Free Application for Mac like FrontPage?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by zpmqxonw, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. zpmqxonw macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2005
    I need to create a webpage for my internship this summer and we had been using Microsoft Front Page. I liked how it worked but I really would like to be able to work on my webpage on my iBook. So, I am looking for a program that is like Microsoft FrontPage (will allow me to create a nice looking webpage without having to do coding by hand). If anybody has any suggestions for programs like this that are free I would really appreciate it!
    Thanks! :)
  2. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2004
    Is Dreamweaver free? If so where from?
    Try NVU. Very easy to use.
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Macromedia Dreamweaver - $100 [Educational]
    Adobe GoLive - $76 [Educational]

    Those are most widely used WYSIWYG editors for the Mac. Macromedia Contribute ($89 Edu) may also work for you. Check out their respective websites for more information.

    FrontPage isn't free :), not sure why you would pay for FrontPage on the PC and not expect to pay for an equivilant on the Mac. By the way, although FrontPage is "easy to use", sometimes it will generate code that will only view correctly on Internet Explorer for Windows.

    You may also be able to find Adobe PageMill, although it would have to run in Classic. Good luck!
  4. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    I was wondering if FrontPage was free.

    Apart from the already mentioned apps, there's also RapidWeaver and/or Freeway. I've seen people on this forum knock up some pretty nice sites using those apps.

    Neither are free but are well priced.
  5. marmanold macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2005
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA


    It's not the best html editor in the world, but it is free and runs on both Mac and PC. This way you can use the same envirionment on both platforms. Nvu makes fairly clean code and it is pretty easy to use. It's kinda like a simplified version of FrontPage. I taught my Dad how to use it for one of his Grad. School projects and he seemed to figure it out fairly quickly.

    However, if you know how to hand code HTML Creator ( is the best HTML editor I've tried. It's $15 shareware and worth every penny.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I'm pretty sure it was at one point (we're talking around 1995/96).

    And zpmqxonw, your username's clever :)
  7. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    I don't know whether this offer is still on, but if you subsribed to iCreate (a great magazine by the way!),you got Freeway Express for free, which I use to create my websites, and it is very easy to use.

  8. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Hopefully you won't find anything *like* Frontpage on the Mac!
    Frontpage is a scourge on the 'net because of the elitest code it creates.

    The suggestions already made here are the standards for the Mac, so hopefully you will find something that suits your fancy.

    Post your results when you create something so we can all have a look!

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Try Taco HTML edit it's free and one of the finest WYSIWYG html editors I've seen, even has built-in support for rendering php pages without going through Apache.

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