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Windows 7: Installing Frontpage 2003 Upgrade on WIN 7 Ultimate OS

10 Mar 2020   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
I have always used Frontpage 2003

But like so many, I was not happy to use the FrontPage program as an FTP program. A clever idea but so unnecessarily complicated. I would create the web pages and just use an FTP program to upload the finished pages etc. You cant get better than NCH's Classic FTP anyway.

FrontPage is definitely the best html editor I ever used, and sadly the HTML 4, which was excellent at creating my personal website for years, and for writing my diary and many other uses on the windows 7 pc, is disposed of like so much fluff. So now most "home users" need to employ someone to create a stereotype site that no one wants unless they are buying something or being lectured to by vested interests.

HTML 5 is definitely the sickest thing ever which is fart oo hard for me to get my head around. It is complicated in the extreme though perfect for creating "modern" websites that seem to display perfectly on mobile phones, tablets and laptops. I would love to see some of the layout features incorporated into html 4 (and thus FrontPage editor) without the huge need for so much html and other code that html 5 demands. And don't get me started about Google search engine.

Html 5 leaves me for dead. I am 72 years old and can't muster the patience to sort out html 5. The many sites that attempt to teach it that I have seen, simply don't have a clue how to explain it at all. I have lost count of the hours I have tried to follow their lessons. I have endless complaints about it.

Even the later programs that replaced FrontPage just lost all the good features from FrontPage editor and I gave up on those too. Seems everyone else did too. I have them all installed but they just don't do it for me. I am still discovering things about FrontPage that I never knew. I use it in preference to Word and if I need a text writer or editor, I just use the unbeatable Wordpad. Remember what I am saying? There is a vast difference between the needs of a business user and a home user. Perhaps the latter doesn't give over the lucrative flow of money that Microsoft is so hungry for.

Why developers need to become so complicated I don't know. How peculiar that even Microsoft can't see life simply. There was plenty of opportunity for windows 7 to remain in the hands of the home user quite happily while they went ahead with html5 and windows 10 for business purposes. The number of programs made by so many developers that were perfectly happy on windows 7 and never needed a heavy, slow problem filled Windows 10 OS, are mostly just redundant unless you continue using Windows 7. What a complicated and unpleasant system windows 10 is. All they talk about it security and this justifies the madness of it. Windows 7 is the perfect OS for a home user. Talk about selfish one eyed people destroying what millions of users STILL lament over the loss of as the preferred system. All I could see for years was the unwillingness of Microsoft to FIX the OS in the simplest ways for perfectly comfortable use. But everyone knows how arrogant and uncaring about users desires they are. Instead this windows 10 nightmare has to be the brainwash for generations to come and it is simply very sad.

Well I will still use windows 7 and FrontPage and if you want to see a simple, old fashioned website made with FrontPage then go ahead and enjoy it. Last thought.... "If it ain't broke, why fix it".
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14 Mar 2020   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64

Have you run out of bog roll?
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14 Mar 2020   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
re bog role comment

Thanks for your reply. If you don't like what i have submitted, please remove my submission and cancel my membership. I am not here to offend you. Clearly you know more than me.
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