Mac alternative to Microsoft Front Page?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imac abuser, May 15, 2005.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    #1
    Is there a good tool similar to FRONT PAGE I can use for my mac? I just need something to do web pages, but don't need to spend 1000.

    Help :)
    chris
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    #2
    Duff-Man says...well, you say you don't want to spend $1000 (understandable) but you do not say what your budget is. There are options - Adobe's Go Live and BBedit to name a couple.....both much better than the evil Front Page (known mostly for generating bloated non-standard code)...oh yeah!
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #3
    BBEdit isn't going to cut it as a substitute for FrontPage. Since the demise of Claris HomePage, we haven't had a decent low-cost WYSIWYG web page editor on the Mac platform. This looks promising though. Anybody tried it?
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

    homerjward

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Location:
    fig tree
    #4
    :eek: is there anything 100% frontpage compatible for mac, because at school that's what we have to use and I can't work on it at home because of, like you said, all the non-standard stuff :eek:
     
  5. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

    MacFan25863

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
  6. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    NVU is pretty darned good. It's not really Dreamweaver for free, but it's closer than you might expect.
     
  7. dhracer88 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    #7
    Never used frontpage or dreamweaver, but NVU is great for my purposes. You can create complex sites, but I prefer to stay with the extremely basic look of mine (cause I'm still learning!). If you ever have a problem with something in NVU, they've got a great forum to use. They do have a bunch a NVU vs Frontpage and dreamweaver arguments over there, so if you're interested, check it out.

    Download NVU and give it a try, it's only 6 mb, and it's FREE!
     
  8. rugonnaeatthat macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #8
    I just gave NVU a go, and it has made an immediate impact. I think this is a great app and I will endeavor to do my next project on it - that is saying a lot since I have spent good money on Golive. I have used golive and I have used Dreamweaver and this is the in-between I was looking for, plus it's not as slow as golive - bloody adobe priorities!

    However I think the original poster should head towards Freeway to be found @ www.softpress.com Their program is the closest thing I have come across to front page - I think you'll be pleased.
     
  9. iGary Guest

    iGary

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    Randy's House
    #9
    Text edit and a good book on HTML.

    There, just saved you 970.00
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #10
    Yuck. :p Not a very Mac-like suggestion.

    Based on the comments, I'm going to download NVU.
     
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #11
    What do you mean by compatible? Frontpage is a WYSIWYG html editor.
     
  12. JediL1 macrumors member

    JediL1

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2003
    #12
    Mozilla comes with Composer(free), which is probably the closest thing to the look and feel of Frontpage on the mac.

    Though nothing will be 100% compatible with Frontpage except...well Frontpage. So expect some inconsistencies
     
  13. iGary Guest

    iGary

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    Randy's House
    #13
    Yeah, I don't like hand-coding much either.

    For basic WYSIWYG, Dreamweaver, no question.

    Or - get a book on CSS and use BBedit.

    BUT if you don't want to spedn much money, my original suggestion stands.
     
  14. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    #14
    Where have you been Duff-Man?
     
  15. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    #15
    wow an amazing bunch of responces as usual thanks guys
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    #16
    long way around that is Virtual PC+frontpage, seeing that FP will run fine in VPC7.

    ive had to use Dreamweaver since getting a mac, its not for everyone especially those who want something basic. but it works.
     
  17. asif786 macrumors 65816

    asif786

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK.
    #17
    i admire people that can design a whole webpage/site by hand-coding.

    for me, i need to *see* it while im making it. i really wanted to learn how to hand-code properly, but with dreamweaver now giving out code that is acceptable (and not filled with mumbo-jumbo) i'm finding it hard to see the point in hand coding..
     
  18. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #18
    So far I'm not having much luck with NVU -- it crashed the first time I loaded a page of html. I suppose it's on to Composer.
     
  19. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    #19
    macromedia dreamweaver looks good they have a student discount for $99 ;)
     
  20. javiercr macrumors 6502

    javiercr

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    London
    #20
    dreamweaver? text editor?

    mac alternative to front page same as windows alternative to frontpage :) Dreamweaver, if you need something very simple you can save as html from Word or you can use Mozilla's html editor (which is free and ok for basic pages)

    and of course, real geeks use Text Editor (in Mac) as an alternative to Notepad in windows :rolleyes:
     
  21. geese macrumors 6502a

    geese

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2003
    Location:
    London, UK
    #21
    Yuck- I have to use aFrontPage at work for the Intranet. I know aFrontpage to the extent where its corrupted the way I use Dreamweaver.

    The only thing good about it is the way it handles tables. And its fairly easy to use I guess.

    Anyways- to the point: FB only usually generates stupid code when you cut and paste from MS Office and some internet pages.

    Actually, this post is more of a whinge then a suggestion.
     
  22. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    #22
    Though I haven't used it, hat about Macromedia Contribute? Only $149!
     
  23. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    #23
    Duff-Man was on vacation....most enjoyable trip to London.....oh yeah!
     

Share This Page