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    I have a simple website Helden - The Definitive Discography of David Bowie's Live and Rare Music

    No java or clever stuff which I used Microsoft FrontPage to produce. Having changed to a Mac from a PC, the only web authoring software I have is Dreamweaver and cannot import my Microsoft FrontPage file. Any suggestions on how I can update my site without completely rebuilding it. There are more than 2000 pages so re-build is not really an option.

    Thanks in advance

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    Your webpage should be regular html and image files, so there should be no problem opening up a website in another program.

    FRontpage may have its own site file (I avoid Frontpage like a web plague so dont know - have only ever used it once), but Dreamweaver or any other web editor will be able to access the real site, ie the htm and images that you upload to a site
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    Thank you. Maybe my unfamiliarity with dreamweaver is my problem. I'll check it out.

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    Depending on which version of Dreamweaver you are using, you may or may not find it tricky updating those pages.

    Modern versions of Dreameweaver will want to assume your are using modern ways to build pages. FRontpage will have built your pages using the old 1990s method using tables, and I notices it doesn't put a doc type in the header of the pages.

    The doctype is important as it tells web editors and browsers what to expect from how the pages have been made, so if you have any problems with Dreameweaver it will be most likely because it has no clear idea what to expect from the code that makes the pages.

    If you have difficulties then let us know and we will give you more help
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    The bad news -- you're gonna have to rebuild that site (you can salvage the text and art assets so you don't have re-do all that at least).

    The good news -- you cannot HELP but end up with a better-looking site by doing so.

    But lest this be taken as a criticism -- heavens, no! You have my profound admiration as a fellow Bowiephile for putting this together, I'm going to pass it on to a couple of friends who would be interested ...

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    maybe the easiest solution is to install Boot Camp, install Windows and use the same software you used on your PC !

    sometimes the easiest solution is staring you in the face but you don't see it !

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy_toad View Post
    maybe the easiest solution is to install Boot Camp, install Windows and use the same software you used on your PC !

    sometimes the easiest solution is staring you in the face but you don't see it !

    Tim
    You have a point. I think I shall re-design the whole website but in the interim (as it will take months), I will do as you suggest.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    The bad news -- you're gonna have to rebuild that site (you can salvage the text and art assets so you don't have re-do all that at least).

    The good news -- you cannot HELP but end up with a better-looking site by doing so.

    But lest this be taken as a criticism -- heavens, no! You have my profound admiration as a fellow Bowiephile for putting this together, I'm going to pass it on to a couple of friends who would be interested ...
    I think I shall re-design the whole website but in the interim (as it will take months), I will use the PC software.

    Thanks.

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