server and thus with my SharePoint (the name of Microsoft's collaboration software) web site too. This probably arises from the fact that FrontPage was designed for Windows 2000, and that it cannot work with XP clients. Anyway, if you cannot get a later version (like 2003) then FrontPage 2002 will probably suffice for your needs.
Pros You get it with Office
Cons It keeps altering my tags -- most frustratingly, there is a terrible bug in it where it inserts a bunch of excess <body> tags that *delete* my text. I'm mystified that all the smart people at Microsoft can't come up with a program that works better
Summary It is a little confusing at first: web vs website especially. But it is remarkably easy to use and now it is powerful to use. I have founf it up to the task for personal and small business sites.
Summary Basic functionality is flawed. For example, sometimes inexplicably won't center text or graphic elements. Results in frustrating hours of remedial work just to effect simple tasks. Not ready for prime time - and I'm a Microsoft stockholder.