FrontPage Like Application for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EricBrian, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2005

    Anybody know of a Microsoft FrontPage type of application for Mac? Basically, I am looking for an application that allows me to graphically layout web forms.

    The app doesn't have to be perfect as I will tweak the code later on but it would be nice if I could get the basic form frame with elements built using the software.

  2. dmrowley macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2010
    Dortches, NC
  3. dloreski macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Flux looks interesting.
    The only thing I still use my desktop Windows PC for is Frontpage.
    Has anyone switched from Frontpage to Flux?
    Just curious as to how easy it is to use for a novice.
    I can keep my business site updated very easily with FP, but would like to get out of Windows completely.
  4. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Front Page is no longer supported either as it's been replaced by Microsoft Expression Web and Sharepoint Designer. It's just as well though because Front Page produces the most ridiculous, non-compliant code in the history of the Web. No respectable webhost uses Front Page Extensions any more.

    iWeb beats Front Page by several miles, even if iWeb is EOL.

    I sincerely apologize for the rant. Front Page traumatized me fairly extensively...
  6. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2009
    Well was poor software!
  7. ECMatt90 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    I know everyone hates frontPage, but I am still using it because I know how to use it and haven't needed anything else.

    I know that FrontPage writes odd code, but in a few cases the code has boosted me to the top of Google's search because the sites have been around for a while.

    I am thinking about finally making the switch to a Mac (already have iPhone & iPad) but I'm concerned about re-writing my websites that google will drop me in the rankings, does anyone see this as an issue? There is one that I update on the weekly basis that I'm the most concerned about.

  8. i0pener macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    Frontpage only on Windows / Sandvox great alternative (wysiwyg)

    EricBrian, here i0pener from the Netherlands

    I used to use MS Frontpage since 1989 on windows pcs. Don't talk about Microsoft from one day on didnt build it anymore.

    Now, since april I have a Mac Mini and I was dearching for a MS Frontpage experience for my Mac.

    I found it in Karelias "Sandvox". It costs 62,00 Euros in the Mac App Store, but you can download a 30 days trial version on Karelias website.
    The resulting webpages do look very good on the web in any browser, on a tablet (my iPad), or on an iPhone.

    I can recommend Sandvox. And I tried that other one, of which I don't know the name again, also buyable and 30days trial version, but too complicated for me. (a former MS Frontpage user)

    greeting, Henk, from the Netherlands

    And a form on my own website made by Sandvox.

    Translated: "Als je op ‚Verstuur’ klikt, ontvang je een kopie van dit bericht in je mailbox."

    "If you click on Send, youl get a copy of this form in your mailbox"


    Hi, Matt.

    I made website in Sandvox (App Store € 62,00) and with the build-in Google options you can generate a robot-html in the root of your website, generated by Google/Sandvox. And after doing that Google confirmed robots found it OK i did, and the ranking were on top of the page within three days!

    Try the 30 days trial version (for 5 pages) for free.

    I think it is also possible to import your entire Frontpage websites into Sandvox, then clean-up the code and load up. Like there seems to be a sort of same way for iWeb sites in the latest Sandvox version.

    (And as I remember you could import every unknown total website from anybody into Frontpage too.)

    i0pener, the Netherlands.:D
  9. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Rapidweaver is what I used to Replace FP on my Windows machine. It gives lets you cascading navigation buttons similar to you could do with FP templates.

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